Ghulam Abbas – Chief Financial Officer

He is largely credited for his immaculate work for preparing and successfully completing the IPO of the Company despite the Pandemic related challenges. With the completion of the Company’s IPO, he has emerged as possibly the only CFO in the domestic industry, who has overseen the IPO pathway of three listed companies. Prior to the listing of Panther Tyres, he had the honor of leading the IPO preparations for D.S. Industries Limited and Pervez Ahmed Securities Limited.

He is an immensely experienced finance professional with a pre-dominant career in the domestic manufacturing industry of Pakistan. He has more than 15 years of diversified experience in Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, Management Accounting, Taxation and ERP/SAP systems. As the CFO of the Company, he performs myriad functions from strategy planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the business, including financial structuring, budget forecasting and spending controls.

He holds Masters’ Degree in Economics from the University of the Punjab, and is a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan. He is also a graduate of the Management Development Program of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is an Elected Member of LBC ICMA Pakistan, besides being the Area Director of the CA Toastmaster’s Club (D122TC of the Toastmaster’s International, USA).

Mohsin Muzaffar Butt, Company Secretary & Head of Audit

As the Corporate Secretary, he is regarded for spearheading the introduction of efficient corporate administration environmrent in the Company. After the initial public offering of the Company, he successfully created a culture of statutory and regulatory compliance in the organization. Being the CS, he is responsible for high level responsibilities including governance structures/mechanisms, corporate conduct/planning, investors’ relations and strategic comminication on behalf of the Company.

He specializes in corporate practices, management costing, internal auditing and finance in SAP environment. Besides this, he is equally well versed with risk management, controls and fraud detection aspects of the Internal Audit profession.

He started his career in the Internal Audit function of a local company in Pakistan, and later went on to serve as a financial controller and Group Internal Auditor in large local and multi-national corporates in diverse economies of the world like UAE, Iraq and Canada.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of ICAP Pakistan besides being a Certified Internal Auditor from IIA, USA. He has also attended the Directors Training Program at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.

Muhammad Riaz, General Manager Operations

He is a seasoned professional having a rich experience of more than two decades relating to production, plant and technology. He has been associated with Panther Tyres since 2003 and has performed at various positions in planning, production, operations and project management departments.

He is duly acknowledged for helping the management in the materialization of the Company’s dream of developing and offering the most diversified product portfolio in Pakistan. He is known as a frontrunner in the introduction of new technologies in the Company and also regularly adding new products in the business line. He is also a quality savvy person and has inculcated this philosophy throughout the plant operations of the Company, where he also introduced some of the best manufacturing practices thereby helping the Company to achieve ISO certifications for eight years in a row. Under his able leadership, the Company also managed to get EU e-mark certification, which has certified the Company’s products for export to the European countries.

He is an engineer by profession, with specialization in Tyre and Rubber Technology. He is also an alumini of Lahore University of Management Sciences from where he completed the Management Development Program. He has also successfully completed various trainings/workshops from many local and foreign training establishments.

Syed Aon Mehdi, National Sales Manager

As the busness head in Panther Tyres, he has been responsible for bringing manifold increase in the product line with high turnover and better cash flows product range. Being a consistent out-performer, he has made his mark in every entity wherever he has served during his twenty years professional career.

Besides being a winner of LAT (Leadership, Accountability and Teamwork) Award at Shell, he is also credited for business turnaround at Coca Cola Center Region and at Pepsi Cola International; where he respectively doubled the market share in the base town and renewed annual agreements with international key accounts. While being with Pakistan’s largest telecom operator-PTCL, he greatly improved the standards & performance of the customer service centers.

Starting as a Sales Officer in Paktel, he expanded his professional horizon by being the sales & marketing manager at Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan and then as the National Key Account Manager at Pepsi Cola International. Later he served as the Regional Sales Manager at Shell Pakistan Limited and then as the General Manager Customer Care at Pakistan TeleCommunication Company Limited. He also has held senior level positions in Punjab Industrial Estates Development & Management Corporattion and Water & Power Development Authority of Pakistan.

He holds Master of Business Adminstration (MBA) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Master of Science in Psychology degree from International Islamic University of Pakistan.

Syed Faisal Karim, General Manager HR & Adminstration

He is an experienced HR professional with over twenty-four years of experience with leading multi-national and domestic large corporations across multiple sectors, such as Aviation, Construction, Fertilizers and Manufacturing sectors in Pakistan and the Gulf region.

At Panther Tyres, he is creditd for successfully designing and implementing SAP based HCM modules besides introdcing the organization-wide systematic Performance Appraisal and Variable Reward mechanisms. At his earlier assignment with Berger Paints Pakistan Limited, he successfully oversaw the introduction of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives due to which the Company was able to get the coveted CSR Award for three years in a row. He is also known for implementing a rigorous Performance Improvement Pan (PIP) for the identification of low performers and introducing defined procedures to enhance their capability. Earlier, in a multi national company having operations in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, he managed recruitment from six countries and successully reduced the recruitment time from weeks to days. At Qatar Airways, he established and managed HR department for its subsidiaries having manpower exceeding 5000 employees from 63 nationalities. At fatima Group of Pakistan, he set a unique record of recruiting over 200 middle and higher management employees per year for the group companies.

He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, besides holding two Bachelor degrees in Science and Computer Sciences. He also holds a diploma in Human Resources Management.

Muhammad Mohsin Bhatty, Head of Marketing & Sales

He has over twenty years of practical experience in increasingly responsible positions including Sales Management, Brand & Marketing Strategy development, Integrated Marketing Communication Strategies, Brand Activation and Structuring of modern Marketing Departments.

At Panther, he is responsible for the development of annual marketing plans, planning, execution and monitoring of sales promotional activities, hiring, training and management of sales team, management & development of distributors/dealers’ network and their events.

At his previous job with Berger Paints Pakistan Limited, besides managing the existing and opening new accounts for trade and 3S car dealers (Toyota, Honda & Suzuki) across Pakistan, he also successfully launched and managed an inspirational color center for for premium brand positioning by the name of Berger Color Vogue in Lahore. There, he also founded and managed Berger Call Center for customers’ complaints & queries. Earlier at Jotun Pakistan, a leading Norvagian paint company, he handling customer trade discounts and company profitability, while building cross-functional teams. At Kansai Paints, he successfully handled corporate marketing in Pakistan and in MENA region, where he was also responsible for corporate brand communication and coordination thereof with different agencies in MENA.

He holds an MBA degree in Marketing management from the University of Dallas, Texas, USA, besides the degress of Masters in Public Health and Bachelors’ in Pharmacy from local instituions of Pakistan. He has also attended many professional development training programs around the World about Brand Management, Leadership & Management Principles, Team Building and Sales & Marketing management.