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Tabish Gauhar is the CEO of KESC, as of November 2009. He has served as an Executive Director at Abraaj Capital since 2006 and is the former Group Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) at AES Corporation, the leading global power company. Tabish was at AES for over six years.
Overall, he has sixteen years experience in the energy sector in Pakistan and regionally and led the management team that oversaw the acquisition of Abraaj's stake in KESC in 2008. He has been on the Board of Directors of the utility from earlier this year and serves on its Executive Committee also.
Previous to AES, Tabish worked as Deputy Treasurer on the US$1.5bn Hub Power Project in Pakistan between 1994 and 1999. His first job was at Engro Chemical, where he was a Systems Analyst. He was an ICI/Chevening Scholar at King's College, London, where he obtained a First with Honours in Electrical Engineering. He is also an MBA (Finance) from the Institute Of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi and hails from the city also.