Mr. Shahab Rizvi was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Petroleum Limited on December 23, 2020 and serves as its Chairman. He is also Chairman of the Board Human Resource Committee and a member of Board Strategy & Finance, Enterprise Risk and Procurement committees.
A seasoned professional with nearly four decades of diverse experience with several Fortune 500 companies, especially in business leadership in healthcare, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 in 2014. He was also a member of Panel of Experts, Listing Committee at Pakistan Stock Exchange in 2017. He is also involved in a number of social organizations as advisor to the Board on pro-bono basis in addition to running a software development company.
He has a master’s degree in Economics from University of Karachi plus several courses from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.