Country Leadership Team

JAWWAD CHEEMA

Jawwad Cheema is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited. Jawwad is also the Vice President for Shell Business Operations and custodian of Shell Group’s strategy for off-shored business operations that is delivered through a network of seven Business Service Centers across the world. He joined Shell in 1997 in Pakistan and worked in the Retail Business for almost eight years in various specializations before moving to global roles outside Pakistan.

He has held several senior leadership roles within the Shell Group and prior to this, he was the Consultancy Manager in the Downstream Strategy & Consultancy team, Customer Experience Manager managing Global Operational Excellence for Retail and Retail General Manager in Indonesia managing Retail’s entry into this new market.

Jawwad holds a post-graduate degree in Political Science and an MBA from the UK in 1997.

RAHAT HUSSAIN

Rahat (Moon) Hussain is responsible for Shell’s upstream commercial activities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia based in Dubai. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas sector during a career spanning 30 years with Royal Dutch Shell group of companies. His expertise ranges from upstream exploration and production ventures, through midstream JV operations, to end customer marketing. Prior to his current role in Dubai, Rahat was responsible for Shell’s LNG business in Qatar. He has worked in the Netherlands, USA, Oman, UK, Brunei and Pakistan, where he was the commercial manager for Shell’s upstream business. He is also a member of Shell’s Global Commercial Leadership Team.  He is also a Director of the Qatargas4 LNG Venture.

Rahat was born in Pakistan and moved with his family to the UK at an early age. He completed his education as a chartered Mechanical Engineer at the University of Manchester and has since participated in executive education programs at IMD and Harvard. He is married with 3 children and is a keen cyclist.

RAFI BASHEER

Rafi Basheer is a Chartered Accountant and a finance professional. After completing his accountancy training in London, UK, Rafi worked for two years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dubai as Assistant Manager in Audit before joining Shell Pakistan in January 2000. At Shell, he has held a variety of roles locally and overseas ranging from Retail Finance Manager Shell Pakistan, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance for Shell Downstream Asia/Pacific, Global Governance, Asia Pacific regional Finance Manager, Finance Director for Shell Pakistan Limited, and most recently Global Finance Managers for Shell’s Bitumen and Sulphur businesses. He is currently based in Singapore in the role of Global Planning & Appraisal Manager for Shell’s Retail, Lubricants, Aviation and Specialties businesses.

FARROKH K CAPTAIN

Farrokh Captain received both his Bachelors and Master degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a member of the class of 1966. After completing his education he joined Arthur D. Little, a major management consulting company in the USA, and then went on to establish their practice in Pakistan. Since 1978 he has lead a major US-Pakistan joint venture chemical manufacturing business in Pakistan, Captain-PQ Chemical Industries Limited.

He is President of the Board of the American Business Council. He now devotes much of his time in the field of social work. He is Chairman of The i-Care Foundation, Pakistan‘s first Donor Advised Fund, a Trustee of the Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust, and has served 10 years as Chairman of the Pakistan Human Development Fund. He is currently serving his eighth three-year term as Director of Shell Pakistan Limited.

IMRAN R IBRAHIM

Imran Ibrahim is a graduate from Government College, Lahore, and pursued post graduate studies at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. He is an entrepreneur with 40 years of experience in diverse areas of business such as distribution of products for various multinationals as well as cotton ginning and edible oil extraction. He is a Director of PICIC Asset Management Company Limited.

NASSER N S JAFFER

Nasser N S Jaffer holds an Associated Science Diploma programme in Agriculture from University of California. He is the Chairman and CEO of Jaffer Group of Companies. He was Director of Jaffer Brothers (Private) Ltd. from 1969 to 2003, responsible for the chemical and pesticides businesses, as well as the fertilizer and machinery business from time to time.

In 2003 he took over as Chairman and CEO of the company to manage the overall business to ensure growth, profitability and business satisfactory results to the stakeholders.

