Karachi, March 05, 2020 – Mahreen Aziz Khan has joined K-Electric (KE) as the first female CxO since the company’s transformation began in 2009. Ms. Khan is part of the KE Leadership as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer (CMCO) and this also makes her the first female CMCO at the company. After studying law from Cambridge University, Ms. Khan qualified as a Barrister and has also studied Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She has more than 19 years of experience in strategic communications, media, and public policy. As KE continues its mission of powering Karachi, the economic hub of Pakistan, Ms. Khan will lead KE’s strategic communications for the utility which caters to more than 2.8 million consumers.
In 2015, Pakistan committed to various UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) of which UN SDG 5 aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030”. To date, Pakistan’s Energy Sector remains one of the least gender diverse sectors and women face structural and cultural challenges in professional growth and success. There’s a paucity of female CxOs in the Energy Sector, making Ms. Khan’s appointment at KE a significant one. Having female leadership at KE is a Diversity & Inclusion milestone for the organization as well, resonating the #EachForEqual International Women’s Day (IWD) agenda for 2020 which is about collective individualism to create a more gender equal world and workforce.
Ms. Khan commented, “Harnessing the energy and creativity of women in the workforce is a huge advantage not only for KE, but for Pakistan as a whole. We are committed to creating value and contributing to Pakistan’s economy and growth.”