Current Group Directors

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Ikram Sehgal

Chairman

 

Ikram Sehgal is the Chairman of Pathfinder Group. He is a Pakistani defence analyst and security expert. He is a retired Pakistan Army officer.

Ikram Sehgal completed Senior Cambridge and FSc from Lawrence College, Ghoragali. He attended Murari Chand (MC) College, Sylhet and Notre Dame College, Dhaka before graduating from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul. Commissioned into 2E Bengal (Junior Tigers) in Oct 1965, the infantry unit his father raised in 1949, he served in Army Aviation (fixed wing and Helicopter Pilot) from 1968 to 1971. Taken PW in April 1971, in then East Pakistan, he was the first Pakistani PW to escape from India in July 1971. Joining 44 Punjab (now 4 Sindh) in Nov 1971, he was given battlefield promotion to the rank of Major on Dec 13, 1971, leaving the Army on Jan 24, 1974. He worked as a commercial pilot before starting his own business in 1977.

He set up a business in 1977, specializing in trading and counter trade. He is currently Chairman, Pathfinder Group Pakistan, which includes two of the country’s largest private security companies. Sehgal is also involved in national and international organizations. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF); International Organization for Migration (IOM); Director, East West Institute (EWI), a US-based think-tank; and Member, WEF Global Agenda Council (GAC) for counter-terrorism. A regular columnist in the print media since 1987, he graduated to his own TV Talk Show. He appears regularly on current affairs programs on television as a ‘defense and security analyst’.

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Zarrar Sehgal

Co-Chairman

Mr. Zarrar Sehgal is Co Chairman of Pathfinder Group. Zarrar has expertise in financings involving aircraft and has worked on several of the most significant securitizations and financings in the market, including many transactions that have been awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ awards from industry publications. Zarrar Sehgal, head of the Banking and Finance practice area at Clifford Chance, has joined the American Pakistan Foundation board of directors.

He is a partner in Clifford Chance’s US Finance and Restructuring Group, and Asset Finance Practice Co-Head. Sehgal is also the Clifford Chance’s Transport & Logistics sector group Global Head. He has extensive experience representing underwriters, lenders, lessors, and governmental agencies in a wide variety of asset and structured finance transactions.

Sehgal focuses his practice on a wide variety of international finance transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged leasing, secured lending, structured financing, export credit agency-supported financings, and credit enhancements.He also has extensive experience representing underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placement of securities, including portfolio securitizations, debt and equity offerings.

Sehgal has served on the Board of The Citizens Foundation-USA (TCF-USA), which is a USA based non-profit that has been supporting the education of underprivileged children since 2008. He has served as TCF-USA President since 2010.  Sehgal was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hosts the annual Pakistan breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

He received his under graduate degree from Boston University, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the bar in the State of New York.

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Lt Col (R) Ashiq Hussain Malik

Advisor to Chairman

Lt Col (R) Ashiq Hussain Malik joined SMS in January 2005. He remained MD Cash in Transit, MD Guarding Division part of Wackenhut Pakistan. He then become CEO Wackenhut followed by Group Executive Director and COO SMS. Presently he is serving as Advisor to the Chairman Pathfinder Group. He is an expert of conducting internal and external audit. He has possessed excellent management and leadership skills.

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Mr. Feroz Ahmed

Group Executive Director
COO – SMS
COO – FSMS

Mr. Feroz Ahmed has an excellent career of 40 years at global level in top organization including PTC. His role within the group is to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization in a manner that is both cost and time-efficient. It is a leadership role for an organization and often fulfills a motivational role in addition to office-based work. The executive director leads the organization and develops its organizational culture.

 

 

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Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain

CEO – WPPL

Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain is a graduate from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) and he has completed BBA and IBA from Karachi and got master degree from National Defence University and also graduate from United States (US) Army War College Carlisle Pennsylvania.

He took over the responsibility of rescue activities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the flood of 2005 and he was awarded with Sitara-e-Isar in recognition of his services.He retired from army service in 2012 after serving in DG Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan for three years and joined Pathfinder Group in 2013.

He was appointed as Pakistani High Commissioner in Sri Lanka in May 2015 for two years and on return he again joined Pathfinder Group in 2017.Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer in the premier cash and transit company Wackenhut Pakistan Private (Pvt) Limited from July 1, 2018.

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Brig (R) & Former DG NAB

Mohammad Musaddiq Abbasi
Chief Operating Officer – RCS

The Chief Operating Officer served in army for 29 years followed by regular Government Service in National Accountability Bureau from where he retired as Director General after thirteen years. Qualified examiner in pre-procurement regime, contracts and projects disciplines. Resource person for UN Corruption Prevention endeavors. Visiting faculty member for MBA in Preston University for two years.

As a Private Security Practitioner conducted Education Session of ASIS in Orlando USA in 2016, supervised in attaining ISO – 18788/PSC-1 / ISO – 9001-2015 for Group Company. Handled number of security related consultancy projects and services rendered to national and multinational clients.

On sideline he is Chairman Board of Directors Accountability Lab Pakistan on gratis basis and Vice Chairman Pakistan Procurement Association. He is Chairman Technical Committees for Certification of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority. Also represents Pakistan in ISO-TC-262 and ISO-TC-292.

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Irum Chaudhry 

COO – SMS ESS

Ms Irum Chaudhry is the COO of SMS ESS in Pathfinder Group. For over a period of twenty eight years of experience, she have developed extensive working skills in Administration and Logistics with high capabilities of Customer Handling and Support. Have groomed as a Result Oriented individual with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting demanding deadlines with steadiness and punctuality.

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M. Abrar Ameen

CEO – VRG

Mr Abrar is an expert of VRG is delighted to announce a multi-million wallets, multi-year Agreement with SAP for acquiring the state of the art mobile wallet system. This will pave the way for VRG to play its prominent role in helping to increase Financial Inclusion in Pakistan, and offer several new products and services to its clients.

 

M Abrar Ameen is the CEO of VRG. He is passionate about changing the status quo, be it organisational, societal, or national. He believes that a person can excel only if the team around him excels. The same applies to countries, that can excel only if its people believe in excelling in anything positive that they do. Change should start from the top.

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Mr. Miqdad Ali Nasser

Chief Executive Officer- i3 PATHFINDER Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr Miqdad Ali Nasser is CEO at i3 PATHFINDER Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. since June, 2015. His responsibilities include development and implementation of business strategy for the Pakistan and Global Markets, building key partnerships and alliances and directing business development, technology and project teams. Mr. Nasser is also the Executive Director (Operations) for the Pathfinder Financial & Technology Group which includes Virtual Remittance Gateway (Pvt.) Ltd., and iPATH (Pvt.) Ltd.

He was the Country Enterprise Leader for Gerry’s Softlogic/Dell Pakistan until 2007 following which he joined IBM. He pursued a progressive career at IBM where he grew to lead as its Country Manager – Systems and Technology Group for Pakistan and Afghanistan between 2011-2013 and held the Power Systems (Unix/RISC) Telco Market Leader position for Middle East and Africa. He moved to Dubai, UAE in 2013 to pursue an Executive-Level career in Strategic Alliances, Business Development for Healthcare and Security Solutions, Applications and Innovation at Interactive e-Solutions DMCC, UAE representing the Middle East and Pakistan markets.

Mr. Nasser holds a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Warwick; is Certified in Strategic Advantage and Management by Boston University; and has completed trainings & certifications in Finance, Operations and Communications, Negotiations and Time management from the London Business School, UK and a graduate of the IBM Global Sales School, IBM University Campus, Armonk, NY amongst others over the course of his 20+ years in the Technology industry.