Board of Directors

Board of Directors


  • Mr. Iftikhar Soomro - Chairman and Director
  • Mr. S.M. Wajeedhuddin - Chief Executive and Director
  • Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani
  • Mr. Iqbal Bengali
  • Mr. Shoaib Mir - Non-Executive Director
  • Ms. Seema Adil - Independent Director
  • Mr. Rashid Muhammad Khan - Executive Director


Directors Profile:


Mr. Iftikhar Soomro - Chairman and Director


Mr. Soomro is an industrialist, social worker, philanthropist, politician, honorary consul general and agriculturist. He did B.A. honours in Economics from Karachi University. He had also remained as Minister for Industries and Agriculture for Sindh. He is past president of All Pakistan Textiles Manufacturers Association (APTMA). He is the founder and ex- president of Shikarpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Currently, Mr. Soomro is the Chief Executive & Director of Sind Fine Textile Mills, Beebul Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd and HMB Mills (Pvt) Ltd. He is Chairman and Trustee of HMB Trust. He is a trustee of Karachi Grammar School, is the member of Governing Body of I.B.A. Sukkur, Shikarpur Public School and NASRA Public School.



Mr. S.M. Wajeehuddin (Chief Executive and Director)


Mr. Wajeehuddin a Chartered Accountant by profession started his professional career with Parke-Davis in 1990 and has worked in various capacities in Finance Function leading to the Position of Finance Director in June 2010. He has also worked on various commercial projects with Sales and Marketing functions. He has been appointed on the Board of Wyeth Pakistan Limited on 30th March 2010.


He is currently a member of Finance and Taxation sub- committee of The American Business Council of Pakistan and Taxation and Financial Services sub-committee of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry.



Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani (Non-Executive Director) 


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 1982 and commenced legal practice in Karachi immediately thereafter. He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is a partner in the law firm of Vellani & Vellani.


In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Vellani is also member of the Board of Directors in several multinational companies covering the FMCG, manufacturing, medical and philanthropic sectors. 



Mr. Iqbal Bengali (Non-Executive Director)  


Mr. Bengali is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has a vast experience spanning over 32 years and has served different organization internationally in various capacities. He joined Pfizer Laboratories Limited in 1989 as Director Finance and Administration and took charge as Country Manager of Pfizer Pakistan Limited in 1995. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Wyeth Pakistan Limited from October 2009 to July 2011. He has also served as a Country Manager for Pfizer Indonesia from 2000 to 2004 and briefly in early 2011.


He served as the President of American Business Council from 2006 to 2007. 


Mr. Shoaib Mir - (Non-Executive Director)


Mr. Shoaib Mir, an officer of Federal Government in BS-21 presently posted as Chairman, State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan. Prior to present position in State Life he has held the position of Additional Secretary Establishment Division, Islamabad, besides being posted on leading Administrative & Finance positions in Federal, Provincial Government and Public Sector Enterprises.

Mr. Shoaib Mir joined Civil Services in 1980; he has vast professional experience in Senior Management Positions in diversified fields such as Public Sector Management, Administration, Judicial, Health, Insurance and Planning etc.

He has extensively attended local and international professional training courses, workshop, seminars and conferences.

Mr. Shoaib Mir has attained a Degree of MBBS and he is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).


Current Directorships:


  1. Security Papers Limited
  2. International Industries Limited (Nominee NIT)
  3. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
  4. Pakistan Reinsurance Company Limited.


Ms. Seema Adil (Independent Director)


Ms. Seema Adil possesses 33 years of experience in Oil & Gas industry in Pakistan, skilled in Program Management, Strategy & Planning and Change Management. Strong business development professional with a MS - Chemical Engineering focused in Petroleum Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


She has worked in Shell Pakistan for 30 years in various capacities in Marketing, Supply & Distribution of oil products and technical support, in leading and implementing business process re-engineering initiatives. She was also a Shell appointed Director to PAPCO board.


She has also worked in Pakistan Refinery Limited for 3 years as Deputy Managing Director, carried direct responsibility of Plant Operations, Oil movement, Commercial activities, Pricing, HSEQ and was the Management Representative ensuring ISO qualification.


Mr. Rashid Muhammad Khan (Executive Director)


Mr. Rashid holds Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from US. He joined Pfizer in 1993 and became part of Wyeth in 2014.

His current responsibilities include Production Management, Product development and Technical services. He has participated in Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) meetings as a member of DRAP core committee to draft the guidelines for printing of 2D barcode on pharmaceutical products. He has also worked in Warner Lambert R&D facility in Ann Arbor Michigan in the department of neuro-psychiatric disorder.