Board of Directors
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 has been awarded Sitara‐e‐Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 2006 and was also conferred with Justice of Peace. On April 7, 2017 he was awarded with the Grade d’ Officier in the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic. On 19 February 2020, Mr. 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 commerce and 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 organizations:
- 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
- International Cotton Association Limited
- International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)
Presently, his honorary Government, Trade & Industry, and Consular positions include:
- Honorary Consul General of Sweden – Sindh / Baluchistan
- Chairperson, Apparel, Made-Ups and Technical Textile Council, Ministry of Commerce.
- Member, Sindh Doing Business Reform Council
- Member National Export Development Board (NEDB)
- Member Pakistan China Business and Investment Forum
- Member of The Prime Minister’s Council of Business Leaders, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce and Textile.
- Member of the Task Force on Textile Policy, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce and Textile.
- 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)
- Founder Director, Pakistan Business Council – 2005 – 2022
- President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) (2010-2012)
- 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 Bashir joined the Board in May 1997. He is also the Company’s Vice Chairman 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 the 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. From 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.
His extensive association with the textile sector has given him in-depth knowledge of the industry.
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 the Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). He is also a member of the Pakistan Textile Council. Mr. Mohammed Zaki Bashir has also been 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. He is a member of the Pakistan Textile Council and serves on its board as a director. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (“YPO”) Pakistan.
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
- Sky Home USA Corp. –USA
- Pakistan Textile Council
Mr. Ziad Bashir has been a member of the Board since February 1999. A graduate of Babson College, USA, with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, he has a comprehensive experience in 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 the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
Over the years, he has served as Chairman of the Landhi Association of Trade and Industry and on the Board of the Central Managing Committee of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). He has also served as a President of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Pakistan and the Executive Committee of the Pakistan Board of Investment. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Pakistan Business Council.
Furthermore, he has served on the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Committee overseeing two key areas of Domestic Commerce and Information Technology. With the aim of promoting provincial trade and investment, he has been associated with the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade for almost a decade. He is also a member of various committees on the Federal Board of Revenue to enhance the capability of the tax system and overall uplift the economy.
Dr. Amjad Waheed joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on March 31, 2011. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Dr. Amjad Waheed 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 inception of the company (seventeen years ago), Dr. Amjad Waheed is the Chief Executive Officer of NBP Fund Management Limited (‘NBP Funds’), which is a subsidiary of the National Bank of Pakistan and Baltoro Growth Fund as the other joint venture partner. NBP Funds is presently managing 26 Mutual Funds, 6 Pension sub-funds, and several Advisory portfolios. Total assets under the management of NBP Funds are presently around Rs.218 billion (As of August 31, 2022). NBP Funds is one of the largest and highest rated Asset Management Companies in Pakistan.
Before joining NBP Funds, Dr. Amjad Waheed 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 an Assistant Professor of Finance at Tennessee State University, USA and he has published several articles in top journals of the world such as the Journal of Banking & Finance and Financial Management.
Dr. Amjad Waheed has served or is serving on the boards of various companies including Siemens (Pakistan), Nishat Mills, PICIC, Askari Bank, Millat Tractors, Fauji Fertilizer, Pakistan Tobacco, Mehran Sugar, Management Association of Pakistan (MAP), LRBT, BankIslami, Telenor Microfinance Bank, Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IFMP) and International Steels. He has also served as the Chairman of the Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan (MUFAP).
Dr. Amjad Waheed is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
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. Ehsan A. Malik is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pakistan Business Council. From 1st September 2006 to 31st October 2014, Mr. Ehsan A. 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 of 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 the 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 Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan 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 Ansar joined the Board as an independent non-executive director in April 2020. She has over 28 years of private and corporate banking experience. She did her Bachelor’s 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 an independent director on the Board of Directors of Cherat Cement Company Limited and SAMBA Bank Limited respectively. Additionally, she is also a member of the Board Risk Committee of SAMBA Bank Limited. Ms. Zeeba Ansar is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.