BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board is primarily responsible for ensuring the appropriate review of future company plans, good governance and effective control systems to protect shareholder value. In essence the Board establishes corporate strategy and the company’s business objectives. It also approves the company’s financial statements and assess overall performance against corporate plans and objectives.
The Board strictly follows the ‘Code of Corporate Governance’ of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) which serves as a guide for formulating company fundamentals and policy framework. A Board of Directors’ meeting calendar is issued annually that schedules matters reserved for discussion and approval.
Rafiq M. Habib
Date of Birth: 18 October 1937
Education: St. Patrick High School, where after completing a Diploma Course in Banking he later qualified for the Associate Membership of the Life Insurance Management Institute, New York. Subsequently, he also completed the first Advance Management Program conducted by the Harvard Business School, USA in Pakistan. He has done specialization in finance motivation and human relations.
The Person: Mr. Rafiq M. Habib is the Group Chairman of ‘House of Habib’ belonging to the renowned Habib family which has won national and international acclaim for its initiative drives, straight dealings and pioneering spirit in business ventures and philanthropy.
Philanthropy: He actively participates in social welfare programs and is currently serving as the Trustee of several welfare institutions covering a wide range of social activities, education being the prime focus where the family runs its own schools and supports other schools presently imparting high quality primary education to over 8000 children.
The family also run a Vocational Training Centre and has now embarked on building a world class (not-for-profit) University in partnership with ‘Carnegie Mellon’ and ‘Texas A&M’. The family also runs hospitals, soup kitchens, disaster relief work, in short supporting the needy in every way. He served on the Board of Governors of ‘Pakistan Institute of Management’. He is a Rotarian, an effective major donor, supports Polio Plus programme and actively promotes street schools, home schools etc.
Business: He has wide business experience in Insurance, banking and Industry, promoted many Public Limited Companies including Toyota – Indus Motor Company Ltd. He is the Chairman of Habib Insurance Company Limited, Thal Limited, Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics Ltd. He is also a Consultant to ‘Habib Bank AG Zurich’.
He also served for several years on the Board of Directors of ‘Philips Electrical Company of Pakistan Ltd.’ and was the first Chairman on the Advisory Board of ‘Standard Chartered Bank’ in Pakistan.
He has made the most remarkable contribution in the creation of new job opportunities.
Mr. Rafiq M. Habib is a Life Member of the ‘Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry’. He is also a recipient of the 1981-82 “Businessman of the Year” award conferred by the same institution.
Address: 2nd Floor House of Habib Building (Siddiqsons Tower), 3 Jinnah Co-Operative Housing Society, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.
Phone: (021) 34312030
Designation: Non-Executive Director – Thal Limited
Experience: Mr. Salman Burney joined the Board in February 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. He also served as the VP/Area GM for GSK Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. He began his career with ICI Pakistan in Sales & Marketing within various roles in Pakistan & African / Eastern Region at ICI plc, London and as General Manager of ICI’s Agrochemicals & Seeds Business. He joined the company in 1992, was appointed MD, SmithKline Beecham in 1997 with additional responsibility for Iran and the Caspian Region. He was holding the position of MD for GSK in Pakistan, and he was responsible for GSK’s Pharmaceutical business in Pakistan, Iran & Afghanistan. He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK. Mr. Salman Burney has been the President of Pakistan’s foreign investors Chamber and as Chairperson of the MNC Pharma Association has led the industry interface with the government on various issues.
Designation: Chief Executive Officer
Education: Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from IBA, he holds forty years working experience in different fields of Management.
Mr. Jaffery has around thirty five years of rich and distinguished work experience at senior level positions in the pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan and overseas. Amongst the several leadership positions that he held, he was Director Marketing & Sales, SB / GSK Pakistan, Vice – President Commercial, GSK ME Africa, GM & VP GSK Saudi Arabia and MD and Board member Glaxo Saudi Arabia Ltd. His last position before joining STCL was VP & Programme Leader, GSK MENA/ CIS / SSA / Subcontinent.
