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Financial Analyst, Financial Accountant, Project Finance Expert, PPP

Islamabad, Federal Capital Territory, Pakistan
November 21, 2018

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Mailing Address

Unit # 304, Al-Mehmar Tower, E-11/2, Islamabad, Pakistan




+92-301-***-**** (Pakistan)

+92-51-933-**** Ext. 210




Personal Details

Father’s name: Syed Iqbal Hussain Shah

Date of birth: 21 October 1987

Nationality: Pakistani

Canadian ‘Express Entry’ profile #: E001263184

Languages (fluent in speaking, listening, reading and writing): English and Urdu

Education (Chartered Accountant)










2002 …

Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) from

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

Bachelor in Commerce from University of Karachi (1st Division)

Higher & Secondary Schooling

(1st Division)

Work experience (over 11 years)











2010 - 2007

Sr. Infrastructure (Fin.) Specialist

Full-time (paid)

Public Private Partnership Authority, Ministry of Finance

Infrastructure (Fin.) Specialist

Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), Ministry of Finance


A Qadir & Co.

Audit Senior

Ernst & Young

Key skill set

For the infrastructure projects proposed to undertaken through private sector participation:

1)Preparing financial feasibilities (with base-case, risk-adjusted financial and shadow bid financial models incorporating various PPP options and Public Sector Comparator analysis)

2)Structuring the project in a way that it should provide Value for Money solution to public sector while retaining bankability for the private sector

3)Assisting federal public agencies in procuring the project with preparing a series of project bidding documents such as Request for Qualification, Request for Proposal and draft concession/ implementation agreement

4)Financial bid evaluation through comparative and shadow financial model and carrying out benefit to cost analysis for public sector

5)Assist project legal team in drafting concession agreement; participate in concession agreement negotiations while catering for all the project's financial aspects and devising adequate termination payment volume and mechanism

Apart from above:

1)Financial accounting & reporting

2)Managing corporate and personal taxes

3) Auditing full set of financial statements and reviewing condensed financial statements

Public Private Partnership Authority, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan (formerly IPDF) – 2012 to 2018




Tasks performed


Sukkur Hyderabad Motorway (M6) – 300 kilometers long 6 lane access-controlled motorway with tentative project of USD 2.2 billion, being procured to be undertaken on BOT basis for a concession period of 25 years

Procurement phase

Prepared base case and risk – adjusted financial models to decide upon the transaction structure of the projects that should offer ‘value for money’ solution to public sector and win – win solution to both public and private sectors

Participated in preparing bidding documents such as Request for proposal (RFP), Project Information Memorandum (PIM) and devising financial criteria

Performed Financial bid evaluation

Participated in concession agreement negotiations and devising termination payments formulae

Negotiated direct agreement with the project lenders

Providing post project implementation support to the public agency

Assisted National Highway Authority in establishing Contingent Liability Fund to cater of Political Risk inherent in the PPP projects

Lahore Sialkot Motorway – 90 kilometers long 4 lane access-controlled motorway with tentative project of USD 423 million, being planned to be undertaken on BOT basis for a concession period of 25 years

Construction phase

Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M9) – 136 kilometers long 6 lane access-controlled motorway with tentative project of USD 430 million, planned to be undertaken on BOT basis for a concession period of 25 years. The Project is expected to generate guaranteed USD 1.43 billion for NHA over the 25 years concession period

Operations phase

Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M2) - 357 kilometers long 6 lane access-controlled motorway with tentative project of USD 460 million, planned to be undertaken on BOT basis for a concession period of 20 years. The Project is expected to generate USD 2.09 billion for NHA over the 20 years concession period

Operations phase


Pakistan Railways (PR) turnaround – Boosting the profitability of and making self-sustainable PR’s two wholly business units namely Locomotive Factory and Carriage Factory through private sector participation

Procurement phase

Worked on transaction structuring of the Project to bring stimulate private sector investment towards upgradation and operations of the factories under Strategic Partnership

Prepared bidding documents such as RFP, PIM etc.

Pakistan Post

Pakistan Post Mobile Money Solution and Upgradation of Logistics Services – Under the reform agenda approved by Prime Minister, developing and implementing digital payments and revamping logistics services provided by Pakistan Post on PPP basis

Procurement phase

Did financial modeling (base-case and risk-adjusted)

Drafted RFP

Anticipating to participate in concession agreement negotiations

Tax Advisor – 2011 - 2012

For a number of diversified 'Tax Persons', performed the following:

1) Compute income tax liability and income tax payable

2) File income tax returns electronically over Federal Tax Authority's IRIS system

3) Manage correspondence with Federal Tax Authority

4) Income and investment management, and

5) Preparing financial statements for corporate sector clients

Audit Senior at Ernst & Young – 2007 - 2011

Worked as Audit Senior for Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder Chartered Accountants (in Karachi and Jeddah offices) in the Audit and Advisory Business Services (AABS). Performed large number of assurance assignments (annual audits, periodic reviews and agreed upon procedures) for multi-sector corporate clients (ranging from auto-motive, oil & gas and manufacturing sectors to social sector). Following is the list of prominent clients I did audit:

1)Pakistan Petroleum Limited

2)Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited

3)Greaves Engineering Group

4)Bolan Castings Limited

5)Atlas Big-lift Construction

6)Help Center & Holy Family Hospitals


Engaged by the Government of Nigeria for helping them chalk out roadmap for establishing Infrastructure Project Development Unit which should facilitate the government departments of Nigeria in developing infrastructure projects on PPP basis

Professional development & other expertise

1)Completed PPP courses with international institutes of high repute (IP3 USA, CDIA’s CIIP etc.)

2)Deliver PPP trainings on demand (Financing and procuring PPPs, PPPs in roads etc.)

3)Proficient in MS office and fluent in preparing and evaluating financial models

4)Competent in applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs)

5)Familiar with corporate and taxation laws (Pakistan especially)

List of achievements

1)Successfully attracted private sector investment to the tune of USD 1.3 billion towards development of public infrastructure

2)Working on USD 2.3 billion infrastructure project financing deals

3)Actively contributing in turn-around of state-owned enterprise such as Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Post, Pakistan Mint

4)Achieved Gold Medal from-SOUTH ASIA PUBLICATIONS

5)Secured cash rewards in earlier Chartered Accountancy education


1)Azeem Tahir, General Manager BOT, National Highway Authority, Ministry of Communications, GoP

2)Ali Rahim Malik, Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Division, Asian Development Bank

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