Board of Directors

Mr. Mohomed BashirChairman

Mr. Mohomed Bashir joined the Board of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited in 1982. He is a fellow member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom.

In recognition of his services he was awarded Sitara‐e‐Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 2006 and has also been conferred as Justice of Peace. On April 7, 2017 Mr. Mohomed Bashir was awarded with the Grade d’ Officer in the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic. On February19, 2020 Mr. Mohomed Bashir was awarded the Knight of King, Northern Star Order, first class by the King of Sweden, Mr. Carl Gustaf.

Mr. Mohomed Bashir has a very rich and extensive experience in the commerce and textile industry. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited. He is also serving on the Boards of the following companies;

  • Pakistan Business Council
  • Gul Ahmed Energy Limited
  • Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited
  • GTM (Europe) Limited – UK
  • Gul Ahmed International Limited (FZC) – UAE
  • GTM USA Corp – USA
  • Habib University Foundation
  • Education Fund for Sindh
  • Gul Ahmed Holdings (Private) Limited

Presently, his honorary Government, Trade & Industry and Consular positions include:

  • Member of The Prime Minister’s Council of Business Leaders, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce and Textile.
  • Co-Convener on Constitution of Sub Working Group on Textile under Joint Working Group on Industrial Cooperation under CPEC.
  • Member on the Task Force on Textile Policy, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce and Textile.
  • Honorary Consul General of Sweden – Karachi
  • Member, Pakistan France Business Council
  • Member, Pakistan German Business Council
  • Member, Pakistan Swedish Business Council

Previously, he has also held the following honorary Government and Trade and Industry positions:

  • Chairman, Pakistan Business Council (2014-2015)
  • Vice Chairman, Pakistan Business Council (2013 – 2014)
  • President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) (2010-2012)
  • Vice President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (2008-2010)
  • Member, Tax Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance (2014-2016)
  • Member, Tax Advisory Council, FBR (2014-2016)
  • Founder, Trustee, Fellowship Fund For Pakistan till 2013
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Federal Tax Ombudsman, Government of Pakistan (2011-2014)
  • Member, Economic Advisory Council, Government of Pakistan (2008-2013/2001-2003)
  • Member, Export Promotion Board, Government of Pakistan (2002-2007, 1995-1997)
  • Member, National Strategy on Textiles (2006-2007)
  • Chairman, Pakistan Britain Advisory Council (2002-2005)
  • Chairman, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (1989 -1990)
  • Vice Chairman, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (1982-1985)
  • Chairman, Pakistan Swiss Trade and Industry Committee (1981-2000)
  • Governing Board, Pakistan Design Institute (1981- 2000)
  • Member, Advisory Board of CPLC, Government of Sindh (2010)

Mr. Zain BashirVice Chairman/Executive Director

Mr. Zain Bashir joined the Board in May 1997. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Company and is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He is on the Board of Landhi Infrastructure Development and Management Company, which is responsible for enhancing the infrastructure of Landhi Industrial Area. In 2009-2010, 2015-2016 & 2018-2019, he remained the Chairman and President of the Landhi Association of Trade and Industry respectively. In 2012-2013, he remained the Chairman of the Pakistan Bedwear Exporters Association. He has also served as the Executive Committee Member of the Landhi Association of Trade and Industry. He is presently the Spokesperson for all 7 Industrial Associations of Karachi (LATI, SITE, KATI, BQATI, FBATI, NKATI, SSITE). Mr. Zain Bashir strives to bridge the gap in between the industries in Karachi and the various Government Departments.

