To provide for the formation and exchange of views on any question connected with the conduct of business in and from Pakistan.
To conduct, organize, set up, administer and manage campaigns, surveys, focus groups, workshops, seminars and field works for carrying out research and raising awareness in regard to matters affecting businesses in Pakistan.
To acquire, collect, compile, analyze, publish and provide statistics, data analysis and other information relating to businesses of any kind, nature or description and on opportunities for such businesses within and outside Pakistan.
To promote and facilitate the integration of businesses in Pakistan into the World economy and to encourage in the development and growth of Pakistani multinationals.
To interact with governments in the economic development of Pakistan and to facilitate, foster and further the economic, social and human resource development of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a business policy advocacy platform, established in 2005 by 14 of Pakistan’s (now 97) largest private-sector businesses and conglomerates, including multinationals. It is a professionally-run organization headed by a full-time chief executive officer.
The PBC is a not-for-profit entity, registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. Though it is not required under the law to do so, the PBC follows to the greatest extent possible, the Code of Corporate Governance as applicable to listed companies.
Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb joined HBL on April 30, 2018 as the President & CEO.
Prior to this responsibility at HBL, Mr. Aurangzeb was the CEO for JP Morgan’s Global Corporate Bank based in Asia, with a rich international banking experience of over 30 years in other senior management roles at ABN AMRO and RBS based in Amsterdam and Singapore.
Mr. Aurangzeb is the only Pakistani to be invited to the exclusive membership of the Global CEO Council organized by WSJ / DowJones group. He is also the Chairman of the Pakistan Banks Association, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Business Council, and Council Member at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan.
Mr. Aurangzeb received his BS and MBA degrees from The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).
MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.
Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood is the Vice Chair of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation. He has been a director of the company since 2002 and has had a rich history of involvement in it, as a Board member and in an executive capacity. Prior to his current role, he was the Vice Chair of the Board of Engro Corporation, which remains one of DH Corporation’s largest investments to date.
Mr. Dawood’s rich and diverse experience of management and governance spans 18 years, with a special interest in mergers and acquisitions. He has led more than $4 billion worth of M&A deals, including the Dawood group’s acquisition of HUBCO from National Power International Holdings B.V. in 2012 and the sale of DH Fertilizers to Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd in 2015. He also played a leading role in the merger of Engro Foods into global dairy giant, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., based on the convergence of their values, goals and abilities to address Pakistan’s nutritional challenges; he has since served as the Chair of the Board of FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan. In addition to this, Mr. Dawood is an active director on the board of Pakistan Business Council, a pan-industry advocacy group that promotes easing of barriers to enable Pakistani businesses to compete in regional and global arenas. In line with his areas of interest, he is a director and trustee of Boards across varied industries including financial investments, energy, and education, some of which are the Dawood Foundation, KSBL, Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd, and Reon (Pvt) Ltd. In addition to governance, Mr. Dawood has served as Chief Executive Officer for Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd and Cyan Ltd, and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Dawood is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK and a certified director of corporate governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Abrar Hasan is the Chief Executive Officer of National Foods Limited, the leading multi-category food company in Pakistan producing over 250 different products, marketed both in Pakistan and exported to 35 countries worldwide. Under his leadership, NFL has become a 23 billion rupee conglomerate, with ISO: 9001, ISO: 22000, HACCP certifications and numerous industry awards.
Mr. Hasan joined NFL as Plant Director in 1993 and held that position for 4 years. He was elected Deputy Managing Director in 1997 and then as Chief Executive shortly thereafter. In 1996, he led the development of a comprehensive Human Resource Management System which was the first of its kind for any national company in the country. He also led the development of an international marketing infrastructure starting in 1999.
As the Chief Executive, Mr. Hasan is providing direction and leadership to the Company by setting a clear vision for future growth, which aims to become a Rs. 50 billion company. The Company is set to deliver its long-term goals by focusing on top brands, growing customer base and aggressive international expansion.
Mr. Hasan has actively pursued new market opportunities and delivered successful strategies to drive NFL’s vision, focusing on continuous innovation, highest standards of quality and superior consumer value. He has steered the company to deliver steady sales growth year on year, clearly evident from the dramatic expansion in sales, from only Rs. 200 million in 1993 to Rs. 23 billion today; an enviable growth rate, ranging from 20% to 30% each year; despite tough economic conditions.
Recognizing the vital role of Information Technology in business development, Mr. Hasan brought about an IT revolution in the Company. In February 2003, NFL became the first local food company to put in an ERP system (Scala) which was subsequently up-graded to SAP ERP system, in a record 6 months deployment.
Through the platform of the Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS), Mr. Hasan was part of the team which launched TAM Peoplesmeter in Pakistan in September 2007 and the MEMRB Consumer Insight Survey, in August 2008, both first of their kind tools in Pakistan. He has also pushed for regulating advertisement ethics via PAS. As past Chairperson, Anti-counterfeit and Infringement Forum (ACIF), Mr. Hasan strongly supports creating awareness about counterfeit and IP infringement among consumers and other stakeholders.
