Mr. Farrakh Qayyum retired as Secretary to Government of Pakistan. He served as Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Finance, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Privatization, and Science and Technology. Mr. Qayyum has extensive experience in policy and strategy formation and implementation, institutional development, economic and financial evaluation, in managing multi-disciplinary teams for financial and development projects, and in working closely with commercial banks and multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. Mr. Qayyum has played an instrumental role in the government’s financial sector and telecommunications sector reforms and successful privatization of PTCL and some of Pakistan’s key financial institutions, and negotiated and signed the Pak-Iran Gas Supply Agreement. He has also served as Trade and Economic Minister at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC, Special Assistant to the Finance Minister, and Additional Secretary (Econ) at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
Mr. Qayyum holds a Master Degree in Economics with a major in International Trade and Finance from the University of San Francisco, USA. He has received certifications from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund and several other prestigious organizations.
He has represented Pakistan as Alternate Governor World Bank and Asian Development Bank in their annual meetings. He also served as Executive Director on the Board of Islamic Development Bank. Mr. Qayyum represented the Government on the Boards of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan, and Pakistan International Airlines. He has also been on the Boards of Directors of Allied Bank Ltd., Pak China Investment Company, and PAIR Investment Company Ltd. He was a Member of the Economic Advisory Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Qayyum is, presently, the Chief Executive Officer of GEI Pakistan Pvt. Ltd., an affiliate company of Saif Group, and focused on delivering affordable and clean energy and power solutions for Pakistan.