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Governance – Feroze1888 Mills Limited

Governance

  • Mr. Jonathan R. Simon - Chairman and Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Jonathan Simon is the Chairman on the Board of Feroze1888 Mills Limited since 2016 and is also currently serving on the Board of 1888 Mills USA and Premier 1888 Mills Limited, Bangladesh. He previously served as President of Shel-Nor Mills 1983-1996, President ESN, Inc 1996-2003, President 1888 Mills 2003-2005, President and CEO 1888 Mills 2005-2020.

    With over 35 years in the Home and Commercial Textile Industry, Mr. Simon brings global business experience across the continents including North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. As a former member of ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) Home Textiles Producers Committee, he worked on Social and Environmental Audit compliance initiatives.

    He has proudly been associated with Feroze1888 Mills Limited for over 25 years and helped it to establish the retail towel business in the USA. The depth of his knowledge and breadth of his experience is a driving force behind the Board of Feroze1888 Mills Limited.

    Mr. Simon received his education from Indiana University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Management and from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business, AMP.

  • Mr. Nasim Hyder, FCA - Vice Chairman and Independent Director

    Mr. Nasim Hyder has over thirty years of experience in accountancy, audit, tax, corporate affairs and consultancy. He is regarded as an authority in the Country on taxation matters and was actively involved in policy making regarding tax legislations in Pakistan when in practice.

    Mr. Hyder served as a Country Tax Leader/Senior Partner of EY Ford Rhodes (Previously Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder), Chartered Accountants. He also served as the President, elected member and member of the Council and various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). Mr. Hyder is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan.

  • Mr. Khaleequr Rahman - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Khaleequr Rahman is with the textile industry for more than four decades. Belonging to a family in business for generations, he was made part of business during his education days and started to learn and understand the textile and other family businesses.

    With the broadening of experience and exposure, his role was enhanced over time and ultimately assigned the responsibility to lead the business. After assuming the role, he strongly emphasized on change in culture, adopting and practicing the more proven technological advancements and made all his efforts to adopt good practices and introduced the culture of high performance with maximum economization. With his vision and leadership capabilities and foresightedness, he not only enhanced the volume and profit by many folds but also built on principles of Sustainability to rank as largest terry manufacturing concern in the Country.

    He is an individual who is highly respected in the Textile Industry for his professional acumen, vision and innovations.

  • Mr. Shabbir Ahmed - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Shabbir Ahmed belongs to a family who has diversified stake in industries, trade and commerce for many decades in Pakistan. He himself is engaged in the business for almost 45 years both independently and in joint ventures / partnership with other family members as well as other business houses and individuals. In addition to trading / commercial activities he has a substantial stake in textile sector.

    He has contributed extensively on advancement in textile sector including exploration of export market, contract negotiation and customer retention. Mr. Shabbir is highly respected in the business community as a man of commitment.

  • Mr. Abdul Rehman Yaqub - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Abdul Rehman Yaqub after completing his education in the US entered into textile industry almost 35 years back. Starting out as a young businessman with a strong work ethic, he started sales and distribution textile Company named as Eastern Imports Ltd. Within few years, he expanded the operation by acquiring manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. While his company was growing internationally, he worked on expanding his US operations by merging with another niche textile company to become Eastern-Shelnor, Inc. (ESN).

    From the success and growth of ESN another merger came into play with him leading the way. ESN merged with a textile manufacturer and became 1888 Mills, LLC with manufacturing capabilities in the US.

    Over the years, he has utilized his many years of knowledge and understanding of the global textile market to be the visionary of the Company. His unique ability to bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds has enabled 1888 Mills US to be one of the pioneers of global textile production, with mills in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and the United States. Today Mr. Yaqub is seen as a predominant global business leader

  • Mr. Perwez Ahmed - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Perwez Ahmed’s career began nearly five decades ago and his association with Feroze1888 is from the beginning as he was among the founding members of the Company. With his business acumen & cross industry experience he has ventured into pharmaceutical industry as well and is a director on the board for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan.

    Mr. Perwez is very active in the textile community to date and has represented the Company in various associations & forums over the years. Over the span of his professional service, he has proven his expertise in strategically leading the business with a strong acumen in finance, sales, marketing and general management. He has very strong interpersonal & communication skills and is actively involved in philanthropic activities.

  • Mr. Anas Rahman - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Anas Rahman has completed his M.B.A in Marketing from Institute of Business Management Karachi. He has more than 20 years of experience in the textile sector. He has worked in different capacities including as Director Marketing, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman for Feroze1888 Mills Limited.

