Dr. S.M. Shahid Alam

Dr. S.M. Shahid Alam is a Civil Engineer with professional career of more than 35 years. Dr. Alam obtained his Doctorate degree in the vibration and vibration control of Large Civil Engineering Structures from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Having experience in research, teaching, design and supervision of Civil engineering projects, he has published several technical papers in international journals of repute. His publications include papers in American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (cited 23 times), Japan Society of Civil Engineers, JSCE, Computers and Structures,
England (cited 15 times) and Adaptive Structures, Holland etc. He has introduced a novel concept in the active vibration control of Civil Engineering structures by introducing an observer in the control algorithm. His research was appreciated by peer researchers and his paper in ASCE considering soil-structure interaction was considered as one of the best papers on this topic.

He founded Exponent Engineering (Pvt.) Limited in 2001 and formally got it registered with all relevant technical and Govt institutions in year 2002. Since then it has transformed into one of the leading consulting engineering firms in the country. He is one of the founding members of Pakistan Academy of Engineers (PAE) and has served PAE as a Vice Chairman for the first two terms and is also the Chairman of Outreach Committee of PAE.

Dr. Alam has specialized in the structural design of buildings, industrial projects, bridges, telecommunication, marine structures and other infrastructure projects including Mass Transit Projects. He has been involved in the design of several concrete and steel structure projects in Pakistan, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhastan, Kyrgystan etc. In the recent years, he has worked on JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) funded infrastructure projects encompassing bridges, roads, urban railways, transportation engineering, mass transit schemes and on numerous projects feasibility studies.

Dr. Alam is also associated with NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi for the last 28 years. He has offered courses on Solid Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Bridge Engineering and Finite Element Analysis. He has served as a member of Academic Council, NEDUET, Karachi, for 13 years. He has also served as a member of Professor Selection Board of NEDUET, Karachi. Besides, he has supervised many undergraduate research work as an external. He is also a member of Board of Studies of SUFFA University, D.H.A., Karachi.

He has also served as the Executive Member of Association of Consulting Engineers of Pakistan (ACEP) for two terms. He represents ACEP in the selection board of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to recommend award of license to structural engineers of various categories.

PEC Engineers Excellence Awards committee awarded him lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards engineering profession. The award was bestowed upon him by the President of Pakistan, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad, in October 2022.


Ashar Hashmat Lodi

Mr. Ashar Hashmat Lodi is the Director of Transportation Engineering Department. Mr. Lodi has nearly 23 years of experience in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and GIS Mapping. He has completed his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1996. He has worked on projects involving development of automated engineering solutions for various fields of engineering including transportation and highway projects. He has worked on several projects of national interest.

He has also been involved in the applications of GIS to various fields including transportation and infrastructure engineering. He has also developed processes through integrated use of various technologies including GIS, satellite imagery, GNSS [GPS], Satellite & GSM Communications. Mr. Lodi has also been a visiting faculty member of NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi for the last 10 years. His area of interest include traffic demand modeling, micro simulation modeling of traffic, traffic flows theory and transportation economics.


Syed Aftab Ahmad

Syed Aftab Ahmad is the Director of Project Management Department of Exponent Engineers (Pvt.) Limited. He has been in the field of Project Management and Construction for almost three decades in Pakistan and Middle-East. He did his MSc (Engineering) in International Construction Management & Engineering from University of Leeds, UK. He is also member of Project Management Institute (USA) and Association of Project Management (UK).

He has extensive experience in structured approach on critical aspects of Project Management, Construction Management, Cost & Revenue Management, Contract Management and Quality Assurance of large scale Building and Infrastructure Projects. Mr. Aftab Ahmad has been involved in some Ports & Harbour related projects and some of the mega projects such as Al-Faisaliah Centre – Riyadh KSA, Prophet’s Mosque Extension Project, Madina-al-Munawara KSA, Second Manama-Muharraq Crossing ( Marine Structures & Cable Stayed Bridge) – Bahrain, FFC Corporate Headquarters Building – Rawalpindi, Creek Vistas at Creek City, DHA – Karachi and Redevelopment of Country & Golf Club, DHA, Karachi.


Shahid Lutfi

Mr. Shahid Lutfi is the Director of Environmental Engineering Department. Has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of Environmental Engineering. He has received M.S. Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, in September 1993. Mr. Lutfi is responsible for planning and scheduling of projects, report generation, computer-based time scheduling and planning, coordination with clients and negotiations etc.

