Members

The Commission is a collegiate body whose main role is to make policy decisions and to provide guidance to the various depart-ments. The Commission comprises of five Members, including the Chairperson, as of January 2015.


Ms. VADIYYA KHALIL


Ms. Khalil was appointed Chairperson of Competition Commission of Pakistan in December 2014. She has previously served as the Commission’s Member for Mergers & Acquisitions and Advocacy from 2010-2013.


Her career is notable for her leadership and strategic decision making roles in various financial sector organisations that have resulted in the successful implementation of numerous projects by major economic actors in Pakistan. Her time in the financial sector exceeds two decades in corporate and commercial banking and spans both international and national banks including Credit Agricole, ANZ Grindlays, MCB Bank Limited, Askari Commercial Bank, and the National Bank of Pakistan.


Ms. Khalil has a Master’s Degree in Management Sciences from University of Kent, UK specialising in Corporate Strategy, Operations Research, Techniques of Management, Marketing, Global Modelling, and Accounting. She has studied the Italian Language and Literature at the University of Perugia, Italy and holds a Diploma in French from Alliance Française. Her continuing professional education has focused on Leadership, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Financial Statements.

 

Dr. JOSEPH WILSON

Dr. Wilson, currently overseeing the Competition Policy and Research Department, has been a Member in the Commission since it was established in 2007. In the past, he has overseen Monopolies and Trade Abuses, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Affairs, and Exemptions Departments.

Dr. Wilson’s experience spans public service, law practice, teaching, and research in regulatory laws. Before the Commission, he was an Associate Professor of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, where he taught competition law and other courses.

Dr. Wilson taught at McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal Canada, where he earned Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) with Dean’s Honour List and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. He has an LL.M. from the University of Georgia, USA. He is a member of the State Bar of New York, USA and Lahore High Court Bar. He is on the International Advisory Board of the Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. His book is titled "Globalization and the Limits of National Merger Control Laws” published by Kluwer Law International in 2003.

     
 

MR. MUEEN BATLAY

Mr. Batlay, currently overseeing the Mergers & Acquisitions department, joined the Commission in January 2011 in the Competition Policy and Research Department.

His experience spans investment banking, international development, consulting, education, and public policy both in Pakistan and abroad.

Before the Commission, Mr. Batlay managed an investment advisory and consulting firm, Capital Resource, where he looked at project finance and public private partnership at Samba Bank, Pakistan. At the World Bank, he advised the governments of Sri Lanka and Jordan on privatisation and strengthening global capital markets. He also worked on a public schools management system for the city of Washington DC, and economic reform management for the Government of Sindh, Pakistan. At Citibank, he worked on developing term finance certificates - the first corporate bonds of Pakistan.

Mr. Batlay has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in which his focus was on international trade and finance.

 

MR. SHAHZAD ANSAR

Mr. Ansar joined the Commission in January 2011 and oversees the Office of Fair Trade as well as advocacy activities.

He is an entrepreneur with experience spanning management, business development, education, and project finance. Before the Commission, Mr. Ansar was CEO at Furniture Pakistan, a subsidiary of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation. He was also CEO of a thermal power plant and head of World Water Corporation, USA in Pakistan.

Mr. Ansar has worked with Pakistan’s Virtual University as a resource person. He was Dean of Management Sciences at the University of South Asia and visiting faculty at the University of Central Punjab and the Civil Services Academy.

Mr. Ansar has a Doctorate degree in Business Management from UNEM (A UNESCO-IAU) University. His thesis was on the "Microfinance Sector In Pakistan & its Role in Poverty Alleviation." Mr. Ansar also holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Geology from University of the Punjab. He is Fellow at Trinity College and a certified SME Manager in the Doctorate category from Cambridge Association of Management.

 

MR. IKRAM UL HAQUE QURESHI

Mr. Qureshi, currently overseeing the work of the Cartels and Trade Abuses and Legal Departments was appointed Member in December 2014. His diverse experience spans the fields of law, administration, and regulatory affairs.

He previously served as Director General (Legal) and Registrar of the Commission from 2008-2014 and assisted in various policy and legal matters. He also oversaw the Commission’s Corporate Affairs Division from 2010-2013 and was instrumental in strengthening administrative and procedural regulations.

His previous experience includes the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Deputy Legal Advisor in Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd, and Senior Legal Advisor at the Government’s Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF).

Mr. Qureshi has an LL.M in Corporate Law and a degree in Criminal Justice from USA. He has taught at the College of Financial Management and Sciences for Accountancy and MBA Programme at IQRA University. He has conducted several trainings for officers of the National Accountability Bureau and Civil Servants at the Institute of Management Academy, Peshawar, Pakistan.