    As a visionary and strategic thinker, he posses good leadership skills and has lead teams effectively and successfully. Over the years he has successfully diversified into Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and other industries.

    He is a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

  • Mr. Zain Ashraf Mukaty - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Zain Ashraf Mukaty graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual degree in Economics and Engineering as part of the prestigious Jerome Fischer Program in Management and Technology. He worked at Cornerstone Research in New York as a Consultant before moving back to Pakistan.

    Mr .Zain has been an integral part of the new venture development team at Liberty Group. He has a multifaceted role and is involved in various new projects that diversified Liberty Group portfolio. He is leading the project development, financing and execution of 100 MW wind power, Liberty Wind Power 1 & 2, as the Executive Director. He is also a Director of Pakistan Aluminum Beverage Can Limited, and had a leading role in the turnaround of the company focusing on operations, sales, strategy and growth.

    In addition, Zain is the Chief Executive Officer at Oncogen Pharma (Private) Limited, developing the first fully compliant cancer drugs manufacturing facility in Pakistan. His key role in the company is highly enterprising, focusing on successful project design, execution, technology transfer and commercialization

  • Ms. Huma Pasha, FCA, CIA, CRMA & CICA - Independent Director

    Ms. Huma is currently serving as the Senior Partner at Usmani & Co. and brings with her over 35 years of local and international working experience with various national and global institutions including Citibank, Hub Power Company and Dawood Hercules group in several management capacities. Besides this, she is a professional trainer and has been carrying out workshops, seminars and conferences at various reputable institutions. She is highly passionate for training services and more frequently indulge herself in various trainings on Directors training, Board performance evaluation, risk based internal audit including role of Internal Audit in connection with Ethics and Fraud, and sustainable business propositions etc.

    Huma has served on the Audit Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan Banking Services Corporation and carried out quality assurance review of State Bank of Pakistan’s Internal Audit and Compliance Department. She has also served on the Quality Assurance Board of ICAP and several of their Committees and was highly active with the Institute of Internal Auditors Global and Institute of Internal Auditors International Board. She was the first Chairperson of the Chartered Accountants Woman’s Forum of ICAP.

    She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has obtained various certifications including Certification in Risk Management Assurance; Internal Controls and Internal Audit.

  • Ms. Aminah Zahid Zaheer - Independent Director

    Ms. Aminah is currently employed as the Managing Director of Zahid Zaheer & Associates, a multi-disciplinary, reputable well-established management consultancy firm based in Karachi. Prior to relocating to Pakistan, Ms. Aminah was employed with The Body Shop International Pte Ltd where she held the position of Regional Finance Director for Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Ms. Aminah has over 25 years of diverse working experience with some of the world’s largest FMCG firms – namely Unilever, Johnson Wax, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal SA and The Body Shop.

    Ms. Aminah has acquired over 15 years of Boardroom experience and has served on diverse boards of various Private Limited companies as well as Listed companies, both as an Executive Director and as an Independent Director. She completed the Directors Training Program on Corporate Governance from PICG initially in 2007, followed by a refresher course in 2018 and is certified by PICCG on Corporate Governance Leadership Skills.

    Ms. Aminah completed Masters in Business Administration from The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi in 1990 with majors in Finance. She has also completed innumerable training courses with INSEAD in France and with The Johnson Learning Institute and Cornell University in USA.

  • Mr. Rehan Rahman - Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Rehan Rahman has been successfully serving as Chief Executive Officer at Feroze 1888 Mills for the consecutive third term. He brings with him an extensive and cross functional hands on experience of over 20 years in Feroze1888 and legacy companies.

    Mr. Rahman played an instrumental role in the integration process after the acquisition of Nakshbandi Industries Limited (NBIL) in 2010. He was also appointed as CEO of NBIL and transformed a deteriorating unit into a gradually performing unit.

    As Chief Executive Officer, Rehan leads Feroze1888 Mills in its purpose: “Weaving a Better World” with a commitment to drive the organization forward with his progressive mindset. In various roles within the Company, he has consistently been focusing on driving high quality & disciplined execution and building strong teams.

    During his tenure as a CEO of Feroze1888 Mills, the Company has achieved many milestones; from highest ever sales revenue and profitability, capacity enhancements, HR development programs – to winning multiple customer and sustainability awards, locally and internationally.

    Besides focus on business, the cause of the wider community is central to his vision. Over the years, he has led the Company to participate in various charitable activities and steered the Company and the employees too, to contribute to the society at large.

