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Unilever’s CEO Shazia Syed elected President of OICCI

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KARACHI: Ms Shazia Syed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Unilever Pakistan Limited has taken over as the President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) for the 2019 term.

This was announced at the 159th Annual General Meeting of the OICCI held at the Chamber on last Thursday. Shazad G. Dada, CEO Standard Chartered Bank of Pakistan, was elected unopposed as the Vice President.

The other elected members of the OICCI Managing Committee for 2019 are as follows: Nadeem Lodhi, General Manager / Chief Executive Officer Citibank N.A., Sarim Sheikh, President / Chief Executive Officer GE International Operations Company Inc., Irfan Siddiqui, President/ Chief Executive Officer Meezan Bank Ltd, Ms. Freda Yahan Dulpan, Managing Director Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Dr. Imran Rasheed, Chief Executive Officer Novartis Pharma Pakistan Ltd, Sami Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer Proter & Gamble Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Haroon Rashid, Managing Director Shell Pakistan Ltd, Helmut Von Struve, Managing Director Siemens (Pak) Engineering Company Ltd.

The Incoming OICCI President Shazia Syed in her message to the members said that she has a deep conviction that Pakistan offers considerable growth potential for existing foreign investors and opportunities for new investors.

She lauded the role of OICCI for promoting Pakistan to potential foreign investors during the Chamber’s regular interaction with foreign business and governmental delegations and senior diplomats based in and outside Pakistan.

Shazia also appreciated the Chamber’s focused and continuing advocacy efforts for streamlining the taxation system, giving practical policy input for increasing the efficiency of energy plants, recent initiative on women empowerment under the banner of ‘OICCI Women: Empowering for a better tomorrow’, improving the security environment, especially in Karachi, and its role in taking the Intellectual Property Rights regime in Pakistan to a higher level.

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