PTC Board comprises of some of the most dynamic leaders in Pakistan’s textile and apparel sector
Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal
Iqbal has worked as a business executive in senior leadership positions, as head of finance, as chief executive officer of significant companies and later as a consultant. He has over 30 years of increasingly more responsible management experience with leading local business houses and multinationals working in Pakistan. Textiles, food, IPPs, Renewable Energy are some of the domains he has worked as a senior executive and in some cases as a consultant.
He has worked as General Manager, Finance, Nishat Mills Ltd and as the Financial Controller of GAM Corp (Pvt) Ltd, one of the McDonalds’ JV for Pakistan. He has worked twice for AES Corp, USA, first as CFO for its two IPPs, AES Lalpir and AES Powergen and then as its Country Director for Pakistan. He has also worked on IPP development in Kenya.
Iqbal fondly remembers his stint with local newspapers and would still like to pursue this course. He calls himself an environmentally conscious citizen and has volunteered for organized charities to try and repay debts owed to the society. He also brings in extended experience of dealing with the government agencies in his previous management roles.
Iqbal has an MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and an M.Sc, Botany, from Government College, Lahore.
Maham is a Research Associate at PTC, with prior experience in qualitative and quantitative economic research and analysis, data management, and report writing with over two years of work experience across international development agencies (UNDP, ORA), in public (PIDC, PIPS, FBR) and private (KPMG, CPPG, CERP, MAHER) sectors. She brings to the table considerable knowledge of public policy, global sustainable development, trade, and women empowerment.
Prior to joining PTC, Maham worked as a Strategic Planning and Governance specialist at MAHER Consulting and as a Policy and Research Analyst at the Ministry of Industries and Production where she improved the use of evidence-based decision making in the Investment Facilitation and Industrial Infrastructure Development wings.
Maham holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Sarah Javaid is a Research Associate at PTC and holds an MS Economics from LUMS. Her work at PTC revolves around International Trade and Diplomacy. She has worked with policy think tanks including SDPI and PRIME where she was responsible for producing quarterly reports on macro-economic outlook, full reports, briefs, articles, and business proposals. Her main expertise includes policy analysis, data analysis and report writing. Her research has focused on Pakistan’s trade and specifically trade with the EU and FTA partners. She is the author of the report “Pakistan and the EU under GSP+” which was well received by the relevant audience. She has also carried out analyses of Federal Budgets, Monetary Policy, Trade Policy, SME Policy, Housing policy, and Mobile Manufacturing Policy of Pakistan.
She has worked as a Research Analyst in World Bank’s project on “Impact of GST and Property Tax on Women Taxpayers in KP”. She was also part of the monitoring team for USAID’s Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) and Small Medium Enterprise Activity (SMEA).
Senior Research Analyst
Eman is a Senior Research Analyst at PTC, with three years of experience in textile sector strategy and public sector consulting. A graduate of LUMS, she obtained her BSc Honors in Economics and Political Science in 2019. Her work at PTC is centered around economic analysis, policy research and publications. She has over 50 publications on topics ranging from export-led growth to investments and energy.
Senior Research Associate
Eman Javaid is a Senior Research Associate in the Pakistan Textile Council, her work revolves around dealing in International Diplomacy and Government Affairs. Eman Javaid's expertise lies in social and public policy analysis, sustainable finance, trade and diplomacy, and research and analysis. She previously worked as a consultant in the United Nations (UNCTAD) in the institutional finance section where she did considerable work in conducting data analysis, mapping risk assessment strategies, and developing sustainability guides for public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, with a focus on Africa and infrastructure investments. She has been involved in multiple projects for University of Oxford and Akhuwat Microfinance and demonstrated proficiency in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. They have conducted interviews, analysed data, and produced research reports on topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on Microfinance in Pakistan. Their research skills also encompass statistical analysis and advocacy for policy-level interventions based on findings. She previously worked in Pakistan Textile Council as an Analyst, her work revealed around policy negotiation, sustainability and getting international contracts for Pakistan.
She holds a degree of MSc. International Social and Public Policy from London School of Economics and BSc. Hons. Sociology and Anthropology from Lahore University of Management Sciences. She belongs from Faisalabad where she is actively involved in the National Incubation Centre and Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Research Associate
Saad has more than six years of managerial level experience. He has a multidisciplinary background in Risk Management, Accounting, Finance, and Economics via his various professional endeavors. He holds a master’s degree in Financial Risk Management from University College London and possesses national and international financial industry experience.
Prior to joining PTC, Saad was working at APTMA as Senior Executive Officer where he was delivering analytical work geared towards necessary policy adjustments to safeguard interests of textile companies, such as Pakistan Textile Policy 2020-25 and various budgetary recommendations. He was heavily involved in research advocacy and communications including delivery of written products e.g., technical notes, briefs, news articles as well as collaborations with international associations, educational institutions and research centers on growth and development issues in Pakistan.