Board of Directors


  • Mr. Iftikhar Soomro - Chairman and Director
  • Dr. Farid Khan - Chief Executive and Director
  • Mr. Husain Lawai
  • M.Z. Moin Mohajir
  • Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani
  • Mr. Iqbal Bengali
  • Mr. S.M. Wajeedhuddin

Directors Profile:


Mr. Iftikhar Soomro - Chairman and Director

Mr. Soomro is an industrialist, social worker, philanthropist, politician, honorary consul general and agriculturist. He did B.A. honours in Economics from Karachi University. He had also remained as Minister for Industries and Agriculture for Sindh. He is past president of All Pakistan Textiles Manufacturers Association (APTMA). He is the founder and ex- president of Shikarpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Currently, Mr. Soomro is the Chief Executive & Director of Sind Fine Textile Mills, Beebul Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd and HMB Mills (Pvt) Ltd. He is Chairman and Trustee of HMB Trust. He is a trustee of Karachi Grammar School, is the member of Governing Body of I.B.A. Sukkur, Shikarpur Public School and NASRA Public School.



Dr. Farid Khan - Chief Executive and Director


Dr. Farid Khan is a Pharmacist with a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of London, UK and has more than 40 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. During his long career in Pakistan, Canada and Germany, Dr. Khan has worked in diverse functions in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In 2008, Dr. Khan retired from Novartis Pharma Pakistan Ltd as CEO and Country President. Earlier, he was employed at Hoechst (now Sanofi).

Dr. Khan has attended several courses at Harvard, INSEAD and Columbia and has also served on the Boards of various educational, financial and government organizations. He is currently employed as the CEO & Managing Director of Pfizer & Wyeth Pakistan Limited.


Mr. Husain Lawai (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Husain Lawai is the President & CEO of Summit Bank Limited, and is a seasoned banker with vast experience in the banking and financial services industry. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Mr. Lawai held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer at MCB Bank and holds the distinction of establishing Faysal Islamic Bank, Pakistan Branches; the First Islamic Sharia Compliant Bank (presently known as Faysal Bank Ltd). He also served as the General Manager, Emirates NBD Bank for Pakistan and Far East. Currently Mr. Lawai is the Chairman of Central Depository Company of Pakistan. He is also on the Board of Directors of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, and GlaxoSmithkline Pakistan Ltd.



M.Z. Moin Mohajir  

Mr. M.Z. Moin Mohajir a Chartered Accountant by profession from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and working as Deputy Secretary General / Head of Finance Overseas Investor Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) since October 2011.


Mr. Mohajir has 39 years of experience during which he has served in various positions, including as Director Finance and Administration, Company Secretary, Corporate Controller & Head of Internal Audit of Sanofi-aventis Pakistan Limited.


Currently, he is also serving as Member Investigation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) & Member of Election Committee of ICAP for the July 2017 elections of ICAP Council/Regional Councils.

His past positions include: Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Leasing Limited, Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit, HR and Risk Committees of Sindh Modaraba Management Limited, Member Audit Committee of ICAP, Chairman Election Committee of ICAP for the June 2013 elections of ICAP Council and Regional Councils and Chairman Elections Reforms Committee of ICAP.


Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani (Non-Executive Director) 

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). Mr. Vellani was called to the Bar in 1982 and commenced legal practice in Karachi immediately thereafter. He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is a partner in the law firm of Vellani & Vellani.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Vellani is also member of the Board of Directors in several multinational companies covering the FMCG, manufacturing, medical and philanthropic sectors. 


Mr. Iqbal Bengali (Non-Executive Director)  

Mr. Bengali is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has a vast experience spanning over 32 years and has served different organization internationally in various capacities. He joined Pfizer Laboratories Limited in 1989 as Director Finance and Administration and took charge as Country Manager of Pfizer Pakistan Limited in 1995. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Wyeth Pakistan Limited from October 2009 to July 2011. He has also served as a Country Manager for Pfizer Indonesia from 2000 to 2004 and briefly in early 2011.

He served as the President of American Business Council from 2006 to 2007. 



Mr. S. M. Wajeehuddin (Executive Director) 

Mr. Wajeehuddin a Chartered Accountant by profession started his professional career with Parke-Davis in 1990 and has worked in various capacities in Finance Function leading to the Position of Finance Director in June 2010. He has also worked on various commercial projects with Sales and Marketing functions. He has been appointed on the Board of Wyeth Pakistan Limited on 30th March 2010.

He is currently a member of Finance and Taxation sub- committee of The American Business Council of Pakistan and Taxation and Financial Services sub-committee of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry.