Management Profile

Mrs. Naz Mansha

Chairperson / Director

She is graduate from Kinnaird College, Lahore. She has an extensive experience spanning more than 32 years in business development. One of her recent success story is Nishat Linen which has become a top class garments and accessories brand of Pakistan equally popular in and out of the country.

She is also CEO of Nishat Linen (Pvt.) Limited and Director on the board of Emporium Properties (Pvt.) Limited and Golf View Land (Pvt.) Limited.

Mr. Raza Mansha

Chief Executive Officer / Director

He is graduate from University of Pennsylvania. He has rich experience of about 23 years in business management, corporate strategies, commercial insights and project management. He is a visionary man and the success of DGKC is a witness to his business intelligence.

He is also on top executive post along with directorship in Nishat Paper Products Company Limited, Nishat Developers (Private) Limited and Nishat (Gulberg) Hotels and Properties Limited.

He has served in Information Technology Committee, Business Strategy & Development Committee and HR&R Committee in MCB.

He is also a director and chairman in MCB Islamic Bank Limited and director in Nishat Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat Dairy (Private) Limited, Nishat Agriculture Farming (Private) Limited, MNET Services (Private) Limited, Euronet Pakistan (Private) Limited, Nishat (Raiwind) Hotels & Properties Limited and Nishat (Aziz Avenue) Hotels & Properties Limited, Hyundai Nishat (Pvt.) Limited and Nishat Agrotech Farms (Pvt.) Limited.

He has served as director in Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited.

Mr.Mahmood Akhtar

Director/ Non-Executive

Mr. Mahmood Akhtar holds an MBA degree from Punjab University and has over 36 years of managerial experience spread across various industries. He also serves on the Board of Lalpir Power Limited, Nishat Mills Limited, Nishat Power Limited, Security General Insurance Company Limited, Nishat Hospitality (Pvt) Limited, Nishat Paper Products Company Limited, Nishat (Gulberg) Hotels and Properties Limited and Nishat Commodities (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Farid Noor Ali Fazal

Director/Executive (Marketing)

He holds a bachelor degree in Commerce, Law and Management. He has vast experience of about 44 years in marketing, selling, logistics and administration. He started his career in 1967 with Fancy Group of Companies and later served as Marketing Manager of Steel Corporation of Pakistan before moving to Middle East in 1976. He remained associated with the cement and steel sector in Middle East for more than a decade where he served in various companies mostly as General Manager (Sales & Marketing).

He later moved to Houston, Texas, USA in 1987 where he successfully managed his entrepreneurial venture for next eleven years before returning to Pakistan and joining DGKCCL in 1998. His vast experience, leadership traits, business acumen, people skills and dedication to work have been key elements of his success in the role and he has contributed incredible expansion in the market share of DGKCCL locally and specially internationally as well.

Apart from Executive Director’s (Sales & Marketing) day to day operational activities, he is currently, Senior Vice Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) and has also served as its Acting Chairman in 2002. Moreover, he serves on boards of Directors of Nishat Papers Products Company Limited (NPPCL), Nishat Automobiles Private Limited and Nishat Mills Limited as well.

Mr. Shahzad Ahmad Malik


He is civil engineer and MBA from LUMS. His experience is of about 28 years. His main expertise is in financial management and treasury.

He has also served a s Deputy Director in Pakistan Audit and Account Service, GOP.

He is director in Nishat Power Limited.



Mr. Usama graduated from University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) with a B.S.E. in Bioengineering and a Masters in Public Administration. He is a seasoned professional with cross-cutting experience of working in both public and private sector. His areas of expertise include management consulting, technical assistance, policy development and project implementation. He has also worked with international organizations such as DFID, UN, and the World Bank. Usama has spearheaded large scale initiatives and reform programs, such as the education reforms in Punjab. He serves as the Director of Delivery Management Consultants (Pvt) Limited.

Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khan

Director Finance

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. His experience spans over half a century. He is expert in financial management, tax, audit, accounts and management affairs.

He served three Public Sector Organizations including Punjab Ghee Board, Punjab Industrial Development Board, Rice Milling Corporation of Pakistan as General Manager Finance where he played the vital role of securing funds for new projects and imports, managing investments and overall supervision. After leaving the public sector and before joining Nishat Group, he held top management positions in two different groups of industries where he was responsible for overall supervision of the finance and accounting function.

