Andrew George - Chairman Global Energy & Power, Leader Global Industry Specialties (Marsh - UK)
Muhammad Saad Farid - Senior Manager Finance (Pakistan Petroleum Limited)
Imran Ahmed - CFO (Engro Fertilizers Ltd.)
Syed Ammar Shah - Head of Commercial (Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd)
Pavel Chernoverkhskiy - Head of Energy & Engineered Risk (AIG General Insurance - UAE)
Zaheer Ahmed - CEO (Halmore Power Generation Company Ltd.)
Mubashar Majeed - CEO (Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited)
Muhamamd Saqib Kidwai - Sr. Insurance Officer (IFC - World Bank Group - Turkey)
Syed Mohammed Ali - CEO (JS Energy)
Khalid Aslam - COO (Sapphire Wind Power Company Ltd / Triconboston Consulting Corporation)
Yasser Malik - CEO (EnerTech Pakistan)
Kamran Kamal - CEO (Laraib Energy Ltd.)
Jawad Ghunaim - Sr. Underwriter Energy (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd - UAE)
Shahab Qader - CEO (Engro PowerGen Qadirpur Ltd.)
Syed Amir Ali - President & CEO (Bank Islami Pakistan Ltd.)
Urooj ul Hasan Khan - EVP & Head Investment Banking (Meezan Bank Limited)
Saquib Ahmad - Country Director (SAP Pakistan)
Rehan Hussain - Head of Financial Lines (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty - UAE)
Muhammad Yasir Shahab - Consultanct - Business Solutions CERM Pakistan
Saad Kaliya - Partner (A.F.Ferguson - PWC) (Digital Transformation)
Chief Executive Officer
Yasser Malik is the Chief Executive Officer of EnerTech Pakistan and senior advisor to Enertech Holding Company Kuwait. He is developing cumulative 570 MW of IPP projects in Pakistan and more than 1 GW in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also responsible for the EnerTech's Emerging Market Renewable strategy. He oversees the entire chain of execution from technical partnerships to capital raising. He has successfully raised financing for energy projects in Mexico, Pakistan and Africa. He was recently responsible for the Strategic Solutions Group covering Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("CEEMEA”) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was working on financing , risk management and private investments for the firm's key clients across the CEEMEA region. He was involved in originating, structuring and co-investing in a number of landmark transactions including British Energy Right-Way Risk. Prior to that he was Director and Partner heading the Strategy Group at ePlanet Capital, one of the top Venture Capital firms in the world ranked by Forbes. Eplanet’s top three investment achieved a combined market capitalization of $ 20 bn (Baidu, Skype, Focus Media). During his time at ePlanet Capital he was instrumental in putting together strategic partnership with Kuwait Finance House and securing OPIC funding to invest in Muslim Majority Countries (MMC) in order to promote entrepreneurship. OPIC funding for MMC was a key initiate of President Obama post his speech in Egypt. He made Vice President at Merrill Lynch in 2008. Prior to Merrill Lynch he has worked at JP Morgan Chase, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow. He graduated from University College London in 2004 in Economics and Statistics (awarded Friends’ Scholarship).
Muhammad Saqib Kidwai
Senior Insurance Officer - IFC (Turkey)
By profession, Mechanical Engineer with BE (Mechanical Engineering) from NED, Karachi passed in 1983 and MS (Mechanical Engineering) from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA passed in 1987.
Having worked in the engineering sector joined the insurance industry in 1990 in Karachi, Pakistan and worked with leading insurance companies such as EFU, Adamjee Insurance and Jubilee General in the area of Engineering and Construction Insurance in core functions of Underwriting, Claims, Reinsurance and Risk Management.
Presently working with International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) since July 2012 in the Insurance Division as Senior Insurance Officer. I am based in IFC Operating Center in Istanbul, Turkey and dealing the IFC’s projects for Middle East, North Africa and Europe & Central Asia(Turkey).
Partner - EY Ford Rhodes
Rana Nadeem is a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Partner in EY Ford Rhodes. With an experience of over 18 years, Nadeem is a seasoned professional having strong industry network, diversified sector knowledge and proven transaction advisory credentials.
Power and Utilities (“P&U”) is one of his key focus sectors and he has led various financial advisory mandates covering renewable to thermal energy space. He has been part of privatization transactions of GEPCO and FESCO at federal level and QASPL at provincial level. He is also leading end-to-end financial advisory services mandate to four RLNG based IPPs (i.e. Haveli Bahadur Shah, Balloki, Bhikki and Punjab Thermal) of ~1,200 MW each. He has also been advising to local and international investors for various power transactions (including acquisition of K-Electric) over last few years. Through his extensive government and public sector financial advisory experience on traditional and PPP procurements/transactions, he has been able to add a different perspective and value towards the risk analysis, commercial viability assessment, transaction structuring, negotiation and closure throughout the power transactions lifecycle.
