More than 50 Pakistani delegates to participate in New Delhi Business Meet
Leading Pakistani and Indian businessmen will meet in a two-day business conference that starts in New Delhi today. The business meet titled "Partners for Peace and Progress," under the auspices of Aman Ki Asha, is a joint initiative for peace launched at the start of this year by the Jang Group of Pakistan and the Times of India Group (TOI).
More than 50 delegates from Pakistan are attending the meet, while more than 200 Indian delegates have registered for this conference to explore avenues of opportunities and ways in which businesspersons of the two countries can work together. Some of the leading delegates and speakers from Pakistan are:
�2006. She has 29 years of experience in marketing, communications and interactive new media in Hong Kong, the Far East, the UAE and Pakistan.
Afaq A. Tiwana
Agrimall (Pvt) Ltd
Founder Chief Executive
Farmers Associates Pakistan
Agrimall is a master franchise company dealing in agriculture inputs and farm services. It is a one-stop farm service centre, where farmers can obtain all their crop requirements. FAP is one the largest and most effective group, representing interests of the farming community from across the country.
Mr. Tiwana is not just the moving spirit behind Agrimall and FAP, but several other government and non-government organisations and educational institutions.
Ali S. Habib
Indus Motor Co Ltd, House of Habib
The House of Habib is a conglomerate of companies employing more than 10,000 people in varied industries and businesses, comprising both listed public and private companies. It has equity and technical collaborations with British, Japanese, Dutch and Norwegian companies. One of the flagships of this group remains Indus Motor Co Ltd, a joint venture with Toyota Motor Co & Toyota Tsusho Corp to manufacture, assemble & distribute Toyota and Daihatsu vehicles. The House of Habib also has a strong presence in the financial services sector that includes Habib Bank AG Zurich, Habib Metropolitan Bank and Habib American Bank.
Ameena Saiyid (OBE)
Managing Director, OUP Pakistan
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It has an extensive school and college textbook publishing programme.
Areas of business interest with Indian counterparts: Book Publishing and as the President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), Trade and Business conducted by Foreign Investors in India.
Hashwani Group of Companies
Mr. Hashwani belongs to an established business family in Pakistan with diversified interests in industrial minerals mining, commodities, textiles, and agriculture. He has been the President and Chairman of numerous business and non-business organisations, including Pakistan India CEO's Business Forum, Young Presidents' Organisation (Pakistan), and The Allama Iqbal Institute of Research. Areas of business interest with Indian counterparts: agriculture, hospitality, oil and gas, IT, travel & tourism and commodity trading.
Chairman & Chief Executive
Arif Habib Securities
Arif Habib Securities Ltd. is listed on Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad stock exchanges with an equity of over Rs17 billion. Mr. Habib is also the Chairman of Arif Habib Bank Limited, Pakarab Fertilisers Limited, Fatima Fertiliser Company Limited, Thatta Cement Company Limited and Arif Habib DMCC Dubai. He has remained the President/Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchanges for six terms. He is the founding member and former chairman of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited.
President& CEO, Engro Corporation
Engro is one of Pakistan's largest conglomerates. Currently the company's portfolio consists of seven businesses, which include chemical fertiliser, PVC resin, a bulk liquid chemical terminal industrial automation, foods and power generation. President of Engro Corporation Limited since January 2004, Mr. Umar is the chairman of all Engro subsidiaries and joint ventures and chief executive officer of Engro Fertilisers Ltd.
Dr. Ishrat Husain
Dean and Director, IBA
Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Husain has maintained an active scholarly interest in development issues. He has authored 12 books and monographs and contributed more than two dozen articles in refereed journals and 15 chapters in books on the issues of debt, adjustment, African development and poverty and Pakistan's economy.
He is regularly invited as a speaker to international conferences and seminars and has attended more than 100 such events all over the world so far. He is the distinguished national professor of economics and public policy appointed by the Higher Education Commission and serves on the boards of several research institutes, philanthropic and cultural organisations.
Iqbal Ali Lakhani
Chairman, Lakson Group of Companies
Mr. Lakhani has 36 years of experience in senior management, consumer marketing, finance, manufacturing, industry and government relations. He was the chairman of the corporate boards of the Lakson Group of Companies listed on the stock exchanges of Pakistan, covering a diversified range of businesses. His areas of special interest are marketing, total quality management and leadership.
Pakistan Software Houses Association
Jehan Ara has previously served two terms as elected president of P@SHA from 2003
She is on the advisory board of the Punjab IT Board and several universities.
Kamran Y. Mirza
Pakistan Business Council
Pakistan Business Council, a not-for-profit entity, is a think-tank-cum-public advocacy platform for 26 of the largest companies/ groups. Areas of business interest with Indian counterparts: CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) & other similar Business Associations.
Mohsin M Syed
North National Industrial Parks
NIP north has been tasked by Ministry of Industries & Special Initiatives to start with Marble Cities in the Frontier Province and Bus & Truck body builders clusters in Punjab along with Rahim Yar Khan and Sahiwal estates for Agro-based clusters. He is also the owner & Chief Executive of Hybrid Technics (Pvt) Ltd.
