Board of Directors
Mr. Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui (Chairman & Director)
Mr. Siddiqui is one of Pakistan’s senior most civil servants and an eminent educationist. He has held many senior positions with the Government of Pakistan.
He has served in the Tax department in various capacities including the Commissioner of Income Tax. He served the Provincial Governments as Secretary Education, Finance and Service and General Administration Departments.
He has served the Federal Government as Secretary Establishment, Economic Affairs, Education, Management Services, Economic Affairs Statistics and Youth Affairs Divisions. He also served as Vice Chancellor of Sindh University during 1984- 88 and 2001-2008. He also held the positions of Chairman, National Insurance Corporation and Member, Federal Public Services Commission.
He is the Chairman of Sindh Madrasah Board and Quaid-e-Azam Public School. He is also a permanent member of Search Committee for Vice Chancellors, Registrar, Finance Directors and Controllers of Examination of all Public Sector Universities in Sindh
Ms. Sultana Siddiqui (Director)
Ms. Sultana Siddiqui started her career as a producer for PTV, Karachi Studios in 1974 and founded HUM Network (one of the top 25 Companies acknowledged by the Pakistan Stock Exchange in 2010) in 2005. Since then, she has been credited as the first woman of South Asia to establish a Television Network and is the recipient of many National and International Awards. Under her supervision, HUM TV’s Serials received numerous awards for Dramas by Pakistan’s prestigious Lux Awards, four years in a row..
Ms. Siddiqui has produced countless programmes for youth and adult audiences alike. Her work has covered children’s programming, musical performances, telefilm, serials, and social and professional documentaries. These productions won her the Best Producer of a Drama Serial (‘Marvi’), Best Producer of a music production (PTV), the Silver Jubilee Award (PTV), the Hazrat Khadijat ul Kubra Award, Women of Vision Award, Nigar Award, Gold Medal, Sindh Graduates Association Award and Pride of Performance Award.
Ms. Siddiqui’s forte and personal passion has always been dedicated to bringing public awareness to social issues, such as female empowerment, and the importance of promoting education. Her emphasis on these topics have in turn, created a more positive global image of Pakistan. She has also represented Pakistan in various workshops and seminars abroad and has worked with reputable NGOs to solve women’s issues.
In 1996, Ms. Siddiqui founded a Production House under the name of “Moomal Productions.” Since its establishment, the company’s plays have received numerous awards. In 2004, she created “Eye Television Network Ltd” now (HUM Network Ltd) as Chairman and President which spawned three successful Satellite Channels: HUMTV, Masala TV and HUM SITARAY. In recognition of her outstanding services in the field of Art (TV Production) the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan conferred the President Award of “Pride of Performance” to her in 2008. Ms. Siddiqui was awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Mass Communication from the prestigious Greenwich University in 2015.
Mr. Duraid Qureshi (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Qureshi was the Chief Executive of Moomal Productions Private Limited, one of the leading production houses in Pakistan which is producing for private channels and PTV.
He was also the Founder Executive of Eye Entertainment, one of the most successful media marketing companies in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi also started Advanced Media Marketing as a partnership firm to be the one of the largest advertising revenuegenerating firms for television in Pakistan from the programs it marketed. He also acted as Resident Director / Chief Operating Officer of Al-Abbas Sugar Mill Ltd.
Mr. Qureshi completed his Masters in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 1997 and also completed an advance management program from Harvard Business School in 2009, and had working experience at Citibank N.A., and Bank of America.
Mr. Shunaid Qureshi (Director)
Mr. Shunaid Qureshi is one of the most prominent industrialists of Pakistan. He is currently the C.E.O/Managing Director of Al-Abbas Sugar Mills public Ltd., Chairman of Falcon-I(Pvt.) Ltd. and Director of Javedan Cement Company Ltd.
He is also the founder of many successful companies including Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Ltd. and Falcon-I (Pvt.) Ltd. Under Mr. Qureshi’s leadership, Al-Abbas Sugar Mills has become one of the most successful sugar companies in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi has made Falcon-I the fastest growing automobile tracking company in the country.
Mr. Qureshi is the Chairman of Pakistan Sugar Mills Association, where he leads the effort of defining the policy for Cogeneration by sugar industry in Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi has also served twice as Chairman Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (Sindh Zone).
Mrs. Momina Duraid (Director)
Momina Duraid contributed vastly to the Pakistani media industry for more than a decade. She is the CEO of her own production company M.D Productions (Pvt) Ltd.
Momina graduated from LUMS in the year 1997, and made her debut in drama production with her first serial, Mere Paas Paas. She has produced and created several acclaimed series including Dastaan, Humsafar, Shehr-e-Zaat, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Diyar-e-Dil, Sadqay Tumhare, Mann Mayal and Bin Roye, that are credited as one of most acclaimed series of all time
In 2015, Momina ventured into film direction and co-directed Bin Roye that earned her critical acclaim and recognition.
