Shahab Rizvi

Shahab Rizvi


Shahab Rizvi was elected as a member of the Board of Directors on December 23, 2020. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board Human Resource, Board Strategy and Finance and Board Procurement Committees.

A seasoned professional with nearly four decades of diverse experience, especially in business leadership in healthcare, Shahab Rizvi has served as Country President & Chief Executive, Pakistan and Afghanistan at Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited between 2008 and 2018. Earlier, he was Head, Business Unit for Middle East at Novartis Consumer Health between 2004 and 2008 and Divisional/ Sector Head at Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited during 2001 and 2004.

He has also worked as Regional and Marketing/ Commercial Manager with Shell Gas (LPG), now Burshane LPG (Pakistan) Limited, in Malaysia during 1999 to 2001. He also did sales, marketing and management assignments with Unilever, PepsiCo and Packages Limited.

Rizvi has led prominent business forums in the country. He was President, Swiss Business Council of Pakistan in 2017, President, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in 2016 and Chairman, Pharma Bureau (OICCI) in 2014. He was also a member of Panel of Experts, Listing Committee at Pakistan Stock Exchange in 2017.

He has a master’s degree in Economics from University of Karachi.

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