Composition of National Council (Board of trustees)

Ms. Shazia Syed
Chairperson and CEO, Unilever Pakistan Ltd.


Unilever Pakistan is one of Pakistan’s largest consumer products businesses with a brand presence that pre-dates the country’s independence. It enjoys leading market position in Home and Personal Care, Foods, Ice Cream and Beverages with brands that are household names and a distribution network that reaches the remotest parts of the country. In addition to employing 2,000 people, several thousand are engaged through third parties in activities on its behalf. With four manufacturing units, Unilever in Pakistan is the highest tax payer amongst FMCG companies. In the last 4 years, Unilever’ Pakistan’s business has doubled in size, thus outpacing the country’s GDP growth rate by a healthy multiple. Globally, Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch FMCG group operates in 80 countries with a mission to add vitality to life through brands that make people feel good and look good.


Shazia Syed is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of Unilever Pakistan Limited. She joined the Board on 1st November 2015. Prior to this, Shazia was Chairperson, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited. She has held various senior management positions across most categories at Unilever Pakistan and other markets, including Unilever Vietnam as Business Unit Leader for Personal Care. She joined Unilever as a management trainee and has completed her 26th year in the organization last year.

Besides being a director of Unilever Pakistan Limited, she is also the director of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited. Shazia is an active advocate of diversity in the workplace and believes that enabling and facilitating working women from all backgrounds across all sectors should be every leader’s top priority.