Engro Fertilizers Limited is a subsidiary of Engro Corporation and, a trusted name for every farmer in Pakistan. It is traded on the stock market under the name ‘EFERT'.
we are passionate about transforming the
agricultural landscape, bringing change
and helping the farmer grow.
At Engro, we support our leadership culture through unique systems and policies which ensure open communication, foster an environment of employee and partner privacy, and guarantee the well-being and safety of our employees. Our core values form the basis of everything we do at Engro; from formal decision-making to how we conduct our business to spot awards and recognition. At Engro, we never forget what we stand for.
Cares deeply about environmental impact and safety of people
Has impeccable character and lives by highest standards of integrity and accountability
Nurtures passion to serve country, community and company, with strong belief in the dignity and value of people
We manage and utilize resources and operations in such a way that the safety and health of our people, neighbors, customers, and visitors is ensured. We believe our safety, health and environmental responsibilities extend beyond protection and enhancement of our own facilities.
Mari gas field discovered by Esso Mobil joint venture.
Signed agreement with the government to set up a urea plant with annual capacity of 173,000 tons.
The company was incorporated as Esso Pakistan Fertilizer Pakistan Limited, to manufacture and market fertilizers.
Urea plant commissioned.
Exxon divests its equity from fertilizer business globally; the company is renamed as Engro Fertilizers Chemicals Pakistan Limited through an employee led buyout.
Relocation of world scale ammonia and urea plants (Pakven 600) from USA and UK– capacity enhancement 278kt to 600kt.
Relocation of world scale ammonia and urea plants (Pakven 600) from USA and UK– capacity enhancement 278kt to 600kt.
Debottlenecking of relocated plants – capacity enhancement from 600kt to 850kt by 1998 and further enhancement to 950kt by 2006.
Started construction of world’s largest single train urea plant – EnVen.
EnVen plant started producing urea. On 1st January 2010, Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited (ECPL) changed its name to Engro Corporation Ltd, and demerged and transferred its fertilizer business into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary—Engro Fertilizers Limited.
EnVen capitalized and started commercial production taking total site capacity to 2,275 KT.
Successful IPO conducted. Oversubscribed 3x during the process.
Achieved highest ever urea sales in the history of Engro Fertilizers of 1,818 kt consequently, resulting in highest ever market share of 32% for urea in 2014.
Highest ever production of urea (1968 kt) as well as highest ever urea sales (1878 kt). Only fertilizer company registered with DuPont to achieve a level 4 rating in safety management systems.
Highest ever consolidated revenue (PKR 109Bn). Highest ever fertilizers sales (2,834 kt). EFERT marketing team is the only team in Pakistan to achieve a DuPont level 4 rating in safety systems.
Highest ever consolidated revenue (PKR 121 billion). Highest ever urea production (2,003 kt). Best ever safety at Daharki Plant TRIR of 0.03. successful go-live of SAP S4 / HANA. Stepped into the logistics paradigm aiming to deliver “movement with precision”.
Ghias Khan is the 4th President & CEO of Engro Corporation. Since he came on board at the end of 2016, Ghias has been instrumental in revamping Engro’s strategy, culture, and global outreach. Ghias, along with the Board of Directors, defined a powerful central narrative for Engro Corporation that has charted its path for years to come.
There have been several notable achievements for Engro under Ghias’ guidance thus far. He has stewarded Engro’s renewed commitment in petrochemicals with several growth initiatives at Engro Polymer & Chemicals and other greenfield projects, consolidated the management of all energy assets under one platform – Engro Energy - with a long-term strategy of investing in the overall energy value chain, and paved the way for more cooperation with our long-time partner, Royal Vopak, through its entry into Engro Elengy which, as of 2020, has become the most utilized terminal in the world.
In addition, during his Presidency, Engro’s Thar Block II mine and power plant have successfully completed one full year of Commercial Operations and contributed 660 MW to the national grid to benefit around 7 million Pakistanis across the country. Ghias’ contribution to the robust turnaround of the Engro Eximp Agriproducts’ rice business helped win it its first-ever Top Exporter Award in 2018 and triggered an achievement of more than USD 20 million in exports in 2020 alone.
His leadership has helped position Engro Fertilizers as the premier seed-to-harvest solutions provider – in 2020, it achieved record urea production to play its part in food security for Pakistan, while it also undertook several digitization initiatives that have established it as one of the largest e-sales companies in the country. Further, with a firm belief that connectivity is the conduit that enables social and financial inclusion, Ghias was involved in the launch of a new vertical at Engro: telecommunications infrastructure, under which Engro Enfrashare has already partnered with all major telcos and deployed over 1,000 telecom towers across Pakistan in 2020.
