Thursday, July 15, 2010

Asad Umar

Mr Asad Umar is the President of Engro Corporation Limited since January 2004, the Chairman of all Engro subsidiaries and joint ventures and Chief Executive Officer of Engro Fertilizers Limited. He was also the first President of Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd., a joint venture of Engro and Mitsubishi Corporation.

During his years at Engro, Mr. Umar has worked in all major divisions, namely Finance, Manufacturing, New Ventures and Marketing. Aside from working with the Company in Pakistan, he has also worked on assignment with Exxon Chemical in Canada.

Mr. Umar is the Chairman of Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skill Development Company, and member on the Boards of Pakistan Business Council, Karachi Education Initiative, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, State Bank of Pakistan, and Trustee of Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Mr. Umar has previously served as Director of Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd., Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Pakistan State Oil and Port Qasim Authority. He also served as Chair of Young Presidents’ Organisation, Pakistan Chapter.

Mr. Umar started his career with HSBC Pakistan and joined Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited, later Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited, now Engro Corporation Limited, in 1985.

Mr. Umar has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. He and his wife have two sons.