PakBrunei boasts of an engaged and committed Board with members who bring diversity, skill and global experience to the table.
Mr. Sofian Mohammad Jani, CFA
Mr. Sofian Mohammad Jani, CFAMr. Sofian Mohammad Jani, CFA Director/Head of Listed Market Brunei Investment Agency (BIA)
Mr. Sofian Jani serves as one of the Assistant Managing Directors in the Brunei Investment Agency. He is currently Head of Investments and oversees the Asset Allocation Strategy of the BIA. He began his career with BIA in 1993 serving as Investment Officer in Brussels and London. More recently, he worked as the Director of the Internal Fund Management Department at BIA. His other engagements include serving as a member of the Executive Committee at the Centre for Islamic Banking Finance and Management (CIBFM Bhd), the BIA Portfolio Advisory Committee as well as the BIA Management Committee. Mr. Sofian Jani holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester (UK). He is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Mr. Edzwan Zukri Pehin Dato Haji Adanan
Ms. Ayesha Aziz, CFA
Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan
Mr. Edzwan Zukri Pehin Dato Haji AdananSenior Manager / Head of Listed Assets, Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) Mr. Edzwan Adanan joined the Brunei Investment Agency in 2005 and is currently the Head of the Listed Asset Division in the Brunei Investment Agency. He has been a member of the Agency’s Portfolio Advisory Committee since 2012 and is also involved in the Ministry of Finance’s Strategic Goals Initiatives since 2016.
He studied at the University of Manchester with a degree in Accounting and Finance. In addition, he has a FCCA and CFA. He was a participant in Brunei’s inaugural Top 100 Leaders program in 2015 facilitated by the Prime Minister’s Office alongside the Delivery Associates and is a current participant in the Ministry of Finance’s Leadership program.
He currently serves as a Director of Petersons Securities Limited in Australia and Progresif Cellular Sdn. Berhad where he also sits as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the HSSE Committee and is a member of the Human Resource Committee. He was appointed to serve as a director for Pak Brunei Investment Company Limited in 2017. He has also served as a Board member of Armada Properties Sdn Berhad from 2013 to 2017.
Ms. Ayesha Aziz, CFAMs. Ayesha Aziz, CFA Ms. Aziz was responsible for setting up Pak Brunei Investment Company and succeeded in positioning it at the forefront amongst its larger and more established peers, in terms of size and profitability. Notably its external rating has recognized the company’s positioning and awarded it with a long term rating of [AA], one of the highest in the industry. Ms. Aziz has rich and diverse experience in investment banking, asset management, treasury, and portfolio management. She was associated with the ANZ Banking Group for over ten years where, amongst other assignments, she worked on the Financial Engineering desk in ANZ London. Subsequently, Ms. Aziz was involved in establishing and managing business operations and subsidiaries of Pak Oman Investment Company, including a Microfinance bank and an Asset Management company, where she acted as a member on the board and CEO, respectively. She was also responsible for developing a regional investor base comprising private and public sector institutions, successfully raising equity for telecom, energy and financial sector transactions in Pakistan. Ms. Aziz is an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration and a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Arif Ahmed KhanDirector Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, a senior civil servant has more than 35 years of experience in Public Administration. During the course of his career, he has served as Secretary Finance, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Secretary Interior and Secretary Climate Change. Mr. Khan has also served as Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. He was Secretary Finance for the Government of Sindh during 2012-13. Prior to that, he remained Home Secretary to the Government of Sindh. Mr. Khan also had the opportunity of serving as Consul General and Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Montreal, Canada and as Programme Coordinator for International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva. He has held the position of Director General for the Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) in 2004 – 2005. He represented the Government on the Board of Directors of Sindh Bank Limited, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited, State Bank of Pakistan, Pak China Investment Co. Ltd., PAIR Investment Co. Ltd., Pakistan International Airline, Pakistan Telecommunication Co. Ltd., Pakistan LNG Terminal Ltd., Pakistan LNG Ltd., Pakistan Software Development Board, SNGPL, PARCO, National Disaster Risk Management, Karachi Infrastructure Development Board, Benazir Income Support Board, NUST, NUTECH, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, PPRA, Lahore University of Medical Sciences, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, National School of Public Policy, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Faisalabad Development Co. Mr. Khan holds a Masters in Public Policy from Concordia University, Quebec.