Board of Directors
Mr. Aamir H. Shirazi
Mr. Aamir H. Shirazi is the President of Atlas Group. He graduated from Claremont Mckenna College, California and completed his OPM from Harvard Business School. He was the Chief Executive of Atlas Honda Limited for over eleven years. He was also appointed as professional director on the Board of Lahore Stock Exchange for two consecutive terms by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He has been Honorary Consul General of Japan, Lahore since 2002. He is also on the Board of Murree Brewery Company Limited. He recently joined the Board of Atlas Battery Limited as Chairman, after the sad demise of Founder of Atlas Group and Chairman of Atlas Battery Limited, Mr. Yusuf H. Shirazi.
Mr. Ariful Islam
Mr. Ariful Islam is a senior banker with over 34 years of experience with various banks in Bahrain and Pakistan. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1983. He is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan. He has worked with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.) prior to his banking career.
Mr. Islam joined Meezan Bank in 1999 as its first Chief Operating Officer and is presently the Deputy CEO & Executive Director of the Bank. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Pakistan’s leading Asset Management Company, Al Meezan Investment Management Limited, the largest Shariah compliant mutual fund in the country.
Mr. Azam Faruque
Mr. Azam Faruque is a graduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Princeton University, U.S.A. and an MBA (High Honours) from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, U.S.A. He is the Chief Executive of Cherat Cement Company Limited. He currently serves on the Board of the State Bank of Pakistan, and has served on the Boards of National Bank of Pakistan, Atlas Asset Management Limited, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Privatization Commission of Pakistan, and on the Board of Governors of the GIK Institute. He was also a member of the National Commission of Science and Technology and National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of Faruque (Private) Limited, Greaves Pakistan (Private) Limited, Indus Motor Company Limited, International Industries Limited and Madian Hydro Power Limited. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Bashir Makki
Mr. Bashir Makki is an MBA from IBA, Karachi and has over 37 years of corporate management experience. He formerly worked with ICI Pakistan Limited for 22 years, which also included 2 years of secondment with ICI Malaysia Holdings.
He is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and holds the position of Group Director for Human Resources & HSE. Additionally, he also oversees the Trading Company’s operations.
Mr. Makki is a certified trainer and has over the years conducted several organizational development programs. He has also attended executive development programs at Harvard Business School, U.S.A. and Ashridge College in the U.K. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Frahim Ali Khan
Mr. Frahim Ali Khan is a Law graduate from Karachi University. He has also attended Senior Managers’ Program at Harvard University, U.S.A., Financial Management Program at Stanford University, U.S.A. and General Management Program at Insead University, France.
He has over 50 years of experience in General Management, Finance, Investment and Taxation. He joined the Atlas Group in 1967 and has served in different positions. Currently, his other directorships include Atlas Insurance Limited, Atlas Asset Management Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Atlas Power Limited, Atlas Energy Limited, Atlas Hitec (Private) Limited, Atlas Autos (Private) Limited, Atlas Metals (Private) Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited and Atlas Foundation. Earlier, he has also served on the boards of Atlas Honda Limited and has been CEO of Shirazi Investments (Private) Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited, Atlas Asset Management Limited and former Atlas Investment Bank Limited.
Mr. Toru Furuya
Mr. Toru Furuya specializes in chemistry and has a career working at battery design, quality assurance and quality control departments in Japan. He has also experience working at PT. Trimitra Baterai Prakasa (TBP), one of the affiliate companies of GS Yuasa International Limited in Indonesia. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the University of Lahore
Mr. Ali H. Shirazi
President / Chief Executive
Mr. Ali H. Shirazi graduated with a BA from Yale University, U.S.A. in 2000 and thereafter completed his Masters in Law from Bristol University, U.K. in 2005. He has worked with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in New York as well as American Honda in Torrance, California. He is member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for Group’s financial services. He is on the Board of Atlas Asset Management Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Atlas Insurance Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited, National Management Foundation (sponsoring body of LUMS), Cherat Packaging Limited, Pakistan Society of Training and Development (President) and YPO (Young Professional Organization). Previously he has also served on the Board of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL). He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and in 2018 completed the Owner / President Management Program (OPM) from Harvard Business School.