Syed Mohammed Ali
Mr. Ali has over 20 years of experience and expertise in Energy & Petrochemical Sectors; holding leading roles that oversaw development, construction, operations and management of mega-size projects. He has recently taken over the energy and infrastructural business portfolio of the JS group of companies as Head of Industrial Businesses where he looks after the group’s oil and gas, power generation, and energy storage & handling businesses.
Previously he served as CEO of Engro Vopak Terminal-Pakistan's largest bulk liquid chemical import terminal, CEO of Engro Elengy Terminal - Pakistan's first LNG terminal and CEO of Engro Power gen Qadirpur Limited – a 220 MW gas-fired IPP. He also ran Engro’s New Ventures division where he developed and operated an 84MW gas-fired IPP in Nigeria, developed and installed a 50MW Wind IPP in Pakistan, and ran the feasibility for a 450MW LNG to power plant. Prior to his power generation work at Engro, he was the Manager of Strategic Planning, Contracts and Procurement at Engro Fertilizer where he was a key leadership team member that developed and brought into production a $1.1 billion grassroots ammonia/urea plant, which at the time was the world's largest single train project of its kind.
He has been aboard member of the Hub Power Company (1292MWoil-firedIPP), Laraib Energy (84MWHydropowerIPP), Engro Power gen (developer and majority shareholder of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company a Tharcoal mining company), Engro Power gen Thar Ltd (660MWcoalIPP), GEL Nigeria (84MWNigerianIPP) and Petroleum Institute of Pakistan.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering Technology Lahore and graduated from the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in France.
Chief Executive Officer - Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited
Mubashar Majeed is the Chief Executive Officer of Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited an IPP with 450 MW capacity combined cycle gas operated plant in Punjab (Pakistan) since May 2013. Before his appointment as CEO He was working as Chief Technical Officer Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited since 2010. During his long career in power sector since 1987 he has served in Wapda, International Power, ESBI, AES Inc., and Rousch Power in Pakistan, Qatar and Jordan. Mr. Majeed is a Mechanical Engineer by profession, graduated from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore in 1986. Mr. Majeed has a rich experience of over twenty eight years in Power sector both in Pakistan and overseas in progressing and diverse roles from O&M, business development, construction, contract negotiation and management.
Chief Executive Officer - Halmore Power
Mr. Zaheer Ahmed - Chief Executive Officer - Halmore Power has more than 25 years’ experience of working in the field of power generation and transmission. Before joining Halmore Power, he has completed and achieved successful commercial operation of 62.4 MW bagasse based project of Chiniot Power as Project Director. Before that he has served as Managing Director of OMS Pakistan and also as an electrical Engineer with WAPDA. As Managing Director for Pakistan operations of O&M Solutions, Mauritius, he was directly involved as Project Director in the development, contract negotiations, construction and commissioning of many projects in Pakistan including all 6FA projects (Orient, Saif, Sapphire and Halmore) and KESC’s 560 MW Bin Qasim – II Project. He started his career with WAPDA, where he worked for over 17 years as electrical and operations engineer at 880 MW Jamshoro Thermal Power Station, maintenance engineer for Guddu – Multan 500 KV Transmission Lines, and operations engineer at 500 KV grid station, Multan. Mr. Zaheer holds masters degrees in Engineering and Business Administration, and has also undergone various trainings in Pakistan, Germany and UAE.
Chairman, Marsh's Global Energy & Power Practice
Andrew George is based in London and is Chairman of Marsh’s Global Energy & Power Practice & is leader of Marsh Global Industry Specialties (Aviation, Space, Marine and Construction). Andrew joined Marsh in 1988 and has undertaken a variety of roles since then. In 2004 Andrew moved to Dubai and became leader of the Middle East and North Africa region for Marsh Energy. In 2008 he moved back to the UK to become CEO of Marsh Energy EMEA. In 2012 Andrew became Global Chairman of Marsh's Energy Practice. In early 2015 this group was extended to include Marsh activities in Power as well, creating Marsh Energy & Power Practice. Andrew is a member of Marsh UK Audit Committee and is a company appointed Trustee of the MMC UK Pension Fund.
