Our company is managed by the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Committee.
The Board is comprised of executive and non-executive directors from CBL and Mondelez, who are responsible for our corporate governance and ultimately accountable for the company strategy, objectives and
The Company Chairman of the Board and Managing Director is responsible for the management of the business and is assisted by the Corporate Executive Committee. Each member of the executive committee is responsible for a specific part of the business as well as the overall organizational performance.
Hasan Ali Khan started his business career in 1969 by establishing a large flour mill in the interior of Sindh at Sukkur which he ran successfully until its nationalization by Mr. Bhutto's government in 1976. He left for Dubai to setup a business in association with International Timber Corporation (ITC), one of the largest building material conglomerates of U.K. He successfully operated the business for three years in U.A.E in joint venture with the Galadari Group. In the meantime, flour mills were de-nationalized and he returned to Pakistan to negotiate a joint venture with the French multinational, Generale Biscuit to create Continental Biscuits Ltd. for the launch of their (LU Brand) biscuits in Pakistan.
In the later part of 1986-87, the Danone Group bought Generale Biscuit and the joint venture continued between Hasan Ali Khan and Danone Group, one of the largest manufacturers of food products in the world. Within the last 10 years Continental Biscuits Limited has become one of the largest manufacturers of biscuits in Pakistan with a net sales revenue of approximately Rs. 14 billion by the end of year 2017. Both Hasan Ali Khan and the Danone Group over the years took the company into major expansions. The total investment at current market value is estimated at Rs.7 billion. In the year 2007 Danone sold their biscuits category to Kraft Foods of USA. Today, Mr. Hasan Ali Khan’s family has a joint venture with Kraft Foods with a shareholding of 50.5% and 49.5% respectively.
The French Government conferred the French award of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" to Hasan Ali Khan in November 2004 in recognition of his services.
Hasan Ali Khan has been active in a number of industries and community organizations and serves on the Board of Governors for various universities. He was a Member, Managing Committee for the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry and was the Chairman of Sub-Committee on Investment, Infrastructure, Law & Order and Security. He has also been the Chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Chamber for Intellectual Property Rights. He is member of the Senate of Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur and on the Board of Governors of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi. He is a member of IBA Corporate Leaders Advisory Board (ICLAB), Karachi. He was on the Board of Directors of Pak Arab Refinery (PARCO) and was made Chairman PARCO by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in June 2011 and remained in this position for five years. He resigned from the Chairmanship of PARCO in September 2016.
He has attended many seminars and international conferences on finance / commerce and business management in countries like China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and France. Hasan Ali Khan is a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist who believes seriously in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He has been graciously granting scholarships to the deprived and eligible students of IBA Sukkur for many years and in the year 2017, 35 Scholarships were granted to the students with the criteria based on 60 % of beneficiaries being Female students and 40% to boys. He has also been donating on monthly basis to Family Education Services Foundation (FESF) for the education and transportation of the underprivileged, deaf and dumb disabled children.
Mrs. Sherood Hasan Ali Khan born on May 6, 1949, is the Executive Director of Hamid Flour Mills Ltd established in 1979 in Sukkur. Mrs. Khan is actively involved in promoting education in the rural areas of Pakistan and is currently running a number of schools for boys and girls successfully in Nara Desert and Sukkur. She is also a member of the board of governors at Shah Abdul Lateef University at Khairpur. She is the President of Sir Abdullah Haroon Association, which is running the Sir Abdullah Haroon Yateem Khana (Orphanage) Lyari, The Lady Nusrat Haroon School - Lyari and Shaukat Haroon Clinic in Lyari. Furthermore, Mrs. Khan has also running a mineral water project; the brand name of the product is "VASKARO".
Hamid Floor Mills Limited
D-187, Block - 5,
Prior to joining Mondelez, my career was in Project Management and I have a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.Eng) from the University of Manchester in the UK. I began my career with Mondelez in 2000 as Manager Procurement and Supply MEA. I moved to the role of Manager Supply Chain MEA DM in 2001 and then Zone Manager East & West Africa MEA DM in 2003. Originally based in my native country of the United Kingdom, I relocated to Dubai in 2005, subsequently taking up the position of Director Customer Service and Logistics MEA DM & GCC in 2007. In February 2012, I moved into the role of Director Integrated Supply Chain Middle East and General Manager Nabisco Arabia and in this role I look after 5 manufacturing plants in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Pakistan as well as the CS&L and Procurement teams for the area.
Director ISC Middle East
General ManagerNabisco Arabia
Born in 1968, Mr. Hamid Ali Khan obtained his early education from Gordonstoun School, Scotland. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of London.
Mr. Khan is serving as the Executive Director. He joined CBL in the year 1995 and has been a valuable asset since then to the company, identifying new commercial opportunities and driving growth across CBL’s business activities. Mr. Khan, through a strategic approach to market and business growth, significantly shaped the development of CBL’s strategy and advises the management team for development opportunities.
Gawad Abaza was previously President Chocolate, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMEA), from January 1st, 2015. Before that, he held the roles of Managing Director of Kraft Foods’ Mashreq cluster in Cairo from 2010, and then Area VP, South, Central & Eastern Africa until December 2014. Gawad worked for the Cadbury Group for seven years, where initially, he was made MD of the Cadbury Adams Egypt Group in 2003, during which time Cadbury Egypt received the regional business of the year award for 2003 and 2004. Gawad later became Cadbury MD for the Middle East and North Africa. Immediately before Cadbury, Gawad worked for Incogum for seven years, during which time Pfizer acquired Warner Lambert. Gawad had previously worked for Warner Lambert as a sales manager in Saudi Arabia. His responsibilities later expanded to include Bahrain, Oman and Yemen, and by 1994 he was the Sales Manager for Gulf countries. Gawad started his career in 1986 as medical representative for Alkan Medical, from where he went on to become Johnson & Johnson Alexandria Branch Manager. He began his current role on October 1st, 2016.
Omer has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.Eng.) from McMaster University in Canada and he further went on to complete his MBA from University of Windsor in Canada. He began his career with Mondelēz in 2006 in the North American Business Unit (BU) within the Supply Chain (ISC Finance) organization and then moved to the Category Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function .He has spent a few years managing various Canadian iconic brands and categories. After that he moved to Canada Corporate FP&A. Later he relocated to Dubai in 2014, subsequently taking up various positions of Sales & Category Controller EEMEA region, EEMEA Chocolate Category FP&A lead and Category Controller Middle East & Pakistan. In May 2018, he moved into the role of Director, Category Finance (Chocolate & Biscuit) for the Middle East & Africa region.