MEET THE BOARD
Mr. Robert McAllister: Chairman
Mr. Malik Ehtisham Ikram: Acting Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & CFO
Mr. Malik Ehtisham was appointed as Director on Board in December 2019. He was subsequently appointed as Chief Financial Officer and as member of Human Resource & Remuneration Committee in 2020.
He is a seasoned Senior Finance Executive with a career spanning 17 years in Finance with strong emerging market experience. He joined Al-Futtaim Group in 2012 and has been working at various Senior Finance & Leadership positions independently handling high profile Automotive Projects for the Group.
Over his career span he has worked with various consultancy firms including PwC and KPMG. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and holds a post graduate degree in Managerial Economics.
Ramesh Narasimhan : Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ramesh is Chief Financial Officer for Al Futtaim Group’s Automotive Division and has over 30 years of experience including 22 years in the Automotive industry. Ramesh recent role prior to joining Al Futtaim was in Nissan where he was most recently the President of Nissan Philippines and Nissan Thailand respectively. Prior to these roles, Ramesh was the Chief Financial Officer for Nissan Australia and New Zealand. He also worked for Ford in Australia and China in senior finance roles.
SHAHID SHAHBAZ TOOR : Independent Non-Executive Director
Have more than 35 years of experience in the Tractor manufacturing industry in areas pertaining to Management, Development, Production, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, etc. Served as Director Technical at Millat Tractors Limited, CEO at Millat Equipment Limited as well as Mannan Shahid Forgings (Abraaj Capital UAE Group Company).
Graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University, UK. Have attended various professional training courses in Pakistan and Abroad in institutions like Ashraigh School of Management UK, Perkins Engines, Massey Ferguson Tractors UK, AOTS Japan, Pakistan Institute of Management, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan Institute of Quality Control.etc.
Ms. Farah Qureshi: Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Farah Qureshi was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on Board in May 2020.
Ms. Farah Qureshi is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. With over 25 years of experience in Corporate Governance, Internal Control, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Mergers and Acquisitions,Project feasibilities, Banking and Financial arrangements, Legal, Company Secretariat and IT. She has served as Company Secretary on the Board of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Ltd., a listed company in financial services. Presently serving on the Board of First UDL Modaraba as Director, also served on the Board of Network Microfinance Bank Ltd. (subsidiary of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Ltd.) Served on the taxation subcommittee of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Presently providing consulting services in the areas of accounting, Finance, IT systems, corporate governance, internal controls, preparing projections and feasibilities, banking and financial arrangements.
Mr. VINCENT DE LASSAGNE: Non-Executive Director
Mr. Vincent is the Brand Leader for New Holland Agriculture Asia Pacific Region. He initially joined the CNH in 1995. Within CNH he acquired a significant experience in the CIS, AME and Asia Pacific markets. Since 2004 he has been posted as Business Director in Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Vincent de Lassagne has been appointed on the Board of Al-Ghazi Tractors Ltd from October 23, 2015. Mr. Vincent holds an Agronomist Engineer degree & Masters in Marketing & Sales from the HEC University
Mr. Matthieu Jean-Marie, Bernard Séjourné : Non-Executive Director
Mr. Matthieu Séjourné has been appointed on the Board of A-Ghazi Tractors Ltd. from February 13, 2020 as a Non-Executive Director.
He joined CNHi in March 2002 covering several sales & marketing positions in the African continent; he also joined TurkTraktor, the JV of CNHi in Turkey, where he was Marketing Director. He then joined the Asia Pacific Region, where he was successively appointed as Product Marketing and, after, Brand Leader for Case IH. Since January 2019, he is the Brand Leader New Holland & Case IH for the Asia, Middle East and Africa Region.
Mr. Séjourné holds a master degree in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy and Master in Engineering from CESTI-Paris (newly named SUPMECA, Superior Centre of Study in Industrial Techniques - Mechanical Engineering School) with a major in Supply Chain Management.