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December 24, 2014

Govt appoints Vadiyya Khalil as new CCP chief

December 24, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Ms Vadiyya Khalil as Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) for the period of three years with MP-1 scale.
The acting CCP Chairman Dr Joseph Wilson had relinquished his charge but he would continue serving as a member of the CCP and would complete his term.
The government received over three-dozen applications for this slot after publishing advertisements out of which around 20 were shortlisted. After taking interviews, the Finance Ministry moved a summary comprising three names and the prime minister approved the name of Ms Vadiyya Khalil as permanent Chairperson of the CCP for a three-year term.
The formal notification to this effect has been issued with effect from December 23, 2014.
According to CCP’s announcement made here on Tuesday, the federal government has appointed Ms. Vadiyya Khalil as Chairperson of the CCP with immediate effect for the period of three years.
Ms. Khalil has previously served as a Member CCP from 2010 to 2013 where she was overseeing the Mergers & Acquisitions and Advocacy functions of the Commission. She has over 20 years experience in corporate and commercial banking at international and national banks including Credit Agricole, ANZ Grindlys, MCB Limited, Askari Commercial Bank and National Bank of Pakistan.
She has a Masters Degree in Management Sciences from University of Kent, UK specialising in Corporate Strategy, Operations Research, Techniques of Management, Marketing and Global modeling. In addition Ms. Khalil has studied Italian language and literature at the University of Perugia, Italy and holds a Diploma in French from Alliance Francaise.
The appointment of Ms. Vadiyya Khalil and Ikramul Haq Qureshi as Members of CCP on 17 December 2014 brings the number of Members from 3 to 5, which is in conformity with the Competition Act, 2010.
Mr. Qureshi has a diverse experience of over 20 years in the fields of law, administration

and regulatory affairs. Mr. Qureshi was previously serving as the Director General (Legal) and Registrar of CCP. He headed the Legal Department at the CCP as well as the Office of Fair Trading. He was also entrusted Corporate Affairs Division of the CCP. He has been a pivotal part of the CCP team and has assisted the CCP in various policy matters regarding the state of competition in various sectors, and strengthening administrative and procedural regulations ranging from conduct of proceedings and consideration of pre-merger approvals by the CCP.
Mr. Qureshi’s legal qualification (LL.M in Corporate Laws, and a degree in Criminal Justice from USA) affords him a keen insight into legal and regulatory matters to better appreciate and assist the business community in realising its potential for the eventual benefit of the state economy. His prior public sector experience includes responsible positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Senior Legal Advisor to the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF).

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