Management Profile

Mrs. Naz Mansha

Chairperson / Director

Mrs. Naz Mansha has over 33 years’ experience as a Director on the Board of different companies. She has been associated with D. G. Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKC) since 1994, She is also a Chief Executive of Nishat Linen (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of Nishat Mills Limited and Director/Chief Executive of Emporium Properties (Pvt) Limited and Director on the Board of Golf View Land (Pvt) Limited.

Mr. Raza Mansha

Chief Executive Officer / Director

He is a graduate from University of Pennsylvania. He has rich experience of about 25 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 also served in Information Technology Committee, Business Strategy & Development Committee and HR&R Committee in MCB.

He is also a director in MCB Islamic Bank Limited, 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 Motors (Pvt.) Limited and Nishat Agrotech Farms (Pvt) Limited.

Mr. Khalid Niaz Khawaja

Independent / Non-Executive

Mr. Khalid Niaz Khawaja is a Fellow of Institute of Bankers, Pakistan. He has more than 46 years’ experience to work in different capacities in banking industry. He is also CEO in one of the leading leasing companies. He had been on the board as a director on the leading institutions Including Lahore Stock Exchange Limited.

Mr.Mahmood Akhtar

Director/ Non-Executive

Mr. Mahmood Akhtar holds an MBA degree from Punjab University and has over 37 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 45 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 DGKC 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 DGKC 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) and Nishat Mills Limited as well.

Mr. Shahzad Ahmad Malik

Director/Non-Executive

Mr. Shahzad Ahmad Malik has been associated with Nishat Group since 1998. Before joining the Group, he served as a Deputy Director in the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, Government of Pakistan. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and later on did his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is also a Director on the Board of Nishat Power Limited.

MR. USAMA MAHMUD

Director/Non-Executive

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 sectors. 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.

Dr. Arif Bashir

Director Technical & Operations

Dr. Arif Bashir holds a Ph.D. degree, by profession he is Chemical Engineering. He joined cement sector in 1983. During his career spanning over 38 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 good skills to develop and train technical teams having special interest in the field of applied engineering research.

He represented Pakistan on various national and international conferences. To his credit are number of international research publications. He is also associated with educational institutions as examiner and active member of board of studies. He supervised university students in applied research projects leading towards the degree of Ph.D. He is pioneer in conversion of domestic cement industry from furnace oil to coal and alternate fuels firing that has changed the entire structure of Pakistan Cement Industry.

He is associated with DGKC since 1993, where he oversaw the expansion of plants and setting up of three new cement production lines with number of optimizing projects. In 2004, he was given challenging responsibility to set up state of the art greenfield 7000 tpd Khairpur project which was successfully completed in 2007. In 2011 he was posted on the top technical post of the Company as Director (Technical & Operations). He was also heading technical team who completed Pakistan largest 10,000 tpd Cement project in 2018 at Hub, district Lasbela Balochistan.

His technical expertise and leadership have been instrumental in vertical growth of the Company. He played a pivotal role in training and development of skilled professional team of engineers and technicians. 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 36 years, through out with DGKC. He supervised the financial matters related to expansion of DG Plant. He also oversaw critical financing arrangements for installation of new plants at Khairpur (2007) and Hub (2018). His expertise is in accounts, tax, audit, finance, treasury, budget and planning. He remained a crucial negotiator and dealer in transactions with international financial institutions, development institutions and export credit agencies.

He has served as director of Lahore Stock Exchange, National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited and LSE Financial Services Limited. He is also CFO of Nishat Paper Products Company Limited.

He is also serving as a director in Security General Insurance Company Limited, Nishat Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Aziz Avenue) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat (Raiwind) Hotels & Properties Limited, Nishat Energy Limited, Nishat Solar Power (Private) Limited, Lalpir Power Limited and Pakistan Aviators and Aviation (Private) Limited.

Mr. Khalid Mehmood Chohan

Company Secretary

He is a Commerce graduate. His experience tenor is about 37 years. His fields of expertise include income tax, corporate matters and secretarial practices. He is Company Secretary of various companies in Nishat Group.

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 DGKC. After 13 years with Nishat Group, he moved to work at different positions in Government of Pakistan & Punjab’s departments up to “BPS-20” (Expo Center Lahore, Punjab IT Board, TEVTA, Home department, ZTE Telecomm). 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)
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