Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Profile of Board of Directors

Arif Hashwani

Mr. Arif Hashwani is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Exide Pakistan Limited since 1991. Mr. Arif Hashwani is successfully spearheading the strategic initiatives of the Company. Under the leadership of Mr. Arif Hashwani, Exide Pakistan Limited experienced phenomenal growth and diversified the business. Besides, EXIDE Mr. Arif is also director/partner in other associated undertakings.

Altaf Hashwani

Mr. Altaf Hashwani is Non-Executive Director of Exide Pakistan Limited. The Board of Directors of the Company appointed Mr. Altaf Hashwani as Director of the Company in 1991 on acquisition of majority shares of the Company by Hassanali Sons (Private) Limited.  Mr. Altaf Hashwani commanded supply chain management of the company.  Mr. Altaf is now Chief Executive of SSFR (Private) Limited – a company engaged In Manufacturing and Marketing of apparels.  Mr. Altaf Hashwani is a business graduate from USA and completed Directors’ training program from the Institute of Corporate Governance of Pakistan.

Hussain Hashwani

Mr. Hussain Hashwani is also a Non-Executive Director at Exide Pakistan Limited. He has been associated with Exide as its Director from 1991. Mr. Hussain Hashwani is also a partner of Hassanali Sons. He graduated with a business degree from United States.

Ms. Zaver Hashwani

Ms. Zaver Hashwani is Non-Executive Director at Exide Pakistan Limited. Ms. Zaver is a business graduate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is serving as a director at SSFR (Pvt) Limited for last four years.

Arshad Shahzada

Mr. Arshad Shahzada is Chief Executive of the Company.  Mr. Arshad Shahzada joined EXIDE in the year 1986 and remained associated with EXIDE up to 1993. In the year 1994, the Board of Directors of Automotive Battery Company Limited, a subsidiary company of EXIDE, appointed Mr. Shahzada as its Chief Executive.  Upon merger of Automotive Battery Company Limited with and into EXIDE Pakistan Limited in 2011, the Board of Directors of EXIDE appointed Mr. Shahzada in 2012 as it Chief Executive.  Mr. Shahzada graduated from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in Electrical Engineering and completed Directors’ training program of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Pakistan.  Before joining EXIDE Mr. Shehzada was associated with sugar, petrochemical and fertilizer industries.

Syed Haider Mehdi

Mr. Haider Mehdi is an Executive Director of the Company since 2004.  Mr. Mehdi is also Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  Mr. Mehdi joined EXIDE in 1992. Before joining Exide, he was associated with Beecham Pakistan Limited, Bristol Mayes – Squibb Pakistan and Linde Pakistan Limited. Mr. Mehdi is Professionally Qualified Accountant as well as Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Navin Salim Merchant

Mrs. Navin Salim Merchant is serving as an independent director on the Board of Exide since September 2021. She was nominated by NIT to fill in a casual vacancy after their previous nominee resigned from the Board in August 2021.

Mrs. Navin, qualified as a Bachelor of Law from S.M Law College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1987. She is a Certified Director from Institute of Business Administration and a Law practitioner in the High Court & Supreme Court of Pakistan since 2013. She is also serving as an Independent director at Soneri Bank Pakistan and Otsuka Pakistan Limited and a Syndicate Member of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law Since September 2020. Currently working as a Senior Partner at Merchant Law Associates.

Amin Manji

 Mr. Amin Manji has served as an independent Director at Exide Pakistan Limited since August 2023. He has more than 30 years of global experience across the financial services and IT sectors, currently serving as SEVP and Group Chief for Information Technology at National Bank of Pakistan where he is responsible for the Bank’s IT products, services and infrastructure domestic and international landscape. Before joining National Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Amin held a variety of technology roles at Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Citi Bank, Credit Suisse Bank, Telecom Australia and Robert Bosch across Australia, Singapore and Japan.

Mr. Amin holds a B.S. from Cornell University in the USA and a Master’s in Applied Finance from Macquaire University, in Australia.