BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Osman Saifullah Khan (Chairman/Director)

Osman Saifullah Khan was elected unopposed to the Senate of Pakistan in March 2012. He is a member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and represents the Federal Capital Islamabad on a General Seat. Senator Osman Khan is Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Science & Technology and a member of the Senate Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He also serves on three other Senate Committees:

(i) Finance

(ii) Information Technology & Telecommunications and

(iii) Rules & Privileges. He was also a member of the Senate Committee on Cabinet Secretariat.

Osman Khan is the mover of the private member’s bill, the Domestic Workers (Employment Rights) Bill 2015, passed by the Senate on March 7th 2016.

He has held a variety of strategic and operating roles with the Saif Group, a diversified industrial and services conglomerate headquartered in Islamabad. Mr. Khan joined the Saif Group in 1995, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Group in addition to leading its textile manufacturing businesses. He is also a board member at several of the Group’s companies and has remained on the Board of Pakistan State Oil (PSO. Osman Khan has also led the Group’s Principal Investing and its Business Development teams.

He is associated with various industry advocacy platforms, is a member of the Pakistan Business Council (PBC). He serves on the Advisory Committee to the Planning Commission of Pakistan, is a member of the Policy Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and is also an Advisor to the President, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences (GIKI). Osman Khan is founder of the Wadaan Foundation, a not- for- profit organization that focuses on water, health and education issues in the southern districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Senator Khan has a Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Christ Church, University of Oxford (1995), where he was a Britannia Scholar and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (2009).

Ms. Hoor Yousafzai (Director)

Mrs. Hoor Yousafzai is the Chairperson of Saif Healthcare. She Joined the Saif Group in January 2007 as Director of SaifHoldings.

As a Chartered Accountant, Mrs. Yousafzai is also responsible for leading the development and Implementation of the Corporate Taxation and Regulatory Compliance of the Group, while also assisting the Chairman and Co Chairman in Strategic Planning and Project Evaluation.

Prior to joining the Saif Group, she worked at KPMG where she gained considerable experience while completing her Articles.

Mrs. Yousafzai was admitted as an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan in 2008. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Computer Sciences

Mr. Assad Saifullah Khan (CEO/Director)

Assad Saifullah Khan is the CEO of Kohat Textile Mills Ltd and Director of Legal Affairs for the Saif Group. As Head of the Legal Department he is responsible for co-ordinating all legal and contractual matters for Group subsidiaries and associated companies.

Assad Saifullah Khan brings with him the considerable experience gained through working in the UK and Pakistan. During his legal education, Assad Saifullah Khan worked with Orr, Dignam & Co (Islamabad) and as a caseworker for the current Deputy Leader of the Labor Party – the Right Honorable Harriet Harman MP, QC.

After completing the Bar Vocational Course, Assad interned for several months at J.D. Spicer & Co. a leading solicitor’s practice in London, before moving back to Pakistan during the summer of 2007.

This was followed by a one-year tenure as an Associate at Hassan & Hassan (Lahore). Under the tutelage of Dr. Parvez Hassan, Assad handled company law cases and corporate work for several large multinationals.

Assad Saifullah Khan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, majoring in History and Culture and a minor in French. He then moved to London to pursue his legal education by attaining his Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law in 2005, and certification in the Bar Vocational Course from the Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) in 2007.

 

Mr. Abdul Rehman Qureshi – (Director)

Mr. Abdul Rehman Qureshi has worked as Commissioner in the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He has vast experience in the corporate affairs of the Companies. He has acted as member of different committees including National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) Steering Committee, NAB, Islamabad, Member Board of Governors (under the chairmanship of Governor, NWFP), Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar etc. He has also worked Secretary to the Commission and the Securities and Exchange Policy Board for 7 years.

 

Mr. Abdul Rehman Qureshi has also worked as Acting Chairman of the Commission from 17.02.2003 to 19.08.2003.

Mr. Rana Muhammad Shafi -(Director)

Rana Muhammad Shafi at present is an Advisor to the Board of Director of Saif Group of Companies. He advises the BOD for Investments, mergers and acquisition on new ventures and on financial matters of Saif Group Companies. He also advises on securitization of assets, treasury functions for acquisitions of funds for new projects and dealing with capital markets

He has over 46 years of rich and varied experience in the field of Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Administration, Management control, Treasury & Financial Management.  He is associated with Saif Group since January 1981 and has worked in the capacities of Cost & Management Accountant, Chief Accountant, Commercial Manager, General Manager Finance, Executive Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

He has conducted a number of workshops on corporate accounting, leadership management and treasury financing. Before joining Saif Group, he has been associated with Ali Textile Mills Ltd., Jhang (3 years), Mansoor Textile Mills Ltd., Lahore (3 years) and Nishat Mills Ltd. Faisalabad (5 years).

He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Punjab and Cost and Management Accountant Finalist from Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.

Mr. Sardar Aminullah Khan (Director).

Sardar Aminullah Khan joined the Inland Revenue Service of Pakistan in 1977 in BS-17 through CSS exam and retired after serving as Member, Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner in Income Tax department of Federal Board of Revenue. He served for 35 years in several Government departments within and outside Pakistan in various capacities. He has been engaged in tax management, project management, cooperative housing management, social clubs management, investment promotion, framing and interpretation of laws on investment and taxation, trade and economy, tax reforms etc. His last held position was Director General, KP Revenue Authority in 2014.

Mr. Sohail H Hydari – (Director)

Mr. Sohail H Hydari is the Chief Executive Officer of Saif Power Limited. He joined the Saif Group in January 2006. Prior to this, for more than five years, Mr. Hydari served as the Chief Operating Office of Gul Ahmed Energy, an Independent Power Producer, selling electricity to the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation. During his tenure, many difficult issues facing the Company were resolved.

Mr. Sohail Hydari holds an MBA (Finance) from the Institute of Business Administration – Karachi. He also holds professional qualifications in Banking from Pakistan and qualification in Insurance from the UK.

Mr. Sohail Hydari’s corporate career has provided him with a diversified experience in different industries including advertising, banking, value added textiles and power generation.

At Gul Ahmed Textiles Mr. Sohail Hydari served as the General Manager – Exports, where his responsibilities included sales & marketing, export refinance, banking, textile quota administration, production liaisoning and HR related issues.

He has previously served with the Bank of Credit and Commerce International in Pakistan, Luxembourg, Germany and Turkey. His last position with the Bank was as the Country Head – Treasury and Investment Banking in Turkey.