Ms. Shaista Bano, is presently the Director General Cartels & Trade Abuses department. She holds a Masters Degree in ‘Economics for Competition Law’ from Kings College, University of London and a Masters in Business Administration with majors in Finance from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. She is also an Associate Chartered Certified Accountant UK since 2006.
Ms. Shaista started her professional career in 2001 with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan where she worked for six years, was serving as Deputy Registrar of Companies when she joined CCP in the year 2007. Since then she has conducted a number of key investigations, searches & inspections and authored various inquiry reports pertaining to a wide range of industry and economic sectors such as telecommunications, electronic media, electricity generation and distribution , LPG, CNG, sugar, cement, stock exchanges, jute mills etc to name a few. These investigations, searches and enquiry reports have led to the busting of some of the most harmful cartels and abusive practices.
Mr. Ahmed Qadir, Director General (International Affairs) joined the Commission on 11 August 2008. His subsequent assignment was in the Commission’s Office of International Affairs, which was established in January 2010. While working at the Office of International Affairs his responsibilities,inter alia, included co-ordinating the Commission’s communication with international counterparts and participation in relevant working groups of the International Competition Network (ICN). He also worked as Director in the Advocacy Department prior to assuming the charge of Secretary.
Prior to joining the Commission, he was Chief Strategy Officer for a private sector company in Pakistan, assisting the CEO in leading change management and business diversification. He has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, where he was the project manager for the Anti-Money Laundering initiative and the focal point for international communication and co-ordination.
He began his career in Pakistan in 1996 with the United Nations, initially with the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]and subsequently, the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP], He also worked, albeit briefly, for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in Pakistan.
His personal interests include how to improve the strategic management process in the public sector, new institutional economics, and leading organisational transformation.
Ms. Kishwar Khan, Senior Director is working as Head of the Training Cell to undertake the challenging task of capacity building of the CCP’s employees. She has worked as Senior Director, Competition Policy & Research, besides in Advocacy, Policy Planning & International Affairs Departments. She has supervised studies such as private healthcare & schooling, aviation, PSF, cooking oil and ghee, sugar, cement, automobiles, etc. She has prepared a number of Policy Notes, Annual Reports and State of Competition Reports. Previously, she served the MCA as Chief of Research & Investigation and Economist. She was involved in research on industrial sector; managing production & prices database; coordinating international/regional events; and analysis of WTO negotiations. As secretary of the Committee and as part of National Reference Group on ‘Competition Law & Policy’, she was instrumental to overhaul competition regime. Her experience of 28 years relates to research on trade, investment, competition and market access. For Commerce Ministry, she was focal point for capacity building to implement WTO agreements. She was Secretary, National Working Group on ‘Non-Agricultural Market Access and TRIMs’. She dealt with textiles, agriculture, antidumping, subsidies, safeguards, standards, environment and competition policy. She also contributed in Vision 2025 and New Growth Strategy forums.
At her credit are 12 publications and various conference papers. She has contributed as resource person, moderator and panelist in national/ international events. As a visiting faculty member, she has taught ‘competition law’ at LLM level. She holds Master’s degrees in Economics from Quaid -i- Azam University, and as a Chevening Scholar from University of Manchester, with focus on econometrics, trade and international finance. Besides competition agencies, she got trainings from UNCTAD, WTO, ADB and InWent on investment, accounting, quantitative methods, diplomacy, trade and competition. Her interests include poverty alleviation, private sector development, and industrial and competition economics.
Mr. Ikram-ul-Haq, With over 14 years of experience in the field of information systems, Software Development , Team & Project Management.He is currently serving as Senior Director in Information Systems and Technology Department of the Commission.
Ikram is a Computer Forensic Investigator with specialization in the design of information systems. He holds a MS Degree of Software Engineering.
Ikram has a blend of public and private sector experience, strong technical and commercial skills, experience in managing dispersed teams, and a track record of large scale IT transformations. Ikram previously held different positions with technology companies taking responsibility for project management, software engineering and computer science research. Ikram has a passion for emerging technologies and believes that information technology will change CCP significantly over the next few years, with digital perspectives being the enablers and facilitators of that change.
Mr. Asfandyar Khattak, has been associated with the Commission since July 2009.
Mr. Khattak has 12 years of experience in the field of advocacy, media and communications. He started his career as journalist after getting a Masters degree in Mass Communication from the University of Peshawar. He worked as reporter and sub-editor in daily “The Statesman” from 2001 to 2004.
He joined the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as Communication Officer in July 2004 and served there until July 2009. Then he joined the Competition Commission of Pakistan as Joint Director in the Advocacy Department on 6 July 2009. He was re-designated as Senior Joint Director In 2011, and then promoted as Director in November 2012.
