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Board of Directors

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has had a broad-based development career in leading national and multilateral organizations spanning over 37 years. She served as the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan from 2006 to 2009, Under Secretary General of the Economic and Social Commission of the Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Senior Special Advisor on Economics and Finance and Assistant Secretary General UN, the UN Secretary General’s G20 Sherpa and Vice President, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at The World Bank. She was also Senior Special Advisor to the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB). In 2018, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar served as Federal Minister of Finance, revenue, economic affairs, statistics division, planning and development as well as industry and commerce areas in Pakistan’s caretaker government. Dr. Shamshad has advised various governments and the private sector in specific areas of development, governance, poverty, privatization, and public-private partnerships in numerous sectors. As Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, she was nominated Asia’s Best Central Bank Governor by the Emerging Markets Group in 2006 and Bankers Trust in 2007. She was also amongst Asian Wall Street Journal’s top ten Women Business Leaders in 2008. Dr. Shamshad is a Chairperson of Karandaaz, a not-for-profit Company that focuses on fostering economic growth and creating jobs through financial inclusion of unbanked individuals and unserved enterprises, with a special focus on women and youth. She was a Post–Doctoral Fellow and U.S Full-bright Scholar at Department of Economics, Harvard University. The learned doctor is also a PhD Economics from University of Paisley, UK, Masters of Arts with Degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, UK and MSc (Economics) from the University of Islamabad and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Punjab.
Mr. Imran Maniar
Managing Director
Mr. Imran Maniar has taken charge as MD, SSGC. Mr. Maniar is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of strong track record in building, leading and advising private equity and corporations in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, turnarounds, capital market transactions, logistics, upstream and midstream operations, oil field and engineering services. He has been prolific in managing start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in North and Latin America, Europe and Middle East. Before joining SSGC, Mr. Maniar held CFO positions at Marquard and Bahls AG, GL Noble Denton and Eagle Ford Oil and Gas. He has also served as Manager Strategic Planning at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, Partner at Millennium Ventures LLC and as an Analyst at Solvay. Mr. Maniar has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Rice University and has received CFO training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Early schooling was at Karachi Grammar School. Mr. Maniar is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Mr. Muhammad Raziuddin Monem
M. R. Monem is a seasoned, goal-oriented professional with over 40 years of experience in Oilfield Systematic Performance Management including emphasis on QHSE and Team Building. He started his career in 1974 with M-I Drilling Fluids / M-I Overseas Ltd. (later a division of SCHLUMBERGER) and worked there until 2014, where he retired as the Country Manager and CEO for Pakistan and Area Operations Manager Middle East. During his tenure, he managed the Planning and Execution of Annual & Strategic Business Plans, Execution of New Technology systems. He has worked on many technical projects with industry giants, including Exxon, Shell, Conoco, Union Texas, Petro Canada, British Petroleum, OMV and Eni/Lasmo and many more. His forte is Management Efficiencies, Product & Service Delivery Optimization and New Oilfield Technologies and has proven himself as a valuable asset for the company – through his consistent display of sound business acumen, good people skills resulting in Internationally Leading EBITDA and ROI & QHSE Ranking. He underwent a number of Advanced Management and Drilling Engineering courses incl. negotiating skills, motivation, mentoring, QHSE leadership and management besides various courses on Drilling Engineering, Integrated fluids engineering, and Drilling Fluid Economics. He has authored several papers at international petroleum seminars, co-chaired SPE and other industry panel sessions. He is a member of, and Certified Board Director from PICG which is in collaboration with IFC. Additionally his rich corporate background includes serving on Board of Directors of listed companies including Pak Suzuki Motor Company, Ghandara Nissan. He is a prolific social service volunteer and served as Chairman of Patients Behbud Society of AKUH for 13 years. Since 2006 he has been the Co-Chairman of Community Advisory Board of AKUH. Mr. Monem holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He is a life member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a member of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan and was member of OICCI Energy Sub-committee.
Mr. Ayaz Dawood
Mr. Ayaz Dawood is serving BRR Investments (Private) Ltd. (Manager of BRR Guardian Modaraba as its Chief Executive. He has the distinction of being Founder of Dawood Islamic Bank, Dawood Family Takaful, Dawood Equities Limited, First Dawood Investment Bank, Dawood Capital Management, managers of First Dawood Mutual Fund, Dawood Money Market Fund and Dawood Islamic Fund. Mr. Dawood has also served Modaraba Association of Pakistan as its Chairman. He is a director of Systems Limited and Chairman of its Audit Committee. A member of Young Presidents Organization, Mr. Dawood is a graduate in Economics from McGill University, Montreal and completed his MBA in Finance and Money and Financial Markets with distinction from Colombia Business School, New York.
Mr. Shakeel Qadir Khan
Shakeel Qadir Khan joined Pakistan Administrative Service in 1998. He has served in Shangla, Swat, Mohmand and Khyber Agency in the initial days of his service. He has served as the Chief Economist, DCO Mansehra, Political Agent Bajaur and Director General PDMA during the middle management tenures.At senior levels, he served as Secretary law and order and Secretary P&D FATA, Secretary P&D Baluchistan, Chairman Baluchistan Development Authority, Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs, Secretary Finance, Additional Chief Secretary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Additional Secretary Power Division. He is currently serving as Chief Secretary Baluchistan.Mr. Khan has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services from University of Surrey. He is also an alumnus of Bucerius Summer Law School, Hamburg. He is a graduate of National Institute of Management Lahore and National Defense University. He has represented the country at various fora in Europe, Middle East, USA, Southeast Asia and South Asia.Mr. Khan has attained varied experience during his various tenures however financial management, disaster management, institutional development, planning and development, social services delivery, and security related issues are his forte.
Ms. Saira Najeeb Ahmed
Saira is a career civil servant who joined the Government of Pakistan in 1998. She has experience of working in economic policy and implementation, covering the areas of power and petroleum, fiscal and trade, economic diplomacy, international development, regulation and compliance.Prior to assuming her responsibilities at the Ministry of Finance and Revenue (Finance Division) in 2023, she has served as Joint Secretary JV’s and Corporate Affairs, Petroleum Division, DG National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Joint Secretary, Finance Division, Commercial Counsellor, Pakistan High Commission, London. Saira holds an MSc degree in Finance and Financial Law, from SOAS, University of London.
Mr. Shoaib Javed Hussain
Mr. Hussain is the Chairman of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan.
He has over 20 years of management experience at leading Global Insurance Groups & Consultancies in the United Kingdom and in Asia. Through his global engagements across Europe, North America and Asia, Mr. Hussain brings on board his deep understanding and knowledge of finance, audit, risk and strategy matters with a proven track record of:

