Ahsan Zafar Syed appointed CEO of Engro Energy


Karachi(Cliff News)Engro Corporation announced the appointment of Ahsan Zafar Syed as the Chief Executive Officer of Engro Energy Limited (EEL) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Corporation Limited (ECORP).Engro Energy is the flagship entity of the group that operates in the energy vertical with 03 distinct pillars namely the investmentsservices and business development domains. In the investments stream, EEL operates as a parent company and has shareholding in the energy entities of the group including Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited (EPQL); Engro Powergen Thar (Pvt.) Limited; Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and the GEL Utility Limited in Nigeria amongst others. Under the services ambit, EEL is responsible for securing and executing various O&M, and project management initiatives; while the business development arm scopes out new opportunities in the energy space of Pakistan and beyond.Widely regarded as a seasoned industry leader Ahsan has been serving as the Senior Vice President in Engro Corporation and Director on the Boards of Tenaga Generasi Limited; Thar Foundation and Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited – which is a testament to his proven leadership capability and industry acumen.  He has a combined professional experience of over 28 years with expertise in project management, design, construction and execution of large mega scale projects. He started off his professional career with Engro in 1991 and has had an illustrious career spanning multiple industries within the Engro world. Known for his attention to detail, business insights and strong analytical ability, Ahsan has been an integral to the collective growth story of Engro. He was part of the lead team that executed the USD 1.1 billion EnVen Project, constructing the world’s largest single-train urea plant, for Engro Fertilizers Limited in 2010. There onwards he moved to work on the group’s Alternate Energy division during the time when Engro was still gaining its ground in the energy space.Since 2014, owing to his industrial knowledge and commercial savviness, Ahsan Zafar has been part of the core team responsible for executing the strategic Thar coal project which is of national importance and part of the early harvest projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.  Under his guidance and through his proven track record of corporate successes, he is well suited to lead the safe and successful completion of the Thar coal projects which are slated to be commissioned in June 2019.In addition, as the new CEO, he will also be responsible for charting out the growth outlook of the energy division of the group by exploring new avenues in Pakistan.

Cinepax CEO makes it to top 5 “Women of Global Cinema 2018”

[Press Release] Cinepax CEO makes it to top 5 women of Global Cinema (1)

Karachi(Cliff News)Cinepax Cinemas, Pakistan’s favorite cinema chain’s CEO Mariam El Bacha, is featured on number 5th in the list of “Top 50 women of the Global Cinema” which truly showcases her hard work towards the cinema industry.Mariam took the position of the CEO of Cinepax Cinemas in Feb 2018. She was previously working as the Director of Operations at MBO Cinemas Malaysia, She is also a very active speaker at the international events.On making it to the top 5 Women of Global Cinema, Mariam states:“I am extremely honored to have joined Cinepax. Bringing entertainment to the Pakistani people is our main goal and we will continue working relentlessly to ensure we reach every City in Pakistan with state of the art locations and a safe, family friendly environment where everyone can be a star.”

About Cinepax Cinemas

Cinepax is Pakistan’s Favorite Cinema Chain, which is currently running 14 cinemas across Pakistan and will also be expanding its operation in Madagascar in Mar 2018. Cinepax plans to expand to 150 screens worldwide by 2020.

Inspiring Global Success Stories Emphasize Women Empowerment

Karachi (Cliff News)New World Concepts organized Pakistan’s premier annual conference for women professional development, the International Women Leaders’Summit, on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 at Movenpick Hotel Karachi.“The International Women Leaders’Summit is a unique chance for women professionals in the corporate and business sectors of Pakistan to learn from global success stories and business leaders” said Yasmin Hyder, CEO, New World Concepts and Founder President Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade (WE-NET). The insights shared are a source of inspiration for learning and corporate career growth.This year’s conference theme ‘‘Invest in Yourself’’ focused on women leadershipincluding women from diverse fields such as international diplomacy, multilateral organizations, private enterprise and the armed forces. The summit explored ways for breaking gender stereotypes, investing for higher returns, giving back to society, branding yourself, personal financial management, and investing in yourself for global engagements. The conference also held round table mentoring sessions for the audience.Major General Nigar Johar, Vice Principal Army Medical College, delivered the keynote address. She serves as the first female Deputy Commandant of an institute and the first female officer to command one the biggest Pakistan Army unit. Major General Nigar Johar is the highest ranking lady officer in Pakistan Army.Mr. Shamsuddin Shaikh, CEO, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company delivered a special presentation to the audience about the gender initiatives led by SECMC including their Female Dump Truck Driver Programme. An interesting panel discussion took place featuring Her Excellency Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Khalid Mansoor, President, OICCI, and Raza Pirbhai, CEO, KFC Pakistan focused on Perceptions vs. Reality: Gender Inclusiveness in Organizations.Hilde Heye, President of les Femmes Chefs D’Enterprises de Monaco (Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Monaco) addressed the audience, detailing her inspiring story to success in the corporate world.Becky Lin, CEO, Hangzhou Jinjiang Group, Pakistan, gave a presentation on Rules of Success and the innovative techniques of waste management her company has adopted.Sqn. Ldr. Bisma Nasim, Pakistan Air Force addressed the conference regarding her experience in creating history by being the first ever femaleparatrooper in Asia in 2006.Her Excellency Ardi Stoios-Braken, Ambassador of Netherlands and Her Excellency, Dr. Brigitta Blaha, Ambassador of Austria participated in panel discussions relating to Working Across Borders and Thriving in the Asian Workplace, respectively.


Shaheen Air’s CEO receives achievement award at UMA 16th CEO Summit Asia Leadership 2017

Shaheen Air English Picture CaptionKarachi(CliffNews): Ehsan Sehbai, CEO Shaheen Air International (SAI) – has been awarded as the CEO of the year achievement award at the UMA 16th CEO Summit Asia, Leadership Award 2017. The award was given to the CEO in recognition to his untiring efforts in making Shaheen Air Pakistan’s second national carrier. The award ceremony was organized by CEO Club Pakistan at a local hotel in Karachi. The honorable Governor of Sindh and Chief Guest, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, presented the awards to Zohaib Hassan, Chief Marketing Officer, SAI who collected the award on behalf of Shaheen Air CEO and were later invited at the Gala dinner at the governor house. While expressing his views on the occasion, Zohaib Hassan, CMO, Shaheen Air, said: “Congratulations to our CEO Mr. Ehsan Sehbai on this remarkable feat. As platinum sponsors, we support this initiative by CEO Club Asia in bringing together CEOs of different companies on one platform and acknowledging their contributions to their respective fields” CEO Summit Asia is determination of premier CEO club that works on promoting the businesses in Pakistan by recognizing the chief executives of different companies in order to create value and difference by contributing to the socio-economic development sector of Pakistan. The summit aims at connecting the CEOs and transforming their potential into achievements and also focuses on the intellectual growth of its members.

About Shaheen Air

Shaheen Air International Limited (SAI) is established as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. It is mandated to perform the business of air transportation of passengers and cargo. Shaheen Air commenced its operations as the first private airline in Pakistan in December 1993. It operates on various domestic and international routes and in 2015, it became the only private airline from Pakistan to fly east with non-stop flights from Lahore to Guangzhou, China.