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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Omar Faruque  - Chairman  
Mr. Omar Faruque studied from the City of London, Polytechnic London, and got a degree in B.A. Finance, Currently, he is the Chief Executive of Zensoft (Pvt.) Ltd. He is also a director of Greaves CNG (Pvt.) Ltd.
 
 
Mr. Azam Faruque  - Chief Executive  
Mr. Azam Faruque is the Chief Executive of Cherat Cment Co. Ltd. He is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate from Princeton University, USA. He completed his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Apart from the time he has spent in the cement industry, he has also served as a member on the Boards of State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan, and Oil and Gas Development Corporation Ltd. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of GIK Institute and Member of the National Commission of Science and Technology. Mr. Azam Faruque has served on the Board of the Privatization Commission of the Government of Pakistan and was Chairman KPK Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd. At present, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Faruque (Pvt.) Ltd, Greaves Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Madian Hydro Power Ltd, Atlas Asset Management Ltd, International Industries Ltd and Indus Motor Company Ltd, as well as being a Member of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation.
 
Mr. Akbarali Pesnani  - Director  
Mr. Akbarali Pesnani is an MBA and fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan. He has served as Chairman Gwadar Port and Gwadar Port Implementation Authority from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Pesnani has been associated with the Aga Khan Development Network at a senior level for over 36 years. Presently he is the Chairman of Cherat Packaging Ltd., First Micro Finance Bank Ltd. and Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan and a Director on the Board of Jubilee General Insurance Co. Ltd. His association with the Ghulam Faruque Group goes back almost 34 years.
 
Mr. Shehryar Faruque  - Director  
Mr. Shehryar Faruque is a graduate from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV, USA. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Cherat Packaging Ltd, Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills Ltd, Faruque (Pvt.) Ltd, Greaves CNG (Pvt.) Ltd and Zensoft (Pvt.) Ltd.  Mr. Shehryar Faruque is also serving as Director of NBP Fullerton Asset Management Ltd,(NAFA) and Summit Bank Ltd.
 
Mr. Arif Faruque  - Director  
Mr. Arif Faruque is a Swiss - qualified Attorney-at-Law and also holds Masters degrees in both Law and Business Administration from the USA. He is the Chairman of Maersk Pakistan and the Chief Executive of Faruque (Pvt.) Ltd as well as Madian Hydro Power Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors of Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills Ltd, Cherat Packaging Ltd, Zensoft (Pvt.) Ltd and IGI Investment Bank Ltd. Besides the above, he is a member of the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences.
 
Mr. Asif Qadir  - Director
Mr. Asif Qadir holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. He joined Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited in 1978 as a Process Engineer and held various assignments in manufacturing and marketing of fertilizers.
 
Mr. Qadir has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited. He has also served on the Board of Engro Corporation Limited, Engro Fertilizer Limited, Engro Polymer & Chemical Limited, Engro Powergen Limited, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited, Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, and Inbox Business Technologies (Pvt.) Limited and Unicol Limited.
 
He is currently serving as an Independent Director on the Boards ofTripack Films Ltd, Thal Ltd, Descon Oxychem Ltd, and Cherat Cement Co. Ltd.
Mr. Shamshad Nabi – Director (NIT)
Mr. Shamshad Nabi is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England & Wales and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has also completed his MBA in Finance from the University of Wales in the UK. Mr. Nabi has over 40 years working experience in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mostly in asset management and development banking. He has had a long association with the Mutual fund industry in Pakistan, having served the NIT from 1966 to 1980 including last four years as the NIT’s Deputy Managing Director. He was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan from 2007 to July 2012. During his association with the NIT, Mr. Nabi served on the Board of Directors of a large number of listed companies including ICI Pakistan Limited, Siemens Pakistan Limited, former Reckit & Colman of Pakistan Limited, Premier Tobacco Company Limited and Gul Ahmed Textiles Mills Limited besides many others. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange from 1980 until the end of 2002, Mr. Nabi worked for the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for almost the entire period in the Grade of Director in the Treasury & Finance Department, Business Development Department and the Trade Finance Department. He has also worked for The Citizens Foundation in an Honorary capacity for four years as Advisor.
 
Mr. Saquib H. Shirazi  - Director
Mr. Saquib H. Shirazi is the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Honda Ltd and Group Director Strategic Planning. He did B.Sc. in Economics in 1991 from Wharton School of Finance, USA. After  graduation, he joined Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, New York in the investment banking division. He completed his MBA in 1995 from Harvard Business School, USA. In August 1995, he joined the family business working with Atlas Investment Bank Ltd. He was elected as Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Honda Ltd in October 2000. Mr. Shirazi has served in the Privatization Commission of Pakistan and was Chairman of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association. He has also served as President of Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board. He is a Trustee and Member of the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He serves as Board Member of Shirazi Investments (Pvt.) Ltd, Atlas Honda Ltd, Shirazi Trading Company (Pvt.) Ltd, Shirazi Capital (Pvt.) Ltd, Atlas Power Ltd, Pakistan Cables Ltd.