Shabbir Hashmi has more than 30 years of project finance and private equity experience. At Actis Capital, one of the largest private equity investors in the emerging market, he had led the Pakistan operations. Prior to Actis, he was responsible for a large regional portfolio of CDC Group Plc for Pakistan and Bangladesh. He also had a long stint with USAID and later briefly with the World Bank in Pakistan, specializing in planning and development of energy sector of the country. Apart from holding more than 24 board directorships as a nominee of CDC/Actis in the past, he is currently serving as an independent director on several companies from manufacturing to financial services. He is also on the board of governors of The HelpCare Society which is operating K-12 schools in Lahore for underprivileged children. He is an engineer from Dawood College of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan and holds an MBA from J.F. Kennedy University, USA.