He has conducted many environment studies and audits, Environment impact Assessment and Environmental Baseline studies. He is a member of Pakistan Engineering Council, Assessment Association, and Assessment Water Works Association.


Mohsin Iqbal

Mr. Mohsin Iqbal is the Technical Director (Transportation Engineering). Mr. Iqbal has nearly 35+ years of experience in Project Planning, Coordination & Management; Value Engineering and Project Cost/Budgeting; Survey and NDT Planning and Analysis; GIS & Remote Sensing Planning & Analysis; Systems Analysis & Design etc. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology (NED), Karachi, Pakistan in 1981. He has worked on projects involving infrastructure development like Alternative Energy (Wind Power), Ports & Harbours; Highways & Roads; Canal & Irrigation Planning; Dams & Ancillary Structures Planning; Aerial/ Satellite/GPS/Topographic & Bathymetric Surveying, and very high precision GPS Controls setup etc.

Mr. Iqbal has work experience of UAE and Pakistan with clients, consultants and contractors on projects of international repute. He has wide spectrum of knowledge based with certifications like Value Engineering, Energy Conservation, GIS & Remote Sensing, Wind Power Projects Development, Wildlife & Forestry Conservation, Basic Monitoring & Evaluation, and Social Engineering.


Muhammad Farhatullah AbulKhairi

Mr. Farhatullah A. Khairi is the Chief Engineer in Structural Engineering Department. He has more than 40+ years of experience in Structural Planning, Designing and Supervision of different types of buildings including industrial, power generation, hydraulics, pump houses, commercial, storage and communication structures. He has graduated from NED College, Karachi in 1970, and he is the member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

He has worked on few major construction based projects including (Steel Mill), Six (6) numbers 210 MW thermal power plants at Bin Qasim, 4×4.367 MW Pasni Diesel Power Station, Armed forces Medical city, Pakistan Navy sport complex, New office building of state Bank at North Nazimabad, Cement plants for Javedaan (1000tpd) and Galadari (2000tpd), Operation and control buildings for Pakistan Steel, Gadani water works and Industrial Alcohol plant at Khazana Sugar Mills and foundation for communication Green Field and Roof Top Sites for Mobilink, Ufone, Warid, Siemens & Telenor projects.


Muhammad Mubashir Moin

Mr. Muhammad Mubashir Moin is Technical Director (Transport Planning & GIS) and has 13+ years of experience in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning & GIS Development. He has completed his Master’s degree in Transport Planning from Imperial College London, in 2010 and Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Infrastructure Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 2007.

He has been involved in various aspects of Civil and transportation engineering with emphasis on Public Transport Operations, BRT Operations, demand forecast modeling, micro-simulation modeling, traffic engineering & management, traffic impact studies, road & industrial infrastructure development, GIS development, economic & financial analysis of various public transport projects and community based survey designs & executions.

Field of Expertise: Public Transport Planning, Mass Transit Systems including BRT & LRT, Transportation Planning, Traffic Modeling & Demand Forecast Analysis, Transport Data Analysis, Traffic Impact Assessment, Infrastructure Design, GIS Development.

Countries of Work Experience: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Tanzania, United Kingdom



Rehana Salim Ladha is the Technical Director of Exponent Engineers Private Ltd. She has almost 17 years of extensive experience in the field of Structural Designing and detailing of both Steel & concrete structures. She has graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 2003.

She has an expertise in the design of Industrial Buildings, Electrical Grid stations, Telecom, Oil and Gas Projects, Design and Shop Drawings of Steel structures. She has an excellent Coordination and Project Management skills. She has sound concepts in field of design and has thorough understanding of the Design Codes and Standards used in the industry.

She has an exposure of working with different international firms including Saudi based Petrochemical consultants, US based Steel fabricators, and German based Electrical EPC contractors. She has worked on some important projects including Mapak Edible Oil Refining Plant, BHP Zamzama Gas Plant, Linde ASU Plant, Saudi Aramco Projects, K-Electric TP-1000 projects, NJTA Projects including Coney Island and Bruckner Bridge repair project.



