Board of Governors

Malik Arshad Gilani 
B.Sc, C.Eng, F.I.Mech E, F.I.Mar E

Malik Arshad Gilani graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK and was commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant in 1959.  Following one year’s sea-service in Pakistan he proceeded to Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth to read Engineering and then complete a postgraduate course in Marine Engineering. He sought release from the Navy on personal grounds in 1975.

As one of three Directors with equal share holding established Panmatex Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd., (1976) a trading Company specialised in representing international and multi-national companies, especially in the Oil, Gas, Engineering and Engineering Design sectors. These included Foster Wheeler Energy (U.K), ACB-Alsthom, Prolon Industrial, UK & TTS, NORWAY. Panmatex Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd., was closed down on the death of one of the partners. Following which he established SAZAYS Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd. and continues to serve as Consultant for theses international companies in the capacity of Chairman & Chief Operating Officer of SAZAYS Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd.

He introduced, Nandos, a South African food-franchise to Pakistan as the sponsoring Director and is the Managing Director of Sports Worldwide Marketing & Management (Pvt.) Ltd. This Company has been closely involved in the marketing of Television Rights for the Pakistan Cricket Board. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tyms Education Ltd. and is the Founding Chairperson of The International School’s Governing Board.

Amongst his profile in event management, he has been involved in the organisation of: The ICC Cricket World Cup (Pakistan), The Sportsman of the Millennium (Jahangir Khan) for PIA and a first ever live broadcast from site, and SAF Games 2004 – live telecast produced for international satellite transmission. In association with International Management Group (Trans World International) represented Pakistan Cricket Board from 1994 to 1999. During this period the television earnings of PCB rose from US$ 1,000.00 per year to US$.7.0 million per year, and also arranged sponsorships and other sales for PCB. (The maximum Title Sponsorship to date of USD. 4 million for the India Tour to Pakistan in 2004). TWI produced all the television coverage during this period the highlight of which was the tour of the English Team, being the largest live sports production from Pakistan involving 18 cameras and ten tons of associated electronic equipment being imported and taken around Pakistan.

He is a life member of MARYELEBONE CRICKET CLUB

Taymur Mirza 
B.A. (Mathematics, Computer Science)
M.A. (Applied Educational Leadership & Management – in Progress)

As a social entrepreneur interested in the field of education management and promotion, Taymur Mirza established, in 1996, the first International Baccalaureate ( World School, for students aged 3 to 18 years, in Pakistan and is currently involved in the day-to-day management of the concern. Whilst still involved with the school, he has been provided numerous opportunities by the affiliate International Baccalaureate Organisation in the capacity of education programme evaluator, presenter, subject examiner and workshop leader.

The exposure to education commenced in the first year of reading Mathematics at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S.A. Taymur Mirza may have accepted the offer to be a peer tutor, by the Mathematics Department of the University, as an opportunity to earn income from this part-time job. However, the experience in tutoring his peers at college developed an affinity for teaching and education. During these informative, developmental years his passion for education was overshadowed by his pursuit of becoming an Actuary Fellow. With the achievement of passing the initial actuary exams, Taymur Mirza was selected for the highly sought internship programme at Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company situated in Holmdel, New Jersey.

The return to Pakistan, soon after his graduation from Rutgers University, landed him in an unexpected role of providing private Mathematics tutorials to students writing the British General Certificate of Educations’ Ordinary and Advanced level Mathematics examination. The success of this offered service in record time with attractive monetary gains only confirmed the opportunity in providing quality education in Pakistan. This led to conducting a marketing survey, preparing financial model for an IB World School, raising of equity capital from the private sector and launching of The International School, the first and only world school in Pakistan.

As Secretary of the company’s Board, he is currently finalising expansion plans for Tyms Education Ltd, the management firm which owns and manages The International School.

He serves as a Trustee of Indus Earth, a non-profit organisation committed to empowering the “poor” and of NITRO, a non-profit committed to the promotion of sporting activities in Karachi, Pakistan.