Chairman, Non-Executive Director
CEO/MD, Executive Director
Lieutenant General Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani was commissioned in Pakistan Army on 26th October 1979 with the coveted President’s Gold Medal. The General Officer has served on various command, staff and instructional assignments. He received an early exposure of secondment in Saudi Arabian Armed Forces from 1983 to 1985. He is a graduate of US Army Artillery School, Fort Sill Oklahoma, Command and Staff College Camberley (UK), Armed Forces War College (National Defence University) Islamabad and US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He holds Master’s degrees in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Strategic Studies from US Army War College, USA. His assignments include command of a brigade, division and a Corps. He has also held the prestigious appointments of Commandant Armed Forces War College, NDU, Islamabad and Chief of Logistics Staff at General Headquarters.
In recognition of his meritorious services, he was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).
Lieutenant General Gilani retired from Pakistan Army in October 2015 and has taken over as MD Fauji Foundation on 10th January 2018 and Chairman of the Boards of Directors of following companies:-
- Fauji Fertilizar Bin Qasim Limited
- Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited
- Mari Petroleum Company Limited
- Fauji Cement Company Limited
- Askari Cement Limited
- Askari Bank Limited
- Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited
- Fauji Oil Terminal & Distribution Company Limited
- Fauji Trans Terminal Ltd
- Foundation Power Company Daharki Limited
- Daharki Power Holdings Limited
- FFC Energy Limited
- Foundation Wind Energy - I Limited
- Foundation Wind Energy - II (Pvt) Limited
- Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminals Limited
- Fauji Meat Limited
- Fauji Foods Limited
- FFBL Foods Limited
- FFBL Power Company Limited
- Fauji Fresh n Freeze Limited
- Fauji Infraavest Foods Limited
Lieutenant General Muhammad Ahsan Mehmood (Retired),HI(M) is Chief Executive / Managing Director of Fauji Cement Company Limited since from 24th February 2017. He served in Pakistan Army for 40 years from 1976 to 2016. While in service he served on various Command, Staff and Instructional assignments which included faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University, Islamabad. As a General Officer he commanded an Infantry Division and was Director General Weapons and Equipment General Headquarters.
He served as Engineer-in-Chief Pakistan Army and was Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factory Wah Cantt for over three years. A qualified engineer, he did his Master’s in Defence Technology from Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) and is a Post Graduate of National Defence University, Islamabad.
He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) for his distinguished military service.
Commissioned in 23rd Battalion of Baloch Regiment in Apr 1978. Has vast experience of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. A graduate of Command & Staff College, Armed Forces War College (National Defence University) and US Army War College; holds Masters Degrees in Strategic Studies from USA and War Studies. Commanded his parental unit at Gyong Sector of Siachen Glacier, an Infantry Brigade deployed along the Line of Control, an Independent Infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division.
Other major appointments held include Instructor at the School of Military Intelligence, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia Herzegovina, Directing Staff at the Command & Staff College and Armed Forces War College. Has been Chief of Staff of a Corps deployed along the Line of Control and Director General Operations & Plans at the Joint Staff Headquarters. Retired as Director General Defence Export Promotion Organization.
Presently is member of Central Board of Directors of Fauji Foundation and some other associated companies.
Mr. Rehan Laiq joined Fauji Foundation in October 2018 as Additional Director Finance. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 22 years of proven track record in developing business strategies, delivering results, developing organizational capability of infrastructure and acquisitions.
Mr. Rehan Laiq started his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1989, and held senior management positions in the fields of Finance Management with M/S Mobilink, M/S Schlumberger and OGDCL as Executive Director (Finance). He carries vast international experience of Financial Management at a senior level in his career with Schlumberger in multiple countries of Middle East, Asia, Russia and North America.
He brings with him diverse experience of policy Compliance, Management Reporting, External and Internal transformation (e.g optimum utilization resources for the business) and Analytical Business support to ensure profit maximization.
Mr. Muhammad Amir Khan joined Fauji Foundation in 11th January 2019 as Chief Audit Officer. A United Kingdom qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of Senior Management experience in various Chartered Accountancy firms and Multinational Organizations including Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC),UCB,USAID, Clarkson Hyde and most recently worked as Director Finance Frontier Works Organization (FWO).
He is also Member of three prestigious accountancy bodies including ICAEW, ICAP and ACCA. In addition, he also holds BA Honors in Accounting and Finance from South Bank University London.
