Below is the list of our Board of Trustees, please click on the name to read the individual profile.
Asif Jooma started his career in the corporate sector with ICI Pakistan Limited in 1983, and has over 30 years of extensive experience in senior commercial and leadership roles. Following his early years with ICI Pakistan Limited and subsequently Pakistan PTA Limited, Mr Jooma was appointed Managing Director of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited in 2007. After serving there for nearly six years, he returned to ICI Pakistan Limited as Chief Executive in February 2013.
A Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Economics from Boston University, Mr Jooma has previously served as President of the American Business Council, President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) and Chairman of the Pharma Bureau. He has also served as a Director on NIB Bank Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited and Executive Committee member of Board of Investment (BOI) – Government of Pakistan. Mr Jooma serves on the Board of Systems Limited and Pakistan Tobacco Company, and is the Chief Executive of NutriCo Pakistan Private Limited as well.
He is on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Programme. Previously, he has also served on the Board of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVSAA). Mr Jooma has attended Executive Development Programmes at INSEAD and Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Abid Ganatra was appointed a Director on the Board of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012 and as the Chief Financial Officer of the company in April 2013. Abid has been associated with the Yunus Brothers Group since 1994. He has more than 20 years of diversified experience at senior management positions with emphasis on financial management, operational management, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and legal affairs as well as taxation.
Abid is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan. He also holds a Bachelors in Law and a Masters in Economics.
General Counsel, Company Secretary & Head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
Nausheen Ahmad oversees the Company’s legal, company secretariat and corporate communications functions. Having spent over three decades in the corporate sector, Nausheen brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in the legal field, as well as proven leadership skills. Nausheen began her legal practice with the corporate law firm Surridge and Beecheno. Later, she went on to hold the position of legal counsel at Pakistan Petroleum Ltd, Unilever Pakistan Ltd, and ICI Pakistan Ltd before moving onto HBL as the Company Secretary and General Counsel.
Nausheen has an LLM degree from the University of London, an LLB from Kings College London, and a degree in the Philosophy of Religion from Kings College London. She was called to the Bar from the Honourable Society of Grays Inn London and is registered as an Advocate of the Sindh High Court. Nausheen was also accredited as a mediator and master trainer by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK.
Throughout her professional career Nausheen has held several leadership positions. She was Non-Executive Director of First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), and played an active role in setting up the Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC). She has been with the legal and regulatory committees of the Pakistan Bank Association and the Pakistan Business Council. With her strong interest in Corporate Governance and Training, Nausheen has been undertaking training assignments with the Pakistan Mediators Association, SZABIST and the Institute of Business Administration.
VP, Chemicals & Agri Sciences Business
Arshad is the Vice President of the Chemicals and Agri Sciences Business. A Chartered Accountant and Engineer by profession, Arshad started his career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International. In November 1997, he joined ARTAL Pakistan (a Belgian conglomerate) as Finance Manager and later took over the role of Financial Analyst and then Operations Manager in the same organisation. In May 2001, he joined Nestle Pakistan as Operations Manager where he was later elevated to the position of Financial Controller. Arshad joined Engro Polymer in 2005 and Chemicals where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Marketing.
Arshad has over 21 years of highly diversified cross functional experience in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain with strategic management exposure spanning over different industries including both B2B and B2C organisations. He has a bachelors degree in civil engineering and has completed the AMP (Advanced Management Programme) at INSEAD, France.
General Manager Human Resources And Administration
Fariha Salahuddin is the General Manager Human Resource and Administration at ICI Pakistan Limited and possesses over 19 years of experience in her field. She is an accomplished commercially focussed Global HR Leader with deep expertise in analysing organizational needs; and designing and implementing practical and innovative HR Strategies.
Fariha has spent a major part of her career with GlaxoSmithKine (GSK), where she has enjoyed working on all aspects of the HR Function on a local, regional and global level. She began her HR career in February 2003 as an Assistant HR Business Manager at Unilever. In 2004 she joined GlaxoSmithKline as Senior Human Resource Manager, following numerous senior roles which included HR Director – Pakistan, Vice President HR, Middle East Africa and Vice President HR, Emerging Markets and Australasia. In 2016, she took over the role of Vice President, Global Talent Business Leader, Consumer Healthcare based in the UK, after which in December 2017, she left GSK to pursue an opportunity with Mölnlycke Health Care, Sweden as Global HR Business Partner.
Fariha’s primary strengths remain in building and leading HR teams, delivering customer-centric HR Solutions, and adding sustainable and measurable value to ICI Pakistan Limited and its people. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Pittsburg State University, USA, and a second Master’s degree in MS, Family Relations and Child Development from Karachi University
VP, Pharmaceuticals Business
Aamer Mahmud Malik is the Vice President of the Pharmaceuticals Business at ICI Pakistan Limited and possesses over 30 years of senior managerial experience in both local and international markets.
He started his career as an Audit Senior in May 1987 with Clarke & Co, Chartered Accountants, London. In 1988 he joined Citroen Wells, Chartered Accountants, London and in 1990 moved back to Pakistan. On his return he joined A.F.Ferguson & Co (PWC), Chartered Accountants, Pakistan as Assistant Manager Audit. In February 1992, he took over the role of Senior Executive Finance with Attock Oil Group of Companies and later in November 1992 joined AB Electrolux as Finance Manager, Pakistan and in November 1994 he was seconded to Malaysia as internal Audit Manager.
Aamer is no stranger to ICI Pakistan Limited and is a seasoned professional from the pharmaceuticals industry, having served in diverse roles in Pakistan and abroad. In January 1997 he joined ICI Pakistan Limited in the capacity of Finance Manager, Paints Business (currently AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited) and in January 1999 his services were transferred to the PTA Business (currently known as Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited) in the capacity of Vice President Finance, CFO and Company Secretary. In February 2005 Aamer joined Abbott Laboratories as Host Finance Director / CFO, Pakistan and in July 2008 he was seconded to Japan by Abbott. In January 2011 he took over the responsibilities as Area Finance Director, Established Pharmaceuticals, Asia Pacific in the same company. In May 2018 he was appointed Director, International Finance, Strategic Projects, Established Pharmaceuticals, Emerging markets. Aamer holds a Chartered Accountancy degree from England & Wales, UK.