Board of Directors

PIERRE PEREZ Y LANDAZURI
Chairman
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board of Rafhan Maize as Chairman on August 12, 2016. He is also a member of the Board’s Human Resource and Remuneration Committee and represents  Ingredion Incorporated, the parent company, on the Board. At Ingredion, he is Senior Vice President and President General Manager, EMEA since January 1, 2018. He is also a member of Ingredion Incorporated Executive Leadership Team.

He holds Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Chimie Paris Tech, Paris, France.

USMAN QAYYUM
Chief Executive & Managing Director
Executive Director

He joined the Board of Directors on March 31, 2016. In Rafhan Maize, he started his career as Director, Business Development and Specialty on January 1, 2015 and promoted as Chief Operating Officer on December 01, 2015.

He is also a member of the Board’s Human Resource & Remuneration Committee and Shares Transfer Committee.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

JAMES D. GRAY
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board on July 4, 2017. He is also a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. He represents Ingredion Incorporated, the parent company, on the Board. At Ingredion, he is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 1, 2017. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Planning, North America from 2014 to March 1, 2017. He is also a member of Ingredion Incorporated Executive Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Ingredion, he worked for PepsiCo in several positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Gatorade and Propel Business; Vice President, Franchise Business; and Vice President, Merger Transformation.

Mr. Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

CHRISTINE M. CASTELLANO
Non-Executive Director

She joined the Board in 2013. She represents Ingredion Incorporated, the parent company, on the Board. She is also a member of  Rafhan Maize Board’s Audit Committee. At Ingredion, she is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer since April 1, 2013. She is also a member of Ingredion Incorporated Executive Leadership Team.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.

MARCEL HERGETT
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board of Rafhan Maize on August 12, 2016 and represents Ingredion Incorporated, the parent company. At Ingredion, he is Director Finance EMEA since February 1, 2016.

He holds a University Degree of Accountancy and Tax from University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Köln, Germany.

MUHAMMAD ASDAF
Executive Director

He joined the Board on September 21, 2017. He is FCA with over 25 years of experience in diversified business disciplines. Presently he is holding the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

He is also a member of the Board’s Shares Transfer Committee.

ZULFIKAR MANNOO
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board in 1990. He is alumni of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Aitchison College, Lahore. He is Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and also member of Human Resource & Remuneration Committee. He represents minority shareholders on the Board.

He also holds directorship of Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd. and is Chairman of its Audit Committee.

MIAN M. ADIL MANNOO
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board in 1985. He is graduate and alumni of Aitchison College, Lahore. He is engaged in textile business for the last 25 years. He represents minority shareholders on the Board.

He also holds directorship of Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd.

WISAL A. MANNOO
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board in 2006. He is engaged in textile business for the last 25 years. He represents minority shareholders on the Board.

He is also Member, Executive Committee of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA).

TABISH GAUHAR
Non-Executive/Independent Director

He joined Rafhan Board on September 7, 2018. He has over 24 years of corporate, private equity, and entrepreneurial experience in general management, business turnaround, project development and financing, across the energy infrastructure sector in emerging and frontier markets. Presently, Mr. Tabish is Founder Director of Oasis Energy Consultants, Dubai, U.A.E., Director Hub Power Company, Pakistan and a member of Operating Advisory Board, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Dubai, U.A.E. He has been CEO of K-Electric Limited from 2009 to 2013 and Chairman of its Board from 2013 to 2015.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan and Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from King’s College London, United Kingdom.

TAHIR JAWAID
Non-Executive/Independent Director

He joined Rafhan Board on September 7, 2018. He has over 38 years of experience in different industries, including 26 years with Exxon/Engro in the manufacturing and technical operations of Pakistan’s leading fertilizer manufacturer. Presently, Mr. Tahir is Director & Chief Executive of Hub Power Services Company Ltd, and also holds Directorships of Hub Power Holding Company Ltd., China Power Hub Generation Company Ltd., Lairab Energy Ltd. and Thar Energy Ltd.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Houston, Houston, TX and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.