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Profile of Board of Director

Lt Gen Ali Amir Awan, HI(M)

Lt. General Ali Amir Awan HI(M), has been appointed as Chairman/Director on January 13, 2021. He is a serving Lieutenant General of Pakistan Army and is currently leading as Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories and its other subsidiaries.


Saab Group Marketing and Sales — Customer Sales Responsible Latin America, 2019 

Analysis and assessment of relevant customer needs and trends matching Saab’s Ground Based Air Defence product portfolio.

Development and continuation of relationships with customers, government representatives and authorities in Latin America

Identify and/or create prospects and influence the Customers.

Perform Business Intelligence i.e. Customer budget, Competitor pricing and business setup.

Saab Dynamics - Business Manager Americas, 2014 

Responsible for Marketing and Sales of Saab product unit Missile Systems in North and South America. The core responsibility is to  cooperate with the regional marketing resources in Americas and to manage our Sweden-based bid teams.

Development and execution of country and business case specific strategy plans.Initiating and follow-up of sales activities within the sales team, with our regional sales resources, and with our network/partners.

Bid management, planning of marketing activities, and development of our ways of working.Contract negotiations for sales of systems and support solutions to end customers.

Contract negotiations with partners in different countries.

Saab Surveillance Systems - Bid manager / Assisting campaign manager, 2013 -2014 

Marketing and Sales activities of highly advanced system of systems and support solutions. Management of the capture team for sales of Maritime Patrol Aircraft in the Middle East. Coordination of all involved Saab Business Areas in the campaign.

Saab Support & Services - Head of Business Management, 2012 -2014

Commercial governance of major or complex business cases within the Business Area.

Team leader for the Business Management function at Staff Commercial, including day-to-day management of the team members.

Development of the Winning Business sales process and the Sales Management Support function within the Business Area.

Saab Support & Services - Director Marketing and Sales, Airborne Early Warning Programme, 2006 -2012

Cross-divisional responsibility for the Business Area’s sales management, proposals and contract negotiations related to the Airborne Surveillance segment.

Sales of aircraft modifications, maintenance equipment, and complex support solutions.

Bid management, business development, and divisional coordination to reach sales objectives.

Saab Support & Services - Program Manager: Ground Based Radar support, 2002 -2006 

Operational management of the organisation for technical services, maintenance and overhaul related to the Swedish Armed Forces ground based radar systems.Sales of services covering technical areas such as: Electronics, software, mechanics, and hydraulics. 

Other Positions  2001-2002: Marketing and Sales, Radar and Electronic Warfare department, AerotechTelub. 2001-2001: Key Account Manager Intranet/Extranet solutions, Worldport Inc. 1996-2001: Project Manager, Radar and Electronic Warfare department, FFV Aerotech 1995-1996: Teaching assistant, Dalarna University. EXPERTICE 

Sales campaign management, Sales and Bid management, Team leadership, Contract negotiations, Partner network management.

Strategy and Business Plan development,Skilled in leading a group of people with different proficiencies,Support solutions.

Sales of advanced technical systems.


School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg Example of topic studied: Market relations and Marketing.Investment analysis, Calculation Markedshgyskolen, Oslo School of Management.

Markedshgyskolen, Oslo School of Management.

Example of topics studied: Marketing, Consumer behaviour University of Örebro.

Example of topics studied: Business administration, Project management.

Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering

Dalarna University Example of topics studied:Mathematics, Software development, Information technology, Project management, Electronics, Automatic Control.


Major General Rashid Mahmood has been appointed as Director in December 15, 2021. He is serving as Major General of Pakistan Army and corrently performing Director General Commercial in Pakistan Ordinance Factories, Wah Cantt.


Mrs. Kishwar Ahsan has been appointed as Director on June 21, 2021. She is currently working as Member Production Coordination (MPC) in Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantt.


Tariq M. Rangoonwala is the Chairman of the Rangoonwala Group of Companies Pakistan engaged in trade facilitation services, bulk terminals, cool chain facilities, warehousing and personal care products manufacturing. In Pakistan he serves on boards of public and private business organizations, committees, forums, trusts, schools, colleges, associations, hospitals and community organizations. Previously he has served on the boards of banks, insurance companies and bilateral forums.

