Mr. Rashid Abdulla (Chairman):

Mr. Rashid Abdulla has been associated with the IBL Group through his family ownership in the Group Companies. More than 50 years ago, he started his career in the Group as a part time Trainee while completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He has since risen in the Group through various appointments of increasing responsibility and has held the position of CEO and Group M.D. for the last twenty years. Mr. Abdulla is one of the most senior and respected business professionals in the country and in addition to his active supervision of the Group companies; he is an avid sponsor of various philanthropic and charitable organizations.

Syed Nadeem Ahmed

Mr. Syed Nadeem Ahmed is currently working as Managing Director The Searle Company Limited and has more than 24 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He has a unique blend of experience of Pharmaceutical operations. He started his career with Boots then he joined Martin Dow as Director Marketing, where he gained multiple experiences in all operations of pharmaceutical business. During the last six years with Searle he played a pivotal role in the turn-around of Searle’s tremendous growth. Mr. Nadeem holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Engineering London-UK, Management Engineering Adamson University Manila, Philippines.

Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala

Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala served Philips Electrical Industry as Internal Auditor for about 3 years after which he joined the IBL Group in 1994. He worked as the Head of First UDL Modaraba for about 10 years and worked in many positions such as Chief Finance Officer of Searle Pakistan Limited, Group Director Finance & Managing Directorof United Distributors Pakistan Limited. He is an MBA, started the career with A.F. Ferguson & Co. He completed his article ship in 1991 and passed the intermediate examination from ICAP.


Mr. Shahid Abdulla

Mr. Shahid Abdulla is the Founder Member of Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture and Pakistan Institute of Interior Designers, and is a well known Architecture of the country. He holds Bachelor Degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.

Mr. Abdulla is also member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners.

He was selected as recipient of Pakistan President’s Pride of Performance Award for the year 2013. Currently he is on the Board of Directors of Arshad Shahid Abdulla Private Limited.

Mr. Ayaz Abdulla

Mr. Ayaz Abdulla is currently working in The Searle Company Limited (“Searle”) as a General Manager, responsible for managing the supply chain of Searle’s diverse range of pharmaceutical products at all its locations. He has been with Searle since 2008 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Searle. Mr. Abdulla holds Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY (USA).

Mr. Munis Abdulla

Mr. Munis Abdulla joined International Brands Limited in the year 2007 as Business Manager handled the sales and distribution of FMCG products. Since 2011 he is working as Chief Operating Officer in Habitt - A Complete Home Store. Mr. Abdulla holds a Bachelor degree in designing from Indus Valley School of Arts.


Mr. Arshad Anis - A Brief Profile

Arshad Anis began his career in 1976 with Imperial Chemical industries (ICI) where he served as Sales Manager for Paints from 1976 to 1982 and then as Marketing Services Manager from1982 to 1985. ICI at the time was the largest foreign investment in Pakistan involved in large scale manufacturing of polyester fiber, decorative and industrial paints, soda ash and various other industrial chemicals.

In 1985 he joined the UDL Group to set up a new company United Distributors Pakistan Ltd to establish a line of business in the Agricultural sector. He was Director & General of the company from 1985 -1991 and Managing Director from 1991-1994.

Towards the end of 1994 he took over the reins of International Brands (Pvt) Ltd a company of IBL Group that he served as Managing Director from October 1994 to September 1998.

In October 1998 he joined the Cupola Group as CEO for Cupola Pakistan Ltd. Cupola was a regionally focused operating Group with businesses in the Middle East and South Asia. The Group’s areas of interest included Consumer, Retail, Engineering and Information Technology. In Pakistan the Group was involved in retail oriented, franchise based businesses.

In 2004, he established AVCOM (Pvt) Ltd a marketing services company involved in the field of media marketing and related activities and served as its CEO till April 2015.

In May 2015 he rejoined the IBL Group and is currently the Chief Executive of United Brands Limited and Managing Director of IBL Operations (Private) Limited.

Arshad Anis serves on the Board of several companies and is a graduate from University of Karachi from where he did his Maters in Applied Physics in 1975. He has attended several management courses in Pakistan, USA and the United Kingdom.

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