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Our executive biographies provide additional details about our key personnel across all Unilever's business groups.

UPL Board of Directors

Shazia Syed - Chief Executive Officer

Alan Jope

Shazia joined the Board on April 20th, 2014, and took over as CEO Unilever Pakistan Limited on November 1st, 2015. Prior to her role in Pakistan, Shazia was Chairperson of Unilever Sri Lanka Limited. In her 26 years with Unilever, she has worked across most Unilever categories and has led the Customer Development and Home & Personal Care teams at Unilever Pakistan and Unilever Vietnam. Shazia is married with 2 children and enjoys golf.

Sohail Baig - Chief Financial Officer

Sohail joined the Board on January 19, 2017 and is currently Director & Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited and Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Sohail joined Unilever in 2002 and has held various country, regional and global finance roles in Singapore, The Netherlands and Pakistan. Sohail is a member of CFA Institute, USA and involved in several volunteer programs

Aman Ghanchi

Aman joined the Board in January 2018 and has been with Unilever for the past 11 years. He has diverse experience both in legal and tax matters. Based on his past experience he is recognized by the industry and within Unilever Pakistan as an expert in his field.

He has several accomplishments that span over his career some of which include successfully lobbying tax reforms for the government.

Amir Paracha

Amir has been on the Board since January 21, 2010, as Vice President Marketing Home and Personal Care. He began his career with Shell Pakistan and joined Unilever Pakistan in 2000 as an Assistant Brand Manager. Amir was assigned the role of Marketing Director, Mass Skin and Deodorants at Unilever North Africa Middle East in 2006 and returned to Pakistan 3 years later as Marketing Director, Home and Personal Care.

UPFL Board of Directors

Kamran Y. Mirza - Chairman

Kamran joined the Board in 2014 as Chairman of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the UK. He joined Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited in 1970, where he was one of the youngest ever Managing Director and served in that position for 29 years till 2006.

He was also the Chairman of the Export Processing Zones Authority before taking over his present position as CEO at the Pakistan Business Council. Kamran is also the Chairman of Philip Morris (Pakistan) Ltd and Education Fund for Sindh (EFS) as well as serving on the Boards of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan), International Steel (ISL), Karwan-e-Hayat and Safari Club Limited.

Previously he served as Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange, and as a President of Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry, American Business Council; as Director of State Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan State Oil. He lectures regularly at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Shazia Syed – CEO

Shazia joined the Board on April 20th, 2014, and took over as CEO Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited on March 07, 2016. Prior to her role in Pakistan, Shazia was Chairperson of Unilever Sri Lanka Limited. In her 26 years with Unilever, she has worked across most Unilever categories and has led the Customer Development and Home & Personal Care teams at Unilever Pakistan and Unilever Vietnam. Shazia is married with 2 children and enjoys golf.

Sohail Baig – CFO

Sohail joined the Board on January 19, 2017 and is currently Director & Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited and Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Sohail joined Unilever in 2002 and has held various country, regional and global finance roles in Singapore, The Netherlands and Pakistan. Sohail is a member of CFA Institute, USA and involved in several volunteer programs

Farheen Salman Amir

Farheen joined the Board on March 7, 2016 and is currently the Director Foods & Refreshments. Farheen joined Unilever as a Management Trainee in 1998. In her 17 years’ career with the company, Farheen has worked in a number of categories across both Food & Refreshment and HPC. In her last two years as BD Director Ice Cream NAMET, Farheen worked for Unilever Turkey and crafted an innovation & communication program for the portfolio that was instrumental in bringing the Euro 450 million ice cream business back to sustained double-digit growth.

Noman Amjad Lutfi

Noman again joined the Board on November 01, 2015. He has a long association with Unilever and has headed the Supply Chain function in Unilever Pakistan. Currently, he is working as Supply Chain Director of Unilever Sri Lanka.

Zulfikar H. Monnoo

Zulfikar joined the Board when the Company was formed. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Human Resource & Remuneration Committee of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. He is an alumni of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Aitchison College, Lahore. He is a Director and audit member in Rafhan Maize Products Limited and is also the Chief Executive of Pakwest Industries (Private) Ltd., Lahore.

Mian M. Adil Monnoo

Adil joined the Board on May 5, 2002 as a Non-Executive Director. He is also the Member of the Audit Committee of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. He holds directorship in Rafhan Maize Products Limited and is in the business of textile trade as the sole proprietor of HN Enterprises

Kamal Monnoo

Kamal joined the Board on December 19, 2006 as a Non-Executive Director. Having done his schooling from Aitchison College and graduation from Syracuse University and Yale University, USA, he is also the Member of the Human Resource & Remuneration Committee of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. He holds directorships in Samira Fabrics (Pvt) Limited, Pakland Chemical Industries (Pvt) Limited, Kaarvan Crafts Foundation, Institute of Public Policy and Islamabad Policy Research Institute.

Badaruddin F. Vellani

Badaruddin joined the Board on May 5, 2002. Currently, he is enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is a partner in the law firm ‘Vellani & Vellani’. In addition to his legal practice, Badaruddin is a member of the Board of Directors in several multinational companies covering the FMCG, manufacturing, medical and philanthropy sectors.

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