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FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 16 NAEEM, NAJEEB & SALIM GHAURI NetSol Technologies MOHAMMED ADIL Adil Group of Companies the Ghauri brothers, naeem, najeeb and Salim founded netSol in 1996. from its inception, their vision was to establish netSol as a global business, competing with large, established multi national it companies like Sap and oracle. netSol went public via a successful ipo in 1999 and started trading on nasdaq. the company still holds the distinction of the only company ever from pakistan to have done an ipo and is listed on nasdaq. within a year of listing on nasdaq, it achieved a market cap of $1Billion, during the dot com boom. Since then, through many corrections in the financial markets, netSol has continued to be a resilient player in a very competetive landscape. netSol now operates in 7 countries and has customers in over 40 countries and large clients such as mercedes Benz finance and toyota financila Services, spend multimillion dollar budgets in licensing the netSol technology ips to run their mission critical systems. netSol is a highly profitable company, with considerable cost arbitrage in its business model. it builds the majority of its ip in lahore, pakistan and its cost base is in pakistan rupees. however, its revenue is almost entirely generated in hard currencies, such as the dollar, Sterling and the euro. the three brothers work in unison and all three have held the ceo job. currently, najeeb is the ceo and Salim and naeem are both presidents who manage Service delivery and Global sales respectively. the founders still own a significant amount of equity in the company and have several investments in property and other ventures. mohammed adil, born in Gujjar khan, pakistan, came to the Uk as a teenager in 1963 and became a millionaire before the age of 40. he started his career as a bus driver; however in 1969 became the first asian franchisee of the fast food chain, his first branch being in willesden. he also created his own brand “Burger delight”. he progressed to acquire more restaurants, which he converted to Burger king franchise over time. he is now a proud franchisee of the wimpy, Burger king, kfc, and costa brands, and has in excess of 80 restaurants in the Uk, employing around 2000 people throughout the group. he climbed onto the property ladder at an early age, unlike other asian colleagues, who acquired corner shops. currently mr adil holds a huge commercial and residential property portfolio in and around london along with the two successfully operating hotels. mr adil contributes to the asian community through donations to reputable charities. he has been awarded many prestigious honorary awards. respected for his contribution to the community, he associates well with high calibre people of the Uk and pakistan. his two sons follow in his footsteps: raja Jameel adil, a qualified and highly successful solicitor manages the kfc restaurants whilst Zahir adil the Burger king restaurants and other businesses. 16

FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:54 Page 17 AAMINA TASEER First Capital Securities Corporation Limited Aamna Taseer serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Securities Corporation Limited. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Pace Pakistan Limited since May 2, 2011 and has been the Chairman of the Board at Media Times Limited since June 29, 2011. She is one of the main promoters who established First Capital Securities Corporation Limited (“FCSC”) in Pakistan in 1994, a full service brokerage house with equity participation by Smith Barney Inc USA and HG Asia Hong Kong. FCSC ser the tone for investment banking services and together with the help of international banks, Amina Taseer successfully laid the background for important advisory and corporate finance transactions. Since then she has been actively involved in establishing other companies in the financial sectors. As a Director of Pace Pakistan Ltd, with a listing in Pakistan and convertible bond listing in Singapore, the Pace brand is recognized not only in Pakistan but by international fund managers across the globe. As a Director of Pace Pakistan Ltd, with a listing in Pakistan and convertible bond listing in Singapore, she has ensured the Pace brand is recognized not only in Pakistan but by international fund managers across the globe. Today the group has 6 operational shopping malls in different cities and around eight projects under various phases of development. First Capital Group also took the lead by introducing the first English news channel in Pakistan Business Plus which was followed by the first exclusive kids channel, Zaiqa Channel, Media Times Limited, a First Capital Group Company is one of the fastest growing English newspaper, The Daily Times and an Urdu daily by the name of Aaj Kal 17

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