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Mr. Mahmood holds a master’s degree in Economics, LL.B. and Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from Manchester University, UK. Mr. Zafar Mahmood has served the Government of Pakistan for 38 years in multiple roles including Secretary Textile, Secretary Industries, Secretary Water & Power, Secretary Petroleum & Natural Resources, Secretary Commerce and Secretary Cabinet. He has also served as Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission, Consul General Istanbul, Vice Chairman Export Promotion Bureau, Secretary Punjab Education Schools. His last assignment was Chairman WAPDA. He joined the PTC Board in 2016.
Syed Ali Akbar became a part of Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd. in May 2019 as the Marketing Director, holding a strong legacy with over two decades of multi-faceted experience. He holds extensive experience of working with various multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies not just in Pakistan but also the Middle East, North Africa and North America. During his professional journey, Ali has held various senior leadership roles in General Management, Sales, Marketing, New Business Development, Supply Chain and Mergers & Acquisitions and has served as a Director in different organizations both in public and commercial sectors. Ali embarked on his outstanding career journey as a Management Trainee at Unilever Bestfoods and very quickly grew taking up senior leadership roles in Engro Corporation, British American Tobacco and Coca-Cola. He has led large, diversified teams in multiple markets with complex business challenges. During his career, Ali has received various local & global honors for his contributions towards strategic marketing & innovation in notable positions. One of the most coveted accolades he received was in recognition of his ground-breaking strategy of driving innovation at Coca-Cola whereby he was presented the Global Award – the Zenith of recognition, by the Chairman & the Board of Directors in 2018. He joined the PTC Board in November, 2019
Mr. William Pegel joined PTC (Pakistan Tobacco Company) as Area Head of Finance - South Asia Cluster in 2019. William has over 23 years of experience in various BAT companies and successfully performed the role of Finance Director in various end markets including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Bangladesh. He has also held various senior finance roles at BAT Australia and BAT South Africa since 1996. Prior to joining Pakistan Tobacco Company, William was an integral member of the BAT Bangladesh Leadership Team displaying strong leadership and business acumen. William is a Certified Chartered Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountancy. He has joined the Board in September, 2019
Asad has a master’s degree from Cranfield University School of Management, UK. Asad Shah has more than 17 years of experience with the Company and has worked in several managerial roles in Marketing, Supply Chain and Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Functions. He has previously served as the Head of Government Affairs and in August 2018, he was appointed as the Area Head of Legal and External Affairs, South Asia Cluster.
Belinda completed her LLB and B. Com at the University of Otago, New Zealand and is registered as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Before joining BAT, she has worked as a private practitioner at one of Auckland’s leading firms and has also provided advisory services to various New Zealand and South Pacific Businesses. Belinda has 20 years of experience within British American Tobacco (BAT) and her current role encompasses Legal Affairs, Corporate Affairs and Security matters across Asia Pacific and Middle East region. Belinda is a member of the leadership teams of Asia Pacific and Middle East regions and the Global Legal and External Affairs team.
Asif Jooma started his career in the corporate sector with ICI Pakistan Limited in 1983, and has over 30 years of extensive experience in senior commercial and leadership roles. Following his early years with ICI Pakistan Limited and subsequently Pakistan PTA Limited, Mr Jooma was appointed Managing Director of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited in 2007. After serving there for nearly six years, he returned to ICI Pakistan Limited as Chief Executive in February 2013.
A Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Economics from Boston University, Mr Jooma has previously served as President of the American Business Council, President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), Chairman of the Pharma Bureau and Executive Committee member of Board of Investment (BOI) - Government of Pakistan. He has also served on the Board of Directors of NIB Bank Limited and Engro Fertilisers Limited, and Board of Governors of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVSAA). Mr Jooma serves on the Board of Systems Limited and is the Chief Executive of NutriCo Pakistan Private Limited as well.
