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  ABOUT US
  MANAGEMENT
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Dr. M. Humayun Khan  
  Chairman of the Board of Directors  
   
Dr. M. Humayun Khan was born in 1932 at Abbotabad in the then North West Frontier province. He was educated at Bishop Cotton School, Simla , Trinity College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn London. He is an M.A ( Cantab) and Bar-at-Law. Later, he attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and earned a Doctorate in Public Administration. He topped the list of successful candidates in the Central Superior Services exam and joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1955.  
  He served on the Frontier as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Political Agent and Secretary to Government till 1973, when he transferred to the Pakistan Foreign Service. There he became Ambassador to Bangladesh, India and the United Kingdom. He was Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in 1988-89. After retirement from the diplomatic service, he was appointed Head of the Commonwealth Foundation in London in 1993 and held that office till 2000, when he returned to Pakistan. He has been Chairman of Biafo since 2013. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Rural Development, Pakistan and a Director of the National Rural Support Programme, both non-profit organisations.  
     
 
     
M. Afzal Khan  
  Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors  
   
M. Afzal Khan holds the master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University U.K. He has more than 50 years’ experience in the Oil industry. He held a senior position in Pakistan Burmah Shell before joining Pakistan Refinery as the Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the Board of Industrial Management & Chairman FederalLight Engineering Corporation in the seventies. He joined the Attock Oil Company in 1979 and was Chief Representative of Attock Oil, Chief Executive Officer of  
  Attock Refinery & Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Oil Fields. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of POL in 1990. He has also served as Chairman of OGDCL and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Biafo Industries Limited.  
     
 
     
Khawaja Amanullah Askari  
  Managing Director & CEO  
   
Khawaja Amanullah Askari has been working in Biafo Industries Limited since October 1992 initially as Director Finance and then Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director since 1995. Previously he worked as a banker in branch banking credit division of BCCI in London, UK and Manager Credit & Marketing BCCI, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He had also served as a member South Asia Regional Marketing & Management Committee of BCCI. Mr Askari has also worked with HENRY JACOB & PARTNERS, Chartered Accountants, London, UK as Senior Accountant and executive officer to MD in Nawab Askari Jute Mills Dhaka.  
   
     
 
     
Maj. Gen. (Ret'd.) S. Z. M. Askree  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Maj. Gen. (Ret'd.) Syed Zaffar Mehdi Askree is a graduate of Govt. College, Lahore and holds a masters degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He served in the Pakistan Army for 34 years and has a vast experience in a range of command, staff and instructional appointments. He is serving on the Board of Biafo Industries Ltd since 1998 and as Executive Director since 2006. He also remained executive director of OGDCL for 3 years.  
   
     
 
     
Ms. Shirin Safdar  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Ms. Shirin Safdar is a retired civil servent of foreign service cadre. She worked on various key positions during her service including ambassador of Pakistan to Portugal. She is a graduate from University of Punjab. She is serving on the Board of Biafo Industries Limited since 2005.  
   
     
 
     
Khwaja Ahmad Hosain  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Khwaja Ahmad Hosain is a graduate from Oxford University and is a Barrister at Law from Lincoln’s Inn. He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and also one of Pakistan’s leading corporate lawyers.
Ahmad Hosain has acted for bidders in past privatizations undertaken by the Government of Pakistan and regularly advises sellers and buyers in connection with share and business sale agreements and structures. He has also been involved in some of Pakistan’s major commercial
 
  transactions, including the international gas pipeline project between Iran-Pakistan-India. Apart from his corporate expertise, Ahmad Hosain also recently served as the Additional Attorney General of the Government of Pakistan. He is also a member of the Adjunct Law Faculty at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Ahmad Hosain specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, privatizations and arbitrations. He is ranked as one of the leading lawyers in the corporate and commercial sector by Chambers and Partners and is also recognized in the Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the Dispute Resolution and insurance sector.
 
     
 
     
Adnan Aurangeb  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Adnan Aurangzeb is an engineer, former member of Parliament MNA and the current head of the former Swat princely state.  He is the eldest son of Miangul Aurangzeb and after the death of his father in 2014, he has become the unofficial Wali of Swat. 
He graduated from Aitchison College, an elite Pakistani secondary school. He is a professional electrical engineer who studied in the United States at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
 
  He has served in the Pakistani parliament as a member of parliament in 2004 till 2008.
 
     
 
     
 
Shandana Humayun Khan  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Shandana Humayun Khan has over eighteen years of extensive grassroots and policy level experience in rural development, mainly in the Rural Support Programmes. Her strengths are in project management, their design and social assessment. She contributed strategic insights and inputs into the Pakistan Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, the Local Government Ordinance 2001, gender mainstreaming policies, and inclusion of social mobilisation in government  
  programmes at all levels.She has been an advocate for meaningful, result-oriented partnerships between the poor communities and the government and private sector.
Shandana Humayun Khan has a social sciences background, with a master’s degree in the Social and Political Sciences from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. She is widely traveled and comfortable in multi-cultural settings.
She is on the Board of Directors of Biafo Industries Limited and is also working as Chief Executive Officer of Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) in Pakistan.
 
     
 
     
M Zafar Khan  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
M. Zafar Khan has served in Pakistan Army and retired as Colonel from Army Aviation Corps. He is on the Board of Directors of Biafo Industries Ltd since 2004.  
   
     
 
     
Muhammad Yaqoob  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob is serving as a Director on the Board of Biafo Industries Limited since 2013. He is currently working as the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary at AKD Investment Management Limited. He has previously served on the Boards of Golden Arrow Selected Stocks Fund Limited and Pak Datacom Limited. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and is Candidate CFA level 3. He is also a certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.  
     
     
 
     
Ehsan Mani  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Ehsan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) having qualified in 1970. He was, until September 2015, the Senior Independent director of one of the largest affordable housing companies in the UK (assets in excess of GBP3 billion), where he was also the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Strategic Finance Committee. He served as a director of two banks in the United Kingdom for over 25 years; chairing the Audit & Risk Committees of both the banks. He has also served on the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Inspection Commission as a co-opted member in 1990-1992 to review and report on WAPDA and PIA.  
  He is a past Chairman & President of the International Cricket Council 2003-06 He chaired the ICC Finance Committee (1996-2002). He represented PCB at the ICC between 1989 and 1996. He is on the Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, where he also chairs the Audit & Finance Committee. He is the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and is a trustee of a number of other charities in Pakistan and the United Kingdom; including The Sir Feroze Khan and Lady Viqar-un-Nisa Noon Foundation set up to provide financial assistance to Pakistani students admitted to Oxford and Cambridge universities. He is a Trustee of the Sanjan Nagar Educational Trust in Lahore which provides high quality education to under privileged children. He is chairman of the Galiyat Development Authority and Ansar Management Company Limited; he was appointed director of Biafo Industries Limited in 2016.  
     
 
     
Ms Zishan Afzal Khan  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Ms. Zishan Afzal Khan holds the degree of M.A. (Hon.) History from the University of Cambridge, UK. She went to school in Karachi, Pakistan. Zishan Afzal Khan is a curator, gallerist and a devoted art collector. She is the owner and director of Khaas Art Gallery. She is on the Board of Directors of Biafo Industries Limited since 2013.  
     
     
 
     
Ms Mehreen Hosain  
  Member of the Board of Directors  
   
Ms. Mehreen Hosain has done M. Sc in Environmental Technology (Ecological Management) from Imperial College London. She had worked with The World Bank as Senior Community Development Specialist and Senior Consultant with GHK. She was elected on the Board of Directors of Biafo Industries Limited in 2016.  
     
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
 

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