Management

Iqbal Z. Ahmed Chairman and CEO

As the cofounder and chairman of AG, Mr. Ahmed is widely recognized for his entrepreneurship and contributions to Pakistan’s energy sector and economy.

Mr. Ahmed and his companies have been featured in Newsweek International, Forbes, Bloomberg, and CNBC Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed is also the chairman of Newsweek Pakistan. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry honored Mr. Ahmed with its President of Pakistan trophy in 2012.

Mr. Ahmed is the president of the Government College University’s endowment trust fund, president of King Edward Medical University’s mobilization fund, and has served on the board of the Punjab Red Crescent Society and on the National College of Arts University’s endowment committee. He is a former president of the India-Pakistan World Punjabi Organization, whose patrons include Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Mr. Ahmed also served on the national committee for self-reliance under then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Ahmed was the elected chairman of the LPG Association of Pakistan (LPGAP).

Mr. Ahmed has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Government College, and a master’s degree in economics from Punjab University.

Qazi Humayun Fareed Vice Chairman

Currently serving as the honorary consul for Bangladesh in Lahore, Mr. Fareed had previously represented Sri Lanka. He is also a board member of the Lahore Arts Council and the Lahore General Hospital, having previously served on the boards of the Punjab Local Government Commission and the University of Punjab. Mr. Fareed has a degree in economics and political science from the University of Karachi.

Asim Iftikhar Chief Financial Officer

As one of the cofounders of Anjum Asim Shahid Rahman Chartered Accountants, an affiliate of Grant Thornton, Mr. Iftikhar is a widely-regarded chartered accountant with some 30 years of experience. He is a board member of both JJVL and Pakistan GasPort.

Brig. Saraj uddin Ahmed Senior Director

Responsible for the establishment of Lub Gas and Mehran LPG’s nationwide network of distributors, Brig. Saraj has been with AG since 1992. He served in the Pakistan Army for 35 years and retired as a brigadier. He has also served as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Defense. Brig. Saraj is a graduate of the Pakistan Military Academy and has a master’s degree in international relations from Quaid-e-Azam University. He has been bestowed several national awards, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his military service.

Attiq Ahmed Director

The chief executive and principal architect at AEDL, Mr. Ahmed has a B. Arch. (Hon.) degree from the National College of Arts University and a master’s degree in urban design and theory from Columbia University. He is the founding president of Pakistan Rising, a nongovernmental organization set up after Pakistan’s ravaging 2010 floods, and the founder of OCCO, a forum dedicated to urban planning issues. Mr. Ahmed has written on architecture and heritage in the local and foreign press. He also teaches at the NCA.

Fasih Ahmed Director

A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Ahmed is involved in AG’s LPG and media sectors. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Newsweek Pakistan, has previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and won a 2008 New York Press Club award for Newsweek International’s coverage of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Mr. Ahmed was the inaugural Daniel Pearl fellow and is a recipient of an East-West Institute fellowship.

Razi Ahmed Director

As part of the project development team at PPR, Mr. Ahmed oversaw the successful implementation of the company’s 136-megawatt power plant at Bhikhi. Mr. Ahmed has a degree in political science and economics from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in international energy and policy from Columbia University. He has written for Dissent, Huffington Post, and Open Democracy. He has also previously served as a consultant on biogas to the Rural Support Programs Network. Mr. Ahmed is the founder of the Lahore Literary Festival, now the largest cultural event of the city.

Sadia Ahmed Director

As chairperson of the Zohra and Z. Z. Ahmed Foundation, Ms. Ahmed leads AG’s philanthropic and corporate-social-responsibility initiatives. Ms. Ahmed is currently also the project coordinator for the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratization program at Shirkat Gah, a nongovernmental organization. She has a degree in economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Rizwan Fareed Director

Mr. Fareed has over 15 years of management experience. He is also currently a board member at the Punjab Small Industries Corporation, and the honorary consul of the Philippines in Lahore. Mr. Fareed has a degree in commerce from the University of Punjab.