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Company Leadership

Board of Directors

Mr. Rashid Abdulla (Chairman)
          Mr. Rashid Abdulla has been associated with the IBL/UDL Group through his family ownership in the Group Companies. More than 45 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. He holds directorships in several Groups companies.

Directorship:
  • Searle Pakistan Limited
  • FMC United (Pvt) Limited
  • IBL HealthCare Limited
  • International Brands (Pvt) Limited
  • The Citizens Foundation
  • UDL Modaraba Management (Pvt) Limited
  • Unisys Pakistan (Pvt) Limited
  • United Distributors Pakistan Limited
  • United Brands Limited

Mr. Asad Abdulla (CEO)
          Mr. Asad Abdulla is currently working in United Distributors Pakistan Limited (UDL) as General Manager handling the agricultural products marketing and distribution as well as product development. He has been with UDL since 2005 and is also a member on the Board of Directors of UDL. Mr. Abdulla holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Rochester, NY, as well as a Certificate of Management Sciences in Management Information Systems from the Simon School of Business Administration, NY.

Directorship:
  • United Distributors Pakistan Limited
  • Searle Pakistan Limited
  • First UDL Modaraba
  • United Brands Limited
  • International Franchises (Pvt.) Limited
  • IBL HealthCare Limited
  • Pioneer Pakistan Seeds Limited (Unlisted)
  • FMC United (Unlisted)

Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala
          Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala is an MBA, started the career with A.F. Ferguson & Co. He completed the article ship in 1991 and passed the intermediate examination from ICAP. Thereafter joined Philips Electrical Industry as Internal Auditors for about 3 years, he then joined the IBL Group in 1994 and since then is affiliated with the group. He performed as the Head of First UDL Modaraba for about 10 years, had also supervised the retail business i.e. Habitt and Dunkin Donuts and is carrying variable portfolios such as Chief Finance Officer of Searle Pakistan Limited, Group Director Finance & Managing Director of United Distributors Pakistan Limited. Mr. Palwala has ability to build controls analyze critically and take appropriate decisions.

Directorship:
  • United Distributors Pakistan Limited
  • Searle Pakistan Limited
  • IBL HealthCare Limited
  • United Brands Limited
  • IBL Operations (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Ayaz Abdulla
          Mr. Ayaz Abdulla is currently working in Searle Pakistan Limited (SPL) as General Manager handling the manufacturing & marketing of Searle’s diverse range of pharmaceutical products. He has been with the Company since 2008 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Searle Pakistan Limited. Mr. Abdulla holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY.

Directorship:
  • International Franchises (Pvt) Limited
  • Searle Pakistan Limited
  • United Distributors Pakistan Limited
  • United Brands Limited
  • IBL HealthCare Limited

Mr. Syed Nadeem Ahmed
          Syed Nadeem Ahmed has 24 years of Experience in the field of Management and Business Operations; he started his career with leading Brand Pepsi Cola and later moved into Pharmaceutical Industry, he has served the industry in different level of senior Management capacities before Joining the IBL Group. He joined Group in January, 2008 as Deputy Managing Director in Searle Company Ltd. during the last seven years due to his performance he has been promoted to the level of Managing Director in Searle and IBL Operations, and also nominates Director in all IBL Group Companies. Today he is responsible of different activities in the Group; some of his professional activities are as follows:

Directorship:
  • Searle Pakistan Limited
  • IBL HealthCare Limited
  • United Distributors Pakistan Limited
  • International Franchises (Pvt) Limited
  • IBL Operations (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Salman H. Chawala
          Mr. Salman has 12 years of experience spanning from Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Chemicals, Engineering, Automotive, Government Regulator, Non Profit Institution and Financial Institution. He has played a vital role in Sales and Marketing, Strategic Planning, Investment Planning, Business Development, Corporate Affairs, General Management, Procurement, Mergers & Acquisition, Business Feasibilities, Capital Budgeting, Tariff and Policy Rationalization. He is currently serving NIT as Senior Officer – Corporate Governance Department and representing NIT on a number of Boards. By qualification, he is Masters in Business Administration from IBA – Karachi and an Associate Member of Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan. He is also a Certified Director from PICG.


Mr. Tahir Saeed
          Mr. Tahir Saeed graduated from the D.J Science College and began his career with Pakistan Tobacco Company in the Sales & Marketing Department. He resigned from the company after working there for 5 years. He then joined his family timber business and worked as a managing partner for about 8 years. In 1988, he joined United Distributors Limited as Branch Manager, Lahore. He was transferred to the IBL Head Office, Karachi in 1991 as business manager. Between 1991-2002 he successfully managed accounts of Gillette Pakistan, Oxford University Press Pakistan and Searle Pakistan Limited. He was promoted in 2002 as Managing Director of United Distributors Pakistan Limited and held the position until his retirement in 2007. Altogether, he worked with the IBL Group for almost 19 years.


Audit Committee

 Mr. Tahir Saeed
 Mr. Ayaz Abdulla
 Mr. Zubair Palwala

Chief Financial Officer

 Mr. Sohail Hasnain Ahmed

Company Secretary

 Mr. Adnan Ahmed Feroze
 
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