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Irshad Ullah-Khan Irshad Ullah-Khan

Mr. Irshad Ullah-Khan, a former Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University and author of over twenty-five volumes of poetry is a well known figure in Pakistan. He currently is the Chairman and Managing Director of MEFT Pakistan (Private) Limited the leaders in solar and wind energy development in Pakistan as well as the pioneers in deep sea fishing having brought the largest fleet to Pakistan. Mr. Ullah-Khan currently serves as Board Director of Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC), and is a member of the Gems and Jewellery Pakistan Strategic Working Group. Mr. Ullah-Khan has also through his Singapore company worked at Chairman and Board level with Solomon Brothers, Inc., and Oppenheimer Inc., two of the largest financial institutions in the world during his four year stay in New York.

Mr. Ullah-Khan has served as Member of the Dean's Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as well as a Member of the Advisory Council for the Centre of Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also served as a National Trustee, to the US National Symphony Orchestra and as an International Development Consultant to the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts. He has been twice elected President of Rotary Club of Islamabad Metropolitan, served as President of the Pakistan-German Friendship Association and currently is the Secretary General of the Oxford and Cambridge Society, Islamabad, N.W.F.P, and Northern Areas Chapter. 

Mr. Ullah-Khan has considerable experience and interests in mining and gems, deep sea fishing, aircraft sales, construction, advertising and agricultural projects. Whilst in Singapore he was appointed as Regional Director of Hall Russell Limited, one of the oldest U.K. ship building companies as well as Pearl and Dean (China) Pte LTD, Hong Kong, a leading advertising company. Between 1977 and 1984 he made and owned the Shadab Pilot Project (an agriculture commune). This project was the basis for the Integrated Rural Development Programme of Pakistan which remains the largest agricultural project in the history of Pakistan, and was adopted by the F.A.O., I.B.R.D., U.N.D.P, U.S.A.I.D, and other international organizations (reports are available from F.A.O. and U.N.D.P.). He also was appointed Distributor for the Middle East and Pakistan for Cessna Aircraft Corporation and was honoured with the Cessna Shield for Best Sales Company. Mr. Ullah-Khan also represented Hughes Helicopters, Bredanardi Hughes, and Grumman Aircraft Corporation for Pakistan. 

A recipient of the Singapore Medal for services to improve trade between Singapore and Pakistan as well as a receiver of the Rotary International 1996-1997 Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Services to Families Award, 

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