Directors Profile

Directors appointed on the Board of Directors of Archroma Pakistan Ltd are six nominee Directors of Archroma Textiles S.a.r.l and one nominee Director of National Investment Trust. Ther are :

Mr. Mujtaba Rahim was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. He holds Master degree in applied chemistry from University of Karachi. He had attended various national & international courses on leadership and strategic management programs being conducted by Pakistan Institute of Management Sciences , INSEAD Business School Fountainbleau, France and Ashridge College of Management UK. He is having over 30 years of experience in dyes & Chemicals industry. In 2004 he earned the position of Divisional Head Textile, Leather& Paper, one of the largest business units of Clariant in Pakistan. Since 2006, he is working as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He believes in core values that inspires work ethics at Archroma. Mr. Rahim is also president of Swiss Business Council, a premier platform of Swiss Companies in Pakistan.

Dr. S. Mubarik Ali was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Being non executive director he is also a Chairman of the Company. He is PHD in Chemistry from UK. He has worked for Sandoz UK and Pakistan also . Dr. Mubarik worked in senior positions of the Company and has experience in areas of operations from production to the post of Divisional Head of the Company. Altogether he has 35 years experience in dyes & Chemical Industry.

Mr. Veqar Arif was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Currently he is acting as a Director & Company Secretary. He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan & Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan. He is also a certified Director. Mr. Veqar has more than 30 year professional experience in Finance, Administration & Audit Fields. He had attended various national & international courses on leadership and strategic management programs being conducted by Pakistan Institute of Management Sciences , INSEAD Business School Fountainbleau, France and Ashridge College of Management UK.

Mr. Hans Lourens was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Currently he is acting as a Non- Executive Director. He holds Civil Law degree from Leiden University. He worked 14 years as in-house counsel of which 11 year as director legal/general counsel. He also worked as independent legal Counsel for five years. Currently he is working in our group as General Counsel.

Mr. Roland Waibel was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Currently he is acting as a Non- Executive Director. He holds degree in Business Administration and PhD in Operations Research from University of Berne in Switzerland. Mr. Roland Waibel has 25 years of experience in the full range of Financial and Executive Functions for publicly listed and privately owned companies. He is internationally oriented Finance Executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, taxation, treasury, insurance, risk management, financial planning and controlling in mid-sized and large industrial groups. He is also having experience in Business Process Management and Change Management.

Mr. Marcos Furrer was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Currently he is acting as a Non- Executive Director. With a 20 years career, Mr Furrer has earned a strong reputation as a well-rounded business manager with excellent leadership skills and a taste for working as a team towards delivering ambitious targets. A Chemical Engineer from the Ingenieurschule beider Basel, Mr Furrer started his career with Clariant in Switzerland as Product Manager Sulphur Dyes in 1997. He then grew in the organization as Head of Continuous Dyeing Cellulosic (1999 to 2001); Head of BU Textile Dyes and Textile Chemicals in México (2001 to 2005); Global Head for the Product Group Cellulosic Dyes (2005 to 2007), Head of BU Textile Chemicals Latin America (2007 to 2009); Head of BU Textile Chemicals Americas (2009 to 2012); Head of Emulsions (January 2012 to June 2012); and Head of Marketing and Sales Plastic and Special Applications, BU Pigments (January 2013 to 2015). His latest role as Head of RBL Europe BU Pigments, Strategic Plastics, brought him back to Switzerland in January 2015, with the mission to implement the new BU Pigments regional structure in Europe. Mr Furrer speaks five languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Currently he is working as President Textile Specialties.

Mr. Shahid Ghaffar was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018 as an Independent director. Being Independent director he is also a member of Audit Committee. He has done Masters in business administration. Thereafter he remain associated with the following institutions:

  • Executive Vice President & Head of Fund Management for 21 years and as Managing Director for 3 years 2014-2017.
  • Managing Director of Karachi Stock Exchange (Now Pakistan Stock Exchange) for 3 years.
  • Commissioner & Executive Director of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for 5 years.
  • Chief Executive Officer for HBL Asset Management Limited for 5 years.
  • Head of Investor relation & Corporate Representation of Habib Bank Limited for 3 years.

During his 40 years of professional career he has been nominated on 30 listed companies boards.

Ms. Yasmin Peermohammad was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018 as an Independent director. Being Independent director. She is Bachelor of Commerce from University of Karachi. She also completed trainings from Swissair Training School, Switzerland in different fields. She is having an emphasis on the Marketing and Customer Management.

Mr. M.Z. Moin Mohajir was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018 as an Independent director. He is also a Chairman of Audit Committee. He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Mr. Moin Mohajir worked on senior positions of the various companies and has experience in areas of Finance, Taxation & Audit. Altogether he has 40 years experience. Currently he is a Deputy Secretory General of OICCI.

Mr. Michel Zumstein Michel Zumstein started his career with Sandoz in 1993 as Corporate Internal Auditor and has developed through his 25 years of working in Europe and Asia, in corporate and operational, global and regional Finance roles, into a seasoned finance all-rounder with in-depth understanding of the specifics of our businesses and of the challenges of our industry. More recently, Michel had been instrumental in establishing our finance services and processes as Head of Group Finance & Controlling until May 2015. As Head of Group Controlling since May 2015, he helped to drive business/financial performance management in Archroma.

In February 2018, Mr Zumstein was appointed in his current role as President Region Asia, member of the Leadership Team of Archroma.
Mr Zumstein graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, and has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Strasbourg, France.