He joined Nishat Group in 1993 and has remained a part of it ever since. His vast experience, dedication to work and leadership has been important for the group. Currently, he is the CEO of Lalpir Solar Power (Private) Limited and Nishat Energy Limited. He also serves on the board of Nishat Paper Product Company Limited, Nishat (Chunian) Limited, Nishat Chunian Power Limited, Nishat Hotels and Properties Limited, Nishat (Aziz Avenue) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Gulberg) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Raiwind) Hotels & Properties Limited, MCB Islamic and MCB Financial Services Limited.

He also remained Chairman of Lahore Stock Exchange and served on Board of MCB Bank Limited.

Dr. Arif Bashir

Director Technical & Operations

Dr. Arif Bashir holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (Fuel and Energy) from University of Leads. He joined cement sector in 1982. During his career spanning over 37 years, he has proven himself in technical, managerial and research areas.

He has vast experience in the fields of chemical engineering, energy conservation, environmental studies, alternate fuels, renewable energy (biomass, solar & wind), project planning, execution and monitoring, operation and maintenance. He possesses extra ordinary skills to develop and train technical teams and has special interest in the field of applied engineering research.

He represented Pakistan on various national and international conferences. To his credit are a number of international research publications. He is also associated with educational institutions as examiner and active member of board of studies in various institutions. He supervised university students in applied research projects leading towards the degree of Ph.D.

He is pioneer in conversion of cement industry from furnace oil to coal firing that changed the entire structure of Pakistan Cement Industry.
He is associated with DGKC since 1993 where he oversaw the expansion of the plant and setting up of new line of cement production. In 2004 he was given the tremendous responsibility to set up state of the art KHP factory which he successfully completed in 2007. In 2011 he was posted on the top technical post of the Company as Director (Technical & Operations).
His technical expertise and leadership has been instrumental in incredible growth of the Company. He played a pivotal role in training and professional development of the company engineers.
He is also overseeing the planning, initiation and execution of many other projects of Nishat Paper Products Co. Limited and Nishat Power Projects.

He is also member Punjab Chief Minister task force on fast track power projects.
He also serves on the boards of directors of Pakgen Power Limited and Nishat Paper Products Company Limited.

Mr. Inayat Ullah Niazi

Chief Financial Officer

He is a Commerce Graduate and C.A. Inter. His experience spans about 35 years. His expertise is in accounts, tax, audit, finance, treasury, budget and planning. He remained a crucial negotiator in transactions with international financial institutions, development institutions and export credit agencies.

He has served a director Lahore Stock Exchange. He is also CFO of Nishat Paper Products Company Limited.

He is also serving a director in Security General Insurance Company Limited, Nishat Paper Products Company Limited, Pakistan Aviators & Aviation (Private) Limited, Nishat Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Aziz Avenue) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Gulberg) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Raiwind) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat Energy Limited, Lalpir Solar Power (Private) Limited, National Clearing Company of Pakistan and LSE Financial Services Limited.

Mr. Khalid Mehmood Chohan

Company Secretary

He is a Commerce graduate. His experience tenure is about 36 years. His fields of expertise include income tax, corporate matters and secretarial practices.

He is company secretary of various companies in Nishat.

Mr. Nauman Yaqoob

Chief Information Officer

He holds Bachelors and Master’s degree in Information Technology (IT) from Preston University. He has experience of over 26 years in different areas of IT including ERP, Software development, Network communication, Data Centers, Security and BMS. He also has many international affiliations and certifications. (CISCO, Microsoft, Oracle, Dell, IBM, Honeywell, Bosch etc.)

He started his career in 1994 from DGKCC. After 13 years with Nishat Group, he moved to work in different positions in of Government of Pakistan & Punjab’s departments up to “BPS-20” (Expo Center Lahore, Punjab IT Board, TEVTA, Home department). He is one of the pioneers behind the concept of “E-Governance” in public sector enterprises and transform and implement the technology of Punjab Prisons, Forensics and Securities.

Mr. Muhammad Shafique

General Manager-Works (DG Plant)

Mr. Nazar Hussain

Deputy General Manager-Works (DG Khan)

Mr. Brig. (R) Jawed Akhtar

General Manager-Admin (DG Khan)

Mr. Sohaib Ahsan

General Manager-Works (Khairpur Plant)

Mr. Col. (R) Hashmat Ali Khan

General Manager-Admin (Khairpur Plant)

Mr. Shahid Ghazanfar

General Manager-Works (Hub Plant)

Mr. Noor Muhammad Soomro

Deputy General Manager-Works (Hub Plant)

Mr. Naeem Akhtar

General Manager-Admin (Hub)