BankIslami’s Board of Directors comprises of leading professionals from the industry. These include Mr. Ali Hussain, Dr. Amjad Waheed, Mr. Haider Ali Hilaly, Dr. Lalarukh Ejaz, Mr. Siraj Ahmed Dadabhoy, Mr. Sulaiman Sadruddin Mehdi, Mr. Syed Ali Hasham.
Mr. Ali Hussain has over forty five years of professional and managerial experience in both corporate and private entities. For the past thirty years he has been managing his own global organizations and international financial investments in the field of technology, medical, electronics and strategic investments with operations in USA, Canada, Singapore, UK and Germany. His portfolio of past acquisitions has created significant value through growth and M&A.
Currently, Mr. Hussain manages a portfolio of banking, e commerce, Fintech and digital technology investments along with family office. In Singapore he manages a technology incubator to promote entrepreneurship and invests in early stage companies. He has also founded Sajjad Foundation, a private charitable foundation primarily devoted to education and health care projects in Singapore, Pakistan and other countries.
Mr. Hussain holds a Master's degree in Electrical engineering from Stanford University.
He excelled in the ambit of Finance, Treasury, Investment & Corporate Banking throughout his association with domestic and international organizations i.e. A.F Ferguson & Co, Shell and Meezan Bank Limited. He spearheaded corporate and investment 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.
An academic by profession and an economist by training, Dr. Ejaz is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, since 2003. She has taught and engaged with learners enrolled in different degree programs such as EMBA, MBA, MS and BBA. She is also actively involved in research projects and independent researches in the field of her study. Dr. Ejaz has mentored and advised hundreds of students in the process of her teaching and they have gone on to fill jobs at leading firms in Pakistan and around the world.
Dr Ejaz is a certified teaching fellow from the prestigious Babson College’s Teaching Fellows Program, Massachusetts, USA. As a part of the first teaching fellows team, comprising of three people, she was instrumental in designing, developing, and launching the BBA in Entrepreneurship Program, the first ever in Pakistan, at the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at the IBA. She has also designed and conducted multiple internal and external trainings and workshops for a variety of audience.
Dr. Ejaz holds a doctorate degree from the Business School at the University of Southampton, UK and a Master’s in Economics from York University, Canada. She also has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s (Hons) in Economics from Karachi University, Pakistan.
Prior to joining Ithaca, he has worked in early stage private equity and merchant banking. For the past 12 years he worked at a special situations hedge fund. His core expertise includes investment selection, portfolio construction, capital allocation and management, risk management, valuation, financial control, corporate governance and investor relations.
Haider graduated cum laude and Pi Sigma Alpha from Hamilton College in the United States and he holds an MBA degree from the London Business School. He also has a certification from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance's Director's Training Program.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of NBP Fund Management Limited (NBP Funds), formerly: NBP Fullerton Asset Management Limited) (NAFA).
Before joining the Company, he had been the Head of Equity Mutual Funds & Portfolios at Riyadh Bank, Saudi Arabia, Head of Asset Management at NIT, and Chief Operating Officer of FC-ABN AMRO Equities.
He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with a major in Investments and Finance from Southern IIlnois University, USA and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Sulaiman is the CEO Cyan Ltd., formerly Central Insurance Company Limited (CICL). In 2011, Sulaiman orchestrated the business restructuring of CICL (insurance) to Cyan (investments), a landmark transaction, and the first of its kind in Pakistan.
Before Cyan, he has served PICIC DFI, PICIC Asset Management Company Ltd., Allied Bank (ABL) and ABL Asset Management Company Limited. He has had the privilege of establishing two leading AMCs of this country.
As a senior executive he has been working on strategy, organization, mergers and acquisitions. He is a proven business leader with a track record of delivering sustainable change and superior results in Pakistan. Sulaiman's experience spans over 18 years in multiple areas of financial services including investments, operations, marketing, legal and corporate affairs.
Amongst his prominent achievements have been the acquisition of HUBCO from National Power in June 2012. The acquisition value was PKR 6bn and was sold in March 2018 for PKR 22bn resulting in gains of opp. PKR 23bn (incl dividends) in less than 6 years. He also had the privilege of leading the election process of HUBCO for DH Group twice in 2012 and 2015 and managed 8 out of 11 seats with just 17.5% shareholding while managing the rest through proxies.
He is the youngest Chairman of the Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited. He is also Chairman Pebbles Ltd. - the real estate arm of Dawood Hercules (DH) Group and is spearheading all real estate initiatives of the Group. He serves on the Board of Governors of The Institute of Business Management (IOBM). He is the Founding member of the Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC) and a Member of the Committee on Emerging Technologies of MOlT. He represents Sindh as an Independent Member on Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB).
He has also served on the Board of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, FOCUS Pakistan (an Aga Khan Foundation backed NGO), Inbox Business Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., Inbox Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd., Inbox Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. and Sach International (Pvt.) Ltd.
He holds a master's degree and is also a fellow member of The Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (FCIS). He is also a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG)
Mr. Dadabhoy is a founding partner and Executive Chairman of AION Partners, a New York based real estate operating and investment management company.
Mr. Dadabhoy is also the founder and Managing Director of AION Global; an owner, operator and developer of real estate in the U.K.
Additionally, Mr. Dadabhoy serves as a member of the board of directors of Pakistan Oxygen Limited and TPL Properties Limited in Pakistan.
Mr. Dadabhoy is a 1988 graduate of Indiana University, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. He is also a qualified Certified Public Accountant.
Hasham is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (lCAP) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Karachi.
He has more than six years of experience in the fields of finance, taxation, auditing, internal control evaluation, and corporate affairs. He is currently the Company Secretary of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Ltd. Previously he was associated with Deloitte Yousuf Adil, a member firm of Deloitte and had experience working in Pakistan and Qatar. During his association with the firm, he was involved in various statutory audits and special assignments relating to DFI & commercial banks, Non-Banking Finance Companies, mutual funds, retail, and aviation sectors..
Current Directorships: JS Infocom Limited JS Fuel (Private) Limited JS Engineering Investments 1 (Private) Limited Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation