More policy measures will bring Pakistan financial services at par with developed nations.

 
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Byline: Khalil Ahmed

PAGE: Kindly tell me something about yourself and your career, please:

Zia ul Mustafa Awan: Presently; I am serving as Chief Financial Officer and Business Administrator of Pakistan Expo Centre Private Limited, a corporate entity owned by the Government of Pakistan with the mandate to develop, operate and promote Expo Centers in major cities of Pakistan. I have been performing my duties since the inception of the company i.e. 2005 when the project of developing Expo Centre Lahore was just an idea. As a leading team member of the Pakistan Expo Centres, I played a vital role in developing the projects feasibilities; projects financing, projects execution, organizational management and launch of successful business operations of Expo Centres on self-sustainable basis. In recognition of my efforts, I also received an award from the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

In February 2018, I was elected again to assume the responsibility of President of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMA Pakistan) for the period of 2018-2020.

During 2012-14; I was elected as President of ICMA Pakistan and made the history of becoming the youngest President of the Institute, since its inception in 1951. I attained this position at the age of 37 years. As President and Chief Executive of the Institute, I took various initiatives and introduced reforms with the support of team members.

During the period of 2009-11, I had the responsibilities of Secretary of the Institute and Chairman publication Committee. I have been elected four times as Member National Council of ICMA Pakistan for three years terms i.e. 2009-11, 2012-14, 2015-2017 and 2018-2020.

I am also serving as a Board Member of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) since February 2018 and also have the responsibility of Vice President of SAFA since January 2019. Previously, I served on this Forum from Jan 2012 to Jan 2015 for the period of 3 years. According to SAFA Constitution, I will become the President of SAFA from January 2020.

I am also serving as Member of Policy Board of Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) since February 2018.

In July 2019; Government of Pakistan appointed me as Member Board of Directors of the Ignite National Technology Fund.

I have travel experience of over 15 countries. I am well known for my contributions for the promotion of Accounting Profession around the globe and it is expected that my nomination on CAPA Board will be beneficial...

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