Mian Ghulam Murtaza Shaukat
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Shaukat has been the Chief Executive Officer of Fast Cables Limited since its inception. His technical expertise in the cable and conductor manufacturing processes has been instrumental in building Fast Cables’ reputation as a trustworthy manufacturer of electrical cables and conductors. He has played a key role in introducing the latest production technologies and testing facilities at Fast Cables’ state of the art manufacturing facilities. Under his guidance, Fast Cables’ team has significantly enhanced its production capacity and strengthened its supply chain. Mr. Shaukat has also contributed significantly to relationship building with key accounts over the years and has served as Executive Committee (Board) member of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Shaukat is currently the Vice Chairman of Fatima Latif Welfare Trust (PCP certified Trust) and is involved in various philanthropic projects.
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Kausar
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Kausar served the Pakistan Army and retired with rank of Major General. He has a Masters in War Studies and Masters in Business Management from CIT UK. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College
Quetta as well as French Army staff course. He served as an instructor at Pakistan Military Academy, Infantry school as well as National Defence University. He also served as Garrison Commander Lahore, Member Army
Restructuring Committee and Director General Maintenance Production at Ministry of Defence Production where he was engaged in development of local industry through indigenization and foreign collaboration. Apart from being an interpreter of French language, he has served in the United Nation’s peace keeping mission in Cambodia as operational officer. In post-retirement period, he has been involved in corporate and philanthropic work. He has diverse experience in management, administration, training, project management, and international business. He served as Managing Director of Askari Cement Limited and is currently the Chairman of Fast Cables Limited. He is also the Chairman of Fatima Latif Welfare Trust (PCP certified Trust).
Mr. Kamal Mahmood Amjad Mian
Mr. Kamal Mian is both the Executive Director and Managing Director at Fast Cables Limited. He has more than 25 years’ experience in local and international corporate and industrial sectors. He began his career as a corporate law attorney at Pakistan’s leading corporate law firm, Orr, Dignam & Co. Islamabad. Subsequently Mr. Kamal Mian worked at Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), Islamabad; Al Baraka Group, Jeddah; HSBC Bank, Dubai; and Saudi Hollandi Bank, Riyadh in the Islamic corporate and investment banking field for more than 12 years. Mr. Kamal Mian holds a Master of Laws degree specializing in corporate and international finance from Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA. He obtained his LLB (Hons.) degree from International Islamic University, Islamabad. He is a member of the Lahore High Court Bar Association and has also obtained SECP accredited directors training from IBA, Karachi. Mr. Kamal Mian has played an active role in addressing issues faced by the local manufacturing industry. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and as President of the Harvard Club of Pakistan in 2015. Mr. Kamal Mian is a member of the steering committee of Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative (PRMI) at Board of Investment, Islamabad. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Ihsaan Trust, Karachi and Fatima Latif Welfare Trust, Lahore.
Mr. Muhammad Azhar Saeed
Mr. Saeed is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan with more than 20 years of professional experience. He has been working with one of the largest listed telecom companies for the last 15 years. His areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Corporate, Audit and Accounts, Financial and Management Reporting, Taxation and Business Process Re-Design as well as ERP. Mr. Saeed is a rare individual who has worked on listed Company acquisition transactions and transformation. He also worked with a Chartered Accountant firm and gained experience in diverse industries ranging from banks to textile sector, in addition of providing management consultancy services.
Mr. Syed Mazher Iqbal
Syed Mazher Iqbal is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with over 30 years of diversified experience in the fields of finance and general management. Mr. Iqbal is a seasoned professional with experience in commercial and investment banks, insurance and large manufacturing concerns. He has over 20 years’ experience as DMD, MD & CEO of large listed companies and has been instrumental in financial and operation turnaround of General Tyre Pakistan and Pioneer Cement Limited for which he was awarded professional excellence award for the year 2014 by ICAP. Currently he is serving as the CEO & MD of Haleeb Foods Limited (HFL) as well as CEO & MD of Pioneer Cement Limited.
Having completed his audit training from AF Ferguson & Co Chartered Accountants, he was also associated with local as well as multinational organizations like Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Orix Investment Bank, and ICI Pakistan Limited. Mr. Iqbal is a member of executive committee of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association and Chairman of Pakistan Dairy Association. He is a SECP certified director in corporate governance. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he spends time in philanthropic activities and is associated with a hospice, treating terminally ill cancer patients.
Ms. Rubina Shaukat
Ms. Rubina Shaukat has been associated with Fast Cables as a Director since its inception. She has provided guidance and motivation to the Fast Family and helped promote the Fast brand over the years. She also serves as a Trustee of Fatima Latif Welfare Trust and as an Advisor to AimFit.
Ms. Mahlaqa Shaukat
Ms. Mahlaqa Shaukat holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics and Management (EEM) from the University of Oxford, UK. She worked for two years at Deloitte Consulting in London after completing her Master’s degree. Passionate about the socio-economic development of Pakistan, she returned to Pakistan and started managing the Lahore Operations of a trust named “Teach for Pakistan”.
