Mr. Zafar Ul Islam Usmani has held multiple C-level positions with multinational and national companies. He has worked as Chief Operating Officer in Cable & Wireless JV, Paktel; Chief Executive Officer in ExxonMobil JV in Pakistan; Senior Vice President Commercial in Pakistan International Airlines Corporation; Senior Executive Vice President in Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and Chief Operating Officer in CM Pak Ltd (Zong). He has overall 33 years of experience with 17 years in C-level positions, with exposure in the area of management, strategy, planning, marketing, sales, distribution, customer services and finance.
Mr. Usmani’s key strength and experience has been in leading the turn around of struggling and/or financially bleeding companies (ExxonMobil JV in Pakistan), and in accelerating the growth of new and smaller companies to critical mass using technology & out-of-box approach (Zong: China Mobile).
Mr. Usmani has served on the board of directors of Lahore Electric Supply Company Limited, Genco Holding Company Limited, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, China Mobile Pakistan, Mobil Askari Lubricants Limited, R&D Fund, and USF under Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication. He has also served as member on the Information Technology & Telecom Advisory Board under the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication. He has served on numerous committees of the board of directors in different companies which included Finance, Audit, Procurement, Human Resources, HSE, and Customer Services.
Mr. Usmani holds an MBA degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA under USAID Scholarship and PGD from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi University, and Chief Operating Officers Program from Cable & Wireless College, Coventry, UK.