Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Faisal Hasnain as PCB chief executive – The Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Faisal Hasnain as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a thorough recruitment process. He will take charge from January 2022.
Faisal is a UK-qualified Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience in high-profile financial and sports administration jobs with some of the world’s largest blue chip companies. This includes his roles as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Financial Officer in Monaco and Dubai, as well as the Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).
As the ICC’s Chief Financial Officer, Faisal managed an overall financial portfolio of around $3billion and was also involved in the sale of the ICC’s commercial rights for the 2007-2015 and the 2016-2023 commercial cycles. With Zimbabwe Cricket, he was instrumental in the refinancing of their commercial debts, arriving at the financial arrangements between ZC and the ICC, securing ZC’s funding and status within the ICC and securing hosting rights for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 – Zimbabwe’s first global event in 15 years.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Faisal Hasnain as the PCB’s Chief Executive and welcome him to Pakistan cricket family.
Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Faisal Hasnain as PCB chief executive
“Faisal is a familiar figure in world cricket and is highly regarded, respected and trusted for his excellence in corporate governance, financial management and commercial acumen. With the plans I have for the PCB, Faisal will be a perfect fit as he can utilise his vast experience and knowledge to help us achieve our commercial and financial objectives of making Pakistan cricket bigger and stronger.”
Faisal Hasnain: “I feel honoured and privileged to have been awarded with this once in a lifetime opportunity to serve Pakistan cricket and thank the PCB Chairman and the Board of Governors for having the confidence in my capabilities.
“I am fully committed to playing my part in delivering the PCB Chairman’s vision for Pakistan cricket, fulfilling the expectations and dreams of millions of passionate Pakistan cricket fans and strengthening the relationships with our existing commercial partners, the ICC and other Cricket Boards and developing new partnerships as we move forward.
“These are highly exciting times in Pakistan cricket and I look forward to working very closely with my colleagues at the PCB so that we can collectively further enhance the image, reputation and profile of this great institution.”
Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Faisal Hasnain as PCB chief executive –
About Faisal Hasnain
Born on 10 May 1959 in Karachi
Chartered Accountant (England & Wales)
Chief Financial Officer, International Cricket Council, 2002-2008 & 2010-2017
Managing Director, Zimbabwe Cricket – 2017-2018
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Golf – 2010-2010
Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Golf – 2009-2010
Chief Operating officer, Dubai Event Management Company – 2008-2008
Financial Controller, Citigroup/Saudi American Bank, London – 1992-2002
Manager, Ernst & Young, Riyadh – 1989-1992
Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Finance, Chase Manhattan, Karachi – 1986-1989
Senior Auditor, Westbury & Company, London – 1979-1985