MD & CEO , Getz Pharma (Pvt) Ltd
Getz Pharma manufactures branded generic medicinal products at its world class manufacturing facility at Karachi and also licences research drugs from Europe and India and markets them in Pakistan.
Mr. Mahmood has 29 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years as managing director and CEO of Getz Pharma, which he led from a near zero base in 1995 to one of the sixth largest pharma companies in the country.
M Adil Khattak
Chief Executive Officer
Attock Refinery Limited (ARL)
Mr. Khattak has been associated with the Attock Oil Group for the last 32 years. He has extensive experience in engineering, maintenance, human resource management, project management and marketing. He holds several top positions in various organisations of the group including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Attock Gen Ltd, Attock Hospital (Pvt) Ltd, and National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC).
Qazi Sajid Ali
MD, BASF Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
BASF is a German multinational company. In Pakistan, it has two plants manufacturing textile, leather and construction and chemical products. In addition, it markets more than 600 products.
Ronak Iqbal Lakhani
Director, Zenaini Pvt Limited
She has been the president of Karachi Women's Swimming Association (2003-2010); Executive member of Pakistan Women's Swimming Association, CEO; Special Olympics Pakistan; Board member of The Kidney Centre, Karachi, Pakistan; Board member of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Cancer Hospital; Member of Friends of LRBT (Layton Rahimtullah Benevolent Trust, Free eye hospitals) since 1985 and Member of Friends of SOS Children's Village.
S. M. Yasin Malik
Group Chairman of Hilton Pharma
Progressive Associates (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Malik is a recipient of the civil award "Sitara-e-Imtiaz" and Pakistan's highest civil award "Hilal-e-Imtiaz." He is also the member of Pay & Pension Commission and member of Board of Investment.
Begum Ahmed is President of Pakistan Association of Women Entrepreneurs. She is a member of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Joint Business Council of Indo-Pak Woman Entrepreneurs; and on the Governing Body of the International Chamber of Commerce and World Assembly of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (WASME). Her autobiography "Cutting Free" was launched in New Delhi in 2007.
Yusuf H Shirazi
Chairman, Atlas Group of Companies
Mr. Shirazi is a Law graduate with BA (Hons) and also has a diploma in Journalism. He started as a freelance journalist and continues to write columns, particularly on the economy. He has authored five books including 'Aid or Trade' adjudged by the Writers Guild as the best book of the year.
He is a Founder Member of the Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges, International Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Management Association of Pakistan, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and GIK Institute of Science and Technology. He has been on the Board of the global Harvard Business School Alumni Association and the Founder President of Harvard Club of Pakistan and Harvard Business School Club of Pakistan.
Dr. Sania Nishtar
Founder and president of Heartfile
Heartfile is one of the most powerful health policy voice in Pakistan, recognised as a model for replication in other developing countries. Dr. Nishtar is also the founder of Pakistan's Health Policy Forum and supports many agencies in an advisory role. She is a recipient of Pakistan's Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the European Societies Population Science Award, 16 gold medals and many accolades of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge and the American Biographical Center. She holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a PhD.
Chief Executive Artistic Milliners Ltd
This company is engaged in Yarn Spinning-Denim Weaving and Garments (a full vertical export unit). Area of business interest with Indian counterparts: company wants to discuss import of dye stuff used in denim and possible import of 100 per cent cotton yarn or spandex from India.
CEO, Renfro Crescent Pvt Ltd
The Crescent Group, in business for more than 50 years, is Pakistan's premier industrial and financial conglomerate. More than 35 independent companies operating across Pakistan from the nucleus of the group and are leaders in textiles, jute, sugar, engineering, steel, insurance and leasing.
Shahid Javed Burki
Chairman, Institute of Public Policy
Mr. Burki is currently the Chairman of Institute of Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore; Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; and Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC. He is the author of two dozen books on various aspects of development.
Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad
CEO ,The Citizen's Foundation (TCF)
TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organisation. It was set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. Asaad joined TCF two years back as its CEO after a long association as a supporter. Prior to joining TCF, he worked as Sales Director for Castrol, Pakistan and served in other senior positions on behalf of British Petroleum.
GEO, TV Networks
Imran Aslam was Editor, The Star, Karachi and Editor, The News International prior to becoming part of the Geo TV conceptualising team in the 1990s long before the idea became a reality in 2002. He is also a well known satirical playwright.
Group Managing Director, Jang Group
The Jang Group is by far Pakistan's largest media conglomerate, with 17 publications; each a market leader in its genre. Daily Jang is also published from the UK where it is the largest circulated ethnic language newspaper since over three decades. The group's flagship, the Daily Jang, commands 65 per cent market share. Its English language daily, The News International, is the largest circulated English language newspaper and is widely accepted as the best newspaper in the country. The group also owns Geo television, Pakistan's fastest growing and most influential satellite television channel. Shahrukh Hasan is an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration. He graduated top of the class and was awarded a gold medal in marketing. During a distinguished career, spanning over 25 years in the media, he has worked in the Jang group for 17 years, in Dawn for 4 years and in Financial Post for 4 years.
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw