According to the constitution of BEST-Pak, Board of Directors is the supreme body and responsible for setting goals for the operations of the organization. Board of Directors is actively involved and provides technical support and feedback in the execution of program activities. Board of Directors reviews and approves annual plans, budgets and their implementation procedures for further implementation. BoD is responsible to conduct at least two meetings per calendar year. However, the present BoD holds meetings after each quarter in a regular manner. In these meetings the Board of Directors critically review progress of the ongoing projects progress towards its set goals. It identifies gaps and suggests remedial solutions to the Managing Director and project implementation teams to address these challenges. It also approves the Annual Audit Report of BEST-Pak and ensures that all the recommendations of the Audit Report are adhered in order to ensure financial and physical performance and compliance of the set rules regulation and set procedure.

In compliance with BoD, various committees including Audit Committee, Procurement & Assets Disposal Committee, Recruitment and Promotion Committee, Local Learning and Training Committee and Gender Committee were established. BoD regularly reviews the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and makes changes where necessary to improve the service delivery systems in an effective, transparent and countable manner. BoD also approves publication i-e Brochure, Assessment Reports and Annual Report. BoD members pay regular visits to the projects sites and take deep interest in the implementation of project activities.

Mr. Syed Halim Shah (Chairman)

Literary and well-recognized figure Syed Halim Shah is a famous name in the field of Technical & Vocational Training in KP and having more than 40 years of diversified experience. He graduated from University of Peshawar and obtained Diploma in Electrical Engineering from GCT Peshawar. Syed Halim Shah received various Trainings abroad as well as inside the country in the sector of Technical & Vocational Training. He started his career in 1968 and remained at various Posts in several Training institutions in Pakistan. He remained as Advisor with GIZ Pak German Technical Training Program and also worked with SSEP (Swiss Project) for training of Workers. He has been working as a Director Skill Development Council Peshawar since 2007. His excellence and contribution in the field of Technical & Vocational Training and research have brought his recognition at the Provincial and Country level.

Ms. Shamim Akhtar (Vice –Chairperson)

Ms Shamim Ahsan is the Chief Executive of Innovative Marketing Services; she is an enterprise development specialist and supports NGOs partners and communities in enterprise development. Ms. Shamim having multi sectorial expertise in different areas including Enterprise Development, Marketing Information System and Gender Based Governance System is supporting BEST-Pak by providing Technical guidance in micro enterprise development and other income generation related activities.

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad (Member)

A highly motivated personality with outstanding academic record and excellent research abilities Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed obtained a PHD degree in computer science from University of Saarland Germany. He did his BS in Information Technology (IT) from University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan with distinct position and was awarded university Gold Medal and after this he did Msc in Computer Science from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.  Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan. He has 07 international research publications and attended five international conferences over the last 08 years. In his capacity as BoD member he has rendered excellent technical assistance and also extended valuable supporting quality Management.

Mr. Muhammad Azam (Member)

A highly motivated personality with more than 15 years of experience. He did his Mater in Commerce and completed C.A articles from a Chartered Account firm. He has started his professional carrier from an audit firm and has served the humanitarian sector for 13 years. He has specialty in accounting and finance and is skilled in developing robust internal controls, and guidelines/procedures to support accounting functions. He has performed financial reporting to different UN agencies and other national and international donors from the onset of his carrier in humanitarian sector. In his capacity as BoD member he is rendering excellent technical assistance and extended valuable support to the internal audit committee and finance section of BEST-Pak.

Mr. Muhammad Sher (Member)

Mr. Sher originally hails from the remote, conflict- hit and extremely underdeveloped Mohmand district of Pakistan. He has widely travelled and has been educated and trained at prestigious national and international institutions across the globe.  He has specialized in projects related to Disaster and Conflict Management; Expert in DDR (Disarmament/Demobilization and Reintegration) and H.E.L.P (Health Emergencies in Large Population), Post Disaster and Post –Conflict Situation Management. Mr. Sher holds strategic and creative Management experience; he has proven abilities in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution and capability to influence and communicate at all levels across political and cultural divides.

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