Thursday, September 10, 2009

Badaruddin F. Vellani

Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani is an Honours graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology and is also a Barrister at Law from the Middle Temple (London). Mr. Vellani was called to the Bar in July 1982 and commenced legal practice at Karachi immediately thereafter. Mr. Vellani is enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is entitled to appear before all courts and tribunals in Pakistan.

Mr. Vellani is a partner in the law firm of Vellani & Vellani. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Vellani has been a member of the board of directors in several companies having foreign investment. He is presently a member of the board of directors of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited, Parke Davis & Co., Limited, Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited and Esso Pakistan (Private) Limited. He is also an Alternate Director on the Board of Roche Pakistan Limited and of Singer Pakistan Limited (where he is also Chairman of its Audit Committee). Mr. Vellani is the Chairman of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan and the Chairman of the National Committee of the Aga Khan University Foundation Pakistan, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.

Mr. Vellani is also a Council Member and one of the Governors of Hisaar Foundation (a not for profit foundation for water, food and livelihood security). He is also a member of the National Committee in Pakistan of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and on the ICC Task Forces on IT & E-Commerce and on Enforcement of IP Rights and on Arbitration. Mr. Vellani was also a member of the Task Force on Tax Administration in Pakistan headed by Syed Shahid Husain, which was set-up in 2000 to reform the administration of the Central Board of Revenue.

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