Waqar Malik is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School and INSEAD. A specialist in Strategy, Corporate/Business leadership and Board Governance, his professional experience includes managing and leading corporates in the petrochemicals, consumer and the life sciences industry.
Mr. Malik has a career spanning over 27 years with Fortune 500 companies. His career with the ICI PLC group based in the UK and then Akzo Nobel in the Netherlands provided the opportunity to work in Europe and the Americas. In Pakistan, he was the Country Head of ICI PLC’s operations. He served as CEO of ICI Pakistan Limited and also the CEO and Chairman of Lotte Pakistan limited (formerly Pakistan PTA Limited).
He currently serves as the Board Member & Chairman of Pakistan Petroleum Limited; Board Member, TPL Direct Insurance Limited; Advisory Board, Institute of Business Administration; Board Member, British Business Centre; and Trustee, i-Care Foundation.
Previously, Mr. Malik served as Board member, State bank of Pakistan; President, Overseas Investor’s Chamber for Commerce and Industry (OICCI); President, Management Association of Pakistan; Board Member, Lahore University of Management Sciences; Board Member, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture; Chairman, Sui Southern Gas Company; Board Member, Engro Polymer Limited; and Board member, IGI insurance limited.
He was awarded Prince of Wales medal as a Trustee of the Prince of Wales Pakistan Recovery Fund for the flood victims in 2010. Mr. Malik joined the Engro Board in 2015.
Malahat Awan is CEO of the British Business Centre since 1st January 2016.Malahat holds an M.Sc in Economics with a major in HR. She has worked for the British Consulate for many years. She has vast management and finance experience. She has worked for Asian Development Bank, UNDP and the Government of Pakistan in the past.
John Anthony Tucknott MBE is British Deputy High Commissioner, Karachi and UK Trade and Investment Director for Pakistan since May 2013.John holds a MA (Hons.) in International Studies from King’s College London. His specialisations have been in the Middle East and Politico-Military issues, specializing in NBC non proliferation and disarmament. As a senior British Diplomat, John has a wide-range of experience and knowledge in international affairs, including trade and investment promotion. John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1977.