Mr. Asad Umar , Chairperson of Public Private Partnership Authority



Asad Umar is serving as Pakistan's Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives from 19th November 2019 till date. Previously he served as Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs from 20th August 2018 to 18th April 2019. Asad Umar graduated as an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in 1984. Although he is a renowned political figure, he is equally famous and respected because of his role and contribution in Pakistan's corporate sector.

Career Before Politics:

In 1997 he was appointed the first CEO of Engro Polymer & Chemicals, the group's petrochemical arm. Later, he was elected as the President and CEO of Engro Corporation in January 2004 after which he transformed the business from a mere chemical company to a giant conglomerate Mr. Asad Umar received the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) Award of Excellence for 2009, in recognition of his contributions to the field of Marketing & Management and his positive role in Pakistan's economy. He was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, by the Government of Pakistan in 2010 for his public service and engagement in promoting the cause of Pakistan through investments & social services.

Awards and Achievements:


• Pakistan business council

• Pakistan energy and chemical skill development company

• All Engro subsidiaries


• State Bank of Pakistan

• Karachi Stock Exchange

• Oil & Gas Development Company (OGDC)

• Pakistan State Oil (PSO)

• Port Qasim Authority

• Genco holding Company

• Dawood Hercules

• Karachi School for Business & leadership (KSBL)

• Pakistan Center for Philanthropy

• Director Pakistan Dairy Development Company

• Board of trustees LUMS


• Member Prime Minister Committee on Agriculture

• Member Sindh Information Technology board

• Member Sindh Endowment Fund for preservation of physical heritage in Sindh

• Chapter Chair Young Presidents Organization Pakistan Chapter

• Member staff & faculty selection committee IBA Karachi

Executive Education Programs at:

• Oxford

• Harvard

• Berkeley