Tayyab Tareen

Over 25 years of experience, mainly with multinationals and Private Equity, covering areas of business turnarounds, transformation of organizations, entrepreneurial experience in general management, financial management and business acquisitions. CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of K-Electric, the largest integrated power utility in Pakistan. K-Electric serves Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, with a population of approximately 22 million people. Have been a member of K-Electric Board from 2009 to 2019. Led the operational turnaround of this ailing utility and turning into profitability after 17 years of losses.

Before joining Abraaj, was CFO at The Coca-Cola Company managed bottler in the UAE and Oman, a business that saw a successful turnaround from losses to sustained profitability within two years.

Prior to moving to Coca-Cola UAE, was the CFO of The Coca-Cola managed bottler in Pakistan – acquired the bottling plants across Pakistan and was part of the Executive Committee in organizational and people transformation and redesign.

Started my post-qualification career in 1995 with Packages Limited in Pakistan as Manager Project Financing, responsible for investment reviews and project financing.

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.