Board of Directors
Mr. Abbas Akberali – Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Abbas Akberali founded Amreli Steels in 1972 and since then has led the company to become the largest and most well-known steel bar manufacturer in Pakistan. Mr. Abbas Akberali brings unparalleled experience; with a metallurgical engineering background combined with an MBA from Columbia University, NY. He has also held leadership roles in the cement, ship breaking and metal recycling industries. Mr. Abbas has played an influential role in driving reforms and policy aimed towards making Pakistan’s steel industry more competitive and sustainable. With a passion for educating Pakistan, Mr. Abbas Akberali is also a founding member of The Hunar Foundation and serves on the board of other notable non-profit organizations.
Mr. Badar Kazmi – Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kazmi brings with him wealth of experience spanning over 33 years including almost all facets of the banking in Pakistan, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Mr. Kazmi started his career with BCCI in 1980 and worked for 11 years in Pakistan and the Middle Eastern Region. Mr. Kazmi 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 CEO of SCB Pakistan, a position he held till late 2010. In recognition for his services to banking in Pakistan, Mr. Kazmi was also decorated with the civil award ‘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 MBA from IBA Karachi holding first position. 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 Certified Corporate Governance professional from IFC/PICG. Presently he is Special Advisor to Directors of Sapphire Fibers. He has the honor of being member of Prime Minister Pay and Pension Commission, Advisor to NAB for developing/implementing its Change Management Program, Advisor to Pakistan Air force for resolving cultural issues of collaborating with China on developing JF 17s at Kamra Air Base, and HR Advisor to PCB for a number of years. He also has been Dean of Riphah University and Director General of NUST Business School.
Mr. Shayan Akberali – Executive Director & Managing Director
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, NY. Over the past decade, Mr. Shayan has played an integral role in expanding and professionalizing the company in his various roles overseeing production, technical development and planning. Mr. Shayan was instrumental in expanding production capacity from 60,000 tons/year to 180,000 tons/year and is currently leading an expansion project to double capacity. Responsible for various company functions in his role as MD, Mr. Shayan has built a strong team of professionals that bring functional expertise as well as leadership to steer the company to higher growth.
Ms. Kinza Shayan – Non-Executive Director
Ms. Kinza Shayan is a graduate in Management Sciences from SZABIST and is currently pursuing a diploma in sports nutrition. She also writes for various publications on fitness and nutrition while gearing up to start her own business in the health sciences field.
Ms. Mariam Akberali – Non-Executive Director
Ms. Mariam Akberali brings great diversity to the board with experience in the food, restaurant, mental health, and education sectors in 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 Financial OfficerMr. 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: AMRELI STEELS LIMITED A/18, S.I.T.E., Karachi. T: (92-21) 32587232-9 F: (92-21) 32587240, 38798328