The Board of directors acknowledges the significance of efficient discharge of duties imposed by corporate law and stands firmly committed in its objectives to add value through effective participation and contribution towards achievement of Company’s business objectives.
Mr. Yusuf H. Shirazi is a Law graduate (LLB) with BA (Hons.) and JD (Diploma in Journalism) from Punjab University with Role of Honour and AMP Harvard. He served in the Financial Services of the Central Superior Services of Pakistan for eight years where he authored 50 reports as to how the businesses are carried and tax assessed. He was an instructor in the Finance Services Academy on Law and Accounts. He is the author of seven books including “Aid or Trade” adjudged by the Writers Guild as the best book of the year and continues to be a Columnist, particularly on socio-politico-economic matters.
Mr. Shirazi is the Chairman of Atlas Group, which, among others, has Joint Ventures with Honda, GS Yuasa and MAN to name a few. Mr. Shirazi has been the President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for two terms. He has also been the Founder Member of Karachi Stock Exchange, Lahore Stock Exchange and International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been on the Board of Harvard Business School Alumni Association and is the Founder President of Harvard Club of Pakistan and Harvard Business School Club of Pakistan. He has also been a visiting Faculty Member at National Defence University, Navy War College and National School of Public Policy. He has been on the Board of Governors of LUMS, GIK and FC College (Chartered University) and Pakistan Institute of Management. Previously, he also served, among others, on the Board of Fauji Foundation, Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (FFIMCS) and Institute of Space Technology – Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
Mr. Shirazi has been awarded Sitara-e-Eisaar and Sitara-e-Imtiaz the top Civilian Awards. Sitara-e-Imtiaz conferred by the Government of Pakistan recognizes individuals who have made an "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavors”. Sitara-e-Eisaar Award is in recognition of CSR activities in Pakistan. A Distinguished Formanite Award for outstanding achievements as an entrepreneur was awarded by Forman Christian College – University Lahore.
The Government of Japan has also acknowledged Mr. Shirazi’s contributions to promote economic relationship between the two countries by conferring the Japanese National Award.
Mr. Ali H. Shirazi graduated from Yale University, U.S.A. in 2000 and thereafter completed his Masters in Law from Bristol University, U.K. in 2005. During this period he worked for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in New York as well as American Honda in Torrance, California. He is Group Director Financial Service and President / Chief Executive of Atlas Battery Limited. He also serves on the Boards of Atlas Asset Management Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Shirazi Trading (Private) Limited, National Management Foundation (sponsoring body of LUMS), Cherat Packaging Limited, Pakistan Society for Training and Development (President) and Young President Organization-Pakistan (YPO). Previously he has also served on the Board of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL).
He is a 'Certified Director' from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and in 2018 completed the Owner / President Management Program (OPM) from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Frahim Ali Khan is a Law graduate from Karachi University. He has also attended Senior Managers’ Program at Harvard University, USA, Financial Management Program at Stanford University, USA and Board of Director’s Program at Insead University, France.
He has over 50 years of experience in General Management, Finance, Investment and Taxation. He joined the Atlas Group in 1967 and has served in different positions. Currently his other directorships include Atlas Battery Limited, Atlas Asset Management Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Atlas Power Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited, Atlas Hitec (Private) Limited, Atlas Autos (Private) Limited, Atlas Metal (Private) Limited and the Atlas Foundation. Earlier, he has also served on the Board of Atlas Honda Limited and has been CEO of Shirazi Investments (Private) Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited, Atlas Asset Management Limited and former Atlas Investment Bank Limited.
Mr. Rahim is an accomplished professional who has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry. In addition to being the Chairman of Cyan Limited he serves on the Boards of Hum Network Limited, Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, and Dawood Lawrencepur Limited. Previously, he was the Executive Director in-charge of the Chairman’s Corporate Office of the Dawood Hercules Group (“DHG”). DHG consists of several listed and unlisted companies, is one of the largest entrepreneurial groups in Pakistan that has a market capitalization exceeding USD 3.5 Billion for companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
During his 15-year career with JPMorgan, Mr. Rahim held several senior roles in Pakistan and abroad. He assisted in establishing and heading the Global Corporate Bank in Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, was Senior Country Officer of Pakistan and was an integral part of the Regional Corporate Finance team based in Singapore. He has originated, led and executed large complex M&A transactions and Privatizations totaling USD 5.0 billion, Sovereign Debt and Bond issues of over USD 2.0 billion in the Telecom, Airlines, Banking, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries.
Mr. Rahim, previously also held senior roles with Mashreq Bank psc, ANZ Grindlays Bank plc and commenced his career with Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited. He was also posted and lived in Zurich, Singapore, Bahrain and Dubai and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in USA.
Ms. Roohi R. Khan is an MBA from IBA, Karachi. She completed her B.A. (Economics & Mathematics) from University of the Punjab. She has over 35 years of experience in various banking segments like, Lease Financing, Housing Finance, SME Financing, Islamic Banking, Investment Banking etc. She has over 15 years of experience at senior management level, as well as Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer and Director on Boards of various Financial Institutions having dealt with policy making, strategic planning and systems refinement, implementation of control functions, revamping / restructuring and mergers.
Ms. Khan had served on Boards of Asian Leasing, Lahore Stock Exchange, International Housing Finance Limited, Mashreq Bank (now Samba Bank), PICIC and Safe Way Mutual Fund. She had also served at senior management level in various organizations. She had been Group Head, Textiles, in National Development Finance Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Leasing, Chief Operating Officer of Trust Investment Bank and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL). She had also been acting President of ZTBL during 2011 - 2012.
Mr. Mohammad Habib-ur-Rahman, a chartered accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales has over 50 years of corporate management experience in financial and manufacturing sectors. He formerly worked with National Investment Trust Limited as General Manager Finance and Investment, Atlas Honda Limited as director, ABAMCO Limited as chief executive and Atlas Asset Management Limited as chief executive.
He is member of Atlas Group Advisory Board and is responsible for preparation of Group strategy plan.
Mr. Habib-ur-Rahman has acted as Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) nominee director on the Board of Karachi Stock Exchange in 2000, 2001 & 2003. He has also been a member of Advisory Group on Capital Market constituted by the SECP. He was a member of Enquiry Committee constituted by the SECP to enquire about the management of exposure rules and another Enquiry Committee to study the 2008 Financial Crisis.
Mr. Habib-ur-Rahman has contributed to the formation and development of Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan, a trade body representing asset management companies in Pakistan and represented the association in international conferences. Mr. Habib-ur-Rahman has represented the association as director, chairman and chairman of taxation committee.
Mr. Babar Mirza is an MBA from University of Glasgow, UK; and SAMS, Veterinary from Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK. He has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. He had been associated with Habib Insurance as General Manager (from 1999 to 2009), worked for Adamjee Insurance as Deputy General Manager Reinsurance and Head of Claims between 2010 and 2013 before joining UBL Insurers as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UBL Insurers in 2014 and spent around four (4) years in that position before joining Atlas Insurance Limited in April 2018.