|1. MIAN MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH (Chairman)
Mian Mohammad Abdullah, a leading and experienced industrialist of Pakistan is the chairman and founder of Sapphire Group of Companies. He has significant experience of working in different business environments and possesses wide experience of business establishment. At present group has stakes in Textile, Power, Dairy and Retail and is a prominent private sector employer.
Mian Abdullah is an active philanthropist and has served on Board of various philanthropic organizations. He has twice been bestowed with Pakistan’s top civilian award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his contribution towards business.
|2. MR. NADEEM ABDULLAH (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Nadeem Abdullah has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Textile Mills Limited for the last 16 years and is also a director in other group companies. He graduated from McGill University Canada. He is serving as Chief Executive Officer of company’s subsidiaries in the renewable energy segment.
As Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Nadeem contributed to Company’s growth in terms of diversification in the value-added segment including retail and renewable energy. He has vast experience of business establishment and management. He led the business growth of the organization, introduced new product lines and managed the development of many value-added products. He was involved in the development of the group’s textile operations, which provided him an in-depth understanding of the business. Mr. Nadeem has expertise in multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, supply chain management, product development and management etc.
|3. MR. SHAHID ABDULLAH
Mr. Shahid Abdullah has been associated with Sapphire Group since 1980. Being a director of various companies of Sapphire Group, he has to plan and forecast for both long and short-term positions. He introduced new lines in the textile business like knitting, cone dyeing, fabric dyeing and finishing. He has achieved considerable experience of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing and power generation. He has experience and is competent in business dealings, especially for procurement of plant and machinery, raw material and other assets. He is well-versed in sales promotion and has successfully created goodwill for Sapphire products in local as well as in export markets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Karachi. He is serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Fibres Limited and Sapphire Electric Company Limited.
|4. MR. AMER ABDULLAH
Mr. Amer Abdullah has a Master in Business Administration degree from the U.S. He joined the group at a young age and was appointed as director in 1990 in various group companies. He has undertaken various textile expansion projects and has diversified the dairy business. He is experienced in business dealings especially for procurement of plant and machinery, raw material and other assets. He has rich experience of sales promotion and has successfully added goodwill for Sapphire products in domestic as well as in export markets. He is serving as Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Fabrics Limited and Sapphire Dairies (Private) Limited.
|5. MR. YOUSUF ABDULLAH
Mr. Yousuf Abdullah has a Master in Business Administration degree from the UK. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Finishing Mills Limited and is also on the board of other group business. He became Director in various companies of Sapphire Group in 1995. His vision was instrumental in introducing new lines in the textile businesses. Having considerable experience in sales promotion, he added remarkable goodwill of Sapphire products in local as well as international markets.
|6. MR. NABEEL ABDULLAH
Mr. Nabeel Abdullah has done his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has also undertaken numerous professional courses from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Before joining the Sapphire Group, he also interned at Citi, in their Commercial Bank, in London for 3 months. He with experience of textile manufacturer diversify business in to retailing which has paid off for the group and is enjoying impressive growth. Mr Nabeel is the Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Retail Limited and is currently overseeing raw material procurement, sales, production, accounts and finance of Sapphire Textile Mills Ltd.
|7. MR. UMER ABDULLAH
Mr. Umer Abdullah has done his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Toronto. Before joining Sapphire Group, he interned at RBC capital markets, UHN and Akhuwat Foundation. He joined Sapphire in January 2018 and after rotating in various functions of the businesses he is now looking after the Home Textiles business and has ambitious plans to grow it.
|8. MR. NADEEM KARAMAT
Mr. Nadeem Karamat Corporate and Financial Services experience spreads over 34 years across three continents. A specialist in Strategy, Corporate/Business Leadership, and Board Governance, his professional experience includes managing and leading Financial Institutions in Commercial and wholesale banking, Multilateral Development banks, Capital Markets/Advisory and Development Financial Institution.
His career spanned over 23 years with Fortune 500 companies. He started with Bank of America in Pakistan in corporate banking, and then moved to American Express Bank Ltd, where he served for over 20 years. At American Express Bank he leveraged the opportunity to work in the U.S., Middle East and Singapore. With American Express Bank, he held the position as Country Head for the Levant region [Lebanon and Jordan], Corporate Finance Head for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka, and lastly Country Head for Pakistan for 6 years. After American Express Bank’s divestment in Pakistan in December 2006, he successfully sold the bank to a local group under Central Bank’s scheme of amalgamation. He then worked for five years in Istanbul, Turkey and successfully established the 25th Multilateral Development Bank in the world, [ECO Trade & Development Bank] as Founding Vice President, covering 10 countries and represented Pakistan for its shareholding.
Upon his return to Pakistan he joined BMA Capital Management, a large corporate advisory and brokerage house as MD in 2012. In 2014 he joined PAK Iran Investment Company [Pair Investment Company] as CEO. He has vast experience in managing functional teams, policy formulation as well as leading large and complex financial structures and M&A activities.
Outside his career, his engagements were:
Member of the Board of Directors for First Inter-investment Bank [now IGI Investment Bank], board member of Soneri Bank, Faysal Asset Management company, NICL, Sapphire Textiles Company and Director Intellectual Property Rights of Pakistan.
He remained President of American Business Council of Pakistan, Executive Committee member for Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Executive Committee member for Pakistan Banking Association, Member Board of Governors for Lahore University and Management Sciences [LUMS] Member Board of Trustees for MALC, Member Board of Trustees National University of Science and Technology [NUST]. He has been awarded the quality award for leadership and performance by Chairman American Express Company.
|9. MR. SHAHID SHAFIQ
Mr. Shahid Shafiq has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi with a major in Accounting & Finance. He was awarded 2 Gold Medals at the IBA.
He was the Chief Executive Officer of a textile mill, and has served as the Vice Chairman of APTMA (Sind Zone) and a Member of its Central Managing Committee for a number of terms; and as the Vice Chairman of the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) and as a Member of the KCA Board for multiple terms. He has served as a Member of the Board of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan.
Owing to his abiding interest in the field of education, he is a Member of the Board of Governors of the IBA, the Chairman of its Audit & Finance Committee, and a Member of its Selection Board. He is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Textile University of Pakistan (TIP). Earlier, he was appointed by the President of Pakistan as a Member of the Syndicate of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and as the Chairman of a Search Committee to appoint a Vice-Chancellor of a Federal University.
He also volunteers on the Boards of a welfare Hospital and a School in Karachi.
|10. Ms. Mashmooma Zehra Majeed
Ms. Majeed completed her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program in 2001 from the CFA Institute and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Program in 2010. She has a vast experience of over 20 years in Investment and Capital Markets. She has been associated with the asset management industry in Pakistan for over 18 years with her forte being in investment management and product development. She has previously worked in senior positions in Atlas Asset Management Limited, ABAMCO Ltd (now JS Investments Ltd) and Crosby Asset Management Ltd. She started her career with M/s Hameed Majeed Associates (Pvt) Ltd., as Management & Financial Consultant.
Currently, Ms. Majeed is working as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan (MUFAP) since 2012.
She is on the Board of Atlas Honda Limited from March 13, 2020. She has previously served on the Board of Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited from July 1, 2017 to March 13, 2020.