Masood did his B. Pharmacy from the University of Karachi and MBA from IBA. He attended the Leadership Program at INSEAD and Marketing & Business Development at Ashridge Management College, UK.
ALI S. HABIB
Date of Birth: 22 May, 1956
Education: Graduate of the University of Minnesota (Mechanical Engineering)
Experience: Ali S. Habib heads and actively oversees the operations of The House of Habib (HOH) companies. HOH (www.hoh.net) is a conglomerate of companies employing over 10,000 people. Activities range from automobiles to retail, ceramic tiles to packing materials and chemicals. The Group has four publicly listed companies. He is the Chairman of Indus Motor Company Limited (a joint venture of the House of Habib with Toyota Motor Corporation).
He has attended the PMD Program at Harvard University and is the Founding Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization Pakistan Chapter and the Vice-Chairman of the Pakistan Business Council.
Address: 3rd Floor House of Habib Building (Siddiqsons Tower), 3 Jinnah Co-Operative Housing Society, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.
Phone: (021) 34312030
Abdul Hai M. Bhaimia
Date of Birth: 16.04.1948
Education: Graduate of Government of Commerce and Economics, Karachi (1969)
Experience: He brings more than forty years of managerial, entrepreneurial and professional experience in the fields of industrial management, business and finance. His current directorships include Pak Grease Manufacturing Company (Pvt.) Limited and Askari General Insurance Company Limited.
Address: 87/1, N-2, 12th Street, Khayaban-e-Sehar, Phase-IV, DHA, Karachi.
Phone: (021) 32418643 & (021) 32464380
Date of Birth: 15.12.1960
Place of Birth: Karachi Pakistan
1979 – A Levels – Francis Holland School – Regents Park – London NW1
B A Hons in Philosophy (1979- 1982) – University College London – London University
1985-1988 – Chartered Accountancy training and qualification in UK. Ernst and Young UK – Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) since 1988.
1982 to 1984 – Replacement teacher for English Literature and Geography at St Josephs Convent School – Karachi; and private tutoring plus working part time at Razaque Steels (Pvt) Ltd – a family owned company
1985 – Joined Ernst and Young UK to train as a Chartered Accountant.
1988 Qualified with Ernst and Young UK – as Chartered Account – England and Wales
1989 – Appointed Manager with Ernst and Young with specific responsibility for certain banking clients including – Midland Bank Group; Banque Paribas and National Bank of Kuwait- and in manufacturing for Dairy Crest Ltd owned at that time by the UK Milk Marketing Board.
End 1991 – relocated to Pakistan to help run Razaque Steels (Pvt) Ltd; a family business.
1994 to 2006 – was Managing Director of Razaque Steels (Pvt) Ltd.
2006 to current day – continues as one of two directors responsible for running the company
Is also 50% shareholder of the company – company website: www.razaquesteels.com
HONORARY AND SOCIAL WORK:
At the request of the Government:
Served as a board member on Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA); Engineering Development Board – Ministries of Industries, Government of Pakistan (both these around about 2002-5/6); and Institute Management Committees (IMC) of Government Polytechnic Institute for Women in Karimabad (from around 1999 to 2006 or so).
NGOs and Not for Profits:
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture – a degree awarding not for profit institution – have been associated in various capacities in this organization since 2003 including as Chairman Finance and Planning Committee (2006 – 2008) and Chairman of the Executive Committee (2012 -2014).
Feroze J. Cawasji
Date of Birth: 26.02.1957
Education: Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
Started professional career in January 1978 at A.F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants with their Lahore office as a Trainee Student. He was involved in various capacities in the audits of organizations that included banking, pharmaceutical, fertilizer, gas transmission & distribution etc
In November 1988 he joined Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) as Audit and Systems Manager and a year later was made the Comptroller responsible for accounting and IT.
Effective November 2001 he was nominated as the first Secretary General of Oil Companies Advisory Committee (OCAC). Later in November 2003 I joined Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) as Deputy Managing Director. In June 2012, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Pak Arab Pipeline Company Limited which is a joint venture between PARCO, Shell Pakistan, PSO and Total PARCO Marketing Limited.