Board of Directors Profile
Lt.Gen. (Retd.) Ali Kuli Khan Khattak - Chairman
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ali Kuli Khan Khattak was educated/trained at Aitchison College Lahore and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.He holds a Masters Degree from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz Military.
He retired from the Pakistan Army as its Chief of General Staff in 1998 and joined the Family Business which includes, Tyre manufacturing, Automobiles, Insurance, Cotton Spinning Mills, Woollen Textiles, Finance, Construction and Trading Services Companies. He is the Chairman of The General Tyre and Rubber Company of Pakistan Ltd., President of Ghandhara Automobiles Limited and also the Chief Executive of Gammon Pakistan.
Mr. Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak - Chief Executive
He is Graduated from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Completed Various Courses from PAF. He served PAF for nearly 21 years during which he achieved different Honors, Awards and Medals. He was awarded the sword of honor. He was decorated with Sitara-e-Basalat. He retired in 1987 as Wing Commander.
He is a Fighter Pilot by profession and flew the first F-16 Aircraft to Pakistan. After retirement from the Air Force, he joined his father’s business ventures and has vast experience of automobile and Textile sectors.
He is a former Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association and Pakistan Automobile Association (PAMA).
Mrs. Shahnaz Sajjad Ahmad – Director.
Mrs. Shahnaz Sajjad Ahmad achieved Bsc degree from University of Peshawar and joined her father’s family Business serving the Bibojee Group Companies since 20 years. She is presently the CEO of Bannu Woollen Mills Limited, a Bibojee group of Company. Her other directorships and offices include the following:
- Janana De Malucho Textile Mills Ltd.
- Babri Cotton Mills Ltd.
- Rehman Cotton Mills Limited
- The Universal Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Sikandar Kuli Khan Khattak - Director.
Mr. Sikandar Kuli Khan Khattak was educated at Aitchison College Lahore. He graduated from University of Toronto in 2007 in Economics.
He joined the family business in 2013 and in addition to Ghandhara Automobiles ’s director he is also holding an executive position in Babri Cotton Mills Ltd and non-executive director in Gammon Pakistan Limited. He has remained the Vice Chairman of All Pakistan Textiles Mills Association (APTMA) and is the Vice President Kohat Chamber of Commerce. He also sits on the board of Khyber Paktunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company.
Mr. Muhammad Zia - Director
Mr. Zia is retired Major of Pakistan Army. He has a vast experience of Automobile Industry and currently also serving on the Board of Ghandhara Industries Limited.
Mr. Haroon Rashid - Director
Mr. Haroon Rashid is the representative of National Investment Trust on Board of Directors of Ghandhara Automobiles Limited.
Mr. Muhammad Saleem Baig - Director
Mr. SaleemBaig is an accountant by profession and holds 35 years’ experience of Financial Management.He has participated in various management Courses organized by PIM & THK in Pakistan and AOTS – Tokyo Japan.
Mr. Javed Iqbal - Independent Director
Mr. Javed Iqbal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
He was a senior corporate banker and worked at major banks at Pakistan for about two decades before retiring from banking and starting his own business.
He has served on Board of Fatima Fertilizer, ABL Asset Management, HUBCO, Atlas Power and Cyan in the past.
Mr. Polad Merwan Polad - Independent Director.
Mr. Polad Merwan is Refrigeration and Automobile Engineer. He joined family Automobile business in 1960 which was established in 1936 being one of the oldest 3s Automobile establishment in the country at those times till today. Took over as CEO in 1978 and acted as same till 31st
December 2017. At the time of retirement, he had served over 55 years in Automobile business at Karachi with full knowledge of the automobile market in Pakistan.
Mr. Salman Rasheed - Independent Director.
Mr. Salman Rasheed is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He holds rich professional experience as independent consultant/ Advisor and member of top management in various organizations.