Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the highest governing body and represents the interests of all our shareholders.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board comprises eight members, including the Chairman, Vice Chairman and our Chief Executive.

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Muhammad Sohail Tabba

Chairman

Mr. Muhammad Sohail Tabba – Pakistan’s business mogul and philanthropist, owes his prosperity to a conglomerate of businesses and export houses bearing the YBG brand name. His proficient leadership in diverse sectors – manufacturing, cement, energy, entertainment, real estate and philanthropy – spanning over almost three decades – has earned laurels and accolades for his group and country.

Mr. Muhammad Sohail Tabba – the CEO of Gadoon Textile Mills Limited, Lucky Knits Private Limited and Director of Yunus Textile Mills Limited, Lucky Textile Mills Limited – is spearheading Pakistan‘s leading company, YBG, in the arenas of textiles globally. Gadoon Textile Mills Limited, Lucky Knits Private Limited Yunus Textile Mills Limited and Lucky Textile Mills Limited are Pakistan’s leading vertically integrated manufacturing houses providing employment opportunities to over 15,000 people.

He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of ICI Pakistan Limited in 2012 and since 2014, with his laudable leadership, he acquired the position of Chairperson ICI Pakistan Limited and became the Chairperson of NutriCo Morinaga (Private) Limited, a state-of-the-art Morinaga manufacturing facility which was established in Pakistan in 2016 as a joint venture to produce infant formula.

His vision enabled the manifestation of Lucky One Mall, which is the largest mall in South Asia.

Besides being the CEO of Lucky Energy (Pvt.) Ltd, Yunus Energy Limited, Lucky One Private Limited; heis the Director of Lucky Cement Limited, Kia Lucky Motors, and several other companies. His social engagements include being the founding member of the Italian Development Council and playing an instrumental role in contributing to the educational landscape of Pakistan by serving on the Board of Governors at Textile Institute of Pakistan. He has also previously served on the board of Hamdard University.

Driven to contribute to the community, Mr. Muhammad Sohail Tabba became the Founding Trustee of Childlife Foundation Pakistan in 2012. His magnanimous contribution to the healthcare sector of Sindh is treating almost 2,000,000 patients annually through contemporary children’s emergency rooms in seven government hospitals. He is also the Director of Aziz Tabba Foundation that funds Tabba Heart and Kidney Institutes besides several other welfare projects.

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Muhammad Ali Tabba

Vice Chairman

Appointed as Vice Chairman of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba has been the Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Cement Limited, succeeding his late father in 2005. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Yunus Textile Mills Ltd (YTM), a state-of-the-art home textile mill with subsidiaries in North America and Europe.

He started his career with Yunus Brothers Group (YBG), a family conglomerate, in 1991. YBG is one of the premier business houses in Pakistan with diversified interests in Building Materials, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Textiles, Automotive and Real Estate Development. Muhammad Ali Tabba serves on the Board of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) – a global trade development arm of Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce.

He is also a Trustee of the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP) which sponsors a top Pakistani Scholar every year to Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a think tank based in Washington D.C. Additionally, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba was the past Chairman of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a business advocacy forum comprising of leading private sector businesses.

He has also served in the past as the Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing Association (APCMA), a regulatory body of cement manufacturers in Pakistan.

With extensive engagements in many community welfare projects, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba serves on the Board of Governors at numerous renowned universities, institutions and foundations. He is the Vice Chairman of a not-for-profit organisation, Aziz Tabba Foundation. The Foundation is working extensively in the field of social welfare, education, health and housing. The Foundation runs two state-of-the-art hospitals in Karachi; the Tabba Heart Institute (THI) which is a dedicated cardiac care hospital and the Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI), a specialised institution providing comprehensive treatment for nephron-neurological disorder.

Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba has been bestowed with many accolades during the course of his career in recognition of his outstanding services and contributions in the business and social development sector of Pakistan, including World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Young Global Leader (YGL) in 2010, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry “Businessman of the Year” Gold Medal Award for 2012-2013, and the country’s third highest honour and civilian award in 2018, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, by the Government of Pakistan.

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Amina Abdul Aziz Bawany

Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited on December 28, 2012, Amina Abdul Aziz Bawany is a postgraduate 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.

