Our Management

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
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
EVP Outcomes

Riaz, in this role is responsible for leading teams that are focused on program design and on initiatives to deepen the impact of TCF’s programmes. Riaz had been associated with TCF since 2008. Prior to the non-profit sector, he served in senior management roles with Shell International in Pakistan, United Kingdom, South Africa and the UAE. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sina Trust in Karachi, where he managed the organisation’s not-for-profit network of primary healthcare clinics in less-privileged communities.

Riaz is currently the Chairperson for Punjab Examination Commission as a nominee of TCF. He has also been a Course Director for ‘Organisational Management’ at the Aga Khan University’s MSc Health Policy & Management Program in Karachi.

Riaz’s academic qualifications include an MSc in Development Management from the Open University in United Kingdom and a BBA & MBA from The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Tauseef Ul Islam
EVP 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
EVP 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.

Mohammad Aasim Akhtar
VP Partnership Schools

Aasim, in this role, is responsible to support TCF’s goal of further expansion and outreach by leading the Government Partnership Programme. He comes with a rich experience of over 30 years in national and international organizations, driving business strategies and improving operational efficiency. Aasim has also worked extensively in the financial sector in a variety of diverse roles, from managing customer relations to enabling digital transformation. He has worked for organizations including Citi Bank, Standard Chartered and HBL. He holds an MBA degree from Quaid-e-Azam University.

Saif Shafi
VP Chief Information Officer

Saif in this role is supporting growth in the field of Information Technology through enhancement of systems and infrastructure of the organization. He has a prior experience of 35 years in national and international organizations in various roles including R&D, Engineer to Program Management and P&L responsibility. Before joining TCF Saif was working with Jubilee General Insurance Company Limited as Chief Information Officer / Executive Vice President. He holds a BSEE Electronics from Northrop University, California, Los Angeles.

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