Mian Iftikhar Ahmed – Chairman

Mian Iftikhar Ahmed is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and former Chief Executive of the Company. He is not only the founder of the Company but also the founder of bias tyre industry of Pakistan. Under his leadership, the Company has pioneered many new products in the tyres industry. He is now the chairman of All Pakistan Tyres & Tubes Manufacturing Association (APTTMA). For his services, he was bestowed with a Gold Medal by Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industries (LCCI) in 2007 for being the best businessman of the year.

Mian Iftikhar Ahmed started his professional career in 1970 after completing his engineering degree from University of Idaho, USA. After 13 years of serving various multinational companies both in Pakistan and abroad, he laid the foundation of “Mian Tyre & Rubber Company (Pvt.) Limited” in 1983, currently known as “Panther Tyres Limited”. By this, he became the founder of the motorcycle tyre manufacturing industry in Pakistan. Mian Iftikhar Ahmed has been the driving force behind the Company’s success. Through his visionary thinking coupled with hard work and commitment, he transformed the Company from a humble beginning to one of the leading tyre & tube manufacturing company of Pakistan. Over the period, he has demonstrated his skills as a strategic thinker with strong entrepreneurial ability and managed to lead the organization successfully.

Mian Faisal Iftikhar – Chief Executive Officer

Mian Faisal Iftikhar is an Executive Director and heading the Company as a Chief Executive Officer. He joined the Company in 1999 after completing his Master degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. Mr. Faisal carries with him rich experience of twenty years relating to tyre and tube industry and has a strong understanding of the critical business drivers of the trade.
During his professional career, he remained involved in the production operations of the Company and has been successful in aligning the operations with the business strategy of the Company, i.e. to produce best quality products at optimal cost structure. He achieved this by inculcating the latest technical knowledge in the work force also by regularly bringing in the new technology along with state of the art plant & machinery. He has played a pivotal role in the expansion of the Company in the last decade. During his experience, he also headed the Commercial department of the Company.

Zahid Mehmud – Executive Director

A chemical engineer by profession, Mr. Zahid Mahmud is a qualified tyre & rubber technologist. With an enriched experience of more than 37 years, he is an Executive Director in Panther Tyres Limited. Right from the beginning of his professional career, Mr. Zahid has been associated with the tyre & tube manufacturing industry of Pakistan. Before joining Panther Tyres in 2007, he was working as General Manager, Production, in Atlas Tyres (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. Zahid has an illustrious experience of production and plant management. Under his capable supervision, Tyre Building Machine & Bago-o-matic presses were completely fabricated & reconditioned for the first time ever in the history of Pakistan, thus, giving rise to a completely new trend in the local industry.

During his career, Mr. Zahid Mahmud attended various training programs & courses from local & international platforms including training on Tyre & Rubber Technology at Sava Continental (formerly Yugoslavia), training on Tyre Processing conducted by Bridgestone Engineers under three month contract, Refresher Course in Tyre Process Control from India and Statistical Quality Control conducted by Pakistan Institute of Quality Control.

Samina Iftikhar – Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Samina Iftikhar is associated with the Company as a Non-Executive Director since 2012. She contributes to the Human Resource side of the Company. She believes in continuous training and development of human resource in order to make them aligned with changing business environment. Mrs. Iftikhar is a philanthropist and an active social worker involved in various activities of community service.

Javed Masud – Independent Director

Mr. Javed is the independent director of the Company. He started his professional career after graduating in Economics from Boston University, USA. He was the founding Chief Executive of Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA), the first organization of its kind in the country. Under his capable stewardship, PACRA established itself as a globally recognized credit rating agency. For his distinguished services in setting up the first credit rating mechanism in Pakistan and establishing the credibility of credit rating in the country, the Government of Pakistan conferred Mr. Javed with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the country’s third highest honour and civilian award in 2009.

Serving as a civil servant for 25 years he was placed on mid level management in various federal ministries, including Ministry of Planning, Finance and Production. He was placed as a member of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (formerly Corporate Law Authority) and also served on the Board of several reputed organizations including Lahore Stock Exchange, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Lahore Transport Company and IGI Finex Securities Limited. He has deep insight of global business & investments environment, and also has several national and international publications to his credit in this regard.

Besides, Mr. Masud was appointed as Pakistan’s Consul General in South Korea and served on deputation as Senior Executive Vice President and Regional Head of Bankers Equity Limited, Lahore. Moreover, he has also worked as a consultant to International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank and other international agencies and performed various assignments in different countries of Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Asad Sultan Chaudhary – Independent Director

Mr. Asad Sultan Chaudhary is associated with the Company as an independent director. He holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, with a major in Marketing

He has over 39 years of work experience in Marketing Management, Strategy, Business Development and Planning which includes 35 years with the Fertilizer Industry of Pakistan, including Engro Fertilizers Ltd. and Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC). During his tenure at FFC, he headed all the major operations i.e. Sales, Marketing, Distribution/logistics, Imports/Exports, Advertising & Sales promotion and retired as Group General Manager Marketing.

Mr. Asad has the privilege to represent his Company at the highest levels in the Government of Pakistan, the provincial Governments, and at international Fertilizer conferences in numerous countries abroad. He has completed numerous advanced management programs at renowned institutions including Wharton, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania USA, Ross Business School, University of Michigan USA, International Fertilizer Development Center, Alabama USA, Mt. Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School, Australia and Australian Graduate School of Management Executive Programs, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Iqbal Ahmad Khan – Independent Director

Mr. Iqbal Ahmad Khan, a career diplomat, is associated with the Company as an Independent Director. He joined Foreign Service in 1971 and served there for 35 years in various capacities, in Pakistan’s diplomatic missions abroad, also at the Foreign Office in Islamabad. He was appointed as High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh, non- resident Ambassador to Bhutan, Ambassador to Iran, Permanent Representative to the ECO, Consul General in New York and Director General at the Foreign Office in charge of South Asia and America during this tenure.

Mr. Khan’s diversified experience in political, economic & commercial aspects of both international as well as local markets makes him a luminous star in the galaxy of highly intellectual individuals.

Currently, Ambassador Khan is an adjunct professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where he teaches international affairs. He occasionally writes for newspapers and magazines on foreign policy and national security issues. He also lectures at different institutions including the National Management College, formerly the Pakistan Administrative Staff College, and the National Institute for Public Administration.