Mian Mohammad Abdullah
Mian Mohammad Abdullah, a leading and experienced industrialist of Pakistan is the chairman and founder of Sapphire Group of Companies. He has significant experience of working in different business environments and possesses wide experience of business establishment. At present group has stakes inTextile, Power, Dairy and Retail and is a prominent private sector employer.
Mian Abdullah is an active philanthropist and has served on Board of various philanthropic organizations. He has twice been bestowed with Pakistan’s top civilian award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his contribution towards business.
Mr. Nadeem Abdullah has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire Textile Mills Limited for the last 18 years and is also a director in other group companies. He graduated from McGill University Canada. He is serving as Chief Executive Officer of company’s subsidiaries in the renewable energy segment.
Mr. Umer Abdullah has done his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Toronto. Before joining Sapphire Group, he interned at RBC capital markets, UHN and Akhuwat Foundation. He joined Sapphire in January 2018 and after rotating in various functions of the businesses he is now looking after the Home Textiles business and has ambitious plans to grow it.
Syed Muhammad Ali has over 25 years of experience and expertise in Energy & Petrochemical Sectors; holding leading roles that oversaw development construction, operations and management of mega-size projects. He is currently heading the non textile portfolio of Sapphire Textile Mills Ltd, where he looks after the group’s power generation assets and new initiatives in the area of real estate, farming and setting up an industrial unit. Previously he served as Group CEO Industrial Vertical JS Group and was involved in setting up and running variety of businesses in the field of power and energy. Before that he had a 16 year long career with Engro Corporation where he held key leadership positions including CEO of Engro Vopak Terminal – Pakistan’s largest bulk liquid chemical import terminal, CEO of Engro Elengy Terminal – Pakistan’s First LNG terminal and CEO of Engro Powergen Qadipur Limited – a 220 MW gas – fired IPP. He also ran Engro’s New Ventures division where he developed and operated an 84MW gas-fired IPP in Nigeria, developed and installed a 50MW Wind IPP in Pakistan, and ran the feasibility for a 450 MW LNG to power plant. Prior to his power generation work at Engro, he was the Manager of Strategic Planning, Contracts and Procurement at Engro Fertilizer where he was a key leadership team member that developed and brought into production a $1.1 billion grassroots ammonia/urea plant, which at the time was the world’s largest single train project of its kind. He is currently serving as board member of QATPL, PNSC, Azcorp Engineering, PTPL, Siddiq Sons energy & Zahidjee Textile. Previously he has been a board member of Hub Power Ltd, Narowal Energy Ltd, Hub Power Services Ltd, Pakistan Refinery Ltd, Habibullah Coastal Power Company Laraib Energy (84MW Hydro Power IPP), Engro Powergen (developer and majority shareholder of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company a Thar Coal mining company), Engro Powergen Thar Ltd (660MW Coal IPP, GEL Nigeria (84MW Nigerian IPP) and Petroleum Institute of Pakistan. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering Technology Lahore and graduated from the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in France.