Khalid Awan was born in Dera-Ismail-Khan and is a Mechanical Engineer by education, a profession in which he started his career.
He entered business in 1982 when his older brother established a Joint Venture in Pakistan with the global air-express giant DHL, under the name DHL Pakistan Private Ltd.
The brothers then founded TCS Private Ltd. as the domestic arm complementing the international business. The first decade saw phenomenal growth in the jointly owned and managed business.
The future potential in each business – domestic and international, necessitated long term structuring. The brothers astutely addressed this in 1991 by ‘de-linking’ the organization and ownership of the two companies, enabling each to pursue its own trajectory.
It was thus in 1991 that Khalid Awan, who had served as Managing Director, since inception, of both TCS and DHL Pakistan under the Chairmanship of Sadiq Awan, took over as the Chairman and M.D. of TCS Private Limited.
The challenges and implications of this decision are the subject of a Harvard Business School Case Study undertaken in 2002.
Between then and 2007 when Sadiq Awan disinvested his share-holding in DHL Pakistan, TCS and DHL maintained a collaborative non-competitive relationship.
Khalid Awan not only piloted the evolution of TCS in Pakistan but also went on to establish TCS in UK (1989), UAE (1996), and Canada (1999).
On the 30th anniversary of its founding in 2013, Khalid Awan outlined for TCS its course for the next thirty years by installing a futuristic young leadership, guided by a mission statement and core-values in a world class corporate environment overseen by a competent Board.
Mr. Awan is an active philanthropist who generously contributes to organizations in the field of health, education, and social welfare.
He is a lifetime member of 'World Presidents Organization' - WPO, and has served as Chairman of Khalid Nawaz Awan Foundation and Chairman TCS Holdings Private Limited YPO Pakistan Chapter. He has chaired the 'Corporate Award Committee of the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) and serves on the Pakistan National Committee of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), and the Board of Governors - Karachi Council of Foreign Relations and Community Advisory Board of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
He served on the Paris based Transportation Committee of the ICC from 1997-2007, and represented it at the United Nations 2003 General Assembly Session on Millennium Development Goals.
He has also advised the Government of Pakistan on development of Pakistan Postal Services.
Mr. Awan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Saira Awan Malik
Vice Chairperson & Group CEO
Saira Awan Malik is the Vice Chairperson and Group CEO of TCS Holdings. She is a corporate lawyer by training and previously worked at the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 2009-15, focusing on corporate and financial transactions, including cross-border mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and capital market issuances. In June 2015, Saira joined her family business, TCS Group, and initially focused on developing the international and e-commerce sides of the business.
Saira received an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University in May 1999. She read Law at the University of Cambridge (2001-3) and subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2007.
Saira has served on the board of the British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) since 2012. In April 2013, she launched the BPF Women’s Network. She is also a founder member of the British Pakistani Lawyers’ Association and the Pakistan International Film Association.
Qasim Awan, as next generation member of the Awan family, joined the business in 2012, after graduating from York University in Canada, and is a Master’s in Management from the Cass Business School, University of London.
Prior to joining TCS he worked for a couple of years with an Accounting and Management firm in Dubai, UAE. He has attended several courses in Personal Development, E-commerce and International Business.
During the past five years at TCS, Qasim has passionately pursued his interest in the E-commerce eco-system particularly E-commerce Logistics and Supply Chain Warehousing.
He is also an avid observer of the technological and regional developments reshaping the industry, contributing to various publications on this subject.
He has traveled extensively across TCS facilities in Pakistan in the company’s own trucks and aircraft, but the most enjoyable learning for him has been on courier bikes in communities he would have otherwise never visited.
He deeply values the learning experience and camaraderie thus developed with the TCS rank and file.
He is the recipient of a Presidents Award for instilling team spirit within the company.
Qasim has attended the Director Course at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, prior to his induction on the Board of TCS Holdings.
Qasim is also a sportsman and sport commentator.
He is a member of the Digital Economy Commission of ICC Pakistan and Karachi Council of Foreign Relations.
Mrs. Saadia Awan is the wife of Mr. Khalid Awan and has been by his side through the various stages of business and organizational development.
She played an active role in the early years, and as Director since 1992 is keenly focused on service quality and efficiencies within the organization.
She is an active social worker and has been involved with The Citizens Foundation since its founding, and established its chapter in Canada in 2005.
Mrs. Awan is Company Director and is certified by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Faizan Ali Siddiqi
COO & Head of Digital Transformation
Faizan Ali Siddiqi is the COO & Head of Digital Transformation at TCS Group. Most recently he served as the MD responsible for digital growth, platform modernization & monetization at the Jang Media Group.
Formerly the MD at Digital Globe Services and a Board Member of its Asian Subsidiary; building and growing its global technology & service delivery center to a 1,000 resources in Pakistan, leading to a successful IPO on the LSE:AIM. Prior to that he was the Associate Director at KPMG Middle East in the Performance Advisory space. Before KPMG, he was the Global Head of Client Services at Afiniti.com, where he led the global delivery teams for a specialized Artificial Intelligence Platform. He is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified both from his time at General Electric Advanced Materials in Holland and Tyco International in the US.
Faizan has a BS from Purdue University and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a past Sr. Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Software Houses Association. Faizan serves on the Board of Advisors for the Nest i/o. He is a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. Faizan is also a Global Mentor at the Google Launch Pad Accelerator Program. Additionally, he serves as a Customer Advisory Board Member with Google Chrome.
Muhammad Harris Jamali
CEO & Group Head of Strategy
Harris Jamali is the Group Head of Strategy responsible for all TCS business units and companies as part of our comprehensive and shared eco-system of services.
Harris brings over a decade of international strategic and financial advisory experience across the industrials space with a strong focus on the transport and logistics sector. Having worked closely with global blue-chip clients, Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout the logistics value chain across everything from the strategic development stage to implementation as well as ongoing transformation.
Based out of London, Harris has worked regularly with global and regional players across all major markets from the US, UK, Europe, Latin America, India, China and the Middle East executing announced public and private transactions worth over $150bn. Key clients include the full spectrum of asset heavy to asset light, and increasingly, technology enabled logistics platforms where Harris has been instrumental in shaping strategic directions and driving new ideas. These include United Parcel Service (UPS), Deutsche Post DHL, TNT Express, PostNL, bpost, Geodis, Coyote Logistics, Amazon, International Airlines Group (IAG), Dnata, AP Moller Maersk, DP World and Unifeeder. Having also worked on the privatization of the Royal Mail Group and Poste Italiane, Harris brings extensive experience around broad based and inclusive Postal reforms which can truly harness the mutual synergies of public and private partnerships.
Starting his career at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Harris spent seven years within the EMEA Industrials team before moving across to Jefferies International where he was a Senior Director focusing on Transport and Logistics.
Harris graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is also an FCA regulated Investment Professional.