Our Board comprises eight members, including the Chairman, Vice Chairman and our Chief Executive.
Muhammad Sohail Tabba is a leading businessman in Pakistan with vast experience in the manufacturing, energy, real estate and cement sectors gained during an illustrious career spanning over two decades.
His association with the Yunus Brothers Group (YBG), one of the largest export houses of Pakistan, has successfully transformed the group’s textile concerns into leading global players, including names such as Gadoon Textile Mills Limited and Lucky Knits (Pvt.) Limited where he serves as the Chief Executive, and Yunus Textile Mills Limited and Lucky Textile Mills Limited where he serves as a Director on the Board.
Muhammad Sohail Tabba is also the Chief Executive of Lucky Energy Pvt. Limited and Yunus Energy Limited in addition to Lucky One Pvt. Limited. He is the Chairman of Lucky Paragon Readymix Concrete and a Director on the Boards of Lucky Cement Limited, the leading cement manufacturer and exporter of Pakistan.
He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, and appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited on April 29, 2014.
Mr. Sohail Tabba’s philanthropic and social engagements include being the founding member of the Child Life Foundation and the Italian Development Council. He also serves as a Director for the Tabba Heart Institute and Aziz Tabba Foundation. In the past he has also served on the Board of Governors at Hamdard University Pakistan.
Appointed as Vice Chairman of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, Muhammad Ali Tabba has been Chief Executive of Lucky Cement Limited since 2005 succeeding his late father. He started his career as a Director with the Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) in 1991 and since then he has successfully reformed and expanded the companies he heads in the Group. He also serves as the Chief Executive of Yunus Textile Mills Ltd., a leading name in the home textile industry with subsidiaries in the US, Europe, Canada and France.
Muhammad Ali Tabba is a distinguished leader and serves as a Board Member of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, the premier trade organisation of the country which works under the Federal Ministry of Commerce. He is also a Trustee of the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP) which sponsors and sends a top Pakistani scholar every year to the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, a Think Tank based in Washington D.C. In addition to these important roles, Mr. Tabba is also on the Board of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a business advocacy forum comprising of leading private-sector businesses. He has been nominated on board of Pakistan – India Joint Business Council (PIJBC), which promotes trade between the two countries. Mr. Tabba is also the Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing (APCMA), a regulatory body of cement manufacturers in Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Tabba is also a generous philanthropist with extensive engagements in many community welfare projects. He serves on the Board of Governors of numerous renowned universities, institutions and foundations. He is the Vice Chairman of a not-for-profit organisation, the Aziz Tabba Foundation (ATF), that is working extensively in the field of education, health and housing. The Foundation runs state-of-the-art cardiac hospital, Tabba Heart Institute and a kidney centre, the Tabba Kidney Institute. ATF’s mission is to provide humanitarian and welfare service to community at large from all over Pakistan.
Recognising his commitments in the social development sector of the country, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2010 bestowed the title of Young Global Leader (YGL) to Mr. Tabba in recognition of his outstanding services and contributions.
Appointed as non-executive Director on the board of director of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, Amina Abdul Aziz Bawany is a post graduate in Early Years Education with over ten years’ experience in the education sector. She has held a key oversight position within the Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) and possesses a versatile skill set with experience in customer relations and sales and is known for her attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
She is also on the boards of various charities that successfully raise funds for medical and educational needs of underprivileged citizens of Pakistan.
Appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited On April 29, 2014, Jawed Yunus Tabba is the Chief Executive of Lucky Textile Mills Limited Which is amongst the top five home textile exporter in Pakistan.
He has rich experience in the textile industry and is also managing the real estate project LuckyOne, which once completed will be the largest mall in Karachi. Jawed Tabba is also involved in the Aziz Tabba Foundation, which is the Yunus Brothers Group’s foundation for philanthropy.
Asif Jooma started his career in the corporate sector with ICI Pakistan in 1983 and has over 30 years of extensive experience in senior commercial and leadership roles. Following early years with ICI Pakistan and subsequently Pakistan PTA Limited, Asif Jooma was appointed Managing Director of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited in 2007. After serving there for nearly six years, he returned to ICI Pakistan as Chief Executive in February 2013.
A Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Economics from Boston University, Asif Jooma has previously served as President of the American Business Council, President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry, member of the Board of Investment, Government of Pakistan and Chairman of the Pharma Bureau. Asif Jooma serves on the Board of NIB Bank Limited, Systems Limited and is the Chief Executive of NutriCo Pakistan Pvt. Limited. He is on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Programme. Asif Jooma has attended Executive Development Programmes at INSEAD and Harvard Business School.
Khawaja Iqbal Hassan was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of ICI Pakistan Limited on January 18, 2013.
Mr. Hassan graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 1980 with majors in Finance and Marketing. He started his career with Citibank N.A. where he held key positions in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan. After leaving Citibank in 1994, Mr. Hassan co-founded Global Securities Pakistan Limited, a former joint venture firm of UBS and then established NIB Bank Limited which was subsequently majority-acquired by Temasek Holdings of Singapore. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of both institutions.
Mr. Hassan is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bank of Pakistan and the Board of Governors of the Karachi Grammar School. He has previously served on the Boards of The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAA), Pakistan Steel Mills Limited, Habib Bank Limited, National Fullerton Asset Management Company Limited, Citicorp Investment Bank Pakistan, The Pakistan Fund, Global Securities Pakistan Limited, NIB Bank Limited, The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), The Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP).
Mr. Hassan is a former Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Bankers’ Association and has served as Chairperson, Banking Sector Committee on Reform of Pakistan’s Banking Companies Ordinance. He has also been a member of the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Task Forces on Foreign Exchange Reserves Management, Corporate Tax Reform and Capital Markets Reform.
In 2007 Mr. Hassan was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for meritorious contribution to national interests.
Mr. Kamal A Chinoy is Chief Executive of Pakistan Cables Ltd. He graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
He serves on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Ltd, International Industries Ltd., International Steels Ltd, NBP Fullerton Asset Management Ltd (NAFA), and Atlas Battery Ltd. & is Chairman of Jubilee Life Insurance. He is also Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus.
Mr. Kamal Chinoy is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pakistan and Past President of the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP). He is also serving on the Board of Governors of Army Burn Hall Institutions.
He has previously served as the Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan). He has also served as a Director of Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Atlas Insurance & First International Investment Bank (an Amex JV). He has also served on the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the Aga Khan University and the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Committee for Pakistan.
He is an advisor to Tharpak, a consortium of international companies interested in developing the Thar coal field.
He is a “Certified Director” having been certified by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Executive Director & CFO
Appointed as a Director on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, and as the Chief Financial Officer of the company in April 2013, Abid Ganatra has been associated with the Yunus Brothers Group since 1994. He has more than 20 years of diversified experience in senior management positions with an emphasis on financial management, operational management, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and legal affairs as well as taxation.
Abid Ganatra is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan. He has also gained a Masters’ degree in Economics and Bachelors in Law.