Ms. Momina was one of the three people nominated for the award of “Pride of LUMS” by Lahore University of management sciences in 2014. Momina has also been awarded consecutively for four years the best producer at Lux Style Awards and three years at the Pakistan Media Awards. She has won various other awards for her productions in multiple categories like Best Director, Best Writer, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Song of the Year. She was also given the Nesvita Woman of Strength Award
Mrs. Mahtab Akbar Rashidi (Director)
Mrs. Mahtab Akbar Rashdi hails from a prominent family of Larkana. She started her career as an educationist and thereafter joined International relations Department University of Sindh in 1973, later on went to university of Massachusetts USA on full bright scholarship to pursue Masters in International Relations. After completing her 2nd Masters she joined as Chairperson of International Relations Department, University of Sindh at Jamshoro.
Her administrative career has been outstanding she also served as Director Institute of Sindhology and Regional Director, University Grants Commission, at Jamshoro.
She served as the first ever woman Secretary in the history of the Sindh Secretariat as Secretary Culture & Tourism, Youth affairs & sports Director General Environmental Protection Agency, Secretary Social Welfare and Women Development, Secretary Education, Director General Provincial Ombudsmen Secretariat, Secretary Information and secretary inter provincial coordination.
She is also actively associated with various learned bodies, forums and social organizations through which she took number of initiatives in bringing awareness to educate women about their rights and also helped them to identify business opportunities because she strongly believes that economic empowerment of women is going to have significant socio economic ramifications for both society as well as the economy.
She contributes articles to various leading journals and weeklies of Sindhi, English, and Urdu on Social issues, Environment,
International relation and culture. Her book on “Indo-Pak Relations” was published in 1989. She has also presented various talk shows on TV, which acclaimed tremendous popularity among the viewers. In recognition of her outstanding contributions she has been conferred with number of awards including “Pride of Performance” the national award by the President of Pakistan.
Lt Gen (R) Asif Yasin Malik (Director)
A fourth generation soldier, Lt General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik joined the Pakistan Army in 1973 as an infantry officer. He has undergone one year training in Germany and served in Saudi Arabia for two years. The general has been the Brigade Major(S-3) of an infantry brigade, GSO-1 Operations and Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps. He commanded two Anti Tank battalions, an Infantry brigade and a Strike Infantry Division apart from being on the faculty of Command and Staff College. He has also acted in a joint capacity by serving as the Director General Joint Intelligence and Information Operations in The Joint Staff Headquarters and a Director General in Inter Services Intelligence. His last assignment was the command of 11 Corps, one of the largest corps ever, comprising of over 150,000 troops spearheading the stabilizing operations in FATA and KP. He completed his service and retired from active duty in Dec 11. He was appointed as Secretary of Defense in July 2012 and completed his tenure in July 2014.
The General is a graduate of Pakistan Army Command and Staff College, has done his Masters from National Defense University Islamabad and also has a Masters degree in Strategic Resource Management from National Defense University, Washington, DC. While at the NDU Washington DC he was the Class President of the International Fellows. He was bestowed the privilege of gracing the NDU’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013, the first Pakistani to have this honour.
Mr. Sohail Ansar (Director)
Mr. Sohail Ansar is a veteran of the media and marketing world. He started off his career with Unilever Pakistan where he worked across verticals of Brand, Trade, Media and an offshore assignment with Unilever, London Office. He provided his services as Marketing Services Manager, International brand manager, Product group manager, Business development manager and Regional sales manager. In 2003, he took charge of Mindshare Pakistan as a CEO. With his strong business acumen and hard work he took the group to great heights and launched Maxus and MEC Pakistan which led to the inception of GroupM Pakistan in 2006.
Mr. Ansar completed his masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration in 1984 and continued enhancing his skills by attending several international training programs.
Hasan Reza-Ur-Rahim (Director)
Mr. Rahim is an accomplished professional who has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry. He is also the Chairman of Cyan Limited and serves on the Boards of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, Dawood Lawrencepur Limited and Atlas Insurance Limited. Previously, he wasthe Executive Director in-charge of the Chairman’sCorporate Office of the Dawood Hercules Group (“DHG”) which consists of several listed and unlisted companies and is one of the largest entrepreneurial groups in Pakistan. DHG has a market capitalization exceeding USD 3.5 Billionfor companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
During his 15-year career with JPMorgan, Mr. Rahim held several senior roles in Pakistan and abroad. He assisted in establishing and heading the Global Corporate Bank in Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, was Senior Country Officer of Pakistan and and was an integral part of the Regional Corporate Finance team based in Singapore. He has originated, led and executed large complex M&A transactions and Privatizations totaling USD 5.0 billion, Sovereign Debt and Bond issues of over USD 2.0 billion in the Telecom, Airlines, Banking, Oil &Gas and Petrochemical industries.
Mr. Rahim, previously also held senior roles with Mashreq Bankpsc, ANZ Grindlays Bank plcand commenced his career with Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited. He was also posted and lived in Zurich, Singapore, Bahrain and Dubai and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in USA.