  • proactive, dynamic, driven leadership with effective delivery from the conceptual stage through to successful implementation
  • expert analysis and decision-making skills; utilizing technical acumen and strategic depth
  • leading and delivering strategic projects including M&A, due diligence and capital and liquidity management
  • in-depth experience of leading financial audits and risk management programs
  • initiating policy and control improvements and driving programs that enhance transparency, governance and control
  • strong experience of industry and regulatory engagement on global supervisory developments and lobbying with international regulators and supervisory authorities

Before joining State Life, Mr. Hussain has held senior leadership and management positions with AIA Group Ltd, Milliman, Prudential plc, EY and HSBC.
Mr. Hussain holds an MSc in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School, City University, London, is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and began his career at an Actuarial consultancy in Pakistan.

Mr. Shahbaz Tahir Nadeem
Shahbaz Tahir Nadeem is a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan (Pakistan Administrative Service) and is currently working as the Joint Secretary (Investments/JVs/Development) in the Petroleum Division, Ministry of Energy, Government of Pakistan. He leads the international cooperation segment of the Petroleum Division. Mr. Nadeem has vast experience in public sector management, having worked in all the three tiers of governments namely federal, provincial and local. He has been Project Director KP Investment in Human Capital (World Bank). He also has broad experience in social sector, Development Authorities (CDA and PDA) and has discharged duties as Director General KP Revenue Authority (Finance Department). Earlier he performed general administrative functions as Deputy Commissioner in Gilgit, Diamer and Hunza districts. Mr. Nadeem’s corporate experience includes being Director on the Board of PSO, SNGPL, Pakistan Refinery Ltd, Saindak Metals, GHPL, PMDC, ISGS and PPL. He has also served as member of boards of various educational institutions and regulatory authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has contributed meritoriously in the fields of general administration, economic development and multitier governance. Mr. Nadeem’s educational qualifications include Commonwealth Masters in Business Administration, LLB and BSc (Computer sciences) besides various professional training stints both inland and abroad.
Updated: January 03, 2024