Into the C-Suite

Top 14 Pakistani CEOs tell stories of their rise to leadership and readiness

with Wali Zahid

Are you a CEO in the making? Do you want to know how the Pakistani CEOs of Unilever, Engro or Faysal Bank made it to the top?

This CEO Interviews series tells the stories of rise of CEOs of some of Pakistan’s top rated organisations into leadership positions and their readiness factors. They tell their stories in short, crisp manner. No word wasted.

The goal: To give you clarity of purpose and a bit of focus. So you get some inspiration and could achieve what you want to achieve at work and in life.

The interviews were conducted in spring of 2011, published in fall of 2015.

Since the 2011 interviews were conducted, some of the CEOs have resigned, retired or moved on to other things. Where applicable, updated information is provided.

In April 2012, Asad Umar left Engro to enter politics. He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He is now Member of National Assembly from Islamabad NA48.

In January 2014, Rafiq Rangoonwala was replaced when Delicious Holdings of United Arab Emirates took over KFC from Cupola Group.

In April 2014, Naved Khan resigned from Faysal Bank.

In July 2014, Ebrahim Sidat retired from EY as CEO.

In September 2014, Muhammed Amin left Mondelēz International, Pakistan.

CEO Interviews

Asad Umar

CEO, Engro Corporation

Ebrahim Sidat

CEO, Ernst & Young / Ford Rhodes-Sidat Hyder

Ehsan Malik

Chairman & CEO, Unilever

Dr. Ishrat Husain

Dean & Director, IBA Karachi

Irfan Siddiqui

President, Meezan Bank

Kamran Nishat

CEO, Muller & Phipps

Muhammed Amin

CEO, Mondelēz International, Pakistan

Naved A Khan

President & CEO, Faysal Bank

Rafiq Rangoonwala

CEO, KFC (Cupola Group)

Salim Ghauri

CEO, NetSol

Syed Nadeem Ahmed

MD, Searle

Taher Sachek

MD, EFU Life

Tahir Ahmed

MD, Jubilee General Insurance

Tauqir Ahmed

CEO, DuPont

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