Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik, HI(M), (Retd)Chief Executive Officer

Lieutenant General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik Margalla Risk Solutions

Lieutenant General Asif is the Chief Executive Officer of Margalla Risk Solutions. He is a highly regarded Advisor on geopolitical and strategic issues of South and South East Asia, Middle East, the Islamic world; civil-military coordination, cooperation, and implementation; and operational and security analysis. He is a regular speaker at senior-level strategy and policy seminars and intellectual gatherings both at home and internationally and is a participant in numerous People-to-People projects with Afghanistan as well as India.

Following his retirement from the Pakistan Army, General Asif was appointed Secretary of Defence from 2012 – 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Commander 11 Corps. General Asif supervised one of the largest flood relief operations in Pakistan in 2010, when massive floods led to the worst humanitarian disaster in Pakistan’s history (affecting ca. 20 million persons, destroying lives, homes, crops, infrastructure and livelihood, and leaving millions vulnerable to malnutrition and disease). The success of this relief project, particularly the role of the Army despite ongoing military and security operations dealing with insurgency and terrorism, earned international praise and has become the basis for Lessons Learned at national, regional and international levels.

General Asif led operations against terrorist activity, militancy, insurgents and criminal groups. He was also responsible for major rehabilitation efforts after successful counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism operations in border and other affected areas of the country. This included de-radicalisation, infrastructure restoration, health and education services, and livelihood programs. He also ran a successful polio immunization campaign in terrorism-prone areas.

During his long military career, he also served as Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps (combat, offensive and defensive aspects); Commanded a Strike Infantry Division; On the faculty of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, responsible for tactical, administration and logistics aspects; Director General Joint Intelligence and Information Operations at the Joint Staff HQ, covering coordination of intelligence operations between the three services and development of Info Ops; and Director General in Inter Services Intelligence.

General Asif is a Graduate of Pakistan Army Command and Staff College. He holds a Masters degree from the National Defense University Islamabad; a Masters degree in Strategic Resource Management from the National Defense University, Washington, DC where he was Class President of the International Fellows; and has a Diploma in German. General Asif is the first Pakistani to have the honor of being inducted into the NDU Washington DC International Alumni Hall of Fame (2013).

Lieutenant General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik Margalla Risk Solutions Lieutenant General (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik Margalla Risk Solutions