His extensive association with the textile sector has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Mr. Mohammed Zaki BashirChief Executive Officer

Mr. Mohammed Zaki Bashir joined Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited in 2005 and subsequently joined the Board in 2008. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited. He holds a graduate degree from Regents Business School, UK, in the subject of International Business and is also a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Mr. Mohammed Zaki Bashir is a member of Executive Committee of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization since 2014.  The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 173 chapters in 54 countries.  Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

Through his thorough knowledge of the Company, he has contributed to the overall growth of the Company. He is also serving on the board of the following companies:

  • Arwen Tech International Limited (FZC) – UAE
  • Gul Ahmed Power Company (Private) Limited
  • Gul Ahmed International Limited (FZC) – UAE
  • GTM (Europe) Limited – UK
  • GTM USA Corp. – USA
  • Ideas (Private) Limited
  • Gul Ahmed Holdings (Private) Limited
  • Worldwide Developers (Private) Limited

Mr. Ziad BashirNon-Executive Director

Mr. Ziad Bashir has been on the Board since February 1999. A graduate from Babson College, USA, with a bachelor degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, he has a comprehensive experience of the textile sector and is involved in various developmental and operational activities of the Company.

He is also associated with the Information Technology (IT) industry and has played a key role in the transformation of the Company’s IT infrastructure. He is a certified director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Over the years, he has served as Chairman of Landhi Association of Trade and Industry and on the Board of Central Managing Committee of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). He has also served as a President of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pakistan and Executive Committee of the Pakistan Board of Investment. He is currently serving on the Punjab Board of Investment. Presently he is the Chairman of Pakistan Retail Business Council and he has also served as the Director of the Landhi Trading Estate Development & Management Company.

Dr. Amjad WaheedNon-Executive Director

Dr. Amjad Waheed joined the Board as an independent non-executive director on March 31, 2011. He is also the member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with a major in Investments and Finance from Southern Illinois University, USA and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Since the last fifteen years, he is CEO of NBP Fund Management Limited (NBP Funds), which is a subsidiary of National Bank of Pakistan. NBP Funds is presently managing several mutual and pension funds, and portfolios. Total assets under management of NBP Funds are presently about Rs. 150 billion. NBP Funds is one of the highest rated Asset Management Company in Pakistan.

Before joining NBP Funds, Dr. Amjad was Head of Equity Mutual Funds & Portfolios at Riyadh Bank, Saudi Arabia, for about five years where he was managing USD 7.5 billion invested in 22 mutual funds. Prior to that he was Head of Investments at NIT, and Chief Operation Officer of FC-ABN AMRO Equities for several years. Before moving back to Pakistan, Dr. Amjad Waheed was Assistant Professor of Finance at Tennessee State University, USA and he has published several articles in top journals of the world such as Journal of Banking & Finance and Financial Management.

Dr. Amjad Waheed has served on the boards of various companies including Siemens (Pakistan) Engineering Co.Ltd., Nishat Mills Ltd., PICIC, Askari Bank Ltd., Millat Tractors Ltd., Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd., Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd., Parke-Davis & Company Ltd., Treet Corporation Ltd., Atlas Investment Bank Ltd., Bata Pakistan Ltd.

Dr. Amjad Waheed is a certified director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Mr. Ehsan A. MalikIndependent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ehsan A. Malik joined the Board of Directors of the Company as an independent non-executive director in June 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Malik is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Business Council. From 1st September 2006 to 31st October 2014, Mr. Malik was the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited and a Director of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Prior to this he was Chairman and CEO, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited and his earlier International appointments covered Unilever’s regional businesses in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Sudan as well as Unilever’s Head Office in UK. These preceded senior commercial and financial roles at Unilever Pakistan. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited, National Foods Limited and International Industries Limited.

Mr. Ehsan A. Malik is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and alumni of the Wharton and Harvard Business Schools.

Ms. Zeeba AnsarIndependent Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Zeeba Ansar joined the Board as an independent non-executive director in March 2020. She has over 28 years of private and corporate banking experience. She did her Bachelors in Economics and Statistics from the University of Punjab and then completed her MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Institute of Business Administration. In her career as a banker she has worked with Deutsche Bank AG as Manager Corporate Banking Department and Faysal Bank as Senior Vice President and Corporate Head-South. She then joined UBL as Executive Vice President and Regional Corporate Head-South and retained the position for 10 years. Her most recent professional engagement was with NIB Bank as Group Head-Corporate and Investment Banking where she worked till 2017. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cherat Cement Company Limited.