Khawar has over thirty years’ professional experience advising boards and senior management teams in large financial institutions and publicly traded companies based in emerging and developed markets. In his role at IFC, Khawar has managed numerous corporate governance assessments of companies and banks across the MENA region. He has led project teams in analyzing the companies’ current corporate governance practices, developing recommendations for improvement, and defining plans for implementation.
He has also advised various regulators to develop Corporate Governance laws and codes across the MENA region, and, trained more than 250 board directors and executives on these subjects in MENA. Khawar has been chairman, CEO and non-executive director on boards of companies in Europe and MENA.