Executive Committee


Mr. Sami Ahmed

Vice President

Procter & Gamble Pakistan

Effective September 1st, 2015, Sami Ahmed has been appointed as the County Manager for P&G Pakistan. Sami transitions into this role after successfully completing multiple assignments for Procter & Gamble’s Arabian Peninsula and Pakistan business based out of Dubai. Sami has over fifteen years of experience working in marketing and brand operations for P&G. Sami leads the marketing and brand building for all P&G brands, categories, and business units in Middle East and Pakistan. Sami oversees P&G’s marketing teams in Jeddah, Dubai and Karachi and he is responsible for brand building activities including TV, digital, in-store, direct-to-consumer, promotions, and public relations.

Previously, Sami was the managing director for P&G Prestige in the Middle East and Africa. He managed P&G’s luxury business for the region, including all commercial, sales and marketing responsibilities for brands including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lacoste.

Sami has also led the Female Beauty business in the GCC and Pakistan as an Associate Marketing Director. He led the overall Haircare, Skincare, Colour, Styling, and Hair Removal businesses for brands such as Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Camay, Wella and Safeguard.

Sami was born and raised in Pakistan, and joined P&G as an Assistant Brand Manager in 1999 after completing his MBA. Sami is a graduate of Pakistan’s Institute of Business Administration and has both a BBA (Hons) and MBA in Marketing and General Management

Senior Vice President

Ms. Zehra Naqvi

Chief Executive Officer


Ms. Naqvi is the Chief Executive Officer for Chubb Insurance Pakistan Limited, and has over 35 years experience in the field of insurance. Prior to joining Chubb, she worked with Guardian Royal Exchange and Adamjee Insurance Company. Ms. Naqvi holds a B. Sc. Degree and MBA Degree from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi University. She further holds the qualification of Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK, and Certified Director from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Ms. Naqvi has been a member of the Managing Committee for the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI). She is also the former Chairperson (and current member) of Council of Pakistan Insurance Institute, and Board Director of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan).

Vice President

Mr. Akram Wali Mohammed

Chief Executive

Gerry’s Group of Companies

Right after completing his business studies from University of Houston (Texas, USA) Mr. Akram Wali Mohammad took the challenge to transform once an emerging family business into a dynamic group of companies what Gerry’s International today is.

Mr. Mohammad having 27 years of work experience, with his business acumen international industry network and professional repute, has proven track record in the aviation and transport sectors.

His notable achievement, which infect is a landmark for Pakistan is the successful establishment of multi-million dollar JV firm Gerry’s Dnata with the Emirates group of the United Arab Emirates.

Also Mr. Mohammad successfully led partnerships with big multinationals, which include FedEx, United Airline, Emirates Airlines, Swiss Air, Continental Airline and Virgin Atlantic.

Today, Mr. Mohammad is managing companies, with worldwide operations, with overall annual turnover of US$90 Million.

Mr. Mohammad’s ideal skill-set comprises of 1) Strategic and tactical planning, 2) Organizational development, 3) Strategic partnership and alliances, 4) Trade and investment marketing, 5) Staff management and development, 6) Business expansions and startups, 7) System integration and 8) Fiscal and program management.

His professional strength is organizational development and business rejuvenation. With these, as Chairman of the Pakistan International Courier Council, Mr. Mohammad has led the Aviation Industry in Pakistan to become highly-competitive and service oriented.

Members of Executive Committee

Mr. S. Anis Ahmed

Managing Director & CEO

Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Ltd.

Syed Anis Ahmed is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited. He assumed his current role as CEO in March 2016. He joined Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited in 2008 as Director Finance. He has more than 20 years’ experience of working as Strategic business partner in areas of Commercial Finance, Corporate restructuring & M&A, Controllership, Corporate Governance, Taxation, IT and Compliance. Prior to joining Abbott, he was associated with A. F. Ferguson & Co. and Philips Pakistan. He also held senior positions at Philips Electrical Industries, including Director Finance and Company Secretary. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Mr. Tasleemuddin Ahmed Batlay


Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Ltd.

Mr. Tasleemuddin Ahmed Batlay is a Director on the Corporate Boards of 5 Lakson Group Companies listed on stock exchanges (including Colgate-Palmolive Co.), covering a diversified range of businesses i.e. soap, detergents, paper & board, printing and packaging, insurance etc. Mr. Batlay possesses professional experience in consumer marketing, corporate and legal affairs, industry issues management, government and intra-industry relations etc.

He has also been a member of several committees of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and various Governmental committees. Mr. Batlay is also a former President of the American Business Council of Pakistan.

Mr. Tauqir Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

DuPont Pakistan Operations (Pvt.) Limited since January 2008

Mr. Ahmed brings in a wealth of knowledge of over 18 years of experience in multiple key positions in Sales, Marketing, Operations and business leadership at multinational organizations working in Pakistan. He was associated with 3M in different capacities before joining DuPont in 2006. He is a certified Six Sigma professional with experience of overseen substantial advances in Pakistan and emerging neighboring markets. Since Oct 2014 in addition to his country management role, he is also heading DuPont Sustainable Solutions “Operational Risk management” consultancy business in Pakistan.

