Mr. Kamran Y. Mirza is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Nov. 1968) from United Kingdom and started his career in Pakistan as an auditor with A.F. Ferguson & Co. Mr. Mirza then made a career move in December 1970 and joined Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited, a multinational Pharmaceutical cum health care company as Chief Financial Officer. He became one of the youngest Managing Director’s of his time in the year 1977 and remained in that position, i.e. Managing Director Abbott Pakistan, for 29 years.
Mr. Mirza held the position of Chairman Export Processing Zones Authority from February 2007 to March 2009 and then joined PBC (Pakistan Business Council) as its Chief Executive Officer, a position he held till December 2015. PBC is a Think Tank cum Business Policy Advocacy Forum.
He is the Chairman of Philip Morris (Pakistan) Ltd. and Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd. (UPFL). He is also serving as Director on the Boards of Colgate Palmolive (Pak) Ltd., Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), of which he was the Chairman from Dec. 2012 to Oct. 2016.
Previously, he served as Chairman of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Ltd. (PMEX)–formerly National Commodity Exchange Ltd. (NCEL), Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), President of Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), President of American Business Council (ABC), Chairman of Pharma Bureau (Association of Pharmaceutical Multinationals).
He served as Director on the Boards of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan State Oil (PSO), International Steel (ISL), Sarmaya-e-Pakistan Ltd., National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Bank Alfalah Ltd, Abbott Laboratories (Pak) Ltd., Pakistan Textile City Ltd., Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), Genco Holding Company, NAVTEC, Safari Club of Pakistan Ltd. and Karwan-e-Hayat of which he was also the Chairman. Further, he represented PBC on the Board of BOI (Board of Investment) and other Government Bodies/Institutions.
Mr. Mirza has also been a past Chairman of a Task Force set up by Planning Commission on Pharmaceutical Industry, a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Federal Government and Sindh Wild Life Board. He has served as a Member on Quality Control Board of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also lectures regularly at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
He holds the following directorships:
- Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited
- Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited
- Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Limited
- EFS (Education Fund for Sindh)