Our Management

Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad

Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad

President and CEO
Asaad works closely with the executive team to realize the vision of TCF. By virtue of him being the CEO, he also serves as a Director on the TCF Board. He steps into this role from a 20 year distinguished career in the petroleum industry in diverse leadership roles.

He served in key positions of responsibility at Castrol, British Petroleum, Exxon-Mobil and Shell Pakistan, prior to joining TCF in 2009. His last assignment was as the Sales Director, Castrol – Pakistan.

Asaad holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.

Khwaja Bakhtiar Ahmed

Khwaja Bakhtiar Ahmed

VP/ CFO/ Company Secretary
Bakhtiar is responsible for supporting the growth of the organization while ensuring compliance with general accounting standards. He brings a wealth of 30 year work experience in handling corporate finance across diverse industries.

He managed fiscal responsibilities at Wyeth – Pakistan, National Construction Company and A.F. Fergusons & Co. before joining TCF in 2010.

Bakhtiar is a certified Chartered Accountant and remains a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Riaz Kamlani

Riaz Kamlani

VP-Outcomes
Riaz, in this role is responsible for leading teams that are centered around deepening the impact of TCF’s core and beyond the core programmes. He comes with a rich experience of 17 years in corporate and social and development sectors. He served in senior management roles with Shell International in Pakistan, United Kingdom, South Africa and the UAE before joining TCF in 2008. In his first 5 year tenure with TCF, Raiz worked as Chief Operating Officer and then the Vice President of TCF before joining SINA Health, Education & Welfare Trust as the Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He is a strong supporter of the TCF’s cause and has also been a passionate volunteer since 2008. Riaz holds an MBA from IBA and MSc in Development Management.

Tauseef Ul Islam

Tauseef Ul Islam

VP - Operations
Tauseef, in this role, is responsible for the successful operation and management of day-to-day activities across the TCF school network. He comes with a 27 year work experience in diverse functions of the petroleum industry.

Prior to joining TCF in 2016, Tauseef was Cluster Operations Manager, Middle East, Central Asian States and Pakistan with Shell. He also served as Regional Depot Manager, Planning and Services Manager and Distribution Strategy Advisor with the same organization.

Tauseef holds a Masters degree in Physics from University of Karachi.

Zia Akhter Abbas

Zia Akhter Abbas

VP – Inputs
Zia, in this role, leads teams responsible for moving TCF towards being a more sustainable enterprise. He has a strong financial services and retailing background with a 17 year accomplished career in the banking industry.

Zia served in executive management roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, NIB Bank and Citibank in Pakistan and UAE. He was the Head of Retail Products & Segments at the Standard Chartered Bank until he stepped down in 2014 to join TCF.

He holds an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma from Lester B. Pearson United World College, Canada and an MBA from LUMS.

Isfandyar Inayat

Isfandyar Inayat

GM - Strategic Development Unit
Isfandyar is responsible for meeting the strategic goals of the organization. He comes with a rich 18 year work experience and has handled business development and project management responsibilities across the Banking and Service Industries.

He served in diverse roles at the ABN AMRO Bank, Dubai and Karachi Electric (KE). His last assignment before joining TCF in 2013, was as the General Manager, KE.

Isfandyar holds a Masters in Banking and Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.

Shazia Kamal

Shazia Kamal

GM - Education
Shazia, in this role oversees all the functions of TCF’s Education Programme. She comes with a rich 11 year experience across diverse fields including FMCG industry, education and social and development sectors.

She served in senior management roles at Tetra Pak, Kashf Foundation and International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland prior to joining TCF in 2011. At TCF, she progressed through positions with increasing responsibility from being Head of Volunteer and Alumni Department, to Head of Education before being promoted as the General Manager in 2014.

She holds an MBA in Finance from LUMS.

Amna W. Khalid

Amna W. Khalid

Executive Advisor, Grants & Community Development Unit (CDU)
Amna advises both the Grants Department as well as the Community Development Unit (CDU) at TCF.

She has served in senior management positions at ABN AMRO Bank followed by a financial securities brokerage house and an offshore financial consultancy, before joining TCF in 2009 as a volunteer. During her time at TCF, Amna’s role progressed from managing TCF’s Adult Literacy Programme called Aagahi, to taking charge as Executive Advisor for Grants and then also the Community Development Unit.

She holds a BSc from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from LUMS and is a CFA Charterholder.

Ambreen Zaheer

Ambreen Zaheer

Head of Quality Assurance
Ambreen leads the quality assurance function and is responsible for implementing TCF’s strategy for ensuring quality education. She served in various teaching and administrative roles for 12 years prior to joining TCF in 2004.

Progressing through the ranks, Ambreen gained extensive field experience as Regional Education Manager and Manager Monitoring and Evaluation before being named the Head of Quality Assurance in 2013.

Ambreen holds an M.Phil in Social Sciences from Hamdard University.