Mr. Ahmed is one of the past Presidents of “The American Business Council [ABC]” & had also chaired the HR, Security & Agriculture sub-committees. He had been- elected for the sixth time in executive committee to serve in 2016-17. He is also a member of Crop Life Pakistan and Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry [OICCI].

Mr. Amin M. Khowaja

Executive Director & General Manager

J.P. Morgan Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

Amin Mohammad Khowaja is currently the General Manager and Country Head Treasury Services of JPMorgan, Pakistan. He joined the firm in February 2007.

He has to his credit over 22 years of banking experience with multinational banks. His first stint was with Chase Manhattan Bank, Karachi from 1994-1999.

In late 1999 he joined Mashreq Bank in the capacity of Head of Financial Institutions Pakistan and later was elevated to Chief Country Representative from 2002-2007.

Amin holds two Masters degrees, an M.B.A. in Finance and Masters in Economics.

Mr. Irshad Ali Shaban Ali Kassim



Irshad Ali Shaban Ali Kassim is the Chairman of Karam Ceramics Ltd., since 1984 till to-date. Currently he has business affiliations with Chairman, Karam Green Energy, Director, Industrial Promotion Services (Pakistan) Ltd., Director, Sigma Corporation (Pvt) Limited (2012 to date), ABC Executive Committee member (2012-2014). He is the past Director of KASB Bank Ltd (from 2006 to 2012), Shakarganj Foods Products Ltd (from 2008 to 2010) and past President of ABC in 2000-2001.

He is actively involved in Leadership & Honorary Services as Member of Governing Body’s of The Aga Khan Hospital & Medical College Foundation and he is also Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan for Pakistan in Karachi from 2010 till to date.

Irshad also contributes in Social Activities. He is Member BOG of Kidney Centre of Pakistan from 1996 till to date; Member, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) / WPO, Member, Lady Dufferrin Hospital, Member, Civil Hospital Burn Centre and Founder Member of Special Olympics, Pakistan.

Mr. Arshad Rahim Khan

Managing Director

OBS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

Arshad Rahim Khan is currently the Managing Director of OBS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., he joined OBS in February 2014.

He holds degree of B. Pharm from University of Karachi and further holds qualification in M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA. Arshad held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in diverse functions in the pharmaceutical industry. A Member Policy Board of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from January 2013 to Sept 2015; Associated with ARK & Associates (now Summit Consultants) – Management Consultants – May 2011 –January 2013; Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Limited from December 2009 to April 2011; Managing Director & Chief Executive of Wyeth Pakistan Limited, a subsidiary of Wyeth International, USA (now Pfizer Pakistan) from November 2000 to November 2009.

Dr. Farid Khan

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Pfizer & Wyeth Pakistan Limited

Dr. Farid Khan is a Pharmacist with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of London, UK and has more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Khan has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in diverse functions in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2008, Dr. Khan retired from Novartis Pharma Pakistan Ltd as CEO and Country President. Earlier, he was employed at Hoechst (now Sanofi). He is considered a veteran of pharma and has led key industry wide projects.

Dr. Khan has attended several courses at Harvard, INSEAD and Columbia and has also served on the Boards of a number of educational, financial and government organizations.

He is currently employed as CEO & MD of Pfizer & Wyeth Pakistan Limited.

Mr. Jarri Masood

Country General Manger

3M Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

After completing MBA from IBA, Mr. Jarri Masood started his career in 1995 from “Chevron”, (the then “Caltex Oil Pakistan Ltd.)”, as an Executive in Marketing and served that organization for about 5 years. He later joined ExxonMobil, the Giant of the Oil industry which was at that time in the initial few years of its establishment in Pakistan, and served for 6 years.

In 2007, he joined 3M as Country Business Leader, and since then has been enjoying the journey and has held various positions of increasing responsibilities. Currently serving as Country General Manager, Pakistan.

Immediate Past President

Mr. Nadeem Elahi

Managing Director & Country Head for Pakistan,

The Resource Group (TRG)

Nadeem has an extensive background in operations, general management and business development. Nadeem is one of the co-founders of TRG and prior to moving to Pakistan he served as TRG’s head of North American Operations, based in Washington, DC. Prior to TRG, he was an Associate in the Global Business Development Group at Terra Lycos Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he assisted in financial due-diligence on acquisition targets in Asia/Pacific. He also co-founded FTA Direct Inc, a provider of internet-based, supply-chain solutions for the global textiles industry, based in New York. Prior to FTA Direct, Nadeem served as Director of Manufacturing for over six years at Tanveer Textiles, a family business involved in the production of finished, textile fabrics in Pakistan.

Nadeem was one of the founding members of OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America), Washington, DC Chapter. He recently served as Chairman, P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITes) and also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Business Council in Pakistan for 2012, 2013 & 2015. He is the current President of the Harvard Business School Club of Pakistan, Member of the Board of Directors of OPEN-Karachi Chapter and a member of the Corporate Leaders Advisory Board of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. Nadeem is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization-Pakistan Chapter (YPO).

Nadeem has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A in Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, USA.