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Zulfiqar Ali Lakhani
Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Lakhani is Managing Director and Chief Executive of a multinational company and Director of two companies including a listed and a multinational private limited company of Lakson group. He is an active partner of the Lakson Group. Mr. Lakhani has over 32 years of experience in manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance. He is MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance & Marketing, M.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.S in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He is Trustee of Hasanali & Gulbanoo Lakhani Foundation (A Lakson group welfare trust). Mr. Lakhani is Chairman of Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (FOMMA) in Pakistan and a Member, Governing Board of Agha Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation

 

 

 

Iqbal Ali Lakhani
Director & Chairman

Mr. Iqbal Ali Lakhani has over 42 years of top management experience in group companies in finance, marketing, manufacturing industry and government relations. His special interests include marketing, finance, total quality management and re-engineering. Mr. Lakhani is Chairman of the Corporate Boards of 5 Lakson Group Companies which are listed on the stock exchange covering a diversified range of businesses such as paper & board, soap, detergents, toothpaste, printing & packaging and insurance. The pectrum of unlisted public & private 31 Companies includes surgicals, media (T.V. & print), software development & consultancy, travel & tourism, investment & mutual funds, ISP-broad band & data centre, business process outsourcing house into call Centre & I.T. He is also Trustee of Hasanali & Gulbanoo Lakhani Foundation (A Lakson group welfare trust) providing educational and medical facilities to the needy and deserving persons and helping in other social activities.

Mr. Lakhani is a Trustee of Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT), Lakson Medical Trust, R & I Trust and Director of Pakistan Business Council. He has been Chairman of the Cigarette Manufacturers Association of Pakistan, Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan and Vice President of the American Business Council of Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amin Mohammed Lakhani
Director

An MBA in Finance and International Business from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (USA) and holder of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University (USA), Mr. Amin Mohammed Lakhani is part of the Executive Leadership Team of Lakson Group of Companies.

Mr. Amin Mohammed Lakhani is Chief Executive of SIZA Foods (Private) Ltd., the franchise holders of McDonald’s restaurants in Pakistan, a world known Multinational Corporation serving fast foods. Under his dynamic leadership, SIZA has succeeded in a short period of 18 years in making McDonald’s almost a household name in Pakistan, expanding the network of its restaurants to 43 in key cities of the country. He has also won “Golden Arches Award” 2011 from McDonald’s Corporation, the highest award an owner-operator can receive from McDonald’s.

His rich experience in finance, marketing, management and production spanning over 31 years has enabled him to serve as CEO of 16 listed, unlisted public and private limited companies, Director on the Corporate Boards of 5 Lakson Group companies listed on Stock Exchange in Pakistan and Director in 12 other unlisted public and private limited companies of the Lakson Group.

Mr. Lakhani is the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Pakistan since July 1992. Previously he served as Singapore’s onorary Consul since April 1989. Acknowledging his services the Republic of Singapore awarded him The Public Service Star.

Mr. Lakhani actively participates in social activities. He is a Founder Member of Pakistan Chapter of Young Presidents’ rganization, and served as the local Chapter’s chairman for the 2006-07 term. He is a Member of Stanford Alumni Association as well as of The Wharton Alumni Association. He is an ardent sport enthusiast and his favourite sporting activities include riding, playing polo, tennis and golf. He has widely travelled around the globe and takes interest in international/current affairs.

Mr. Lakhani strongly believes in Lakson Group’s philosophy of paying back to the society. He is a Trustee of Hasanali & Gulbanoo Lakhani Foundation, a Lakson Group welfare trust. The Foundation provides educational and medical facilities to the deserving and needy persons and helps people in other areas and also a Trustee of Amin, Saira and Anika Lakhani (ASAL) Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasleemuddin Ahmed Batlay
Director

Mr. Tasleemuddin Ahmed Batlay is a Director on the Corporate Boards of 5 Lakson Group Companies listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange, covering a diversified range of businesses i.e. soap, detergents, paper & board, printing and packaging, insurance etc. and also Director of unlisted public company of the group. Mr. Batlay possesses professional experience in consumer marketing, corporate and legal affairs, industry issues management, Government and Intra-Industry relations etc.

Mr. Batlay joined the Lakson Group in the year 1986 and is an active member of the Board of Directors of the listed group companies. He is member of Audit Committees of four listed companies of the group. Have 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 presently a member of the executive committee of American Business Council. He has served as President of the American Business Council, Chairman and Member of Cigarette Manufacturers Association of Pakistan, Marketing Association of Pakistan

 

 

 

 

Lisa Mather
Nominee Director of Colgate Palmolive Company, USA

Ms. Lisa Mather is the Division Counsel (Asia Division) of Colgate-Palmolive Company leads the legal team responsible for all legal affairs of Colgate-Palmolive Company subsidiaries and operations located in the Asia Pacific Region.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Vinod Nambiar
Nominee Director of Colgate Palmolive Company, USA

Mr. Vinod Nambiar joined Colgate-Palmolive India in 1999 and progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility. In 2004, he became Customer Development Director for the subsidiary. Later in 2005, he became General Manager of Colgate- almolive Romania and moved as Vice President and General Manager of Colgate-Palmolive Italy, where he and his team achieved growth in an extremely challenging economic environment. In 2011, he was appointed as Vice President and General Manager of Global Personal Care, New York, where he partnered with Global Technology and the Global Supply Chain to build a long-term plan for the category and to drive simplification and profitable growth. Vinod led Colgate-Palmolive China in 2012 before taking up the position in 2014 as Vice President and General Manager of the Colgate-Palmolive Greater China Hub – that included China, Hong Kong and Sanxiao. In this critical leadership role, Vinod established clear commercial priorities with consistently strong execution, driving increased effectiveness and efficiency. He has recently taken over as the President Asia Division. He was appointed as a Non-executive Director and Chairman to the Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited Board from 28 September, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Aliya Saeeda Khan
Independent Director

Mrs. Aliya Saeeda Khan is a Partner at the law firm of Orr, Dignam & Co. and is based in the Firm’s Karachi office. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Sindh and a Barrister from Gray’s Inn. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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