Dr. Ijaz Nabi (Chairman)

Dr. Ijaz Nabi is a Professor of Economics Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is also member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan. In October 2009, he was appointed Pakistan Country Director, International Growth Center, a policy research consortium of London School of Economics and Oxford University. Dr. Nabi returned to Pakistan in 2008 after 22 years at the World Bank in Washington.

Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi (Member)

Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi has been associated with David and Lucile Packard Foundation since October 2003 as their Senior Country Advisor. She is also a senior Technical Advisor at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has obtained her diploma in Reproductive Health from University of Melbourne, Execution Education Certificate, Harvard Kennedy School and has closely worked with donors and international agencies on Reproductive Health matters. In 2004, she was invited to deliver a speech in British Parliament House on “Status of Maternal Health in Pakistan” and in addition, she received “Maymar-e-Watan” award from Sindh Government on account of her groundbreaking work on social development.

Dr. Naved Hamid (Member)

Dr. Naved Hamid is Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. He has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, USA. Prior to joining the Lahore School of Economics, he was at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where he worked in various capacities, including ‘Acting Chief Economist for South Asia’ and Deputy Country Director and Team Leader for Pakistan. Before joining ADB he was Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Dr. Rubina Sohail (Member)

She is chairperson of FIGO Committees on women Facing Crisis in Pakistan and pioneer of Kangaroo Mother Care in Pakistan. Dr Rubina is widely published in IJOG and The Lancet. She is one of the ambitious directors of PPIF and committed to make innovative changes in society.

Ms. Nazish Afraz (Member)

Nazish Afraz is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Programme Economist at Sustainable Energy & Economic Development (SEED) Programme, KP. She has worked in public policy research in the UK and in Pakistan. Research interests include industrial development, trade, and education. She has completed an MPhil in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ms. Aqeela Mumtaz (Member)

More than 25 years of diversified finance and business experience, Currently she is a member of the Board two companies established as a public-private joint enterprise – Punjab Skills Development Fund and Punjab Population Innovation Fund.  As a woman with an MBA, working in Finance, she has successfully demonstrated that diversity in thought and action can bring transformational impacts. She has CFO level track record of successfully financially turning around two mid-sized organizations – LUMS (2011) and Tameer Bank in 2010 (now Telenor Bank). Her passion remains using technology to improve access to data and decision-making.

Mr. Amir Zafar Khan (Member)

Barrister, Attorney, Political Analyst, and Dreamer for an equitable Pakistan for all Pakistanis.

Mr. irfan Ilyas (Member)

Mr. Irfan Ilyas has over 20 years of post-qualification experience. He was partner in Ilyas Saeed
& Co, Chartered Accountants, since 2001 till 2017, SBP category “A” firm in Pakistan. Since July
2017, Mr. Irfan Ilyas is running his own CA firm as proprietor, serving diversified clients in
general practice, providing Audit & Assurance, Tax & Legal Compliance, Corporate Advisory
and Business Consulting services.
His core experience includes general practice providing professional advisory services to number
of public, private sector and International organizations. Mr. Irfan Ilyas has vast experience of
Audit & Assurance engagements, ranging from owner based companies to Multinational and
Government Institutions. He has been serving as Tax Advisor and Consultant to MNCs,
Government and Non-Government Organization, Listed and Economical significant Entities,
SME Sector and High Net worth Individuals.