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Mr. Ali Akhai is the current Chairman of the Martin Dow Group.After completing his Bachelor of Science business graduate degree (BSc) from Brunel University in the UK, he proceeded to further his education with a double Masters degree.The first was a Master of Science from University of Hertfordshire, UK in Global Business followed by Master of Science from Novancia Business School, France in International Business Development & Consulting.In 2016, Ali returned to Pakistan and joined the family business of Martin Dow Group of Companies. He went through a structured orientation program covering Marketing, Finance, Business Development, HR & Regulatory affairs. In 2017, he took on the mantle of Business Development “lead” and launched 8 new products for the Group by mid 2018.Over the past 2 years at Martin Dow Group, Ali has been trained and groomed by his father and Founding Chairman Mr. M. Jawed Akhai and has played his part in the leadership team that successfully acquired the majority shareholding of Merck (Pvt) Ltd in 2016.

Mr. Javed is a qualified fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan. His professional journey spreads over 25 years during which he has worked in diversified functions on several key positions at leading multinational as well as national companies.Mr. Javed started his pharmaceutical career from Abbott Laboratories and continued his journey of excellence in Getz Pharma, Martin Dow and Briogene. Over the first 17 years of his professional experience, he has been leading Finance, Marketing, International Business, Business Development, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, New Product Development and Technical functions.He served Martin Dow as Managing Director from August 2010 till October 2012 after the acquisition of Roche brands and manufacturing facility. Then he moved to Briogene and worked there as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for over 2 years.For the last 4 years, he has been associated with AJ Research & Pharma (subsidiary of Al Jomaih group, Saudi Arabia) based in Malaysia as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Under his leadership, AJ Pharma has progressed tremendously from a startup company to operations in more than 7 countries of ASEAN region and a business base in GCC markets. He managed a diversified team in AJ Pharma to establish a strong presence in both prescription based and consumer health markets of ASEAN and GCC.

Dr. Anum Jawed Akhai did her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in 2012. After finishing an internship programme at University College London she received a certificate in Orthodontics from Academy of Straight Wire and Functional Orthodontics (USA).She worked as a private practitioner from 2013 to 2015 & as a lecturer and post graduate resident from 2015 to 2018 at a reputable dental institute.She joined Martin Dow Group in 2018 where she brings her medical and dental experience to the pharma table and is broadening her horizons and scope by working in the Business Development arena.

Mr. Mohammad Amjad brings with him vast experience of 35 years in pharmaceutical manufacturing and plant operations with leading companies like Wyeth and Sanofi. Before joining Martin Dow, Mr. Mohammad Amjad served OBS Pakistan as Director Industrial Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and MBA from University of La Verne, USA. At Martin Dow, Mr. Mohammad Amjad is leading Technical Operations of Karachi SITE and Seatle – Lahore SITE that includes Production, New Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering & Projects.

Muqtadir Jawad has been associated with Martin Dow since 2001. With a diversified experience of more than 29 years in the pharmaceutical industry, engaged in matters of supply chain, taxation and corporate affairs, Muqtadir Jawad has gyrated Martin Dow to the level of alacrity. His strong interpersonal skills are an assurance of ascent to newer horizons for the company.

Mr. Ali Aamir brings with him a total of over 30 years of varied experience. He has worked in senior positions with local as well as multinational organizations, adding depth and scale to his knowledge and experience. These include A. F. Ferguson & Co, ANZ Grindlays Bank, ICI Pakistan Limited, Lotte Pakistan PTA Limited, Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited and a brief stint at Herbion Pakistan (Pvt) Limited . Mr. Ali Aamir is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. At Martin Dow, Mr. Ali Aamir is looking after the Finance, Information Technology & Commercial functions.

Mr. Rustom J. Boga brings with him a total of over 30 years of comprehensive knowledge and varied experience of marketing and communications. He has been associated with both national and multinational organizations including Unilever, Standard Chartered, Cupola and Manhattan International. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with majors in Marketing from IBA. At Martin Dow, Mr. Rustom J.Boga is responsible for managing all corporate communications of the Group alongside aligning internal communication activities associated with brands activation/promotional campaigns. He is also be responsible for keeping & sustaining relations with both print and electronic media to enhance Group image.

Mr. Asim Mustafa holds Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from University of Karachi and MBA in Marketing. He is a skilled marketing strategist with extensive experience of both national & international marketing operations. Mr. Asim Mustafa brings with him over 21 years of cumulative experience in strategy & portfolio management working for Aventis Pharma, Abbott Laboratories and Getz Pharma.  He held various key positions at Getz and lastly served there as Director International Business. At Martin Dow, Mr. Asim Mustafa will be leading the Marketing & Sales and International Business functions of the company.

Dr. Farrukh Hafeez has an extensive experience of over 30 years in Pharmaceutical Plant and Quality Operations. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from HEJ Research Institute, Karachi. Before becoming a part of Martin Dow, he was affiliated with Abbott Laboratories in the capacity of Director Quality Assurance for over 13 years and was also associated with Searle & Barrett Hodgson on various senior positions. He is the originator of more than 25 research papers which have been published in numerous international journals. Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GMP Compliance and Technical Services of Martin Dow Ltd. – Karachi & Seatle – Lahore sites and overseeing Quality Operations of Meymac & Gien sites will be under his leadership at Martin Dow.

Mr. Ejaz Ahmad holds a Bachelor degree (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. He has substantial and extensive experience of over 35 years related to the Engineering functions. Over the course of his career, he remained affiliated on key strategic positions and created value for multinational as well as national pharmaceutical companies including Merck Marker, Hilton Pharma, Pharmatec Pakistan & Abbott Laboratories. All activities associated with Plant Maintenance, Engineering & Projects of Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi and Seatle Lahore are under his leadership and he will also oversee the affairs of engineering functions of Meymac and Gien sites through respective Site Heads.

Mr. Shaikh Muhammad Inam graduated from University of Karachi in 2002 with Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. He brings varied experience of Quality Operations from MNCs including Pfizer, Barret Hodgson and Sanofi. Mr. Inam secured a Gold Medal at Merck Pakistan for his extraordinary services. His area of expertise includes Regulatory matters of local and international market, Global Quality Systems, global and local compliance, audits and training of employees.

Mr. Usman Javed Altaf brings with him diversified working experience at local and multinational organizations like Philip Morris International, Wateen Telecom and Altaf & Altaf Associates. Before joining Martin Dow Group, Mr. Usman Altaf served at Lucky Cement Limited as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs for the company and its subsidiaries. He holds an LLB (Hons.) degree from University of Kent, Canterbury and LLM degree from City University London, England. He is a barrister at law and a member of the Hon’ble Society of Lincolns Inn. At Martin Dow, Mr. Usman Altaf is heading the Group Legal Department at Martin Dow.

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