Country Leadership Team


Soo joined Royal Dutch Shell in 2008 in the Downstream business after completing his Fellow of Certified Practising Accountant from Australia (FCPA) and Bachelors in Business Accounting from Curtin University, Australia. He has also done an Executive Development Program for Senior Management from the Wharton School of Business University of Pennsylvania.

His international Shell career started in the Royal Dutch Shell’s Downstream business as General Manager Finance – Downstream Fuels & Lubricants which he did for 4 years until he became the Chemicals Global New Business Development and Ventures Finance Manager.

Soo started his career in 1990 and prior to his experience with Shell, Soo has worked with Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited, Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Channel KTV and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.


Omar Yaqoob Sheikh is the Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited. He joined Shell in 1995 and has held several senior leadership roles in Retail, Commercial and Strategy & Portfolio in Pakistan and internationally within the Group.

He serves as a Director of Pakistan Refinery Limited and Pak Arab Pipeline Company Limited and also serves on the boards of other business, philanthropic, educational and health associations such as Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI).

Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP), The Kidney Centre, The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Pakistan Human Development Fund (PHDF) and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DEA).

He is a graduate of IBA Karachi and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.


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.


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.


John Lo has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals industries and has worked in variety of Downstream positions. As General Manager of Trading & Supply Operations, John is responsible for overseeing the supply and distribution of fuels to Shell customers in the East, as well as to manage the Commercial operations for Shell International Eastern Trading Company (SIETCO) and Shell International Trading Middle East (SITME), including LNG operations for Shell International LNG Supply (SILS) globally.

Prior to this role he was the General Manager Operations & Technical for Shell Aviation, where he was responsible for the operations of Shell’s Global Aviation business and manages the R&D programme on aviation fuels and lubricants development.

He holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada and a MBA from the University of Durham, Business School, UK.

Served as the development board member of the Durham Business School and runs his own charity “Read-cycling” during his personal time.


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.


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 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.


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.


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 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.

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