He is on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Programme. Mr Jooma has attended Executive Development Programmes at INSEAD and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Riaz started off his career as the Secretary/ Additional Deputy Commissioner Budget in 1981. He has served as Commercial and Economic Counselor in Paris and Counsel General, Turkey. Due to his active involvement in Public Affairs, he was posted as DG Social Sector at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Mr. Riaz has also served as DG Customs for 4 years and Director at the National Assembly of Pakistan. He was appointed to the role of Director, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in 2016. During his tenure at SBP, he also served as Member, Monetary Policy Committee of Pakistan. Mr. Riaz has served the Government of Pakistan for over 37 years.
Lt. General (R) Muhammad Masood post his retirement remains actively involved with numerous think tanks in Pakistan and abroad. He has special expertise in countering militancy, violent extremism and undertaking rehabilitative measures to ensure lasting peace. He was posted as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Mexico in 2011. He commanded the Peshawar Corps and oversaw all military operations in FATA and KPK. He held various command and staff appointments during his career including commanding a brigade and a Division. Mr. Masood was commissioned in Infantry, Pakistan Army in November 1971.
Mr. Iqbal has an MBA with Majors in Finance & MIS. He has been with the Company for the last 22 years. He joined the Company as a Management Trainee and has held various key positions in the Finance function within PTC as well as with British American Tobacco Group. He has served in BAT South Korea as the Finance Controller and later in Global Headquarters in London as the Finance Manager for Global Marketing. In 2011, Mr. Iqbal was appointed as the Finance Director for Swiss Business Unit. He came back to Pakistan in 2014 as Director Finance & IT, PTC. In July 2016, he became the Managing Director /CEO of PTC. He is also the Chairman, Board of Directors, Ceylon Tobacco Company, Sri Lanka and Area Director of South Asia Cluster.
Wael has over 18 years of experience with BAT, since 2003 he has held various key senior positions in the finance function across Middle East and Africa. In 2010, he was appointed as Finance Director, Democratic Republic of Congo before moving to South Africa in 2012, where he was assigned to take up the role of Finance Director, Southern African Markets. In July 2014, he moved to Cairo as Finance Director, North Africa Area. In August 2016, Wael moved to Pakistan as Finance Director, South Asia Cluster. In his 14 years with BAT, he has been an Executive board member in several BAT operating companies. Presently, Wael is serving as Area Head of Finance, Middle East & South Asia. Wael was previously appointed to PTC’s board in 2016 and has served till 2019, Wael has been reappointed to PTC’s board as Non-Executive Director in May 2021.
Shannon Mclnnes holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University, Australia and has wealth of experience working for multinationals such as Kellogg, Campbell and Coca-Cola Amatil prior to joining BAT. He has been with BAT for over 19 years now and has held various senior positions with the group. He has served as General Manager, Austria delivering unprecedented growth with considerable cost reduction of the operation. He has also served as a Marketing Director for South East Asia, which represents one of the highest profit contributors for the group globally. In this capacity, he set and delivered a strategy of turnaround driving the business into sustainable growth. He is currently serving as the Area Head of Marketing for Middle East and South Asia region. He has been appointed to PTC’s board as Non-Executive Director in May 2021.
Ozsan Ozbas has served in the Turkish Navy for over 26 years prior to joining BAT. He has over 19 years’ experience in various BAT companies and has acquired extensive global experience within manufacturing, quality and engineering. He has undertaken multiple senior roles in Australia, Egypt, North Africa, Bangladesh, and most recently in Middle East & South Asia (MESA). Having recently been part of BAT MESA Leadership Team as an Area Director for Operations since September 2020, Mr. Ozsan successfully recalibrated the widespread MESA Operations landscape during the pandemic and laid the foundation of the 1st New Categories factory in Pakistan which also marks the first in Asia Pacific & Middle East (APME) region in the modern oral category. Ozsan became a member of the Global Operation Leadership Team as the Group Head of New Categories Operations in February 2021 and appointed to PTC’s board as Non-Executive Director in May 2021.
Please see below a list of pattern of shareholding of Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited.
KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co.
6th Floor, State Life Building No. 5,
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area,
THS & Co.