Mr. Haleem Ahmed Siddiqui is the chairman of Marine Group of Companies and PICT. He founded the first stevedoring company in the country, PMS. He was also instrumental in making Marine Group a one stop shop for all ship related services in the country. He joined Pakistan Merchant Navy in February 1959 as Cadet Officer on Pakistani Flag Vessel and served in various capacities on Pakistani Flag Vessel as well as on British Ship after obtaining the required qualifications. He got first command in June 1968 after obtaining the qualification of Master Marine from U.K. and commanded various vessels till 1971. He is a Fellow Member of Chartered Management Institute of U.K, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport of U.K, International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations, U.K, SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Lifetime Special Member of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Aasim Azim Siddiqui Managing Director
Mr. Aasim Siddiqui has actively developed and financed various transport and logistics projects in Pakistan in the last 25 years. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Marine Group of Companies, which is the biggest and most diversified business group in the shipping, logistics and cargo handling industry in Pakistan. He is also serving as the Chairman of the National Insurance Corporation & he is also on the board of directors of other 10 companies of the Marine Group.
The signature projects of Mr. Siddiqui include; Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), the only public listed container terminal of Pakistan, which is now operated as part of ICTSI terminals; Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) the first modern coal/cement terminal also a public listed company in the Karachi stock exchange and Pakistan Intermodal Ltd. (PIL), Pakistan's first private freight train operator connecting the ports with the inland container depots through rail-road linkages which is going to be commissioned in 2020.
Mr. Siddiqui has been actively running CSR programs of Marine Group for last five years and has established two research-oriented Think Tank organizations working on poverty alleviation & public policy under the names of Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI) and Manzil Pakistan respectively.
Mr. Siddiqui is also operating Pakistan's Containerized Freight Trains under Public-Private Partnership Programme with Ministry of Railways across Pakistan through a dedicated container dry-port terminal MICT (Marine International Container Terminal) for door-to-door logistics services.
Mr. Aasim Siddiqui is the Chairman of the All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA) and is playing a significant role in the development of shipping and logistics industry of Pakistan & also has been the Chair of the
'Railways Committee' of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) for the last 3 years.
Currently, he is also actively promoting the benefits of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under
'Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)' at various international and regional transport & logistics conference.
Mr. Sharique Azim Siddiqui Director
Mr. Sharique Azim Siddiqui is the CEO of PIBT. He joined Marine Group in 1997 and was involved in various Group Ventures. He served as Director Project and Chief Operating Officer at PICT and was in-charge of container terminal project planning, coordination and implementation. He led the team for the initial bidding for PIBT terminal and was instrumental in IA negotiations with PQA for the same project. He also heads Marine International Container Terminal (MICT) project, an Inland Container Depot in Lahore with direct Railways connectivity for operating dedicated freight trains between Karachi and Lahore. The Project is spread over 30 acres and is on public-private partnership basis with Pakistan Railways. He did his Master of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, Boston, USA.
Mr. M. Masood Ahmed Usmani Director
Mr. Masood Ahmed Usmani has over twenty (20) years of experience in dealing with the financial matters of the marine and shipping industry. He is Group Director Finance of Marine Group of Companies and served as director and Chief Financial Officer of PICT. He was part of the team which negotiated & concluded the financing deal with IFC and OFID for financing of PICT and arranged floatation of PICT's shares at KSE. He supervise all financial and treasury activities including taxation & corporate functions, ensuring full compliance with the statutory and regulatory provisions applicable to the group's operation in Pakistan of Marine Group of Companies. He is also responsible for overall administration, HR, IT and procurement department of the organization. He is fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and of Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (ICSP).
Capt. Zafar Iqbal Awan Director
Mr. Zafar Iqbal joined the Marine Group in 1991 and worked in various venture of the group in the shipping sector. He posses over 30 years of experience in the field of shipping. He is currently working as the CEO of PICT. He is a member of International Federation of Shipmasters' Association (IFSMA) UK, Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, Royal Institute of Navigation, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Nautical Institute, Master Mariners Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Belgium Business Forum. He graduated from Pakistan Marine Academy in 1974. He qualified Master Mariner Class 1 (F.G.) Examination in the year 1985.
Mr. Rashid Zaheer Director
A 1974 graduate of Pakistan Marine Academy Karachi. He has navigated across the continents and spent much of his time beyond the reach of land. He sailed flawlessly in stormy seas for 18 years while serving PNSC and IRISL on Bulk Carriers, Combi vessels and Container carriers. After having being in command of vessels for years he finally disembarked from the ship gangway to conquer new challenges ashore. Captain Rashed Zaheer, a man of prudence and professionalism joined Marine Group in 1992, has a diversified experience of Liner Agency, NVOCC and Freight Forwarding business. Currently being CEO of Portlink International Services (Pvt.) ltd. He has been instrumental in developing the Company from its inception into a dynamic shipping services enterprise. His specialized knowledge and skills along with splendid leadership and vision is just outstanding and supportive to reach new heights of success and achievements for the organization.
Mr. Syed Nizam Shah Director
He is a Founder Independent Director on the Board of PIBT. He has vast experience in the corporate sector in Pakistan leading to Chief Executive of the largest multinational company operating in Pakistan, Pakistan Tobacco Company, and the largest development finance institution of the Government of Pakistan (NDFC). He has served on the Boards of major multinational companies and Boards of Public Sectors Corporations including Habib Bank Limited and Civil Aviation Authority. He served as the President of Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (1985-88) and on the advisory councils of Ministry of Commerce and Finance and the Privatization Commission. He was also on the Board of PICT, the Hub Power Company Limited and Laraib Energy Limited.