Being a fitness enthusiast, she set off on a journey to create a brand offering world class, quality and affordable fitness classes catering to the needs of women. In 2021, she started AimFit Private Limited with a mission to make 110 Mn women in Pakistan join the fitness world. She is currently the CEO and
Founder of Pakistan’s first VC backed digital fitness platform for women that plans to scale regionally.
Ms. Saima Mian
Director Human Resource & Strategy
Saima Mian holds a Master’s degree in Water Science, Policy & Management from the University of Oxford, UK. She is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional and has written several articles published in international journals. Ms. Saima Mian serves as Director Human Capital and Strategic Initiatives at Fast Cables and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Fatima Latif Welfare Trust. She began her career with SmithKline Beecham (now GSK) in the pharmaceutical industry and went on to work for Woods Hole Group Middle East in Riyadh and Dubai as a consultant before moving back to Pakistan in 2012. Ms. Saima Mian has contributed to Fast
Cables’ business expansion through focus on human resource training and development; scaling brand building and marketing activities; developing and overseeing implementation of policies and procedures; and initiating strategic planning projects. She has also completed SECP approved Directors Training. As a Trustee of FLWT, Ms. Saima Mian is involved in several projects in education and community development.
Mr. Muhammad Usman Sheikh
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Muhammad Usman Sheikh has a Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences and has been part of the management team of Fast Cables since 1998. In addition, he has completed professional training courses in Sales Force Management, Team Building and Supply Chain Management from the Lahore University of Management Sciences
(LUMS) Lahore. He has served in different capacities within the company; most notably as General Manager Sales and lately as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sheikh has overseen the expansion of Fast Cables’ sales network across the country through opening of sales offices in key cities and inducting trade dealers. As COO he has streamlined supply chain and is also actively involved in Company’s R&D. He is also part of the Company’s Strategy Committee where he provides input on new business feasibilities, Business Process re-engineering, budgeting, and ERP developments.
Mr. M. Saleem Akhtar Qadri
Sr. General Manager Sales
Mr. M. Saleem Akhtar Qadri is a graduate of University of Punjab and has also obtained a Diploma in Sales from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has more than 15 years of experience in sales & marketing having joined Fast Cables as an Industrial Manager. He is currently serving as Sr. General Manager Sales and overseeing Fast Cables branch offices nationwide and managing dealership network. Mr. Qadri has attended various meetings, courses, seminars and training workshops on communication & team building, excellence, sales management, sales force management, leadership, managing key accounts, high impact team and the seven habits of highly effective people.
Mr. Muhammad Sharjeel
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Muhammad Sharjeel is a fellow member of “Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan” (ICAP) with over 15+ years of diversified experience in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Corporate Planning, and Financial Management. In May 2022, Mr. Sharjeel joined Fast Cables as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sharjeel started his professional career with AF Ferguson & Co Chartered Accountants and has served in various leading organizations in Services and Manufacturing. He has also attained multiple leadership management, financial management, Corporate Planning and Finance Certifications.
Ms. Afshan Ghafoor
Ms. Afshan Ghafoor is currently the Company Secretary and Senior Manager Tax & Corporate. She completed her Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Masters in Political Sciences from Punjab University. She has Life Membership of “Lahore High Court Bar Association” and “Punjab Tax Bar Association”. She has experience of 15 years in Corporate and Tax affairs and was nominated as member of “Executive Committee” of Lahore High Court Bar Association in 2014. She was also a member of strategic committee of the Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA), whereby she played a prominent role for the LTBA in 2017-2018. She also served LTBA in 2019-2020 as Chairman of “Members Welfare Committee”.
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Murad
Head of Human Resource
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Murad has been leading the Human Resources Department of Fast Cables since 2016. He has an MBA degree in HR from Quaid-e-Azam University with two professional certifications (CHRP & CHRMP) in HR from PIQC & UMT. He is a seasoned HR professional with 15 years of diversified experience in developing and
implementing HR practices, policies and procedures in line with Company’s vision and strategic plan. He has streamlined the Company’s compensation & benefits, performance management system, and recruitment & selection. In addition, he has strengthened organizational development, succession planning, trainings, employee
relations, and employee engagement within the Company.
Mr. Shahzad Mian
Project Manager – Fast Lights
Shahzad Mian is a well-rounded individual with a strong academic background and diverse professional experience. He graduated from Aitchison College in 2015 after completing O and A levels and went on to earn a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. During his time at university, he completed internships at Abraaj Private Equity
and JS Bank, gaining valuable exposure to the financial and corporate sectors.
After graduation, Shahzad honed his skills further through his work as a management consultant at Intellia, where he specialized in corporate due diligence projects and corporate strategy for companies in the MENAP region. He later joined PwC’s business advisory division, where he took on assignments related to business process
reengineering for companies in Pakistan. With his diverse background and strong analytical skills. With his exceptional education and professional experience, Shahzad is a valuable asset to any company looking to improve its operations and achieve its goals. Whether working on a challenging project or building relationships with clients and stakeholders, Shahzad is known for his exceptional judgment, problem-solving skills, and passion for success.