Recognizing that Engro’s people are its greatest asset, Ghias has focused on the talent development front and was the force behind the Engro Leadership Academy – a platform to develop effective leaders. Further, Ghias is laying the foundation for a digital future through Engro’s OneSAP initiative, endorsed as Pakistan’s largest digital transformation project.
Under his guidance, Engro has also earned numerous awards, both locally and globally, for enabling a thriving business environment, investing in the development of its people, upholding high standards of corporate governance, and promoting health, safety, & environment in the workplace.
Former CEO of Inbox Business Technologies, an enterprise technology company that he co-founded in 2001 and remained with till 2015, Ghias grew the employees to over 1,900 and pivoted the company from a computer manufacturer to a systems integrator, and then to a technology-enabled digital services company.
Currently, Ghias serves as Chairman on the Boards of Engro Fertilizers Limited, Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited, Engro Enfrashare (Pvt) Limited, and Engro Energy Limited. In 2021, Ghias was also elected Vice President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI).
Ghias was part of the Hong Kong under 16 cricket team, has represented Pakistan in the junior bridge team, and, in 2015, won the amateur singles championship at Karachi Golf Club.
He holds a MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
Abdul Samad Dawood
Abdul Samad Dawood has 18 years of experience in management and governance. He joined the Engro Corporation Board in 2009 and now serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dawood is also Chairman of the Board of FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan Limited, and Member on the Boards of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Enfrashare Private Limited, Reon Private Limited, Dawood Industries Limited, and Pakistan Business Council. In addition, he is a Trustee on the Board of Dawood Foundation and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Dawood has previously served as Independent Director of International Industries Limited and Independent Non-Executive Director of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He has also served on the Board of Engro Eximp Private Limited, Inbox Business Technologies Private Limited, The Hub Power Company Limited, Tenaga Generasi Limited, Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Pebbles Private Limited, and World Wildlife Fund for Nature – Pakistan. He was previously Chief Executive of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited and Cyan Limited and also commands operational experience gained at Dawood Lawrencepur Limited and Dawood Hercules Chemicals. Abdul Samad Dawood is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK and a Certified Director of Corporate Governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Nadir Salar Qureshi
Chief Executive Officer
Nadir Salar Qureshi is the Chief Executive Officer of Engro Fertilizers Limited since December 2018. He joined Engro Corporation Limited in March 2017 as Chief Strategy Officer. He completed his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nuclear Engineering from MIT. He brings with him expertise in multiple sectors across the GCC, Turkey, Australia, ASEAN and the EU. He is also experienced in strategy, private equity and investments. Nadir began his career with Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited as a Business Analyst and then moved on to organizations such as Hub Power Company, Bain & Company, Carrier Corporation and Abraaj Capital, leading up to his most recent role as Chief Investment Officer at Makara Capital in Singapore. Nadir serves as a Chairman on the Board of Engro Vopak Terminal Limited and also as a Director on the Boards of:
EFERT Agritrade (Private) Limited
Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited
Engro Energy Limited
Pakistan Energy Gateway Limited
Javed Akbar is a Chemical Engineer and has over 40 years of experience in the fertilizer and chemical business with Exxon, (Engro and Vopak in Pakistan) and overseas. He was part of the buyout team in 1991 when Exxon divested its stakein Engro. Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Engro Vopak Terminal Limited, a joint venture between Engro and Royal Vopak of Holland. After retirement, he established a consulting company that analyzes and forecasts petroleum, petrochemical and energy industry trends while providing strategic insights.He currently serves on the Boards of:
Engro Vopak Terminal Limited
Javed Akbar Associates (Private) Limited
Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited
Reon Energy Limited
The Hub Power Company Limited
Narowal Energy Limited
Laraib Energy Limited
Hub Power Services Limited
EFERT Agritrade (Private) Limited
mazhar abbas Hasnani
Mazhar Hasnani, the Chief Financial Officer at Engro Corporation Limited has been with the Engro Group for over 11 years and has worked in finance, business development and commercial positions across multiple companies. Most recently, he was the Vice President – Marketing at Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited and prior to that he served as GM – Corporate Strategy at Engro Corporation Limited. Among his most notable successes at Engro are the raising of capital for the Group for the FrieslandCampina / Engro Foods transaction, the private placement of Engro Fertilizers’ shareholding, and developing the roadmap for turnaround of Engro’s rice business.Prior to joining the Engro Group, Mazhar gained valuable experience while working in various finance and advisory roles with Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Nortel Networks in USA & Canada. Mazhar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics& Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA – Colorado).
