Board Of Director

Mr. Rashid Abdulla

Mr. Rashid Abdulla has been associated with the IBL/UDL Group through his family ownership in the Group Companies. More than 45 years ago, he started his career in the Group as a part time Trainee while completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He has since risen in the Group through various appointments of increasing responsibility and has held the position of CEO and Group M.D. for the last twenty years.

Mr. Abdulla is one of the most senior and respected business professionals in the country and in addition to his active supervision of the Group companies; he is an avid sponsor of various philanthropic and charitable organizations. He holds directorships in several Groups companies.


Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala

Mr. Zubair Razzak Palwala is an MBA, started the career with A.F. Ferguson & Co. He completed the article ship in 1991 and passed the intermediate examination from ICAP. Thereafter joined Philips Electrical Industry as Internal Auditors for about 3 years, he then joined the IBL Group in 1994 and since then is affiliated with the group. He performed as the Head of First UDL Modaraba for about 10 years, had also supervised the retail business i.e. Habitt and Dunkin Donuts and is carrying variable portfolios such as Secretary of The Searle Company Limited, Group Director Finance & Managing Director of United Distributors Pakistan Limited. Mr. Palwala has ability to build controls analyze critically and take appropriate decisions.


Mr. Ayaz Abdulla

He is a Certified Director from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan, and has served on the TSCL Board of Directors since 2007. In addition to TSCL, Ayaz also serves on the Boards & several Board committees of IBL Healthcare Limited, TSCL, United Distributors Pakistan Limited and International Brands Limited.

Ayaz’s diverse professional experience spans sectors such as energy, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods & retail. He has previously worked at GE Power Systems in USA, BP Pakistan Exploration & Production, and served as CEO of International Franchises (Pvt.) Ltd where he led the comprehensive turnaround of the retail business. Ayaz has also previously led Supply Chain, Technical Operations & Projects at TSCL, spearheading transformation projects related to pharmaceutical operations with a focus on automation, efficiency & compliance.

Ayaz is passionate about corporate governance, strategy, organizational transformation & society. His functional experience spans roles in strategy, business development, corporate finance, project management, operations management, engineering, supply chain management, marketing & sales. He has also worked on several non-profit endeavors in Pakistan including major earthquake & flood relief efforts through the TCF Relief Fund and Karachi Relief Trust respectively.

Prior to starting his professional career, Ayaz completed his Bachelor of Science (with High Distinction) and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY.


Mr. Asad Abdulla

Mr. Asad Abdulla has been associated with the IBL Group since 2002 in various operating capacities. He is currently working in United Distributors Pakistan Limited (UDL) as Chief Executive Officer handling the agricultural products sales, marketing and distribution. Asad is a Certified Director from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan and is serving as a Director on the Boards of; United Distributors Pakistan Limited, The Searle Company Limited & United Brands Limited.

An entrepreneur at heart, Asad has a keen interest in Business Development and Technology and has served the Group well in creating partnerships with leading global brands in both the consumer and agriculture space as well as spearheading the Group’s entry into ecommerce and its allied services.

Asad completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Rochester, NY, as well as a Certificate of Management Sciences in Management Information Systems from the Simon School of Business Administration, NY.


Mr. Arshad Anis

Arshad Anis began his career in 1976 with Imperial Chemical industries (ICI) where he served as Sales Manager for Paints from 1976 to 1982 and then as Marketing Services Manager from1982 to 1985. ICI at the time was the largest foreign investment in Pakistan involved in large scale manufacturing of polyester fiber, decorative and industrial paints, soda ash and various other industrial chemicals. In 1985 he joined the UDL Group to set up a new company United Distributors Pakistan Ltd to establish a line of business in the Agricultural sector. He was Director & General of the company from 1985 -1991 and Managing Director from 1991-1994.

Towards the end of 1994 he took over the reins of International Brands (Pvt) Ltd a company of IBL Group that he served as Managing Director from October 1994 to September 1998.

In October 1998 he joined the Cupola Group as CEO for Cupola Pakistan Ltd. Cupola was a regionally focused operating Group with businesses in the Middle East and South Asia. The Group’s areas of interest included Consumer, Retail, Engineering and Information Technology. In Pakistan the Group was involved in retail oriented, franchise based businesses.

In 2004, he established AVCOM (Pvt) Ltd a marketing services company involved in the field of media marketing and related activities and served as its CEO till April 2015.

In May 2015 he rejoined the IBL Group and is currently the Chief Executive of United Brands Limited and Managing Director of IBL Operations (Private) Limited.

Arshad Anis serves on the Board of several companies and is a graduate from University of Karachi from where he did his Maters in Applied Physics in 1975. He has attended several management courses in Pakistan, USA and the United Kingdom.


Mr. Munis Abdullah

Mr. Munis Abdulla is Chief Operating Officer at Habitt. He is on the Board of Directors at United Brands Ltd. Mr. Abdulla was previously employed as Business Manager by International Brands Pvt Ltd. and Non-Executive Director by Searle Co. Ltd. He also served on the board at United Distributors Pakistan Ltd. and IBL Healthcare Ltd. He received his undergraduate degree from Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture.

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