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 Incorporated, he is Senior Vice President and President, 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 Rafhan Maize 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 Chairman 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 of Rafhan Maize 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 Incorporated, 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 Incorporated, 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.

MICHAEL FERGUS O’RIORDAN
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board of Rafhan Maize on March 3, 2021 and represents Ingredion Incorporated, the parent company. At Ingredion Incorporated, he is the Regional President, EMEA and has responsibility for the growth and commercial success of the business in Pakistan, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to 2021, he was based in the USA leading different strategic, acquisition integrations, and specialty growth assignments.

He holds a master’s degree in chemical and process engineering from Newcastle University in the UK; and a master’s degree in business administration from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and Washington D.C. University in the USA.

ZULFIKAR MANNOO
Non-Executive Director

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

He also holds directorship of Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd. and is a member of both the Audit and Human Resource & Remuneration Committees. Additionally, he is the Chief Executive of Pakwest Industries (Pvt.) Ltd., an artificial leather manufacturing business.

MIAN M. ADIL MANNOO
Non-Executive Director

He joined the Board of Rafhan Maize in 1985. He is graduate and alumnus of Aitchison College, Lahore. He is engaged in textile business for the last 26 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 of Rafhan Maize in 2006. He is an alumnus of Syracuse University and Aitchison College, Lahore. He has been active in the textiles industry for the last 38 years. He represents minority shareholders on the Board.

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

TAHIR JAWAID
Non-Executive/Independent Director

Mr. Tahir joined the Board of Rafhan Maize on September 07, 2018. He is the Chairman of the Board’s Human Resource and Remuneration Committee. He has more than 38 years’ experience in various industries, including 26 years with Exxon/Engro in the manufacturing and technical operations of Pakistan’s leading fertilizers manufacturer. Presently, he 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., Laraib Energy Ltd. and Thar Energy Ltd.

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