Board Of Director

Mr. Munis Abdullah

Mr. Munis Abdullah joined International Brands Limited in the year 2007 as Business Manager handling the sales and distribution of FMCG products

Mr. Munis Abdullah holds a Bachelor degree in designing from Indus Valley School of Arts.

He is the Chief Executive Officer/Director of “United Retail (SMC-Private) Limited” and leads the retail brand “Habitt”. Mr. Abdullah also serves as Director on the board of the following companies of the IBL group:

  • • The Searle Company Limited
  • • IBL HealthCare Limited
  • • United Brands Limited
  • • IBL Operations (Private) Limited
  • • Universal Ventures (Private) Limited
  • • Searle BioSciences (Private) Limited
  • • Nextar Pharma (Private) Limited
  • • IBL Future Technologies (Private) Limited

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.


Ms.Tayyaba Rasheed

Tayyaba Rasheed is the Chairman of Board’s Audit Committee of United Brands Limited . She holds an MBA degree from IBA and is a CFA, FRM charter holder. She holds JAIBP to her credit from Institute of Bankers Pakistan. She successfully completed NIBAF certification and underwent a thorough Islamic Finance training program. She has also completed the Directors Training Program and is a certified Independent Director.

Tayyaba occupies more than 17 years of diversified corporate and investment banking experience. She has a proven and successful career in Investment, Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance with profound skills in Structured Financing, Infrastructure Advisory, Capital Markets and Islamic Finance. She is a well-known corporate and investment banker and is focused on delivering results across the board. She has got diversified experience and has an in depth understanding of various sectors of the economy. She has worked in senior positions at CIBG, NBP and Bank Alfalah.


Mr. Hasan Tariq Khan

Mr. Hasan Tariq Khan is an independent director of United Brands Limited. He has served as the Chairman Audit Committee of the Company for two periods. He is currently the CEO of Haite International (SMC-Pvt) Limited an institutional distributor for Pharmaceutical products in Karachi. He had served at various positions in different companies of IBL Group. He started as National Distribution Manager at IBL and retired as Deputy Managing Director of Searle. He has also been the Marketing Director of Sanofi Synthelabo (a division of Searl Pharmaceutical).


Mr. Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan Ahmad is the Chief Operating Officer of United Brands Limited. He is a veteran professional with an enriched experience in sales, marketing and distribution, planning, development of the product. He has been part of the IBL Group for over 26 years. After completing B.Sc from Punjab University in 1992, he started his journey as a sales representative. Later, in 1993, he was appointed as Field Manager by ‘The Searle Company Limited’ (an associated Company of ‘United Brands Limited’) where his last position was in the capacity of Director Marketing. He was then transferred to ‘IBL HealthCare’ as Director Marketing in 2014, and shortly, in the same year, due to his performance, he was promoted as Director & General Manager Pharma Business in ‘IBL Operations (Pvt.) Ltd’ as. With his dedication, passion, & hard work, he was further promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of total distribution wing of the Group.


Mr. Syed Qaisar Abbas

Syed Qaisar Abbas is the Chief Executive Officer of United Brands Limited. He has an experienced portfolio of over 30 years in the field of sales and distribution of FMCG and pharmaceutical products all over Pakistan. He pursued his education from B.Z. University in Multan and became one of the early graduates in the field of Business Administration in 1987. Right after that, in the same year, he joined ‘United Distributions (Pvt.) Ltd.’ where he performed till 1997. Seeing his capabilities to lead, he was hired by ‘Searle Pakistan Limited’ as a Distribution Manager. Later, he earned the position of Director Distribution and served Searle till 2009. After seeing his expertise in distribution, the Management decided to promote him as Deputy Managing Director of IBL Operations (Pvt.) Ltd. In 2012, Qaisar Abbas became the Managing Director and CEO of IBL Operations (Pvt.) Ltd. and United Brands Limited and served both companies till 2014. He was called back to retain similar position in IBL Operations and United Brands in 2019 and he is currently serving the position successfully.


Mr. Nadeem Ahmed

Syed Nadeem Ahmed is a director in United Brands Limited as well as the Group Chief Executive of IBL Group. He has 26 years of rich experience in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry. Besides United Brands Limited, he is also a Director in The Searle Company Limited, IBL Health Care limited, United Distributors Pakistan Limited, International Franchise Limited, Dunkin Donuts, Habitt Home Store, IBL Operations Private Limited, Unisys Private Limited, Employers Federation of Pakistan, Nextar Private limited and AKAR Charity Hospital. Mr. Nadeem is an active member of Pakistan Pharmaceutical manufacturers Association (PPMA). He received graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and attain various Management and post graduate degree in Management Engineering & Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from various International Universities. He has received Fellowship from Chartered Management Institute, (CMI, Royal Charter) England and is a Certified Director Program from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, (ICAP).

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