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  1.  Mr. Muhammad Ali Raza, Director / Legal Advisor GINI-Chairman, BoD
  2.  Syed Sarfraz Ali, Director
  3.  Justice (Retd) Sheikh Amjad Ali, Director


Daniyal Aziz

MA Development Economics (USA)
Member National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan (NA-116)
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Civil)
Former Chairman, National Reconstruction Bureau,
with the status of Federal Minister, Government of Pakistan

He holds over 27 years of experience in governance, institutional reform and economic development, with a career spanning involvement in national and local politics, civil society leadership, and international networking. He has been a member of the National Assembly, as well as Chairman, National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB), was elected Chairman of the Forum on Ministers of Social Development in Asia, and currently heads various donor-led governance reform initiatives including the Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE).

Amjad Pervaiz

Country Manager (Research & Program Development)

MBA (Marketing), Punjab University
MBA (Marketing & Development), Durham Business School, University of Durham, UK

He has 18 years of experience in Resource Development, Project Designing & Implementation, Enterprise Development, Business Management & Promotion, Value Chain Management, TBL and CSR, Project Management, Fundraising, Strategic Marketing, Proposal Writing and Technical Reporting, Raising Citizens' Voice & Public Accountability Themes, International Training on Resource Mobilization and Teaching at the top Universities in Pakistan.

Mr. Pervaiz has designed and implemented hundreds of short, medium and long term community based projects. In 2008 he won BBC World Challenge from among thousands of the projects worldwide this initiative was titled “Women Empowerment through Honeybee Farming” so far this is the only project reaching to top in the world from South-Asia.

He has been in the senior role of the leading humanitarian and development organizations in the country and has represented the country in several international fora. In his leading role to establish and maintain relation with external and internal stakeholders Mr. Pervaiz established and managed the relations with Government Officials, Donors, Partners, Community Elders, Media and Volunteers.

Zahoor Ahmed

Additional Secretary / Manager (HRM)

M.A. (Political Science), University of the Punjab, Lahore
BBA (Hons in Accounts), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad

He holds over 36 years of experience in managing accounts, procurement, human resources, audits, and providing general administrative and logistics support for corporate firms as well as international donors including UNDP, UNESCO, JICA, The World Bank, USAID, and the Norwegian Embassy. He has managed and arranged numerous workshops, seminars, travel and other logistical arrangements etc. He is looking after work of Human Resource, General Administration and assisting the Company Secretary under various organizational committees at GINI for last four years.

Syed Altaf Qadir

Manager (Finance, Accounts & Admin)

Master of Commerce, University of Karachi, Pakistan

He holds more than 35 years of experience in financial management, audit and accounts, logistics and procurement, project coordination and administration for USAID and the US Embassy in Pakistan, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Food Program (Balochistan and Afghanistan Operations), Food & Agriculture Organization (Balochistan), Halcrow UK in Balochistan Province of Pakistan.

Mr. Qadir is currently dealing and managing the day to day affairs of finance, accounts and procurement under various programs of GINI since 2010.

Sajjad ul Hasan Qureshi

Manager (Advocacy & Networking)

BS (Electronics), Peshawar, NWFP
MBA (Finance & HR), AIOU, Islamabad


He is having more than 17 years of experience in IT management and holds proficiency in numerous software packages for database management, graphic designing, word processing (Urdu and English), and web & graphics designing. He has been associated with National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) under Good Governance Program of UNDP for more than eight years, 2000-08 as ITP & Systems Analyst. He has undergone technical training in France in Vehicle Parking Terminal Management Systems (Parkeons) and served with City District Government of Lahore during 2008. He has provided advocacy services for multiple international donor programmes funded by UNDP, UNOCHA, and the Norwegian Embassy.

Mr. Qureshi has successfully run various advocacy campaigns on numerous themes entrusted upon GINI from time to time focusing Citizens' Voice & Public Accountability and Protection of Women's Rights on their Property and Land. He has been recognized in the development sector for managing the IEC Campaigns on partner FM Radio Stations and maintaining working relations with Press and Electronic Media representatives in the Central Punjab Region in Pakistan.

He has also designed numerous graphic design deliverables, most importantly the Quarterly Newsletters of the Governance Education Network (GEN) supported by NORAD through Norwegian Embassy in Pakistan and Gender Equity Program (GEP) supported by USAID-Pakistan with Aurat Foundation.

Sabieh Haider Bukhari

Manager (Research)

M. Phil (Government & Public Policy), National Defence University, Islamabad
M.Sc. (Economics), Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad


He has over 6 years of experience, supporting and conducting policy research and analysis in areas such as Fiscal Policy, Education, Healthcare, Governance, Democracy and Decentralization. He has expertise in developing project proposals and report writing. He has completed various research studies funded by IDRC, US-AID, IFPRI and USIP among others. He has recently completed his latest research on "Local Estimates of Tax Simulations and Governance Outcomes" which has been selected to be published this year as an IFPRI working Paper.

As a researcher, he has acquired skills of management, coordination and an appetite for action research. He has a special knack and practical experience of liaising and coordinating with policy community, academia, parliamentarians and bureaucracy in Pakistan as well as in South Asia.

He holds a post graduate degree in Public Policy. His M. Phil dissertation titled “Devolving Education Through 18th Amendment: A Study in Policy Making” has proved his grasp over public policy and management in the country.

Mohammad Nasim Khan Raja (LATE)

MAS (Public & Business), University of the Punjab, Lahore
M.A. (Economics), University of the Punjab, Lahore
MBA (Public Management), Netherland
L.L.B. University of the Punjab, Lahore
Higher Diploma in Household Sampling Surveys (USA)
Diploma of Management Analysis (USA)

He holds over 40 years of experience in various capacities in the Federal Government and working experience of Management Research consultancy work, and capacity building. He has also published widely on issues related to Management. He has conducted various Workshops, Seminars and Conferences at the national and international levels. He has been retired after completing his career as Director General (BS-20) from Management Services Wing of Establishment Division from Government of Pakistan. Raja Nasim is currently serving GINI as Company Secretary and looking after the compliance and oversight for various donor programs and the corporate matters by the Company since its inception in 2006.

Usama Bakhtiar Ahmed

Masters in Public Administration and Management,
Carnegie Mellon University - Australia

He holds over 10 years of experience conducting policy research, analysis, advocacy and evaluation for programs funded by UNDP, USIP, IDRC, UNOPS, USAID, DFID, SDC, and the Norwegian Embassy. He has worked for governance reforms at the international level throughout the Asia Pacific, and within Pakistan in support of devolution and development.

At GINI, Mr. Ahmed managed the conception and execution of the International Workshop on South Asia Tax Systems, 8-9 August, 2010 in Singapore, and is currently managing the executive relations and affairs of GINI, which entails significant community outreach and advocacy through evidence based research and policy frameworks on various themes, like tax collection sector, peace and security concerns under USIP and Tax Policy & Enterprise Development in South Asia with IDRC, Canada.

His academic qualifications include a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Brig. Mohammad Saleem Wains, SI(M) (Retd)

Consultant (Governance Education)

M.Sc. Defence Studies (QAU)

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