Munnawar Hamid, OBE
Former Chairman and Chief Executive of the ICI Group in Pakistan, Munnawar Hamid was with the Company since his graduation from the Universities of Punjab and Cambridge, and retired in 2003 after nearly 35 years association with ICI including a concluding year as Advisor to the Group CEO in London. He is currently Chairman of British Oxygen Company, Pakistan, and Saudi Pak Commercial Bank Limited, as well as a member on the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority, the Port Qasim Authority and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority of the Government of Pakistan. He has served as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) Pakistan, the apex body governing intellectual property rights in Pakistan, as well as on the Boards of several companies, including as Chairman of International General Insurance Company of Pakistan. He is also a former President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Pakistan. He has been involved in high-level government consultative bodies including the Government's Economic Advisory Board during 1999/2002, and has chaired the Prime Minister's Committee on Chemical Industry in Pakistan and other committees in 1996/1998. Munnawar Hamid was appointed OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in October 1997 and was invited to be the Chairman of Aga Khan University's Corporate Resource Development Committee in 1999 and appointed to the University's Board of Trustees in July 2000.