Mr. Fuad Azim Hashimi is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and currently heads The Pakistan Business Council’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business. Through leadership of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance from 2007 till 2016, he played a key role to further Corporate Governance practices in Pakistan. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and the United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council and its Sustainable Business Network.
His career over the past 54 years has provided him with a strong foundation in Public Accounting (he was a partner for 10 years in A. F. Ferguson & Co., a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers) as well as management of diversified business and commercial ventures in Pakistan and abroad, ranging from banking, office automation and information technology to mutual funds. He has an added experience with a development finance institution providing venture capital to the private sector that involved monitoring industrial projects to ensure correct use of the funds provided by World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Hashimi’s other appointments include Directorship on the Board of Directors of International Industries Limited (the premium producer of steel tubing, galvanized iron pipes and polyethylene pipes in Pakistan) and being a member of the Public Sector Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has previously held directorships on the boards of Clariant Pakistan Limited (the Pakistan subsidiary of a global chemical company), Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, National Refinery Limited (the largest refinery in Pakistan producing Lube Base Oils), Pakistan Cables Limited (the premier cable manufacturer and market leader in Pakistan, and of Pakistan Security Printing Corporation of Pakistan (the state-owned enterprise that produces currency notes and security paper) and Burj Bank Limited, since merged with Al Baraka Bank (an Islamic Bank in which Islamic Development Bank held equity interest through its investment company, ICD) where he was additionally the Chairman of their Audit Committees.