Board of Directors

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Assad Saifullah Khan (Chairman/Director)

Assad Saifullah Khan is the CEO of Kohat Textile Mills Ltd and Director of Legal Affairs for the Saif Group. As Head of the Legal Department he is responsible for co-ordinating all legal and contractual matters for Group subsidiaries and associated companies.

Assad Saifullah Khan brings with him the considerable experience gained through working in the UK and Pakistan. During his legal education, Assad Saifullah Khan worked with Orr, Dignam & Co (Islamabad) and as a caseworker for the current Deputy Leader of the Labor Party – the Right Honorable Harriet Harman MP, QC.

After completing the Bar Vocational Course, Assad interned for several months at J.D. Spicer & Co. a leading solicitor’s practice in London, before moving back to Pakistan during the summer of 2007.

This was followed by a one-year tenure as an Associate at Hassan & Hassan (Lahore). Under the tutelage of Dr. Parvez Hassan, Assad handled company law cases and corporate work for several large multinationals.

Assad Saifullah Khan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, majoring in History and Culture and a minor in French. He then moved to London to pursue his legal education by attaining his Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law in 2005, and certification in the Bar Vocational Course from the Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) in 2007.

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Muhammad Ali Saifullah (Director)

Mr. Muhammad Ali Saifullah Khan is a Board Member of Softech Systems. He is also the CEO of Saif Builders, CEO of Saif Ventures and a Director in Saif Cement Limited. He is also the founder of UK airport parking platform Quick Park Fly.com. He previously served as a Business Development Director at Sun Credit Systems, a UK based solar company.

He has a strong background in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking working at Halkin Investments, an Investment Management and Investment Banking firm in London. He was part of the team that arranged financing for the acquisition of Grosvenor House Hotel in London and Plaza Hotel in New York valued in excess of USD 1 billion. Mr. Khan also originated and executed and led the acquisition of 55 Newman Street in London valued at over 40 million GBP for a private client. In addition. he was also part of the team that was working on structuring of financing and acquisition of Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City valued at 200 million USD.

Mr. Khan has taken part in social welfare work, from the platform of Saifullah Foundation for Sustainable Development (SFSD), a private NGO which was founded by his late grandmother, Begum Kulsum Saifullah Khan (Hilal-e- Imtiaz). SFSD serves the poor segment of Pakistani society through its landmark projects namely Women & Children Hospital, Barrister Saifullah Khan Vocational Training Centre, SFSD Scholarships etc.

Mr. Khan holds a BA Honours degree in History and International Relations from Royal Holloway University of London and an MA in International Relations from Webster University.

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Dr. Salman Iqbal (CEO)

Dr. Salman Iqbal, Chief Executive of Softech Systems, has over 30 years of experience in engineering, software design, development, consultancy and senior level technical and business management. He directed the startup and daily operations of Softech, an export-oriented software development and technology services company. Under his leadership, Softech has developed a number of products in the capital, financial, healthcare and social media segments. Also provided development and consulting services to prestigious global clients based in USA, Canada, UAE, Singapore, Turkey, UK, Ghana and Pakistan.

Dr. Salman Iqbal has corporate senior-level management experience, having successfully managed capital market development projects worth millions of US Dollars. He carried out pioneering work for stock exchanges of Pakistan to fully automate their trading, clearing, dissemination and depository functions. Previously, he designed and implemented message passing and network security systems for diverse computing environments.

He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Lahore University of Management Sciences, serving as member NCEAC (HEC Pakistan) and representation on academic councils of several public and private sector universities.

An Electrical Engineer by profession, Dr. Salman Iqbal attended the University of Sussex, UK, for his Doctorate Degree in Data Communication and Networks. He has over 12 international publications in his areas of specialization.

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Rana Muhammad Shafi (Director)

Rana Muhammad Shafi at present is an Advisor to the Board of Director of Saif Group of Companies. He advises the BOD for Investments, mergers and acquisition on new ventures and on financial matters of Saif Group Companies. He also advises on securitization of assets, treasury functions for acquisitions of funds for new projects and dealing with capital markets

He has over 52 years of rich and varied experience in the field of Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Administration, Management control, Treasury & Financial Management. He is associated with Saif Group since January 1981 and has worked in the capacities of Cost & Management Accountant, Chief Accountant, Commercial Manager, General Manager Finance, Executive Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

He has conducted a number of workshops on corporate accounting, leadership management and treasury financing. Before joining Saif Group, he has been associated with Ali Textile Mills Ltd., Jhang (3 years), Mansoor Textile Mills Ltd., Lahore (3 years) and Nishat Mills Ltd. Faisalabad (5 years).

He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Punjab and Cost and Management Accountant Finalist from Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.