Ms. Hena Muslim is working in Exponent Engineers Pvt. Ltd. As Technical Director – Structural Engineering. She has graduated from NED University in 2003 and has completed M.Sc. (Structures) from the same university in 2010.  She is also a member of Pakistan Engineering Council.

She has vast experience in Structural Planning, Designing and supervision of different types of Buildings and non-building structures, Telecommunication tower structures and MSC buildings as well as Condition assessment and structural evaluation of telecommunication structures. She was also involved in marine structures design. She has good project Management skills. Her major projects include Reconstruction of 17 demolished market buildings, MSC buildings for telecom in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Floating Ship, LCT at Port qasim, 100 MGD Pump House (Equipped with M&E Pumping Machineries) at Dhabeji.

Skills: Structural Designing and Drawings, Project Management, Marine Engineering, Preparation of Feasibility Reports, Preparation of Vetting Reports, Preparation of BOQs, Condition Assessment and Structural Evaluation of Telecommunication Structures.



Mr. Kamran Zulfiqar is a Principal Engineer in the structural engineering department. He has 15 years of diversified professional experience in management, supervision, design, and consultancy of civil engineering projects. He completed his master’s degree in construction and Engineering Management from Superior College Lahore in 2020 & Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and Design in 2008 from UET, Lahore. He possessed a yellow belt in the quality management tool “Six Sigma”.
He has been involved in various Infrastructural projects’ planning, management, design implementation, and onsite critical solution works that include Warid HQ Lahore, Linde ASU Plant, e.co. Tower Rehabilitation, Jazz fiber POP, Punjab Safe City V8 Project, PTCL DWDM 2.5 to 10G, Tower Designing & strengthening end-to-end solutions for Jazz, PTCL, Engro Enfrashare, CMEC-NTDC, CM Pak, Telenor, Huawei, ZTE, PTCL Solar Projects.
He possesses demonstrative skills in contemporary management skills that yield productive cost-effective outcomes at an optimum time while fulfilling quality benchmarks. He has penned down applications of modern agile management in the construction field by comparing old waterfall management in 2020. He has implemented value management & quality concepts like Lean Management, Kaizen, 5S, TPM, and Quality blitz to the projects under his leadership.


Shoaib Alam

Mr. Shoaib Alam is a Principal Engineer in the Structural and Infrastructure Engineering Department. He has about 15 years of diversified professional experience in the Design, Supervision and Client Coordination of various Structural and Infrastructure and Telecom Projects. He has done his Bachelors in Civil Engineering in 2007 and completed his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering in 2011, both from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
He has an expertise in the design and Vetting of Infrastructure Elements such as Bridges, Underpass and Culverts. He also has good Experience in designing the Telecom Structures and their foundations and also the building Structures. He possesses excellent Coordination and Project Management skills. He has a thorough knowledge in field of design and understanding of the Design Codes and Standards used in the industry.
He Major Infrastructure projects include Dualization of Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway, Bahria Town Underpasses, etc. His major projects in the Telecom field are with Clients such as Huawei, Mobilink, Ufone etc.


Muhammad Tahir

Mr. Muhammad Tahir is working in the capacity of Senior Telecom Manager in the Telecommunication department. He has more than 15 years or experience in the relevant field. He is completed his DAE in Civil from Government College of Technology, SITE, in the year 2005 and is involved in the field of construction and telecom sector since then.
He has strong communication and coordination skills. It is due to this ability he has been able to make PR in the field of Telecommunication. He has sound concepts of telecom industrial practices, along with RF& transmission activities. He is in-charge of the telecom surveys and planning. He can manage several teams at a time and has excellent client dealing abilities. He has expertise in solving the technical and financial issues on official level.
He has worked with all the mobile operators and telecom companies working in Pakistan, i.e. JAZZ, Telenor, ZONG, PTCL , UFONE , Huawei, ZTE, Engro Enfrashare , EDOTCO, and he is constantly working to add more telecom companies to Exponent Clientele.


S.M. Shakil Alam

Mr. Shakil Alam is the General Manager of Finance, HR, Admin & Billing departments. He has  exemplified role of HR and skill development Manager. His function is most vital in inculcating professional values in Exponent team members as defined by MD Mr. Dr Shahid Alam in his vision and mission statements. Provision of conducive and motivating environment to our employees falls under his domain. Thus, his contributions enhances firm’s productivity and retention of skilled workforce.

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