Governance

  • Mr. Jonathan R. Simon - Chairman and Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Jonathan Simon is the Chairman on the Board of Feroze1888 Mills Limited since 2016 and is also currently serving on the Board of 1888 Mills USA and Premier 1888 Mills Limited, Bangladesh. He previously served as President of Shel-Nor Mills 1983-1996, President ESN, Inc 1996-2003, President 1888 Mills 2003-2005, President and CEO 1888 Mills 2005-2020.

    With over 35 years in the Home and Commercial Textile Industry, Mr. Simon brings global business experience across the continents including North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. As a former member of ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) Home Textiles Producers Committee, he worked on Social and Environmental Audit compliance initiatives.

    He has proudly been associated with Feroze1888 Mills Limited for over 25 years and helped it to establish the retail towel business in the USA. The depth of his knowledge and breadth of his experience is a driving force behind the Board of Feroze1888 Mills Limited.

    Mr. Simon received his education from Indiana University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Management and from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business, AMP.

  • Mr. Nasim Hyder, FCA - Vice Chairman and Independent Director

    Mr. Nasim Hyder has over thirty years of experience in accountancy, audit, tax, corporate affairs and consultancy. He is regarded as an authority in the Country on taxation matters and was actively involved in policy making regarding tax legislations in Pakistan when in practice.

    Mr. Hyder served as a Country Tax Leader/Senior Partner of EY Ford Rhodes (Previously Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder), Chartered Accountants. He also served as the President, elected member and member of the Council and various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). Mr. Hyder is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan.

  • Mr. Khaleequr Rahman - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Khaleequr Rahman is with the textile industry for more than four decades. Belonging to a family in business for generations, he was made part of business during his education days and started to learn and understand the textile and other family businesses.

    With the broadening of experience and exposure, his role was enhanced over time and ultimately assigned the responsibility to lead the business. After assuming the role, he strongly emphasized on change in culture, adopting and practicing the more proven technological advancements and made all his efforts to adopt good practices and introduced the culture of high performance with maximum economization. With his vision and leadership capabilities and foresightedness, he not only enhanced the volume and profit by many folds but also built on principles of Sustainability to rank as largest terry manufacturing concern in the Country.

    He is an individual who is highly respected in the Textile Industry for his professional acumen, vision and innovations.

  • Mr. Shabbir Ahmed - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Shabbir Ahmed belongs to a family who has diversified stake in industries, trade and commerce for many decades in Pakistan. He himself is engaged in the business for almost 45 years both independently and in joint ventures / partnership with other family members as well as other business houses and individuals. In addition to trading / commercial activities he has a substantial stake in textile sector.

    He has contributed extensively on advancement in textile sector including exploration of export market, contract negotiation and customer retention. Mr. Shabbir is highly respected in the business community as a man of commitment.

  • Mr. Abdul Rehman Yaqub - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Abdul Rehman Yaqub after completing his education in the US entered into textile industry almost 35 years back. Starting out as a young businessman with a strong work ethic, he started sales and distribution textile Company named as Eastern Imports Ltd. Within few years, he expanded the operation by acquiring manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. While his company was growing internationally, he worked on expanding his US operations by merging with another niche textile company to become Eastern-Shelnor, Inc. (ESN).

    From the success and growth of ESN another merger came into play with him leading the way. ESN merged with a textile manufacturer and became 1888 Mills, LLC with manufacturing capabilities in the US.

    Over the years, he has utilized his many years of knowledge and understanding of the global textile market to be the visionary of the Company. His unique ability to bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds has enabled 1888 Mills US to be one of the pioneers of global textile production, with mills in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and the United States. Today Mr. Yaqub is seen as a predominant global business leader

  • Mr. Perwez Ahmed - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Perwez Ahmed’s career began nearly five decades ago and his association with Feroze1888 is from the beginning as he was among the founding members of the Company. With his business acumen & cross industry experience he has ventured into pharmaceutical industry as well and is a director on the board for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan.

    Mr. Perwez is very active in the textile community to date and has represented the Company in various associations & forums over the years. Over the span of his professional service, he has proven his expertise in strategically leading the business with a strong acumen in finance, sales, marketing and general management. He has very strong interpersonal & communication skills and is actively involved in philanthropic activities.

  • Mr. Anas Rahman - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Anas Rahman has completed his M.B.A in Marketing from Institute of Business Management Karachi. He has more than 20 years of experience in the textile sector. He has worked in different capacities including as Director Marketing, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman for Feroze1888 Mills Limited.