He brings with him extensive experience in Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Monitoring, IFRS, Financial Management, Organizational Assessments, Corporate Finance, Transaction Advisory, Compliance agreements with Donors, Suppliers and Cooperating Partners, Government Institutions, ERP systems and large Multinational Corporate Financial Accounting Systems and Control.
He is also member of Board of Directors of:
SYED IQTIDAR SAEED
Syed Iqtidar Saeed graduated in Engineering, with High Honors, from Engineering University-Peshawar In 1973. He has over 42 years of experience in Chemical Fertilizer Industry. Besides plant management, his expertise also includes Project Development and managing large size Projects from Engineering till commissioning stages.
He commenced his career in 1974 from EXXON Chemicals Pakistan. He joined Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFCL) in Sep 1979 at its inception stage and has served at all operational locations of the Company.
He was member of FFC’s core team which worked on setting up of Production facilities of Urea and DAP Fertilizer at Port Bin Qasim Karachi (FFBL) project from 1993 till 2002 and was involved from engineering till commercial production.
In 2004 he was deployed at FFCL’s third Fertilizer plant at Mirpur Mathelo, acquired from National Fertilizer Corporation. During the 3 year’s assignment as GM Plant, he also led a BMR Project which successfully achieved a 25% increase in the Plant capacity and stabilized operation.
In 2007, he was moved to FFC’s Corporate Office as Head of Company’s Engineering & Technology Division, which included Business Development also. He led the strategies for business diversification and globalization. These included investments in Renewable Energy projects, off-shore fertilizer production and evaluation of investment in Thar coal projects.
He played a pioneering role in FFC’s 50 MW wind power project, Pakistan’s first to achieve commercial production. He was appointed Director on the first Board of the new company FFCEL.
In 2013, he was appointed as Group General Manager and subsequently as Chief Technical Officer of the Company. He retired from Company service in Nov 2016.
He has attended numerous International and national conferences, courses and training.
Syed Iqtidar Saeed has had an excellent academic career and is a recipient of several National awards, medals. He was awarded Pride of Performance and President of Pakistan’s Gold Medal in 1969 for outstanding academic achievement at Higher Secondary level. He received Gold Medals consecutively each of the 4 years engineering degree course.
He is Director Planning and Development – Fauji Foundation and is also on the Boards of following Associated Companies:-
(1) Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFCL)
(2) Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL)
(3) Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL)
(4) Askari Cement Company Limited (ACL)
(5) Foundation Power Company Daharki Limited (FPCDL)
(6) Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminal Limited (FAP)
(7) Fauji Trans Terminal Limited (FTTL)
(8) Fauji Fertilizer Company Energy Limited (FFCEL)
(9) Foundation Wind Energy-1 Limited (FWEL-I)
(10) Foundation Wind Energy-2 Limited (FWEL-II)
(11) Fauji Foods Limited (FFL)
(12) FFBL Power Company Limited (FPCL)
(13) Fauji Electric Power Company Limited (FEPCO)
He is also the Chairman of Technical Committees and Member of Investment Committees.
- Fauji Cement Company Limited
Young educated confident dynamic, enthusiastic, and self motivated person to take entrepreneurial challenges easily. Key Areas of Effectiveness are Senior Level Management Operations, Financial Planning (Budgetary & Analysis), Strategic Financial Operations, Marketing Techniques, Product Pricing, Trading, HR Management, International Economic Structures, Procurement, Leadership Roles, Communication, Implementation of Information Technology, Implementation of ISO 9002, Yarn Sales, Setting of New Spinning Unit, Selection of Machinery for Spinning and weaving etc. etc.
- Fauji Cement Company Limited
Zafar Iqbal Sobani brings with him over 40 years’ of experience of working in the manufacturing, power sector and audit profession in Pakistan and in the Middle East. Currently he is engaged in the finance, business and power sector consultancy and he is also a business entrepreneur. He is serving as a Board Member of Privatization Commission since January 2014 and has actively contributed in the Privatization transactions carried during this period which included spade work on PSE and Energy sector. In addition, he is on the Board of TRG (Pakistan) Limited, Primus Leasing Limited – subsidiary of Brunei Investment Company Limited, IT Minds – a subsidiary of Central Depository Company AGP Pakistan Limited and Hardon Solar – Developer of Solar solutions. He is also a Chairman of ICAP Audit Committee.
