Our leadership

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

UPL Board of Directors

Amir Paracha – CEO

Alan Jope

Amir Paracha is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited. He joined the Board on 1st February 2020.

He joined Unilever Pakistan in 2000 and has held various senior management positions in Pakistan and North Africa Middle East cluster over his 20 years with the Company. Prior to taking over as the CEO, in his role as VP Customer Development, he helped deliver solid results and maintained a strong growth mindset, successfully inspiring a transformative vision for the future.

Amir continues to actively experiment with disruptive business models and has championed inclusion across the Unilever ecosystem in Pakistan.

Amir began his career at the Royal Dutch Shell Oil company in July 1996 and has done his Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration.

Aly Yusuf - Chief Financial Officer

Aly joined the Board on October 01, 2019 and is currently Director & Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited and Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Over his 12 years career he has held diverse roles across the Finance function, both in Pakistan and abroad.

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.

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).

Amir Paracha – CEO

Amir Paracha joined the board and was appointed as CEO of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited on 1st February 2020. He is also the Chairman of Unilever Pakistan Limited.

He joined Unilever Pakistan in 2000 and has held various senior management positions in Pakistan and North Africa Middle East cluster over his 20 years with the Company. Prior to taking over as the CEO, in his role as VP Customer Development, he helped deliver solid results and maintained a strong growth mindset, successfully inspiring a transformative vision for the future.

Amir continues to actively experiment with disruptive business models and has championed inclusion across the Unilever ecosystem in Pakistan.

Amir began his career at the Royal Dutch Shell Oil company in July 1996 and has done his Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration.

Aly Yusuf - Chief Financial Officer

Aly joined the Board on October 01, 2019 and is currently Director & Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited and Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Over his 12 years career he has held diverse roles across the Finance function, both in Pakistan and abroad.

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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