Ms. Ameena Sohail is an advocate of the High Court. She is an alumni of the University of London and has extensively served both the private and public sectors over the last twenty years. She has a strong commitment to improving governance through applying and observing applicable laws, thus leading to sustainable growth, improved performance, and efficiency of public and private sector entities. Her practice encompasses general commercial litigation and arbitration. She has served as Head of the Legal Wing at the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom. Her areas of specialization include regulatory, corporate, and commercial matters relating to the power, telecom, and oil and gas sectors.
Mr Hugh Mathew Jones has more than 35 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant. He is now a consultant having previously been a partner in two of the UK’s top 10 accountancy practices for 19 years. His experience lies in the specialist fields of valuation, forensic and investigations, and corporate finance. He was the national head of both the Corporate Finance and Forensic Services departments of PKF (UK) LLP. He also acted as Money Laundering Reporting Officer for PKF and sat on both the risk and professional indemnity committees. In addition, he has also worked as a finance director in both the software and car retailing industries. He has given evidence as an independent expert a number of times in the High Court of England and Wales and also before tribunals in international arbitrations.
Mr Jamal Khan is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant in Pakistan and UK and has a rich experience of more than 45 years in auditing, advisory, financial services, capital market, transfer pricing and audit and project consultancy. He has diversified work experience as consultant, advisor, organizer, and financial director. He has introduced modern accounting systems for various organizations in Pakistan and UK which required complex analysis of weaknesses in the previous system and their eradication. He has particular expertise in introducing and implementing manual and computerized accounts systems for Private and Public Sector Corporations. He has worked as an in-house member of staff in various capacities of advisor, organizer and finance director, finance director/secretary, Controller Finance, managing director, Financial Executive, Senior Audit Assistant, Chief Accountant, Article Clerk, chartered Accountant, consultant etc in organizations like ICAP (Pakistan), National Police Foundation, Islamabad, National Highway Authority, Islamabad, Shaheen Foundation, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, Islamabad, Boodai Trading Company, Kuwait, National Film Development Corp. Ltd, Fauji Foundation, Rawalpindi, Price Waterhouse & Co., Chartered Accountants, Frankfurt and Thornton Baker & Co. Chartered Accountants, City Office, London, Ever flow Manufacturing Co Ltd., London, Mathie Neal Dancer & Co., London, Gainsford & Co. London and in the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Mr Jilani has administrated several international projects as Resident Engineer and Senior Resident Engineer on behalf of International Consultants and as Member of the Executive Boards of International Joint Ventures and Consortiums of Contractors. He also has extensive experience in contract administration and drafting claims under FIDIC Conditions of Contract and has been involved in several International Arbitrations (ICC & ICSID).
Mr Bashir, a qualified engineer, has rich professional experience in planning, development, and management of projects related to Engineering, Technology, and Natural Resource Development. His particular expertise and field of specialization in Management of Projects, Technology Marketing and Supply Chain Management related to Oil & Gas Exploration, Drilling and Production, Field Equipment and Technical Services; International Marketing & Business Development.
Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan
Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan is a former Judge of the Lahore High Court having adjudicated constitutional matters; hundreds of murder references, criminal appeals, civil matters, company cases/ commercial cases/ and trademark cases acquiring a reputation of having versatile skills. He has also adjudicated National Accountability Cases against politicians and bureaucrats through bold and erudite decisions which have been reported in the National Law Journals. He has also made contributions through case law in areas covered by Islamic Jurisprudence. He served as the District and Sessions Judge in different important districts of Pakistan held the position of the Federal District Judge of the Capital, Islamabad. He has also served as the Secretary, to the Government of the Punjab, Law and Parliamentary Affairs where he advised the government on legal issues, promulgating laws, supervising government litigation and overseeing parliamentary affairs and human rights issues. In addition he served as Chairman, Punjab Service Tribunal, Lahore, Pakistan, which involved hearing of appeals of Civil Servants pertaining to terms and conditions of their service. As Joint Secretary/D.G. Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan he tried over 3,000 cases involving “mal-administration” on part of civil servants including violation of human rights and suggested curative measures to the Federal Government.
