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FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:55 Page 44 ZOUHAIR A. KHALIQ Independent Telecom Advisor SARFARAZ ALAM TEXPO Zouhair is a Uk based Board level Senior executive with a successful track record in building, growing and turning around companies in the telecom and technology space. he has over 28 years of experience in Board and senior leadership positions with expertise in finance, marketing, corporate strategy, business development, human resource development and relationship management. Zouhair is currently working with dhabi holdings of the Uae leading the restructuring of its telecom assets and serves on the Boards of warid telecom limited and wateen telecom limited. Zouhair is also actively involved with advising and investing in young start up entrepreneurs in the telecom and technology space particularly relating to mobile broadband and mobile financial services and is currently on the advisory Board of myBiz.com which is designed to mentor and support young entrepreneurs. prior to this while based in egypt in 2009/10 he led the orascom telecom Group initiative in mobile financial Services and Banking for the unbanked and was involved with the setting up of a microfinance Bank. he also led Group Strategy on infrastructure sharing with several projects in different countries. he oversaw the planning and strategy for a potential US$1 billion tower Sharing Joint Venture. during 2003 - 2008 as chief executive officer of mobilink in pakistan, he led the growth of the customer base from 1 million to 31 million over 5 years, growing revenues 15 times to US$ 1.25 billion, maintaining stable eBitda and market leadership in a 5 player market. he oversaw the deployment of US$2.5 billion in cellular infrastructure, a nationwide fiber optic backbone and wi-max operations transforming mobilink into the leading telecom Solutions provider in the country. in 2006-2007 mobilink was rated amongst the 5 fastest growing companies in the asian region alongside china mobile, ntt docomo and Bharti telecom. mobilink is still rated as the largest private sector company in pakistan. Zouhair successfully helped raise over US$ 1.1 Billion dollars of debt working with european export credit agencies and local and international banks and the ministry of finance including the first ever US$ 250 million private sector Bond in the country’s history. he played a pivotal strategic role, in helping to shape and formulate the mobile cellular policy of the Government of pakistan, working extensively with the ministry of communications and lobbying the Government at all levels. as Group coo at orascom telecom in egypt in early 2003, he revamped the Board Governance structure and operational Strategy of the Group, restructured the management of the algerian operations and helped launch the tunisian cellular operations and planned the launch of the iraq operations thus contributing to the Group’s subsequent rapid expansion. earlier in 2002 as Group cfo at orascom telecom he successfully led the restructuring of the Group’s US$ 1.8 billion debt with egyptian and international banks and major equipment suppliers. while at motorola during 1997-2001 he exercised a key Board role in helping to successfully build mobinil, a US$ 4 billion quoted cellular company, to a position of dominant market leadership in the egyptian market with 1.2 million subscribers in 2 years. he also exercised a key Board role in helping establish market leadership and subscriber growth of 6.5 times in 3 years in fastlink, Jordan. dr Sarfaraz alam is the president & chief executive officer of teXpo and the main visionary behind this multinational organization, a leading i.t business and one of the very successful businesses in the G.c.c region. today teXpo is one of the leading i.t companies in the middle east where its clientel ranges from Government through to private businesses. Under Sarfaraz’s leadership teXpo engineers have helped astrium Uk ltd., a fully owned eadS company, to build the ground satellite control and communication station for Yahsat’s satellites Y1a and Y1B or worth $ 1.6bn and a first for the Uae. it stands as a unique showcase for a communications networks controlled completely by it and networking systems. teXpo was an integral part of this build out, as the exclusive solution and it services partner for astrium. moreover Sarfraz led the team of network engineers who designed the complete passive corporate network of the same ground station for YahSat; a mUBadala company. teXpo is now offers its services from dubai, houston, ontario, riyadh, karachi, and ras-alkhaimah where the company is mainly focusing on development of advanced network infrastructures for telecom and satellite ground communication stations. 44

FINAL POWER 100 BOOK 2.59 TUE_Layout 1 14/02/2017 13:55 Page 45 ZAKIR MAHMOOD Habib Bank Limited Zakir mahmood –is the president & ceo, hBl. he is a graduate of the University of karachi in engineering and subsequently obtained a masters in engineering and an mBa in finance from the University of california, los angeles (Ucla). he began his professional career with Bank of america in 1977. during his 14 years there, he held senior management assignments in Boa’s operations in europe and the middle east where he headed the Gulf operations as regional manager. in 1991, mr. mahmood joined credit agricole indosuez Bank as General manager for the Uae. he returned to pakistan in 1995, to head the country operations of credit agricole indosuez. in 2000, mr. mahmood was appointed president and ceo of habib Bank ltd (hBl) by the Government of pakistan and was tasked with restructuring the bank to facilitate its privatization. after four years of comprehensive restructuring, the Bank was successfully privatized in december 2003 with the aga khan fund for economic development (akfed) acquiring a majority share holding. mr. mahmood chairs the boards of several organizations including habib allied international Bank plc, Uk and Mr. Mahmood has received civilian awards from the governments of Pakistan and France. habib finance international limited, hong kong. he is also on the Board of directors of khushhali Bank limited and has held directorships in large pakistani corporations like pakistan international airlines, pakistan Steel mills, the karachi Stock exchange and the national investment trust. he has also been a member of several prominent government commissions, including the pay and pension commission for Government employees and the armed forces, and the private Sector development task force. he was also chair of the commission established by the State Bank of pakistan that successfully developed a national crop loan insurance program. mr. mahmood represents hBl at the world economic forum and has served as a panelist at the forum’s meetings in davos and in china. he also represents hBl at the institute of international finance meetings in washington dc. mr. mahmood has received civilian awards from the governments of pakistan and france; the “Sitara-iimtiaz” by the Government of pakistan in 2005 and the “chevalier de l’ordre national du merite” awarded by the Government of france in 2001. 45

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