Executive Team

The PBBC Board

UK Board

Julian Hamilton Barns



Julian Hamilton Barns (“JHB”) – JHB is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales. JHB is also qualified in Hong Kong. He specializes in cross border corporate finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has significant experience in dealing with international joint ventures and transactions involving partners in different legal jurisdictions. In recent years JHB has focused on the oil and gas and natural resources and energy sectors. He is currently involved in securing listings in London and Singapore for various clients.


CEO/Trade Champion

Rashid is an educationalist, he has worked in Further and Higher Educational Institutions for over 20 years and has written modules and learning activities for undergraduates and postgraduates programmes and for Edexcel (a leading UK examination board). Background in Media and Communications has enabled him to design and develop teaching and learning resources including delivering teaching and training. Rashid is the beating heart of PBBC and he looks after business on a day to day basis bringing together all stakeholders using his substantial international business and government connections. He also has significant experience in organising official trade missions, events and government relations. Since the inception of the PBBC, Rashid had supported its work and had played a key role in developing the organisation.



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Nigel Peter is a Vice Chairman of PBBC

Nigel Peters OBE
Vice Chairman PBBC,I joined PBBC as I have known the CEO of the PBBC, Rashid Iqbal, for some years, and am pleased to offer advice to him and other board members through my role as Vice Chairman. There are a number of excellent business opportunities for UK companies in Pakistan, which the PBBC helps to promote via conferences, webinars and trade missions. 1997 – Dec 2017 20 years I led on all of British Expertise’s international development work worldwide. Geographic interests included Africa, Central Asia, South Caucasus and the Caribbean. I also organised CATBIG (Central Asia & Trans Caucasus Business Information Group) events, a region I have been visiting for over 20 years. I was delighted to receive an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017, for “services to UK export promotion in eastern Europe and Central Asia”. I retired from British Expertise in December 2017.



Hassan manages the financial aspects of the PBBC, his line of profession is mainly in high end jewellery. As a Bespoke Diamond Jewellery designer based in Hatton Gardens in London which produces exquisite and unique jewellery. Elegance-Diamonds has worked incredibly hard to get where it is today, gaining over 20 years experience, building trust by closely working with each client till they are completely satisfied and that quality of our workmanship is supported by guarantee.


Director of Manchester & Midlands Region

Zeeshan is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and an accredited Mediator to international standards. As a director of a boutique UK based Corporate law firm, he works primarily with business leaders to ensure they are properly supported on all commercial legal affairs. In addition to his work in the corporate sector, Zeeshan represents senior executives and directors. Zeeshan began his career working in-house for a FTSE 100 company before taking on national roles at leading UK law firms and was part of the management team who pioneered and launched the first (and largest) consumer legal services business in the UK.

Senior Executives

Pakistan Outreach