Mr. Mubashar Jamal, With over 12 years varied experience in the field of competition law, Mr. Mubashar has been serving as Director at the Competition Commission of Pakistan.
Prior to above, he worked as Senior Joint Director and Joint Director of the Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, he worked as Research Officer/Investigation Officer and Deputy Director and Research Officer/Investigation Officer with the erstwhile Monopoly Control Authority, Government of Pakistan.
Mr. Mubashar has earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Punjab, Lahore. In addition, he has attended a number of trainings from different countries, on competition policy and law.
Mr. Shehzad Hussain , Director (Admin & Accounts) has been serving the Commission since 2012. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ACMA), and Institute of Financial Consultants Canada (CFC). He also holds a Master’s degree in Economics.
He has over 15 years of rich and diverse experience in both public and private sector at key posts. Before joining the Commission he has worked with Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and Madina Group of Industries. His forte is accountancy and finance with a blend of human resource management skills. Handling the Commission’s corporate affairs means streamlining internal operations by introducing various in-house schemes to improve overall efficiency and liaison with government counterparts. His focus on the human resources aspect of the Commission has proved valuable over the years, allowing it to deliver on its important mandate.
Mr. Syed Umair Javed , joined the Commission in 2008 and is currently working as the Director of the Legal Department and the Acting Registrar to the Commission. As Director (Legal) he manages both in-house and external legal resources for the provision of litigation, drafting, vetting, and advisory related services to various departments of the Commission. In his role as the Registrar, Umair assists the Commission in the discharge of its qausi-judicial mandate.
Academically, Umair holds a BA & LLB from Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LLM in International Economics Law from Warwick University. He is particularly interested in the study of competition in regulated industries, network industries, and public procurement.
Mr. Noman Liaq , is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 11 years of diverse experience in areas of Regulatory affairs, Investigation, Secretarial practices, Audit, operations, finance, consultancy, and business development. He started his career with A.F.Ferguson (A member firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers) and joined Competition Commission of Pakistan in 2012. He is serving as Acting Secretary to the Commission & Director (Office of Fair Trade). He also holds master degrees in Economics and Business Administration.
Mr. Salman Zafar , With an experience spanning over 7 years in the field of Auditing, Finance and Project Management, Salman joined Competition Commission of Pakistan in 2015 and is serving as the Director Internal Audit.
Salman is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) with an expertise in Auditing and Finance.
Salman possesses strong financial, technical and commercial skills, with an experience of team building and team leading, and a track record of successful reengineering in business processes to achieve efficiency in organizations. Salman has previously held different positions in the financial market companies. Salman is an ambitious professional who believes that an effective and vibrant Internal Audit Department can strategically align the CCP with its stakeholders, while safeguarding the assets of the Commission and without compromising on the efficiency of the organization.
Mr. Omer Farooq , has over 14 years of Corporate and Investment Banking experience with various financial Institutions. Prior to joining CCP, he was Regional Corporate Head – North at Askari Bank Ltd and has been involved in transactions, not limited to Merger’s & Acquisition with respect to different industries i.e. Textiles, Fertilizers, Telecommunication Information, Oil & Gas, IT companies, Cement, and etc. His portfolio included MNCs, Blue Chips/Large local Corporate & Government Ownerships.
Mr. Omer Farooq have a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University, California, USA and Master’s in Business Administration from University of Arkansas, at Little Rock, USA, specializing in Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, and Accounting.
Mr. Moin-Ud-Din Ahmad Wani ,Sr. Director CCP, is a career civil servant working for the Government of Pakistan (GOP), who joined the Commission in October 2016. Prior to joining the Competition Commission of Pakistan, Mr. Wani was posted as Additional Director, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit-FBR. He has also served as Director General, Federal Directorate of Education where he was the focal person for the Prime Minister’s Education Reform Project. Mr. Wani has also worked in the President’s Secretariat as Director Special Assignments and Foreign Affairs. In addition, he has had the experience of working in various field formations of the Federal Board of Revenue. He was posted as Commercial Secretary in the Trade Commission of Pakistan, Johannesburg, South Africa for four years, and has served as Deputy Secretary, Economic Reform Unit (ERU), Ministry of Finance. He also served as Staff Officer to the then Finance Minister.
Furthermore, having enjoyed a working relationship with several international organizations such as the DFID, UN, World Bank etc. he developed a better understanding of how these organizations operate and deliver. Mr. Wani has a Master’s degree in International Development: Public Policy & Management from the Institute of Public Policy Development and Management (IPDM), University of Manchester. Mr. Wani thus brings with him diverse experience whether of finance, trade and commerce, project management, the development sector or public policy formulation. He has also had experience of managing medium to mid-career rank civil servants for better service delivery.