Board of Directors

Mr. Abbas Akberali – Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mr. Abbas Akberali founded Amreli Steels in 1972 and since then has led the company to see it become the largest and most well-known steel bar manufacturer in Pakistan.

Mr. Akberali brings unparalleled experience with a metallurgical engineering background combined with an MBA from Columbia University, NY. He has played an influential role in driving reforms aimed towards the growth of Pakistan’s steel industry. With a passion for educating Pakistan, Mr. Akberali is also a founding member of The Hunar Foundation and serves on the Board of other notable non-profit organizations.

Mr. Shayan Akberali – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shayan Akberali joined Amreli Steels in 2002 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, USA and working for Lehman Brothers in New York.

Over the past decade, he has played an integral role in expanding the company by overseeing production enhancement, technical development and planning. He was instrumental in expanding the annual output from 60,000 tons to 180,000 tons per year and is leading the current expansion project to triple capacity up to 625,000  tons per annum.  Mr. Shayan has built a strong team of professionals that brings functional expertise as well as leadership to steer the company towards higher growth.

Mr. Badar Kazmi – Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kazmi brings an experience spanning over 34 years including almost all facets of the banking industry in Pakistan, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. He started his career with BCCI in 1980 and worked for 11 years in Pakistan and the Middle Eastern Region.

Mr. Kazmi then joined Standard Chartered Group (SCB) in 1991 and held various positions including Regional Head of Global Markets for MESA (Middle East and South Asia) and Africa. In 2003, he was appointed as the CEO of SCB Pakistan, a position he held till late 2010. In recognition for his services to banking in Pakistan, Mr. Kazmi was awarded the ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ by the President of Pakistan.

Mr. Zafar Ahmed Taji – Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Taji started his career in 1971 after completing an MBA from IBA Karachi.

Since then, he has spent 35 years with multinationals like Exxon Corp, Union Carbide of USA, British American Tobacco/Pakistan Tobacco and Interloop. Mr. Taji is also a Certified Corporate Governance professional from IFC/PICG. Presently he is a Special Advisor to Directors of Sapphire Fibers. He has the honor of being a member of Prime Minister Pay and Pension Commission, Advisor to NAB for developing and implementing its Change Management Programme, Advisor to Pakistan Air and the R Advisor to PCB for a number of years. He has also served as Dean of Riphah University and Director General of NUST Business School.

Mr. Teizoon Kisat – Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Teizoon Kisat is a Fellow Member of Institute Chartered Accountants of Pakistan since 1986. He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Institute of Taxation & Management.  Mr.Kisat possesses strong business and leadership record and has a deep understanding of business and financial sector of the country. He joined the leasing industry of Pakistan and has held many senior management positions in multiple business areas. He has more than 30 years of experience. During his association of 15 years with ORIX Leasing Pakistan Limited (OLP), he spearheaded many initiatives that demonstrated his leadership, problem solving skills and ability to manage build a strong team. He held senior positions including CEO/MD at OLP.

Mr. Kisat was also recognised amongst best 100 performing Chief Executives of Pakistan.

Ms. Kinza Shayan – Non-Executive Director

Ms. Shayan is a graduate in Management Sciences from SZABIST and is presently pursuing a diploma in Sports Nutrition. She is a respected writer for various publications, known for her expertise on fitness and nutrition. She is currently gearing up to start her own business in the field of Health Sciences.

Ms. Mariam Akberali – Non-Executive Director

Ms. Akberali brings great diversity to the board with significant experience in the food, restaurant, mental health, and education sectors of Pakistan. She has earned a degree in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College, USA and is passionate about social entrepreneurship in Pakistan.


Mr. Fazal Ahmed – Chief Operating Officer & CFO

Mr. Ahmed is an associate member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountant of Pakistan. He is associated with the company since 2008. As a member of senior leadership team, he acts as a Partner to the CEO and an advisor to the divisional heads, evaluating and assisting them with their financial goals. Mr. Ahmed carries with him professional experience of over 25 years in financial and accounting disciplines having served for more than 20 years as head of finance at different financial and manufacturing institutions across Pakistan

Mr. Hadi Akberali – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hadi Akberali brings a mix of technical, management and leadership skills after graduating from Northwestern University, USA in Industrial Engineering and obtaining an MBA in Finance and Strategy from INSEAD, France. With over 10 years of experience in the steel industry, Mr. Hadi Akberali was instrumental in the company’s vertical integration plans by spearheading the implementation of the billet manufacturing facility in 2011. Recently, Mr. Hadi successfully implemented SAP across the organisation and is also leading the marketing, corporate affairs, MIS and new business development functions.

Office Addresses of The Directors:
A/18, S.I.T.E., Karachi.
T: (92-21) 111-267-354
F: (92-21) 32587240, 38798328