He Chairs the ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust in Pakistan, founded by his late father Mr. M. A. Rangoonwala, a public charitable trust specializing in women's vocational training, primary and secondary education, providing donor support for institutions engaged in health, rehabilitation services, capacity building, youth-related activities and higher education. He oversees the V M Art Gallery of the Trust, a non-profit institution for the promotion of visual arts. He is a Trustee of the Rangoonwala Foundation and in this capacity is also a member of the International Council of the Asia Society. He Chairs the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Trust for young people in Pakistan and is a member of the Advisory Council in Pakistan of the British Asia Trust of the Prince of Wales.

He Chairs the Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Pakistan) which he reorganized in 1999. In 2005 he arranged for ICC Pakistan’s associate membership of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and in 2015 obtained Pakistan’s accession to the TIR Convention, 1975 which is now under implementation. In 2005 he obtained Pakistan’s accession to the Istanbul Convention on ATA Carnets for temporary admissions and successfully implemented the same in 2007. He has served as an Executive Board member of the ICC in Paris for 6 years and as Regional Coordinator for the ICC Regional Consultative Groups in the SAME/ B-MENA regions for 5 years. In 2010 he was responsible for having proposed and moved the resolution from the region to the ICC World Council for ICC to seek its official elevation to Observer Status at the UN which was granted by a UN General Assembly resolution on 13th December 2016. He is currently a Vice Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Silk Road Chamber of Commerce (SRCIC) in China representing Pakistan. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council of UNESCAP.

He has worked in honorary capacities on reforms with federal and provincial committees in Pakistan. He has been responsible for having obtained business related federal and provincial legislation, multilateral treaty accessions, regulatory ordinances, amendments in legislation, deregulation, updating systems for trade and transport facilitation, arbitration reforms and the ratification and implementation of the UNCITRAL New York Convention 1958, consumer protection laws and reforms in IPR regulations in Pakistan. In terms of his own business developments he has been engaged in privatization and the development of common user logistics support infrastructure working closely with Customs and trade in developing IT based supply chain systems in Pakistan.

His primary education was in Pakistan and did his High School at the Institute Montana Zugerberg, Switzerland where after he attended Syracuse University in New York, USA obtaining a BSc. majoring in Finance & Accounts.


Mr. Manzoor Ali Shaikh,an officer of Pakistan Administrative Service Federal Government in BS-20 is presently posted as Executive Director, State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan. Prior to his posting in SLIC he has served the Federal and Provincial Governments in various positions. His last assignment was as Secretary to the Government of Sindh for Labor and Human Resources Department. He has also served as Secretary Forests and Wildlife Department. He has also worked as Director General Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Executive Director Trading Corporation of Pakistan, and Divisional Commissioner Sukkur Division. Mr.Manzoor Ali Shaikh joined the Civil Services in 1994 and has vast professional experience in Senior Management positions in diversified fields such as Public Sector MAnagement,Administration,Trade and Commerce,Planning and Development,Poverty Alleviation and Crisis Management. He has attended professional training courses and workshops including conducted by Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) on Governance of Risk and Human Resource and Remuneration Committee.

Mr.Manzoor Ali Shaikh has Professional Degree in Civil Engineering, and has attained a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.


A senior business executive with extensive experience in leadership roles in armaments and industrial products and services. Exceptionally capable of identifying new business opportunities, enhancement of company cash flows, meeting sales targets and achieving organizational goals. Proven track record of exhibiting business acumen, analytical thinking, strategic planning, sales leadership, and communication abilities with target-oriented performance. Worked as Director Exports and Director Sales of Pakistan’s most prestigious defence organizations for more than 14 years including Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) and Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS, SPD). Possess skills in dangerous goods (DG) trade, industrial products, plants and machines, chemicals, explosives, and textiles sector sales. Experienced with both MODP and JSHQ organisations on Director level positions (BS-20 equivalent) forover 10 years, full of experience of international contracting, multi-national sales and marketing. Contribute as member on the ‘Industry Advisory Board’ of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and participate on HEC's National Business Education Accreditation Council(NBEAC).