Profile of the Board of Directors
MUHAMMAD ZIAULLAH KHAN CHISHTI
Zia is the Chief Executive of TRG Pakistan Limited. He is also the Chairman of TRG International, and Chairman and CEO of Afiniti Ltd. Earlier Zia served as the Chairman and CEO of Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN), which he led from inception to a more than $500 million public valuation. Zia has worked at Morgan Stanley and McKinsey and serves on multiple corporate and non profit boards. Zia is a graduate of Columbia University and earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
ZAFAR IQBAL SOBANI
Zafar is the Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Technologies which has been founded by a team of highly qualified professionals combining their experience in Manufacturing, Management, Power Sector and specifically in Renewal Energy Technologies. He was associated with House of Habib, Hub Power Company as Chief Executive, Liberty Power Tech as Chief Executive, Director Finance in Century Paper & Board Mills. Currently, he is the Board member of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan, Director of the Board of Institute of Capital Market Pakistan and Director of Premus Investment Management Ltd. Zafar is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He was also the past President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
PETER HANS RUDOLF RIEPENHAUSEN
Peter is the Non-executive Chairman of TRG Pakistan Limited. Previously; he was the Senior Vice President of PepsiCo for Eastern Hemisphere operations where he oversaw Pepsi’s entire business in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Peter has served on several board and senior level positions, including the Chairman of Ocumenta, Inc, the Vice Chairman of Cooper Companies Inc, the Chief Executive of Blendax-Werke R. Schneider Gmba & Co, the General Manager of GAP AG, Chairman Europe for Align Technology and President & Chief Executive Officer of ReSound Corporation. Peter received his Industrie-Kaufman degree in Commerce from IHK, Wuerzburg, Germany.
MUHAMMAD ALI JAMEEL
Ali is the Chief Executive of TPL Trakker Limited. He is on the board of a number of other companies including Habib Asset Management Limited and TPL Direct Insurance Limited. He is also a member of the Executive Committee Board of Investment, Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and Genco Holding Company. Previously, he was the Chief Executive of Jahangir Siddiqui Investment Bank. Ali has also held several advisory positions in the Pakistani Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors, including appointments to the task force on Telecom Deregulation, the Fiscal Incentives Group on the IT Commission and the task force on Venture Capital. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and qualified in 1994 at KPMG Peat Marwick in London. Ali holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.
AMEER SHABU QURESHI
Ameer is a Director of Private Equity Investments at EMP. Previously, he was Director in AIG Capital Partners and Vice President of Fixed Income Emerging Markets at Salomon Brothers Inc. and also Analyst of US Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs & Co. Ameer holds a masters degree in Finance from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
John is a non-executive director of TRG Pakistan Limited. He is the Managing Director of PineBridge Investments, an investor in TRGI. John works on sourcing, negotiating and executing private equity transactions in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to this role, John was General Counsel of PineBridge Investments’ Emerging Markets Private Equity operations. Earlier in his career, John was an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he focused on advising private equity clients. John earned a Juris Doctor, with High Honors, from The George Washington University Law School where he was a member of the Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
MOHAMMEDULLAH KHAN KHAISHGI
Mohammed is a Director of TRG Pakistan Limited and the Chief Operating Officer of The Resource Group. Prior to joining TRG in 2003, Mohammed was a Senior Director at Align Technology, where he managed Align’s offshore contact centre and back office services operations. He was previously a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (private sector investment arm of the World Bank) where he was responsible for investments in the Asian telecommunications and technology sectors. Mohammed has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Patrick is the Managing Partner at Dirigo Advisors, a private equity advisory business focused on emerging markets. Earlier, Patrick was a Vice President at Pinebridge Capital (formerly AIG Capital Partners) where he led his firm’s investment in TRG. Patrick started his career in investment banking at JP Morgan where he was an Associate. Patrick received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Georgetown University.
Mr. ASAD NASIR
Asad Nasir has nearly 17 years of experience in financial services. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer at JS Private Equity. Prior to this Asad was Head, Corporate Finance at JS Global Capital, a leading Pakistani securities brokerage and investment banking firm. At JS Global, Asad advised some of Pakistan’s leading companies on fundraising, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Asad commenced his professional career with Deloittee & Touche, London working as part of the audit & assurance and corporate finance teams. He is an FCA with the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Hull.
Ms. Sabiha Sultan
Ms. Sabiha Sultan has two decades of experience in Senior Level Management positions and a track record of building new businesses in emerging markets while establishing a regulatory framework. She is fittingly skilled for the financial sector focusing on fund management, equity trading and advisory/consultancy services. Her career evolved towards business development and investor relations as a consequence of bona fide & longstanding relationships with major global institutions & individuals.