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Board Of Directors

Globally recognized for his dedication and service to financial inclusion in Pakistan as the founder and ex-CEO of Tameer Bank and EasyPaisa that has impacted millions of Pakistanis by extending credit, insurance and mobile banking solutions to a large segment of unbanked population. He is an active member of the State Bank’s and SECP consultative groups on various initiatives including Microfinance and insurance.

As the CEO of Trellis FI, Jamshed will bring first-hand perspective of the pulse of operations on the ground to help guide the board on key strategic decisions.

20+ years in Private Equity, C-Level Operational Leadership, Real Estate Development, Private Equity and Strategy. COO TPL Properties. Previously led Infrastructure (incl. Energy) Strategy and diversification M&A for Fauji Foundation. Prior roles include leading Emaar Pakistan, unlocking value through strategic renegotiations, rescuing legacy projects and successfully incubating new multi-use developments.

A highly experienced senior leader and urban development specialist, Emma has over 13 years’ expertise in developing and delivering programs financed by the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, Sida, and FCDO across Africa and Asia. She has expertise in the affordable housing sector/ecosystem and has worked in positions across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Having lived and worked extensively in Asia, Emma possesses substantial knowledge and experience of the regional housing landscape.
A well- established communicator, employing five languages, with excellent interpersonal and people management skills, she brings international experience to Trellis as one of our key board members.

Serial Investor with more than 7 years of experience. Ali Mukhtar is the founder and CEO of Fatima Ventures, a progressive venture capital fund established in 2014, with the vision to support the startup ecosystem of Pakistan. Under his leadership, Fatima Ventures has partnered with Gobi Partners to launch Fatima Gobi Ventures and has invested in leading technology startups including Airlift, Tajir, Safepay, Abhi and Sasta Ticket among others.
Ali is an Advisory Board Member of National Incubation Centre Lahore, a joint venture between Fatima Ventures, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Ignite. He also serves as a board member at Trellis Housing Finance Ltd.

He brings with him 40 years of in-depth experience in the manufacturing, power sector and audit profession in Pakistan and in the Middle East. Currently, he is on the Board of Privatization Commission of Pakistan, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Zephyr Power Limited, TRG (Pakistan) Limited, Primus Leasing Limited, IT Minds and Hadron Solar. During his career, he has worked with House of Habib in the areas of New Project Development and Real Estate Management. He also led the power sector of the country as CEO of Hubco and Liberty Power Tech. Majority of his career was associated with Century Paper & Board Mills Limited, a part of Lakson Group, overseeing various business functions and activities. He has been the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and served actively in council and regional committee in various capacities. He also worked with A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of PwC) in Pakistan and Ernst and Young, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.