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Ayla Majid

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planetive

High level M&A, advisory and governance expert actively involved in energy sustainability, sustainable finance, climate change, infrastructure and competitive energy market areas.

Sits on many local and global boards including: Government Holdings; (chairing the board of state owned oil & gas hold co); Central Power Procurement Authority, Pakistan (company responsible for buying entire country’s power); Mari Petroleum Company Limited; Siemens Pakistan Engineering; and Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited. Member of the Board of Governors of The Helpcare Society (a non-profit running “Teach a Child Schools” for under privileged children). Elected Global Council Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Through various roles pushing the boundary for sustainable energy, board diversity, sustainability led governance, digital financial inclusion and women in fintech.

Previously Ayla led a capital markets company and also took part in the Pakistan capital markets reforms that led to the demutualization and amalgamation of the stock exchanges - contributions acknowledged by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Was part of the team that drafted Pakistan’s first “Code of Governance for Public Sector Entities”.

Young Global Leader 2015; Member YGL Advisory Group; and Member Global Future Council on Energy Transition of the World Economic Forum. Moderated a high level discussion on the “The Global Risks” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Former Board Roles: ISE-Real Estate Investment Trust; Islamabad Electric Supply Corporation and Islamabad Stock Exchange, Intellectual Property Rights Organization, Government of Pakistan.

MBA, Lahore University of Management Sciences; LLB, University of London; ACCA; attended the National Security Workshop, National Defence University Pakistan; Global Leadership and Public Policy module, Harvard Kennedy School; Transformational Leadership module, Said Business School, University of Oxford; and Nanyang Technology University Executive Education Module on "Smart Cities".

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