COO, Sapphire Wind Power Company Ltd / Triconboston Consulting Corporation
Khalid Aslam leads the Renewable Energy portfolio of Sapphire Group. He has over 39 years of international experience in business start-up, project development and heavy industries. He has been a passionate advocate of the adoption of RE technologies in the country and has successfully led the development of a 200 MW wind power portfolio in a highly structured and cost-effective manner. The projects have become trendsetters in the sector with many “first-of-a-kind” features. He oversaw the successful development of an OPIC, USA - funded 50 MW wind power project, which was commissioned in a record time of 14 months in 2015. Further, he has also led teams for the development and construction of a 3 x 50 MW wind farm cluster funded by a consortium of international lenders, led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), that has been commissioned in a new record time of 12-13 months in August / September 2018.
Syed Amir Ali
President & Chief Executive Officer, Bank Islami Pakistan Limited
Syed Amir Ali is the President & Chief Executive Officer of BankIslami Pakistan Limited. He excelled in the ambit of Finance, Treasury, Investment & Corporate Banking throughout his association with domestic and international organizations i.e. Price Water House Coopers (PWC), Shell and Meezan Bank Limited. He spearheaded Corporate & Investment Banking Group of Meezan Bank before moving to BankIslami in 2018. His diverse credentials as a Chartered Accountant (Gold Medalist) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and in England & Wales, CFA Charterholder, MBA (Gold Medalist) and LLB are testament to his progression in the financial industry.
Managing Director & Founder, Atheneum Partners
Ammad Ahmad is the Managing Director & Founder of Atheneum Partners that he founded in Germany as a research and advisory firm focused on global Mergers and Acquisitions. Atheneum is an information source to leading European private equity and investment houses on global investment opportunities and supports the commercial due diligence process during an investment transaction. Atheneum has provided essential research and advice to global investors keen to partake in the profitability of Energy & Power segment where opportunities for investments across the value chain in Emerging markets are widespread. Ammad has a comprehensive understanding of the key levers that drive better business performance given his experience in implementing industry specific best practice across various Fortune 100 companies and has significant experience as a management consultant.
Syed Ammar Shah
Manager Business Development, Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd
Over 8 years of experience in Pakistan’s LNG sector working with Executives and Top Management at different subsidiaries of Engro Corp, to formulate Long Term and Short Term Strategies, Envisage Projects and Manage Project/ Asset Life Cycles, Supply Chain Management and Business & Project Development. Cumulative projects executed/managed under the belt exceed Capital Value of more than USD 190 Million. Extensive experience in biding/tendering and taking commercial positions to maximize shareholder value. Enjoys diversity, creativity and challenges in tasks and cherish to play a major part in an organization to take it to excellence. Mission in life is daily growth as a professional and as a human being. Still a student of Pakistan’s energy sector.
Partner, A. F. Ferguson & Co (a member firm of the PwC network)
Saad is partner in A. F. Ferguson & Co (a member firm of the PwC network) and leads the practice of Technology Consulting and Risk Assurance. An experienced professional and a thought leader with over 25 years of extensive experience both locally and internationally. He started his carrier in assurance, however, chasing his passion, he moved to lead the technology practice of the firm. He himself has been involved in setting up firm's IT department and headed for more than 10 years where he gained an insight into working practices and security requirements for running an IT department. Saad has been involved with the provision of broad and diversified range of services to multiple clients on IT due diligence, information governance, technology strategy, IT GRC, IT risk assessment, ERP project implementation, business continuity planning and IT disaster recovery management. He has fondness in articulating, designing and implementing business solutions including data analytics and BI.
Country Director, SAP Pakistan
Saquib is the Managing Director for SAP in Pakistan. SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software. Since joining SAP in 2017, Saquib has significantly expanded SAP’s footprint in Pakistan, exceeding growth targets and hiring local talent to enable the digital transformation of customers in both the public and private sectors. Saquib Ahmad has nearly 20 years’ experience in delivering innovation and driving business value for customers in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry in the region. Prior to joining SAP, Saquib was Director of Sales & Business Development for Oracle. In this role, he was responsible for a sales team that qualified and built business opportunities in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He introduced new applications to these markets and strengthened Oracle’s relationships with key clients. Previously, Saquib was the Country Director, Pakistan and Afghanistan, for Comptel, where he determined the sales, partner and business strategies to optimize revenue, order intake and cost of sale. Saquib began his career with Nokia-Siemens, where he held a variety of roles, culminating in him being named Director of Sales, Middle East. Saquib holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore and a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Telecommunication and Electronics from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, and was recognized with the Aizza-e-Sabqat presidential award for academic excellence.
