Board of


Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited
19th Floor, The Harbour Front, Dolmen City,
HC-3, Block 4, Clifton,
Karachi – 75600, Pakistan
Tel: + 92 21-3520 9600-01

Independent Director

Mr. Kamran Y. Mirza is a qualified Chartered Accountant (November 1968) from United Kingdom. He started his career in Pakistan as an auditor with A.F. Ferguson & Co. Mr. Mirza then made a career move in December 1970 and joined Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited, a multinational Pharmaceutical and Health Care company as Chief Financial Officer. He became one of the youngest Managing Director’s of his time in the year 1977 and remained as the Managing Director Abbott Pakistan for 29 years.

Mr. Mirza held the position of Chairman Export Processing Zones Authority from February 2007 to March 2009 and then joined PBC (Pakistan Business Council) as its Chief Executive Officer, a position he held till December 2015. PBC is a Think Tank and Business Policy Advocacy Forum.

He is the Chairman of Philip Morris (Pakistan) Ltd., Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd. (UPFL), and Karwan-e-Hayat (NGO). Additionally, he is also serving as Director on the Board of Abbott Laboratories, International Steel (ISL), Safari Club Ltd. and Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), of which he was the Chairman from December 2012 to October 2016.

Previously, he served as Chairman of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Ltd. (PMEX) – formerly National Commodity Exchange Ltd. (NCEL), Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), President of Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), President of American Business Council (ABC), and Chairman of Pharma Bureau – (Association of Pharmaceutical Multinationals).

He served as Director on the Board of Bank Alfalah Limited, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Pakistan Steel (PS), and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Pakistan Textile City Limited, Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), Genco Holding Company and NAVTEC. Furthermore, he represented PBC on the Board of BOI (Board of Investment) and other Government Bodies / Institutions.

Mr. Mirza has also chaired a Task Force set up by Planning Commission on Pharmaceutical Industry, a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Federal Government and Sindh Wild Life Board. He has served as a member on Quality Control Board of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also gives lectures regularly at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Managing Director, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Joao has an impressive 20-year career at PMI. He started as an Operations Trainee in Switzerland and in 1998 started his international career as Manufacturing Development Manager in Portugal. Since then, his career in Operations has spanned many markets across European Union (EU), Eastern Europe & Middle East (EEMA) and Latin America & Canada (LA&C) in Manufacturing, Engineering and Planning. In 2004, Joao was first appointed Director Operations in Romania, a position he subsequently held in Serbia and Argentina, and in 2011 was appointed VP Operations EEMA Region.

Under Joao’s leadership, the EEMA Operations organization has consistently performed at an excellent level and showed an impressive mindset for continuous improvement. Joao’s contribution to the EEMA Management team, effective leadership, entrepreneurial capability and drive for results have left a mark in the region, and will be highly valued as he brings these attributes to Asia.

Independent Director

Lt Gen. (R) Tariq Khan is a three star general and has been awarded with Hilal-e-Imtiaz Military, the United States Military Legion of Merit, The Liberation of Kuwait medal and the Defence of Saudi Arabia Medal. He retired recently and is recognized as a combat commander who led forces in FATA and Malakand Divisions in varying capacities.

Muhammad Zeeshan
Director, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan qualified as a chartered Accountant in 2006 from Pakistan. He started his career in Philip Morris as Manager Marketing Finance for PMPKL in 2008.

Since then he has assumed various roles across the function including a regional stint in Hong Kong. Mr. Zeeshan’s experience in Internal Controls, Business Development & Planning and Zone Manager in Commercial led him to Lausanne, where he spent the last 2 years as Manager Corporate Financial Planning & Reporting.

Director, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Sharmen has a career spanning 22 years in PMI and has gained deep experience in Finance, Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions across Asia and in the Operations Centre. He most recently held the position of Director Mergers & Acquisitions and Planning PMI.

Director, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Ee Won Chen joined Philip Morris Malaysia in 2004 as Manager Planning, and progressed to various positions with increasing responsibilities. She was on international assignment to Hong Kong in 2009 as Manager Finance Asia and returned to Malaysia in 2011 as Financial Controller. Prior to this new assignment, she held the position of Director Finance & IS in Malaysia.

Over the past four years, Ee Won played a key role in the successful execution of market sourcing project and she enhanced dramatically our finance organization bench-strength. Moreover, under her leadership, numerous tax-related matters were favorably resolved and tax changes smoothly implemented, thus, paving the way for a more predictable and stable fiscal environment for our affiliates in Malaysia.

Ee Won’s professionalism, strong business acumen, dedication to people development and unconditional support to achieving our top and bottom lines targets are key assets for her successful tenure at our regional headquarter.

Director, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Mr. Scharer started his career in 1992 in the Tobacco industry as an Engineer at the Operations division of Austria Tobacco (Vienna) till 1997. After that, he joined Philip Morris Germany as a Management Trainee and progressed through various positions and roles including Project Lead SAP Implementation, till 2001. Since then he has worked across various PMI Global affiliates in progressively responsible positions. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Business Management from Technical University of Vienna.


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