asad said jafar
Asad Said Jafar, has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Signify Pakistan Limited (formerly Philips Pakistan Limited) since 2009. Prior to this, he was Director Supply Chain, for Philips Lighting ASEAN from 2006 to 2008. Asad has extensive manufacturing, supply chain, business excellence and general management experience and has held various leadership roles at Philips including overseas expatriate postings to Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore from 2001 to 2008. Asad joined Philips in 1998 as Supply Chain Manager at Philips Pakistan Limited.He has driven the transformation and revitalization of the Philips business in Pakistan to become a focused lighting technology company offering a complete range of conventional and LED lighting solutions including its connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, design services and turnkey solutions. He has also steered the transition of the company from Philips to Signify in Pakistan.Before Philips, Asad worked at ICI Pakistan Limited from 1988 to 1996, joining them as a Management Trainee and gaining experience of projects, plant maintenance, design and engineering planning before leaving the company to pursue an MBA degree.Asad served as the President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in 2014 and as its Vice President in 2013. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Engro Fertilizers Limited. Previously he has served on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) and Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited and has been a member of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Corporate Leaders Advisory Board (ICLAB). He also serves as the member of International Advisory Board at NED University of Engineering and Technology. He participates regularly in Karachi School of Business & Leadership’s CEO mentorship program.Asad holds an Electrical Engineering (BE) degree from the NED University of Engineering & Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Imperial College Business School, London, UK where he studied as a Chevening scholar. Asad has completed several management development programs including the ‘Leading a Business’ program at Ashridge Business School, UK. He attended the ‘Philips Simplicity Brand 1000’programme at the Chicago Graduate School of Business (London campus) as well as the ‘Business Marketing Strategy’ program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. He is often invited to address business professionals and student audiences at corporate and academic events.
Asim Murtaza Khan
Asim Murtaza Khan is working as pro bono CEO of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP) since November 2015. Prior to that he has worked for Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) for over 32 years. Asim oversaw the Bolan Mining Enterprises, a joint venture between PPL and the Government of Balochistan for mining of barites, iron ore and lead-zinc. He was one of the founder Directors of PPL’s overseas subsidiary companies, PPL Europe E&P Ltd. and PPL Asia E&P B.V. Asim was appointed as MD/CEO of PPL by the Government of Pakistan in May, 2011 and he superannuated in February, 2015.He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He is an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. Asim is a Fellow and Member Central Council of the Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board and Member Academic Council at NED University of Engineering & Technology, and member of a key committee of the Pakistan Engineering Council. Previously, he has served as the Chair on the Boards of Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited, Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP), and on the Boards of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG), Community Development Board of the Government of Sindh. Asim also served as the Chair of the Technical Committee of the Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association (PPEPCA).
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar served as Federal Finance Minister of Pakistan holding multiple economic portfolios in the caretaker government and as the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan.
As the Under-Secretary General of the Economic and Social Commission of the Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) and the United Nations Secretary General’s Senior Special Advisor on Economics and Finance, Dr. Akhtar oversaw the development and implementation of the sustainable development agenda including economic, social, environmental and finance work of the UN Department of the Economic and Social Affairs. During her term at UN, she was UN Secretary General’s Sherpa for Development and the Finance and Central Bank tracks. Her close involvement in the development and implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG), the Addis Ababa Financing frameworks and work on the Paris Climate Accord was instrumental in taking forward and ensuring closer alignment of G20 development agenda with the 2030 SDG agenda.
Dr. Akhtar served as the Vice President, Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, and Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB). She also served as the Special Sr. Advisor to the President of ADB.
Dr. Akhtar is recipient of Asia’s Best Central Bank Governor from Emerging Markets and the Banker’s Trust awards. In 2008, The WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA recognized her as one of Asia’s top ten professional women. Recently in 2020, she has been awarded the HUM Women’s Leadership Global Award.
Dr. Akhtar in now serving as the Chairperson of few Boards in Pakistan: the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd responsible for transmission and distribution company, the FCDO-Bill Melinda and Gates Foundation joint venture to promote financial and digital financial inclusion, and Director of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance etc. She remains engaged in both global and national policy dialogues and is the Global Advisor for the Belt and Road Initiative and Policy Sherpa for Boao Asia Forum and Advisor to Shanghai Forum.