Chief Executive Officer , Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited
Shahab Qader is currently Chief Executive Officer of Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited, Chief Executive Officer of Siddiqsons Energy Limited (SEL) and Head of Engro Energy Limited (EEL) Business Development Division. He has more than 24 years of industry experience in the chemical process and power utility industry where his expertise ranges from project development and project execution to Operations & Management. In addition to having worked through project development and execution at a senior level, Shahab has been part of Operations & Management teams in the first twelve years of his career. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET. He is on the Board of Gel Utility Limited, Engro Power Services Limited, Kolachi Portgen (Pvt.) Limited and Siddiqsons Energy Limited (SEL). He joined the EPQL board in March 2017.
Urooj ul Hasan Khan
Executive Vice President & Head Investment Banking, Meezan Bank Limited
Urooj ul Hasan Khan is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan alongside holding a chartered from the CFA Institute (USA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He leads the investment banking team at MBL. His responsibilities range from looking over project financing and syndications, mergers & acquisitions, debt / equity offerings and financial advisory services. He has over Ten (10) years of experience in structuring, execution, distribution and monitoring of large ticket Infrastructure Project Finance, specifically power sector transactions. Urooj has previously worked at Price Water House Cooper, Pakistan where his role involved providing Assurance, Risk management and financial advisory services to various local/multinational companies.
Head of Energy & Engineered Risk , AIG MEA
Pavel has 16-year experience in insurance and reinsurance, 13 of which are dedicated to underwriting in downstream oil and gas, power generation, chemical and construction occupancies. Pavel joined AIG in 2009 and since then he has been performing various roles in Property and Energy lines. Since 2015 Pavel has been assuming underwriting responsibilities for the regional EER hub in MENA and leads EER MEA growing profitable book of construction and energy business at AIG. In addition to regional underwriting and managing responsibilities Pavel is the Regional Construction Center of Excellence Manager for AIG MEA and AIG Russia/CIS regions. In this role he focuses on enhancement and implementation of the regional strategy for Construction business across the regions. Pavel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia.
Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants, Pakistan & England & Wales.
Over 35 years local and international professional experience in business and finance. Business ventures in mineral mining, granite quarrying, telecoms and oil & gas through dedicated corporate vehicles (1984 to date). Prime responsibility for development, financing, construction and successful commissioning of PTCL US$ 103 million BLT Package "B" partnered with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (1993 – 1998). Key motivator and driving force in formulation of legal, constitutional and policy framework for development of Pakistan’s hydel potential in the private sector leading to development of 84 MW New Bong. Successful development, financing and construction of Pakistan’s 1st hydropower IPP; the 84 MW New Bong Escape Hydropower Project financed by ADB, IFC, IDB, Proparco, NBP and HBL; now in the 6th year of successful operation, having produced and delivered 2.6 billion kWh of clean energy to the National Grid (1998 to date). New Bong Escape HPP, the precursor to private hydropower development in Pakistan, created a bankable template and security framework for financing and construction of private hydropower catalyzing development some 10,000 MW of hydropower projects. Lead developer of 1,095 MW of private hydropower projects in Pakistan entailing capital expenditure of US$ 2.4 billion; 701 MW Azad Pattan, 300 MW Ashkot, 84 MW New Bong Escape and 10 MW Sankya hydropower projects (1998 to date). Chief strategist and negotiator for Alstom Power in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) with WAPDA and successful outcome (2008). Director Bank of Kashmir (2010-2014). Member Government of AJ&K steering committee regarding fast track development of hydropower projects in (2012-2014). Member Min. of Water & Power/PPIB, Government of Pakistan high level committee for fast track development of power projects (2014). Further, 1,000 MW of hydropower projects under identification and preliminary identification (2015 to date) Power consultancy, for over 9,500 MW power generation projects, acting for prominent local and international clients (1995 to date)
Managing Director and Senior Client Executive, Gas and LNG practice leader
Paul Nicolson spent 5 years in the petroleum industry with a major oil company and London-based contractor before joining Marsh in London in 1982. He now has 35 years of experience in Energy Risk management specializing in both Downstream risks and projects. As a chemical engineer, he initially conducted risk assessments, underwriting surveys, new project reviews, business interruption studies and emergency planning simulations at diversified petroleum, LNG, fertilizer and petrochemical plants worldwide. In the 1990’s, he was Marsh’s Development Coordinator for oil and gas insurance working activity and risk assessment in Russia, China, India, and Eastern Europe frontiers. Through 2001-2008, Paul was the Marsh Account Director on one of the World’s leading international oil companies. Paul also worked in our Marsh Houston Energy hub from 2004-2008 from where he was the Downstream development director of our practice in the USA. He is now based in London and is a consultant in Project Risk Management, a senior client executive on major gas transformation energy accounts and is also our Global Gas and LNG practice leader where he provides best practice advice in the context of conventional LNG Liquefaction and Terminals as well as FLNG and FSRU schemes, Gas production and Gas Pipelines. He holds a B.S.C. degree in Chemical Engineering from Exeter University.
