Board of directors
Mr. Suleman Ghani
Mr. Suleman Ghani joined Pakistan’s elite Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) District in 1973 and then promoted to the top level of service of the country in 2005. With an Experience of 36 years in Public Service, he retired on April 10, 2010. He has Post-Graduation in Development Administration from Penn State University USA and a Masters in English degree & Bachelors in Economics from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. Currently, he is working as a Senior Advisor in the USAID-Firms Project. His responsibilities include review of policy; regulatory and institutional frame-works in key sectors of the economy and proposing reform initiatives to streamline these frame-works in order to remove market-distortions, regulatory and institutional frame-works in key sectors of the economy and proposing reform initiatives to streamline these frame-works in order to remove market-distortions, introduce institutional efficiencies and reduce the cost of doing business. He is working with all four Provincial Governments on Agriculture Market and Livestock Sector Reforms plus with the Ministry of Textiles on far-reaching Reform work in the Ginning Sector.
Mr. Khalid Sultan
Mr. Sultan has served as the Principal Staff Officer to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Chief Secretary of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. His last posting was as Director General Civil Services Academy, Lahore; and it was on his request that the-then Prime Minister, Mr. Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani launched the Alumni Resource Center and provided the seed funding of Rs. 1 million in 2011.
He has a Masters in Development Administration from Birmingham University, UK. He belongs to 8th CTP of PAS, and has served as Secretary Environment, Forests, Fisheries, Wildlife and Transport in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as Secretary Housing, Urban Planning, and Public Health Engineering in Punjab. He has extensive field and rural development experience at grass root level while working in capacity of Administrator Lahore Metropolitan Corporation, Director Local Government, Deputy Commissioner, District Coordination Officer and Commissioner in key Districts of Lahore, Multan and Gujranwala.
Mr. Nasir Javed
Mr. Nasir Javed is presently the Chief Executive Officer of ‘The Urban Unit,’ providing technical advice on Urban Management, including detailed design and implementation of a number of policies and planning level interventions through public private partnership modality. He has also served as a Regional Manager Khushali Bank, Rahim Yar Khan, and was in-charge of the micro-credit Bank for the entire district. This included planning, operations and supervision of the functions such as poverty profile, micro investment plans, skill enhancement, social mobilization and credit disbursement. He also worked in Lahore Institute of Psychological Services, as a consultant on Psychology for almost two years and successfully designed and delivered Teacher Training Programs on ‘Common Psychological Problems in School Children.’
Mr. Khalid Sherdil
Managing Director
Khalid Sherdil, as the founder of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab, played the most crucial role in organizing PDMA as the coordinating authority that provides a platform for all departments to come together and strategize the preparedness and response to a disaster. As the founder and the first Director General of PDMA, Khalid Sherdil has worked on Pakistan’s largest ever calamity, the massive Floods of 2010. Mr. Sherdil has also rendered services to provide relief and rehabilitation in the difficult times followed by the Turkish Earthquake, Sindh Floods 2011, and Sialkot Tornado 2011.

Besides Dengue, Khalid has also written a technical report for Ontario Government on West Nile virus, a mosquito vector epidemic. He was also the Project Director of the Model Villages Project ($20 million) in which electricity, bio-gas were constructed in flood-susceptible areas of Punjab. Mr. Sherdil also led the project for disbursement of flood-damage compensation ($325 million in form of debit cards) to over 1 million flood-affected families of Punjab. He is a member of Pakistan’s Core Committee for Environment and Climate Change, and has represented the country at COP 16 Cancun, Mexico. 22 villages equipped with schools, technical training centers, dispensaries, parks and solar. Mr. Sherdil has served as the Deputy Secretary for Information Technology Department, and for Agriculture Department, Government of the Punjab. His interest in Agriculture arises from his family farm where he cultivates wheat and rice along with Bio-Fuels. He also served as Assistant Commissioner of Murree and Lahore Cantt. Khalid Sherdil has Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada and Washington University, USA respectively. He also has a Liberal Arts Bachelors in Physics from College of Wooster, USA. Khalid is also an Electrical Engineer from Washington University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Computer and Environment Science at the Western University, Canada. His research interests are in Complex Adaptive Systems by Multi-Agent- SWARMS in Cloud Computing and in the application of technology to environmental and sustainable development. Khalid Sherdil has twelve research publications in International Conferences and Journals. He also runs Pakistan’s largest arts website and is a Fellow of LEAD International, UK. He is currently involved with a pictorial book on the Model Villages and the Rural life of Punjab.
Dr. Amna Imam
Dr. Amna Imam joined the prestigious Pakistan Administrative Service in 1998. She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy of the University of Southern California, USA and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Pakistan. She has served as a field officer in the capacity of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Karachi, looked after the execution of Khushhal Pakistan Program in Karachi; served as Director General of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau in Punjab; worked as Additional Secretary in the Home and Higher Education Departments of Punjab and is currently working as Additional Director of PAS Campus, Civil Services Academy in Lahore. Dr. Imam has also worked as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in State University of New York (SUNY) and as visiting professor in various universities of the US and in Pakistan. Her recent publications include: Dr. Imam has also worked as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in State University of New York (SUNY) and as visiting professor in various universities of the US and in Pakistan. Imam, Amna and Eazaz Dar, December 2013. “Public Administration and Democracy in Pakistan”. ASPA series on public administration research Edited by David Rosenbloom, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC). CRC Press of Taylor & Francis.
Ms. Sahar Zaman
Research Fellow
Sahar Zaman has a double Masters Degree in MPA and MPP from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore respectively, with a Bachelors Degree in Economics from LUMS.

She has a diverse work experience, having worked with the USAID, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Her Majesty’s Treasury in the UK.