Dr. Shoib Suddle
(Head White Collar Crime)
Dr Suddle has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, anti-corruption, and justice sector modernization and capacity building. He has served in federal and provincial public organizations dealing with white-collar crime, economic crime agencies, such as Director Economic Crime, Federal Investigation Agency, Federal Tax Ombudsman of Pakistan, Director General of Intelligence Bureau, Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Interior. As head of some of these organizations, he gained hands-on experience in dealing with intricate public policy, extradition and institutional reform issues, financial crimes committed nationally, regionally, and internationally, institutional overhauling for efficiency and effectiveness, systemic reforms, including the landmark replacement of the anachronistic 1861 Police Act with the Police Order 2002. Dr. Suddle has published extensively and is the most highly decorated veteran public servant in Pakistan. In recognition of his exemplary services, he is the recipient of top national awards of Hilal-e-Shujaat, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal, and President Police Medal. He is a PhD in white-collar crime and alum of the University of Cardiff, UK.
He is leading multiple organizations and government initiatives, such as:
- One-Man Commission on Minority Rights, appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (since 2019)
- Expert, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Geneva (since 2017)
- Director and Senior Fellow at the Global Think Tank Network, Islamabad (since 2017).
- Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)’s Committee of Experts on Rule of Law, and the Steering Committee for the Assessment of the Quality of Governance in Pakistan (since 2016).
- Strategic Advisor to Centre for Research on Security Studies (CRSS), Islamabad, and chair of the FCO-sponsored Track II/1.5 Beyond Boundaries Dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan (since 2015).
- Advisor to Turkish National Police (2004-2008)
- Visiting Expert, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute (UNAFEI) on Crime Prevention and Treatment of Offenders, Tokyo (since 1993)
- International Director at the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation, Tokyo (since 1993)
zafar ali khan
Mr Zafar Ali Khan is a qualified Chartered and Certified Accountant (U.K and Pakistan). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, U.K. and Pakistan (FCA), Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, U.K. (FCCA), and Advanced Management Program (Harvard) and an alum of Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, U.S.A. He is a highly-qualified professional with over 35 years of rich and diversified experience of finance, corporate management, policy formulation, investment planning, privatization, and power regulation. He has an ideal blend of academic and professional qualifications with working experiences for private, public sectors and the government within the country and abroad. He served in National Energy and Power Regulatory Authority as Member Finance for over five and half years (including as Acting Chairman/Vice Chairman) where he has worked on matters relating to power generation. Possessing a strong background of finance and corporate management, coupled with experience of working for the government at senior levels, he made a very useful contribution by strengthening the Tariff Division, improved tariff determinations and review framework, and developed tariff mechanism for wind, co-generation and Hydel Power Projects. He also worked as a Managing Director (Chief Executive Officer), Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) for about four years which provides ‘one-window’ facility to investors in the private power sector by acting as one-stop organization on behalf of all ministries, departments and agencies of the federal and provincial governments in matters relating to establishing power projects and related infrastructure in the private sector. Further, he served as a Federal Secretary, Ministry of Privatization and Member Privatization Commission, Government of Pakistan for four years on strategically important assignments. He played a pivotal role in redefining the Pakistan Privatization Policy and restructured a number of power transactions and various banks after developing the enabling legal and financial framework. He has also worked as Managing Directors of three very large Engineering Companies, i.e. Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Heavy Foundry & Forge (HFF) and Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC). He possesses in-depth knowledge and requisite experience of the legal, financial, commercial and corporate governance issues confronting Pakistan industrial, investment and power sectors. His most recent experience includes but is not limited to working as advisor / team leader for a number of projects revolving around corporate governance, human capital management, corporate restructuring, power & energy sector reforms etc. for clients like The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID IESCO, Rouch Power, COMSATS, PEMRA, etc. He has worked extensively in the U.K., Middle East and Pakistan with reputable international professional firms of Chartered Accountants (A.F. Ferguson, Moore Stephens, Price Waterhouse) and successfully managed International Privatization Road Shows.