During his career, he worked for two years with House of Habib between 2013 and 2015 in the areas of New Project Development and Real Estate Management. He has rich exposure to the power sector industry in the country along with strong relationship with all the major stake holders. His experience includes leading the power sector of the Country as CEO of Hubco Pakistan with three IPP based power project between 2011 and 2013 and CEO of Liberty Power Tech 200 MW IPP based power project between 2008 and 2011.
Majority of his career was spent with Century Paper & Board, a part of Lakson Group, between 1990 and 2008 in the areas of finance, arranging project funding for large size projects treasury, costing and supply chain. In addition was responsible for overall coordination of the Finance Department of the group. He also worked with Pakistan Oxygen Limited between 1985 and 1990 in the core finance functions.
He has been the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and served actively in council and regional committee in various capacities. He also remained Chairman of Quality Control Board for nine years and was entrusted with the objective of overseeing the quality of audit assurance work in Pakistan. He also remained Member of the managing committees of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was the Sponsor Director of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance in year 2004 and 2005 and has Certification as a trainer of Corporate Governance by IFC.
He obtained qualification of Chartered Accountancy and Cost & Management Accountancy in the early eighties from Pakistan. He worked with A.F. Ferguson (PWC) in Pakistan and Ernst and Young, Saudi Arabia.
He is Independent Director of Board Fauji Cement Company and Chairman of Human Resource and Remuneration Committee.
Ms Jahanara Sajjad Ahmad, FCA is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. She has over 16 years of post-qualification experience in finance, audit, capital markets, Islamic finance and corporate governance.
Currently, Jahanara is the Executive Director Corporate Governance and Group Financial Advisor to the Bibojee Group of Companies. Previously she has worked in the UAE in the field of Corporate Governance with Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC and Hawkamah, the Institute of Corporate Governance, based in Dubai International Financial Centre. At Dubai Parks, Jahanara lead the process of the Company’s participation in the 2016 Ethical board room Corporate Governance Awards, which Dubai Parks won and helped position the Company as the market leader in terms of governance frameworks and practices.
At Hawkamah, Jahanara provided consultancy to various GCC Companies, including State Owned Companies and Islamic Banks, and assisted them in setting up their Corporate Governance frameworks and practices in accordance with international best practice. She developed the Middle East’s first Code of Corporate Governance for the Dubai Real Estate Developers. Jahanara was driving Hawkamah’s Task Forces on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises, Islamic Banks and Insolvency and Debtor Creditor Rights systems and implementation of the policy recommendations culminating out of the work of the Task Forces throughout the MENA region.
Prior to joining Hawkamah, she was Director Securities Market Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan where she was responsible for regulating the primary capital market of Pakistan, ensuring adequate disclosures in the prospectuses of companies proposing to be listed on the Pakistan and the International Stock Exchanges, licensing of Special Purpose Vehicles, monitoring the implementation of the Takeovers and Acquisition Law. Jahanara was the Chairperson of the working group established for the Development of Debt Capital Market of Pakistan and has represented the SECP at Board Meetings of the Privatization Commission.
Jahanara has also worked with Morison Stoneham Chartered Accountants in London (now known as the Tenon Group Plc). Jahanara is an IFC certified trainer on Corporate Governance and has been invited to speak on Corporate Governance both regionally and internationally. She is the Co-Author of the Chapter on “The Arab Spring emphasizes better corporate governance of state-owned enterprises”, published by the OECD.
Jahanara has also served on the Board of Linde Pakistan Ltd as a Non-Executive Director (NIT Nominee Director) from January 2017 till the change of control of the Company in January 2018
- Fauji Cement Company Limited
Brigadier Riaz Ahmed Gondal, SI(M), (Retired) is serving as company Secretary Fauji Cement Company Limited since 27 June 2018. He was commissioned as an Army officer in 1985 in Frontier Force Regiment. He attended a Company Commander Course from Germany in 1992/93. He is a graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta and National Defence University Islamabad. During his 32 years of military career, he remained employed on various command, staff and instructional assignments. He served as United Nations Military Observer in Sierra Leone for one year. He remained as a faculty member of School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta, Command & Staff College Quetta and Joint Command & Staff College Sudan. He commanded a Brigade in the South Waziristan Agency for 2 years. As a Brigadier, he remained employed as Chief Instructor in School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta besides serving as Director General National University of Modern Languages Islamabad. He holds a diploma in German language from National University of Modern Languages Islamabad.