Mr. Aslam has demonstrated outstanding professional leadership and entrepreneurial capabilities during the last 33 years of his career since the completion of his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.
A key accomplishment of his career was the creation and successful progression of a major multinational firm Meinhardt (Pakistan) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Aslam was a founding Director of the Company and remained exclusively incharge of the Company’s operations from 1992 to 2010. During the time, the Company which made a very modest beginning from his residence, for the initial three years, became a leading multi-disciplinary consulting firm in Pakistan with offices at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The Company being a part of the Meinhardt International Group also undertook several international assignments in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and the Middle East.
Mr. Aslam has since, played a leading role in organizing the Arête Group, which comprises ProMag Pvt Ltd – Development Advisory & Project Management, LOCii INC – Urban Planning & Architecture and Infraplan – Infrastructure Planning & Engineering. As the Group CEO, Mr. Aslam provides professional and entrepreneurial leadership to an outstanding group of professionals who are spearheading some of the most prestigious projects internationally and in Pakistan.
Since Mr. Aslam has, for more almost three decades, been solely responsible for creating, leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams of professionals, he has a unique understanding of large-scale projects involving multidisciplinary faculties. He has, therefore, been responsible for successful execution of many diverse projects including infrastructure, land development, industrial and buildings.
At the inception of his career, in Pakistan, Mr. Aslam had worked exclusively on prestigious infrastructure projects and later undertook a deputation for 2 years from a consulting firm as a Project Manager on the World Bank sponsored Karachi Mass Transit Project.
While maintaining a fulltime consulting career, Mr. Aslam has also expanded his post-graduate academic horizons in Corporate Finance and Economics. Furthermore, he has been actively involved in Post-graduate Teaching and Research in Civil Engineering in the country. He has taught a number of Post-graduate courses at NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi and the Military College of Engineering at Risalpur. He has been part of technical research which resulted in prestigious publications and has been interviewed on development issues by international magazines such as Forbes Middle East.
He has also maintained an active professional interaction with financial/ development institutions and undertaken a number of advisory assignments related to Real Estate and Infrastructure Development including his engagement on the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Task Force for creating a regulatory framework for REIT structures in Pakistan.
Mr. Aslam represented for 2 years as an independent Director on a REIT Management Company. He has also been advising on a number of projects which are based on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) financing initiatives and are being created for Public Institutions in the country.
His core experience includes contract management of large scale projects and he remained on the Dispute Resolution Board of the, USD 800 million, new Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) for a period of 4 years. He was also nominated by CAAP on the Arbitration Tribunal of the Multan International Airport (MIAP). Mr. Aslam is currently serving on the Board of Bahria Foundation and is also a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Planning Commission, GOP. The committee is mandated to advise on Construction and Urban Renewal.