Board Of Director

Mr. Rashid Abdulla

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.

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 Secretary of The Searle Company Limited, Group Director Finance & Managing Director of United Distributors Pakistan Limited. Mr. Palwala has ability to build controls analyze critically and take appropriate decisions.

Mr. Ayaz Abdulla

He is a Certified Director from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan, and has served on the TSCL Board of Directors since 2007. In addition to TSCL, Ayaz also serves on the Boards & several Board committees of IBL Healthcare Limited, TSCL, United Distributors Pakistan Limited and International Brands Limited.

Ayaz’s diverse professional experience spans sectors such as energy, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods & retail. He has previously worked at GE Power Systems in USA, BP Pakistan Exploration & Production, and served as CEO of International Franchises (Pvt.) Ltd where he led the comprehensive turnaround of the retail business. Ayaz has also previously led Supply Chain, Technical Operations & Projects at TSCL, spearheading transformation projects related to pharmaceutical operations with a focus on automation, efficiency & compliance.

Ayaz is passionate about corporate governance, strategy, organizational transformation & society. His functional experience spans roles in strategy, business development, corporate finance, project management, operations management, engineering, supply chain management, marketing & sales. He has also worked on several non-profit endeavors in Pakistan including major earthquake & flood relief efforts through the TCF Relief Fund and Karachi Relief Trust respectively.

Prior to starting his professional career, Ayaz completed his Bachelor of Science (with High Distinction) and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY.

Mr. Asad Abdulla

Mr. Asad Abdulla has been associated with the IBL Group since 2002 in various operating capacities. He is currently working in United Distributors Pakistan Limited (UDL) as Chief Executive Officer handling the agricultural products sales, marketing and distribution. Asad is a Certified Director from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan and is serving as a Director on the Boards of; United Distributors Pakistan Limited, The Searle Company Limited & United Brands Limited.

An entrepreneur at heart, Asad has a keen interest in Business Development and Technology and has served the Group well in creating partnerships with leading global brands in both the consumer and agriculture space as well as spearheading the Group’s entry into ecommerce and its allied services.

Asad completed his 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.

Mr. Faisal Farooq

Faisal Farooq has been serving as Group CEO, International Brands Limited since October 2018.

Faisal is an accomplished leader with more than 26 years of prolific multi-industry experience providing guidance and strategic direction in multinationals and regional conglomerates. He has served in various commercial and finance leadership roles with ICI, Kansai Paints, PepsiCo and affiliated companies.

In his diverse roles Faisal has spearheaded business transformation strategies including new business development, mergers & acquisitions, establishing sustainable business operations across multiple countries whilst forging robust relationships key stakeholders.

Faisal is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant, England & Wales and has a BA (Honors) degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Sheffield, U.K.

Mr. Muhammad Khalid Dar

Khalid Dar is a seasoned professional with his repertoire of experience spreading over managing logistics & distribution operations, customer service, quality assurance, business process reengineering and creating value through his strategic contribution as part of the Leadership teams.

Khalid joined IBL Operations in April 2015 as Director Innovations and Operations. In this role, he led the distribution operations providing strategic direction in transforming United Brands and IBL Operations into an innovative technology based and process driven organization. In October 2017, Khalid was selected for the role of GCIO based at the Corporate Centre to be part of the team responsible for streamlining and establishing Corporate Governance at the group level. In November, Khalid succeeded the outgoing CEO of United Brands and MD of IBL Operations. He was offered this positions in view of his contribution and familiarity with the businesses and to offer the leadership direction required to turn around the business. Prior to IBL, Khalid was associated with TCS Express and Logistics since 2006. In his 9 years with TCS he served in various roles as Head of Customer Services, Head of Business Process Re-engineering, Head of Quality Assurance and Director Operations - Mail Management Solutions before taking up his last role there as Director Innovations and Customer Service in 2015. Khalid has completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University Of Kansas, USA in 2000.