    As a visionary and strategic thinker, he posses good leadership skills and has lead teams effectively and successfully. Over the years he has successfully diversified into Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and other industries.

    He is a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

  • Mr. Zain Ashraf Mukaty - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Zain Ashraf Mukaty graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual degree in Economics and Engineering as part of the prestigious Jerome Fischer Program in Management and Technology. He worked at Cornerstone Research in New York as a Consultant before moving back to Pakistan.

    Mr .Zain has been an integral part of the new venture development team at Liberty Group. He has a multifaceted role and is involved in various new projects that diversified Liberty Group portfolio. He is leading the project development, financing and execution of 100 MW wind power, Liberty Wind Power 1 & 2, as the Executive Director. He is also a Director of Pakistan Aluminum Beverage Can Limited, and had a leading role in the turnaround of the company focusing on operations, sales, strategy and growth.

    In addition, Zain is the Chief Executive Officer at Oncogen Pharma (Private) Limited, developing the first fully compliant cancer drugs manufacturing facility in Pakistan. His key role in the company is highly enterprising, focusing on successful project design, execution, technology transfer and commercialization

  • Ms. Huma Pasha, FCA, CIA, CRMA & CICA - Independent Director

    Ms. Huma is currently serving as the Senior Partner at Usmani & Co. and brings with her over 35 years of local and international working experience with various national and global institutions including Citibank, Hub Power Company and Dawood Hercules group in several management capacities. Besides this, she is a professional trainer and has been carrying out workshops, seminars and conferences at various reputable institutions. She is highly passionate for training services and more frequently indulge herself in various trainings on Directors training, Board performance evaluation, risk based internal audit including role of Internal Audit in connection with Ethics and Fraud, and sustainable business propositions etc.

    Huma has served on the Audit Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan Banking Services Corporation and carried out quality assurance review of State Bank of Pakistan’s Internal Audit and Compliance Department. She has also served on the Quality Assurance Board of ICAP and several of their Committees and was highly active with the Institute of Internal Auditors Global and Institute of Internal Auditors International Board. She was the first Chairperson of the Chartered Accountants Woman’s Forum of ICAP.

    She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has obtained various certifications including Certification in Risk Management Assurance; Internal Controls and Internal Audit.

  • Ms. Aminah Zahid Zaheer - Independent Director

    Ms. Aminah is currently employed as the Managing Director of Zahid Zaheer & Associates, a multi-disciplinary, reputable well-established management consultancy firm based in Karachi. Prior to relocating to Pakistan, Ms. Aminah was employed with The Body Shop International Pte Ltd where she held the position of Regional Finance Director for Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Ms. Aminah has over 25 years of diverse working experience with some of the world’s largest FMCG firms – namely Unilever, Johnson Wax, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal SA and The Body Shop.

    Ms. Aminah has acquired over 15 years of Boardroom experience and has served on diverse boards of various Private Limited companies as well as Listed companies, both as an Executive Director and as an Independent Director. She completed the Directors Training Program on Corporate Governance from PICG initially in 2007, followed by a refresher course in 2018 and is certified by PICCG on Corporate Governance Leadership Skills.

    Ms. Aminah completed Masters in Business Administration from The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi in 1990 with majors in Finance. She has also completed innumerable training courses with INSEAD in France and with The Johnson Learning Institute and Cornell University in USA.

  • Mr. Rehan Rahman - Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Rehan Rahman has been successfully serving as Chief Executive Officer at Feroze 1888 Mills for the consecutive third term. He brings with him an extensive and cross functional hands on experience of over 20 years in Feroze1888 and legacy companies.

    Mr. Rahman played an instrumental role in the integration process after the acquisition of Nakshbandi Industries Limited (NBIL) in 2010. He was also appointed as CEO of NBIL and transformed a deteriorating unit into a gradually performing unit.

    As Chief Executive Officer, Rehan leads Feroze1888 Mills in its purpose: “Weaving a Better World” with a commitment to drive the organization forward with his progressive mindset. In various roles within the Company, he has consistently been focusing on driving high quality & disciplined execution and building strong teams.

    During his tenure as a CEO of Feroze1888 Mills, the Company has achieved many milestones; from highest ever sales revenue and profitability, capacity enhancements, HR development programs – to winning multiple customer and sustainability awards, locally and internationally.

    Besides focus on business, the cause of the wider community is central to his vision. Over the years, he has led the Company to participate in various charitable activities and steered the Company and the employees too, to contribute to the society at large.

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