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Jawed Yunus Tabba

Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited on April 29, 2014, Jawed Yunus Tabba has a rich experience in the textile industry and is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lucky Textile Mills Limited. His untiring efforts helped him acquire deep insight and expertise into export and manufacturing activities. He has been instrumental in managing the textile concerns of the Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) and has transformed Lucky Textile Mills into one of the premier Textile Companies in Pakistan. Lucky Textile Mills is among the top five home textile exporters from Pakistan and has been a story of rapid expansion and diversification in the textile industry under his leadership and guidance. Mr. Jawed Tabba is also the Vice Chairman of Yunus Brothers Group.

He is on the Board and related sub-committees of Lucky Cement Limited, Gadoon Textile Mills Limited and Kia Lucky Motors Pakistan Limited. He is keenly involved in the formulation of vision, strategies & governance structures of these companies.

Mr. Jawed Yunus Tabba is also managing the real estate project LuckyOne, which is the largest mall in Pakistan. LuckyOne is currently touted as a multi-faceted, first of its kind regional shopping mall which has revolutionised the shopping experience in Pakistan.

Mr. Jawed Yunus Tabba is also extensively engaged in community welfare projects which include the Aziz Tabba Foundation (ATF). The Foundation works extensively in the field of social welfare, education, health and housing. He is also a member of the Young President Organization (YPO).

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Asif Jooma

Chief Executive

Asif Jooma started his career in the corporate sector with ICI Pakistan Limited in 1983 and has over 35 years of extensive experience in senior commercial and leadership roles. Following his early years with ICI Pakistan Limited and subsequently Pakistan PTA Limited, he 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.

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 Fertilisers Limited and Director and Member Executive Committee of the Board of Investment (BOI) – Government of Pakistan. Mr. Jooma currently serves on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan, Systems Limited and Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd. and is the Chief Executive of NutriCo Morinaga (Private) Limited.

He is on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Programme whilst previously also serving on the Board of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVSAA). Mr. Jooma graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics. He has attended Executive Development Programmes at INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

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Khawaja Iqbal Hassan

Independent Director

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 worked in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan. After leaving Citibank in 1994, Mr. Hassan co-founded Global Securities Pakistan Limited, a former joint venture partner 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 presently serves on the Board of Directors of Engro Corporation Limited, as well as the Board of Governors of the Karachi Grammar School. He is also a Trustee of the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT), the Cardiovascular Foundation and the Tauheed Trust. Mr. Hassan is also Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Development Corporation Advisers Pakistan (Private) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the CDC Group Plc of the UK.

He has served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of Pakistan, including the Boards of the State Bank of Pakistan, the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAA), Pakistan Steel Mills Limited, Habib Bank Limited, National Fullerton Asset Management Company Limited, Citicorp Investment Bank Pakistan, Pakistan Fund, Global Securities Pakistan Limited, NIB Bank Limited, 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-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for meritorious contributions to national interests.

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Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi

Independent Director

Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited in April 2020.

A chartered accountant by profession, Mr. Zaidi served as the 26th Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from May 2019 till April 2020. He previously also served as a Provincial Minister for Finance, Board of Revenue and Excise & Taxation, in the Government of Sindh during the 2013 caretaker setup.

Mr. Zaidi was also a member of the Federal Government Task Force for Reform of Tax Administration in 2002 and authored the report.

A senior partner at A. F. Ferguson & Co, he also serves as Chairman on the Securities & Exchange Commission Committee formed for Corporate Industrial Rehabilitation Reform and is a member of the Economic Advisory Council.

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and has also served as President of the Institute from 2005-2006. Mr. Zaidi has also served as member of Developing Nations Committee of International Federation of Accountants, President South Asian Federation of Accountants, Founder Director of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, member Central Audit Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan and was the Director of the Karachi Stock Exchange Limited from 2012-2015.

Among his non-profit work, he is a trustee of the Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) and member of Boards of Governors of Liaquat National Hospital and Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL).

Mr. Zaidi has also authored books, including ‘A Journey for Clarity’ and ‘Pakistan: Not a Failed State’.

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Muhammad Abid Ganatra

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. Mr. Ganatra is also a Certified Director from Institute of Corporate Governance of Pakistan.