Mr. Hasan is a staunch supporter of Corporate Social Responsibility; an Adult Literacy Programme for employees was started at NFL as early as the year 2000. In 2007, he spearheaded the development of a Sustainability Strategy, which is guiding all business functions across the board till today.
As a visionary and marketing leader, Mr. Hasan has addressed audiences of a diverse section of marketing organizations, conferences, seminars, educational institutions, and various publications. He has appeared on several business TV talk shows discussing the business environment and economy in general. He has received numerous accolades, including Marketing Excellence Award 2008 from the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP).
His local and national activities include:
Mr. Hasan resides in Karachi, Pakistan, and is a graduate of the Krannert School of Management at the Purdue University in Indiana.
Mr. Arif Habib is the Chief Executive of Arif Habib Corporation Limited, the holding company of Arif Habib Group. He is also the Chairman of Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakarab Fertilizers Limited, Aisha Steel Mills Limited, Javedan Corporation Limited (the owner of Naya Nazimabad) and Sachal Wind Power. Mr. Arif Habib remained the elected President/Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange for six times in the past and was a Founding Member and Chairman of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited. He has served as a Member of the Privatisation Commission, Board of Investment, Tariff Reforms Commission and Securities & Exchange Ordinance Review Committee. He is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and the Think-Tank constituted by the Prime Minister on COVID-19 related economic issues. Mr. Habib participates significantly in welfare activities. He remains one of the directors of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Karachi Education Initiative (KSBL) and Karachi Sports Foundation as well as trustee of Memon Health & Education Foundation (MMI) and Fatimid Foundation.
As Honorary Trustee/Director
Mr. Kamal A. Chinoy is a graduate of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus. Currently he is the Chairman of Jubilee Life Insurance Co. and Director of International Steels Limited and International Industries Limited.
He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He has served as Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) and also as a Director of Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy, Atlas Insurance Limited, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, NBP Fullerton Asset Management Limited, Atlas Battery Ltd, ICI Pakistan Limited, Askari Bank Limited, First International Investment Bank (an Amex JV), and Atlas Power Limited. He has also been a member of the Board of Governors of Army Burn Hall Institutions.
Mr. Kamal A. Chinoy is a member of the executive committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Pakistan and is also a past President of the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP). He has also served on the Admissions Committee of Aga Khan University and the Alumni Admissions Committee for the University of Pennsylvania.
He has been a member of the Pakistan-UK Forum for Investment and Technology (under the Board of Investment, GoP) and the Experts Advisory Group for Engineering Goods for the Fifth Five Year Plan for the Government of Pakistan.
He is on the Board of PCL since 31-5-1992.
Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba is the Chief Executive of Lucky Cement Limited, succeeding his late father in 2005. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Yunus Textile Mills Ltd (YTM), a state-of-the-art home textile mill with subsidiaries in North America and Europe. Simultaneously spearheading both these organizations, he also plays a pivotal role in providing strategic vision to ICI Pakistan Limited as its Vice Chairman.
He started his career with Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) – a family conglomerate in 1991. YBG is one of the premier business houses in Pakistan with diversified interests in Building Materials, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Textiles, Automotive and Real Estate Development. Muhammad Ali Tabba was the past Chairman of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a business advocacy forum comprising of leading private sector businesses. He is the Chairman of Lucky Motors Corporation Limited (formerly KIA Lucky Motors) and Lucky Electric Power Company Limited.
He is the Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing Association (APCMA), a regulatory body of cement manufacturers in Pakistan and also the Chairman of Pakistan Textile Council (PTC) in Pakistan, a think tank, advocacy and research based body.
In recognition of his outstanding services and contributions in the social development sector of Pakistan, World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2010 bestowed the title of “Young Global Leader (YGL)” to Muhammad Ali Tabba. He is also the recipient of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry “Businessman of the Year” Gold Medal Award for 2012- 2013.
With extensive engagements in many Community Welfare Projects, Muhammad Ali Tabba also serves on the Board of Governors at numerous renowned Universities, Institutions and Foundations. He is the Vice Chairman of a not-for-Profit organization, Aziz Tabba Foundation. The Foundation is working extensively in the field of Social Welfare, Education, Health and Housing. The Foundation runs two state-of-the-art Hospitals in Karachi; 170 bed Tabba Heart Institute (THI) which is a dedicated Cardiac Care Hospital and 100 bed Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI), a specialized institution providing comprehensive treatment for Nephro-Urological disorder.
In recognition of his outstanding services and contribution to the business as well as the social development sector of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan has awarded him with Sitara-E-Imtiaz in 2018.
President – Habib Bank AG Zurich
Mr. Muhammad Habib is the President as well as a Member of General Management at Habib Bank AG Zurich.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Habib Group of Banks in South Africa, Canada and UK.
He is a member on the Boards of Habib Metropolitan Bank as well as Gefan Finanz AG Zug, Switzerland.
He is a Member of the Board of Governors of Habib University as well as the Board of Trustees for Habib University Foundation. He also serves on the Global Advisory Board for Babson College, USA.
