Waqar I. Siddiqui
Waqar I Siddiqui is the Chief Executive & Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL).
Waqar joined SPL in 2001 and has since held several roles locally and internationally at senior leadership positions. In his 24+ years of oil downstream experience, he has successfully guided Shell companies through organizational change, strategy development, mergers/acquisitions and achieving consistent performance delivery. His last role before returning to Pakistan was Managing Director of Shell Downstream Retail in PT Shell Indonesia. Waqar has been a Director on the Board of SPL since 2019.
Waqar is an internationally experienced board level executive with sustained record of business transformation achievement for Shell and other oil majors. He has a solid track record of exemplary stakeholder management experience; recognized as a trusted advisor to government regulator and is regularly consulted on high level business and sustainable development programs.
He holds BS degree in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Marketing. In addition, he holds academic and professional accreditations from Harvard Business School and University of British Columbia.
Zain Hak is based in Singapore and is the global Vice President for Shell Agriculture & Forestry - a key sector in the Shell Downstream strategy. In addition, Zain serves as Chairman on the board of Shell Pakistan Limited.
Zain brings with him 26 years of professional and leadership experience across Refining, Marketing, Trading & Supply and has lived in Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam, UK, Switzerland and the US with management oversight of markets in Latin America, Africa, Japan, Oceania, Europe and the Caribbean. Prior to his current role, Zain was General Manager Asia for Shell Fleet Solutions where he grew the business to establish Shell as a leader in fleet, mobility and energy solutions across Asia. Before that Zain served as General Manager Pricing & Logistics for the Americas based in Houston and General Manager for Global Licensed Markets based in Switzerland. In the decade prior, he held country management roles in Vietnam, Pakistan and Singapore. Zain has senior governance and board experience in JVs and PLCs in USA, Switzerland, Oman as well as leadership roles in industry forums namely Chairman Marketing Committee American Petroleum Institute, VP US Association for Energy Economics, Advisor Vietnam Government.
He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, UK, a BA in Economics from Coe College, USA and completed his schooling at the Karachi Grammar School, Pakistan.
Rafi H. Basheer
Rafi Basheer is currently the global Vice President of Finance for Shell’s Lubricants business and is based in Singapore. Rafi is a career finance professional and has been with Shell for the last 20+ years holding a number of Finance roles focusing on country, regional and global finance responsibilities with various stints based out of Pakistan and Singapore. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and prior to Shell, worked in professional accountancy firms in London and the UAE.
Parvez Ghias is the Chief Executive Officer at Habib University Foundation (HUF) since January 2017. HUF is a not for profit organization overseeing the operations of Habib University the first dedicated Liberal Arts and Sciences institution in Pakistan offering interdisciplinary education in Liberal Core having strong linkages with leading Ivy educational institutions in USA.
Prior to joining HUF, Parvez Ghias was CEO of Indus Motor Company Ltd., (Aug’05–Dec’16) a joint venture between the House of Habib, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan, engaged in manufacturing and marketing of Toyota brand automobiles.
He also serves as non-executive director at Dawood Hercules Corporation and Shell Pakistan Limited.
Imran Rashid Ibrahim
Imran Rashid 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 46 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 has served on the Board of Directors of Shell Pakistan Ltd., from 2008 to 2017, during which period he was also a member of the Board Audit Committee. He has also served on the Board of Directors of PICIC Asset Management Company Ltd., from 2010 to 2014.
Madiha Khalid is the Head of Human Resources at Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL). She started her career with ABN AMRO Bank in 2005. She joined SPL in 2006 and has held a variety of local and regional roles ranging from Recruitment, Business Partnering, Change management and Talent. She has been the Head of Human Resources for SPL since 2012 and is the organizational effectiveness HR partner to all businesses in Pakistan, leading a team of HR professionals to provide full range of strategic HR support.
Madiha is a Chartered Member from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK, and holds an MBA degree in Human Resources.
Zaffar A. Khan
Zaffar A. Khan graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and soon thereafter joined Exxon which following an employee led buyout became known as Engro. He served the Company for 35 years the last 6 years were as the CEO. His career with Exxon included a decade of assignments in Hong Kong, USA and Singapore in the petrochemical division. Upon retirement from Engro he served as Chairman of PTCL, Karachi Stock Exchange & PIA. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at IBA where he teaches Human Resource Management.
He completed an Advanced Management Program from the University of Hawaii and has undertaken several short courses from the Harvard Business School & INSEAD.
Zaffar A. Khan has served on a number of diverse Boards in the Private Sector, Public Sector & Civil Society Organization. He has previously served on the Shell Pakistan Board for three terms which ended in 2017. Current Board appointments include Security Printing Corporation of Pakistan, Benazir Income Support Program, Data Check Ltd, Acumen Pakistan & Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.
He is a recipient of Sitara e Imtiaz.
John King Chong Lo
John has over 28 years experience in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals industries and has worked in variety of Downstream positions. As General Manager of Trading & Supply, John is responsible to oversee the supply and distribution of fuels to Shell’s customers in Middle East and Asia, as well as to manage the Commercial Trading Operations for Shell Trading in Singapore and Dubai, including LNG operations globally.
Prior to this role, John 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 program on aviation fuels and lubricants development.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the University of Durham, Business School, UK.
John also serves as the board member of Shell (Zhejiang) Petroleum Trading Limited and Shell International Shipping Services Pte. Ltd.
John also runs his own NGO called “Read-Cycling” during his personal time.
Zarrar Mahmud is the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director of Shell Pakistan Limited. Zarrar joined Shell 13 years ago and has had diverse experience across many geographies such as Singapore, Brunei, Oman, Pakistan, Middle East, Central Asia and Asia Pacific. He has held roles in Integrated Gas and in almost every Downstream marketing business such as Lubricants, Retail, Commercial Fuels and Aviation. His roles include Shareholder FM in IG NOVs, Shell Director in UAE (Trading & Supply) and Saudi Arabia (Aviation), Regional FM across 10 countries, Retail Country FM for PK, UAE Lubes FM and Pricing Specialist.
Zarrar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Cass Business School London.
Amir Paracha is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited. Over his 20 years with Unilever, he has held various senior management positions in Pakistan and other markets.
He joined Unilever Pakistan in 2000 as an Assistant Brand Manager on Wheel and subsequently led multiple categories within Laundry and Personal Care business. Between 2006 – 2008, Amir took on leadership roles in Marketing at Unilever North Africa Middle East for GCC cluster. He then returned to lead the Home and Personal Care Division in Pakistan before assuming the role of Vice President for Customer Development in 2013. Prior to taking over as the CEO, in his role as VP Customer Development, he helped deliver solid results, successfully inspiring a transformative vision for the future. He continues to actively experiment with disruptive business models and has championed inclusion and wellbeing across the Unilever ecosystem in Pakistan.
Besides, being on the board at Unilever Pakistan Limited, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited, Trustee at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation Pakistan, Member at the Board of Governors of the National Management Foundation, Co-Chair on PSDF’s Parwaaz – National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan and is on the Board for the Karachi Vocational Training Centre.
Amir began his career at the Royal Dutch Shell Oil company in July 1996. He has done his Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration.
Badaruddin F. Vellani
Badaruddin F. Vellani is an Honours graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology, Leicestershire and 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.