Syed Ali Abid Naqvi
Advisor, Pak Arab Refinery limited
A very experienced Chemical Engineer by profession, Mr. Naqvi has over 38 years of experience in petroleum refining. He began his career with National Refinery Pakistan in 1980, and later worked for ADNOC Ruwais Refinery & recent separated from PARCO as General Manager Refinery after serving 20 years since Oct, 1998.
Muhammad Yasir Shahab
Consultant - Business Solutions CERM Pakistan
Yasir Shahab has recently joined the Oceanic group as Consultant – Business Solutions. He has 16 years of experience in Solution Consultancy in IT, ERP and Telecom domains. He specializes in dealing with large and complex solutions especially in banking, telecom, manufacturing, and FMCG customers and worked in Pakistan, UAE, KSA and Australia.
Sr. Underwriter Energy (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd - UAE)
Jawad joined Zurich Insurance Company in August 2017 as a Senior Energy Underwriter based in Dubai. Jawad has over 9 years’ experience in underwriting, he started off his career in AIG based in London where he specialized in writing an international power portfolio with a diverse generation mix. After 8 years with AIG predominantly based in London Jawad moved to the AIG Dubai office for 2 years. In August 2017 Jawad joined Zurich Insurance Company based in Dubai where he underwrites the onshore and offshore energy portfolio. Jawad holds a BA (Hons) in Business Economics.
Head of Financial Lines (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty - UAE)
Rehan has a background in Business and Finance and has been in the Middle East Insurance market for 10 years. He has been with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty since 2010 and has held roles in Market Management, Broker Management and Underwriting. In his current role as Head of Financial Lines MENA, he is involved in the Underwriting Process as well as manages the overall portfolio which comprises of Management Liability, Professional Indemnity and Cyber.
Muhammad Farid Alam
Chief Executive Officer (AKD Securities Limited)
An unwavering proponent of Pakistan’s development story, Mr. Muhammad Farid Alam has had over two decades of capital market experience under his belt, taking a lead in showcasing a positive narrative for the country’s capital markets, at home at abroad. Having steered AKD Securities Limited to achieve several industry accolades, pioneering public market capital raising exercises, leading corporate finance consulting and tailored private placements, Mr. Alam is a staunch supporter for the nation’s potential for delivering growth for all. Prior to joining AKD Securities, Mr. Alam was associated with the Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation (PICIC), where he led the first buyout of state-owned mutual funds by the Privatization Commission, managing the combined entity and launching two fresh funds. Earlier, acting as the Domestic Consultant for Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Financial Sector Intermediation Loan (FSIL) during 2004. In this role, he conducted extensive reviews while reporting on monetary, external account management and FX treasure policies agreed upon by various Pakistani Government functionaries and the multilateral lender. Prior to joining PICIC, Mr. Alam served as the Head of Finance and Secretary to the Executive Committee and Board of Director at Corporate & Industrial Restructuring Corporation (CIRC), Government of Pakistan along with being actively involved in remedial banking. He paved the way for Government institutions to place their funds with private sector banks meeting strict parameters, supplementing their incomes and creating a precedence for other public organizations. Mr. Alam possesses extensive investment banking experience which he gained during a decade with Crescent Investment Bank Limited- the first investment bank in Pakistan, where he served in various capacities, including Treasurer, Equity Strategist, Chief Financial Officer and Manager Corporate Finance. As a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Muhammad Farid Alam serves on various Committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. While maintaining an avid knowledge base of local and global financial market developments, he is an ardent competitor in team sports and appreciates art and literature. A vibrant communicator, Mr. Alam has participated in various media platforms, conferences, panels and industry roundtables throughout his career.
Chief Executive Officer (Engro Fertilizer Limited)
Imran Ahmed is a Chartered Account and has a diversified experience of working in Pakistan and Middle East. He has spent over 15 years in Finance leadership roles with Royal Shell in various downstream businesses. In his current role, he has been working as the CFO of Engro Fertilizers Limited.