He is a member of the Young President’s Organization, Zurich Gold Chapter and the YPO Gold Emirates Chapter.
Mr. Muhammad Habib was born in Karachi and lived in Switzerland from the age of 16. He studied at Collège du Léman, Geneva and has a Degree in Finance from Babson College, USA.
He is married to Farah Fatima and they have two sons, Hamza, born in 1987, and Adil born in 1993.
Syed Hyder Ali, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Packages Ltd., Lahore, Pakistan, graduated from University of Michigan, USA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1979. He completed his Master of Science in June 1981, specializing in Paper Chemistry from The Institute of Paper Chemistry, Lawrence University of Wisconsin, USA. In 1997, Mr. Ali also attended the program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Mr. Ali has wide and varied professional working experience spanning over many years in paper production, conversion and packaging. Mr. Ali has been involved in the development and implementation of processes for the pulp and paper mill at Packages Ltd. using wheat straw as a raw material. He is the co-author of two USA patents for the recycling of milk and juice cartons.
Mr. Ali serves on the Board of a number of companies like Bulleh Shah Packaging Pvt. Ltd., IGI General Insurance Ltd., Nestle Pakistan Ltd., Packages Lanka Pvt. Ltd., Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan Ltd., Tri-Pack Films Ltd, and IGI Life Insurance Ltd.
He is a member of the Board of Governors/Directors of Babar Ali Foundation (BAF), National Management Foundation (NMF), Ali Institute of Education (AIE), Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), and Pakistan Business Council (PBC). He is also a Member of the Executive/Advisory Committee of Syed Maratib Ali Religious and Charitable Trust Society, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pakistan.
He is the Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Lahore since 1998. On May 6, 2015, he was conferred, “The Commander of the Grand Cross” by His Majesty, The King of Sweden.
Mr. Ali is married with three children.
Syed Yawar Ali was educated at Aitchison College Lahore and got his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and Master’s in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey (USA). He also completed the Advance Management Program (AMP 111) from Harvard Business School in 1992. He joined his family business i.e. Packages Limited in 1972 and then became Managing Director of Milk Pak Ltd. In 1988 Milk Pak joined hands with Nestle for a very successful Joint Venture.
Syed Yawar Ali is currently Chairman of Nestlé Pakistan Limited, Wazir Ali Industries Limited, Prime Genetics (pvt) Ltd. He has also been on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan International Airlines and Chairman of Lahore Electric Supply Company, Chairman, Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan and Chairman, Pakistan Dairy Association and Pakistan Business Council.
He is also Co-Chair of the Pakistan India Joint Business Forum (PIJBF) this committee is Notified by Ministry of Commerce (Pakistan) to “Promote Trade with India”, Member of United Nations Committee for Contributions, Chairman Steering Committee of Dairy & Rural Development Foundation. Member of Prime Minister Task Force on Science & Technology and Former Chairman, Pakistan Business Council.
Engineer by profession in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University USA. Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School USA in 1999. Joined Graham Investment Advisors in 1998 and worked as Equity Analyst and later joined UBS Warburg as Equity Research Analyst.
Served as Chief Executive Officer in Descon Chemical Limited. Managing Director Gray Mackenzie Engineering Services BV, the Netherlands. Director Descon Engineering Limited and TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) an NGO which fosters entrepreneurship in the country.
Currently serving as Chairman of Descon; which includes Descon Engineering Ltd, Descon Oxychem Limited and other Descon entities for Engineering, Chemicals and Power Sectors.
Senior banking professional with significant leadership experience as CEO, Senior Management as well as Director on various Boards (Faysal Bank Limited, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance; Institute of Bankers Pakistan, Pakistan Business Council)
Dr. Zeelaf Munir is the CEO and Managing Director of English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited (EBM) since 2015. Building upon the company’s strong foundations of over five decades, EBM has grown exponentially under Zeelaf’s leadership to become the largest national FMCG, and biscuit and cake manufacturers in Pakistan and consecutively winning the “Best Place to Work” awards. Her 25 year career, extending from medical practice, managing a multi-state organization to serving on the Boards of several for profit and not-for-profit organization, is much like the woman herself; authentic, dynamic, and purposeful.
She currently is a director of the Pakistan Business Council (PBC). She is the Chairperson of the Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS), Chairperson of the iCare Foundation, and a board member of LUMS Foundation, IBA Corporate Leaders Advisory and World Wildlife Fund Pakistan and serves on the jury of the IBP (Institute of Banking Pakistan) banking awards committee.
She holds a medical degree from Dow University, Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, post-graduate residency training from Washington University School of Medicine and has done management and leadership program from Harvard Business School. She is married to Khawaja Munir Mashooqullah and has three sons.
Honorary Consul General
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Committee Member
Qualifications & Certifications
Ehsan Malik has since January 2016 been the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Business Council and by virtue of that position a director of the PBC. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan and spent a total of 24 years with Unilever in UK, Egypt and Sri Lanka.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Ehsan is an alumni of the Wharton and Harvard Business Schools.