Board of Directors


H. E. Yahya Bin Said Bin Abdullah Al-Jabri
Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority at ADuqum,
Sultanate of Oman   
H. E. Yahya Bin Said Bin Abdullah Al-Jabri holds senior positions in Oman's leading business & financial sectors such as being a member of the Board of Governance at the Central Bank of Oman, a Board member of the Oman Investment Fund, Chairman of Pak Oman Investment Company Limited and Chairman of the Capital Market Authority.

Earlier in his career, Excellency also represented Oman International Bank (Former) in the capacity of General Manager, where he was responsible for the complete operational aspect of the Bank which comprised of 81 local and 4 overseas branches in India & Pakistan.

On June 1999, he was appointed as the Executive President of the Capital Market Authority which is a regulatory entity entrusted with the function of upgrading the efficiency of the capital market, regulating its operations and establishing the rules of professional conduct among the participants of the securities market which would help protect investors from unsound and unfair practices in the interest of the national economy.

He is also currently a member of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance.

On the 30th of October 2011 H.E. has been appointed as the Chairman of Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority which is taking shape in a strategic location at the northern Al Wusta Governorate. This is a giant project which is part of the government's efforts to accelerate the growth rate and maintain sustainable economic and social development aimed at diversification of resources particularly on areas like foreign trade, investment, tourism and fisheries and creation of new job opportunities for Omanis.
Mr. Ishara Chinthaka Nanayakkara

Deputy Chairman Lanka Orix Leasing Company Limited PLC
Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara is a prominent entrepreneur serving on the Boards of many corporates and conglomerates internationally. Coming from a strong business background, involved in their family enterprises, he ventured into the arena of financial services with a strategic investment in LOLC Holdings PLC and was appointed to the Board in 2002. In less than two decades, Nanayakkara has navigated LOLC to become not only a financial conglomerate but the most profitable conglomerate in the country making a significant impact in the global financial arena as the first Sri Lankan company with a dynamic MSME platform in the Afro- Asian regions.
 
Over the years, reputed financial institutions in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Zambia, and Nigeria has reaped benefits from his extensive knowledge in the Micro Finance business and MSME markets.  He was also instrumental in setting up Life and General Insurance businesses in the Group and pioneered the concept of Micro Insurance in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. His business acumen extends to the growth sectors of developing economies with notable investments in Leisure, holding one of the largest hotel portfolios in Sri Lanka and Maldives in addition to other key investments in construction, plantation, trading, manufacturing and more recently in uniquely innovative scientific initiatives.
 
Nanayakkara continues to spearhead all strategic decisions of the LOLC group, both in financial and non-financial sector investments, with his vision for LOLC, being well executed with precision and commitment to create long term value for all stakeholders.
 
He holds many prestigious positions including the Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano-technology, the national arm for advanced technological solutions based on Nano technology.  Known for his innovative spirit, the Group has ventured into many bio-tech businesses, including conversion of pure graphite to graphene, incorporating technological advancements, creating value to the Group’s plantation portfolio of cinnamon, tea, sugarcane, rubber, and bi-products. Investments in renewable energy in both, Sri Lanka and in Sierra Leone, with the largest sugar-based bio ethanol and power plant in Africa, has added multi-dimensional know how to his versatile business portfolio.
 
Nanayakkara is a featured businessman in the international community, recognized for his invaluable contribution to Micro Finance in particular, by independent international platforms such as INSEAD business school including winning the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) back in 2012.  He holds a diploma in Business Accounting from Australia.
 
He is the Executive Deputy Chairman of LOLC Holdings PLC, Executive Chairman of Browns Investments PLC, Brown & Company PLC and the Chairman of Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Pvt) Ltd.  He also sits on several other boards of Group companies both locally and overseas.
 
Mr. Bahauddin Khan

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Pak Oman Investment Company Limited
Mr. Bahauddin Khan has 35 years of Banking experience in both Multinational and local banks. He commenced his career with Standard Chartered Bank and has been associated with Deutsche Bank, Union Bank and UBL in senior positions. He joined Pak Oman Investment Company Limited from Bank Al Falah where he was serving as Chief Operating Officer.         
Master in Business Administration, Mr. Khan comes with a diverse enterprise background possessing strong Operations and Technology acumen. His proven proficiency includes all areas of Operations, Compliance, Information Technology, Trade Finance and Treasury along with broad spectrum expertise in other support services.         
Mr. Bahauddin Khan is a Director of Pak Oman Microfinance Bank  and a Director of Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited.
Beside the above he is also nominee Director of Oman Oil Company on the Board of Orient Power Company Limited, a 212 MW IPP located at Balloki, Punjab.
H.H. Julanad Jaifar Salim Al Said

Acting Manager, Private Markets Risk at State General Reserve Fund -
Ministry of Finance - Sultanate Oman.
His Highness Juland Jaifar Salim Al Said has over 12 years experience working at the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), the largest sovereign wealth fund of Oman in the areas of private equity and real estate direct investment. He currently manages the Private Markets investment risk division and played a significant role in the establishment of the Risk and Compliance function at SGRF in 2013, promoting a risk based approach to investment decisions and embedding global risk standards to the investment process of the fund. 

His Highness Juland Jaifar Salim Al Said has done his Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering with minor in International Business, Richmond American International University.
Mr. Haitham Yousuf Juma Al Zadjali

Director-General of Treasury and Accounts,
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Haitham Yousuf Juma Al Zadjali has 17 years of proficient experience in managing various projects as directed by the Ministry of Finance-Sultanate of Oman. He has extensive experience in the fields of Actuarial Valuation, Project Management, Change Management, Business implementation, Human Resource Management, Financial Systems Management.

In addition, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Oman Liquefied Natural Gas LLC (Oman LNG), Oman Logistic Company and Pak Oman Microfinance Bank Limited.
                                                                     
Mr. Haitham Yousuf Juma Al Zadjali has done his Master in Management Studies (MMS), University of Waikato, New Zealand and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 
Mr. Wanni Achchige Rohana Kumara 

Director /CEO - LOLC Development Finance PLC
Rohana Kumara Director/CEO – LOLC Development Finance PLC Rohana Kumara joined the LOLC Group in 1998, since then has held several positions within the LOLC Group. During the course of his career, he has obtained extensive experience in the fields of credit, operations, deposit mobilisation, marketing, branch management and micro finance. He served as Chief Operating Officer of LOLC Micro Credit Ltd for two years In addition to his present responsibilities, he is appointed as a Director in LOLC management Indonesia / PT Sarana Sumut Ventura (SSV) and Pak-Oman Microfinance Bank in Pakistan.

Mr. Kumara holds an MBA from the Cardiff Metropolitan University UK and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He also holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Ali Salman Abbasi

Member (R) FBR (Islamabad).
Mr. Ali Salman Abbasi is a professionally trained and experienced manager, a gradute of the London Business School, U.K. and a Sloan Fellow. He is a graduate of the ELDP from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, USA. He carries rich and wide experience in operaitional management, strategic reviews, organizational remodeling, corporate planning and strategic turnarounds. He possesses strong interperosnal skills, problem solving attitude and teamwork spirit.         

He is currently working as the Secretary General of the Pakistan China Centre for Economic Cooperation (PCCEC) and as  a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pak-Oman Microfinance Bank Limited. Also he is currently working as an Advisor to the Chairperson of the Beacon House School System, Lahore.  Some of the assignments in the past have been: 
 a. Member (Research, Analysis & Reforms) FBR, Islamabad.
 b. Member (Enforcement & Withholding taxes) FBR, Islamabad. 
 c. Director General, Training & Research (Customs) FBR, Islamabad. 
 d. Collector of Customs / Commissioner Inland Revenues/Collector of Customs, F.Excises & Sales Tax (Appeals). 
 e. Director (Finance, indigenization, BMR&E) Pakistan Steel Mill.     
 f. Project Director, "Post Clearance Audit" organization, FBR, Pakistan.                                                                                                    

He developed the concept and the blue print of a Post Clearance Audit (PCA) organization as an essential part of a fully computarized & automated cargo clearance system in Pakistan. This project is a key feature of the Tax Administration Reform Programme (TARP) which was funded and supervised by the World Bank. Within three years starting from a mere concept he developed and signed off the project in Octobers, 08 by delivering a completely developed organization and its systems.
Mr. Rehman Ghani

Managing Director , BSN Medical (Pvt.) Limited.
Mr. Rehman Ghani was Former Managing Director of BSN Medical (Pvt) Limited, Pakistan. He was experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry. Skilled in Medical Devices, Product Launch, Business Strategy, Cross-functional Team Leadership, and Market Development. Strong business development professional.
Mr. Rehman Ghani has done his MS in (Operation's Management) Northrop University, LA California and BA in F.C. College Lahore, Pakistan. Lastly, he was Managing Director of BSN-Medical (Pvt) Ltd Pakistan.