He is on the boards of other business, philanthropic, social and health associations such as The Kidney Centre and Honorary Secretary Modern Club and Modern Society. He also held office as the Honorary Consul of the Philippines until 2010.

ZAFAR A KHAN

Zaffar Khan graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1967 from Peshawar University and soon thereafter joined Esso/Exxon Chemical which following an employee led buyout became Engro Chemical in Pakistan.

 He retired from the Company in 2004 after serving for 35 years, the last 6 of which as President and CEO. During the early years of his career he served Exxon Chemical for 10 years in Hong Kong, Singapore and USA in the petrochemical business. His career with Exxon/Engro spanned all major corporate functions i.e. marketing, manufacturing, finance & corporate services.

He has completed an Advanced Management Program from the University of Hawaii and has attended short courses at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School. He serves on a number of diverse boards and is an Adjunct Professor at IBA. He is a recipient of the exalted Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

KLAAS MANTEL

Klaas joined Shell in the Netherlands in 1995 in the Retail business after completing his Master in Economics degree at the University of Amsterdam and studying in the USA and Japan.

His international Shell career started in the Shell Retail business in the Netherlands and included assignments as Global Promotions Manager & Global Diesel marketing manager at Shell International in London, eBusiness manager for Asia Pacific based in Singapore and Regional Retail marketing manager for Africa based in South Africa.

From 2009 to 2011 Klaas was General Manager for the Shell South Africa retail business, with sales of 2.7 bn liters and $ 270m Convenience Retail sales through a network of approximately 700 service stations and 400 company-owned Convenience stores.

Klaas was also a member of the Shell South Africa Country Coordination Team that coordinates that various Group activities in the country, including reputation and brand management, employment and diversity strategies and government relations and other stakeholder management activities.

In his current role as General Manager Global Convenience Retail & Lubricants he travels extensively across the Shell network of over 44000 service stations in approx. 70 countries to drive performance, innovation, operational excellence and partnership development.

Due to the increased focus on Asia in his portfolio Klaas has recently relocated to Bangkok, Thailand.

HAROON RASHID

Haroon Rashid is the Distribution Operations Manager for the Shell Pakistan/India/ Middle East Cluster. He joined Shell Pakistan in 1995 and has had a variety of roles and experiences in several countries. From 1995 to 2000 he worked in Retail in Sales, Non-Fuels Retailing and Network Planning.

In 2001 he took time to complete an MBA from INSEAD after which he rejoined Shell as a Consultant in the Downstream Management Consultancy, London. In 2005 he became the Downstream Competitor Intelligence Manager, also in London, before moving to Singapore in 2008 as the Global Marketing Manager for Aviation. He was GM Supply and Distribution for the Shell Pakistan/India/Middle East cluster from 2011-2013.

He is married and has a son and two daughters. When not working, Haroon likes to spend time with his family, on social projects and playing squash.

BADARUDDIN F VELLANI

Badaruddin F Vellani is an Honours Graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology and is also a Barrister at Law from the Middle Temple (London).  He was called to the Bar in 1982 and commenced legal practice in Karachi immediately thereafter. 

He is enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is the Senior Partner at the law firm, Vellani & Vellani. In addition to his legal practice, he is also member of the Board of Directors in a number of multinational companies engaged in the FMCG, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceutical sectors and is on the Board of several philanthropic organisations and foundations.

FAISAL WAHEED

Faisal Waheed is a finance professional with an MBA in Finance from IBA, Karachi and ACMA from CIMA UK. He has worked in a variety of roles in FMCG and B2B businesses both locally and overseas. He began his career as a Management Trainee with Unilever Pakistan in 1999.

Later he was seconded to a regional finance role in Unilever Europe based out of the UK, followed by a stint at Unilever Head Office, London in the Finance information management space. In 2010 he joined Engro where he progressed to the role of Chief Financial Officer of Engro EXIMP (Pvt.) Limited in 2011.

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