Najam I. Chaudhri has 39 years of professional experience in the Accounting profession. His career commenced with A. F. Ferguson & Co. (A member firm of PriceWaterHouseCoopers), a leading Chartered Accountancy firm from where he retired in June 2007 as Senior Partner. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
Najam has worked in various senior positions and is a very well respected professional. He has been an active member of various organizations in Pakistan such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants where he has held different offices from Council member to Vice President and later President. He has also served on the committee of the Corporate Governance in Pakistan; Technical Advisor – Education Committee of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Member of the Sub-Group on Tax Reforms and Public Finance of the Economic Advisory Board (under the Chairmanship of Dr. Hafeez Pasha) and as a Committee Member on Reform Process Leading to Functional Separation between Audit & Accounts (under the Chairmanship of Mr. M.U. Beg).
Najam has also been a Member of the Government of Pakistan’s Pay & Pension Committee and State Bank of Pakistan’s Restructuring Committee to examine proposals for divesting non-core functions such as Retail Cash Management and Prize Bonds Scheme which led to the formation of the SBP Banking Services Corporation. He has also been the Director of Karachi Stock Exchange and a member of the Ad-Hoc Public Accounts Committee of Sindh.
Najam is presently an active member of the Sindh Privatization Commission, Government of Sindh; Sindh Province Pension Fund Board, Government of Sindh; Provincial Finance Commission, Government of Sindh and is the founding member of the Karachi Council for Foreign Relations.