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Mr Ehsan Mani - Chairman, PCB

A former club cricketer between 1959 and 1964, Ehsan Mani is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He was appointed as Pakistan Cricket Board’s permanent representative at the ICC in 1989 and was on the committees that organised the ICC Cricket World Cups 1996 and 1999. As Chair of the ICC’s Finance and Marketing Committee, he was instrumental in commercialising international cricket in 2000 by leading the ICC to sign its first-ever commercial deal worth $550m, which was followed by a second deal in 2006 worth over $1.1bn, in which he played the lead role. In 2002, he was appointed as vice-president of the International Cricket Council and served as ICC President from 2003-2006. On 4 September 2018, he was elected as the 34th Chairman of the PCB.


Mr Asad Ali Khan - Member

A Chartered Accountant by profession and having worked with Coopers & Lybrand, Sydney, Asad Ali Khan is Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President at Abacus Consulting. He has also served as Chairman and President of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Pakistan, and Service Market Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, covering the Middle East and North Africa region. His diverse portfolio includes working as a thought-leader in strategic leadership roles for a variety of clients in the industry and commerce. He has also served on several corporate boards of multi-national/national companies in Pakistan and MENA Region. Amongst many awards, he was decorated with Centre of Excellence Award by AllWorld Summit Harvard in 2012 and Australian Alumni Excellence Award for Business Leadership by the Australian Government in 2013. He has played Grade cricket in Sydney from 1965 to 1969.


Ms Alia Zafar - Member

Has Master of Arts and MBA degrees, and is a Human Resource specialist with Diploma/Certification in Learning, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurs from Germany and INSEAD France. Her experience includes HR Group Head Bank of Punjab, HR Country Head Askari Bank, HR Lead Expert with Crown Agents America, UNDP and USAID in a variety of corporate sectors, including Agha Khan Foundation in four continents. She is a HR specialist with experience in capacity-building, corporate governance, organisational design and performance evaluation Captain of School Cricket Team.


Mr Javed Kureishi - Member

Has a Bachelor of Arts (degree from University of Sussex) along with 34-year banking experience with Citibank in senior positions, including Group Head/CEO in Asia Pacific, Czech Republic, Egypt, Africa, Middle East and Pakistan Currently. He is a member of Karachi Stock Exchange. He has played first-class cricket and captained Pakistan Under-19 cricket team on the tours of India and Sri Lanka in 1979. He demonstrates strong links with successful business community in the corporate sector at home and abroad. He is the son of renowned cricket commentator Omer Kureishi.


Mr Aasim Wajid Jawad - Member

Has a BSc degree Economics (Hons) from London School of Economics with early education at the University of Michigan. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Currently, he is Group Head of Strategy and Transformation at Bank Alfalah, leading a team of 150 people. He has worked with EY and Deloitte in London for several years in corporate finance involving technology, media and telecommunication sectors. He has hands-on experience in risk management and digital technologies and has deep interest in cricket having played at school and LSE university level.


Mr Arif Saeed - Member

He is an Aitchisonian, a member of Aitchison Board of Governors and holder of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from Oxford University. Currently, he is the Chairman of Service Industries. Other top corporate positions he has held over the past 15 years include Chairman of APTMA, Lahore Stock Exchange, TEVTA, and Director Institute of Development and Economic Alternative (IDEAS). He played Rugby for over 15 years and is the co-founder and President of Pakistan Rugby Union that has became a full voting member of World Rugby. He demonstrates strong links with the business community in the corporate sector and has deep interest in cricket, hailing hails from a cricketing family.


Mr Wasim Khan - Chief Executive, PCB

Wasim Khan is a holder of Masters Degree from the Warwick Business School. In 1995, he became the first British-born Pakistani to be awarded a professional contract when he signed for Warwickshire, and later also played for Sussex and Derbyshire. He ended his six-year first-class career with 58 matches and 2,835 runs. He joined the Cricket Foundation in 2005, and became its Chief Executrive in 2009. In 2006, his autobiography ‘Brim Full of Passion’ won the Wisden Book of the Year. In 2013, Wasim was awarded MBE for his services to cricket and communities. In 2015, he became Leicestershire CCC’s Chief Executive and, in doing so, became the first South Asian CEO in the history of first-class cricket in England. He also sat on the Equality & Human Rights Commission Sports Group, The Prince's Trust Cricket Group and the Board of Sport England. In April 2018, he was appointed chair of the ECB’s Men’s Domestic Playing Programme Group.


 

Mr Salman Naseer - Chief Operating Office, PCB, & Secretary to the Board

A Bar-at-Law from the prestigious City Law School and Lincoln’s Inn, London, Salman Naseer joined PCB in September 2011. Before joining the PCB, as Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, he worked as a Law Associate at various renowned law firms in Lahore and also served as Legal Advisor to the National Bank of Pakistan and WAPDA. During his time at the PCB, he has been involved in preparation and drafting of rules, codes, policies and bylaws pertaining to regulation of cricket, conduct of cricketers, employees, coaches and support personnel; conferencing and acting on behalf of players; prosecuting players for violating PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code; drafting and vetting of tender documents  and commercial contracts including for Media Rights, Franchise Rights, Licensing Rights etc.