Mr. Akhtar is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and has served in the profession as well as oil & gas, construction and manufacturing industries. He has worked in London, Dubai, Lahore and Karachi with employers such as A.F. Ferguson & Co, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd., etc. His last assignment was with Mannan Shahid Forgings Ltd in Lahore (as CFO / CEO), an investment of Abraaj Capital. Mr. Akhtar is currently engaged as the CFO of International Industries Limited and its overseas subsidiaries.