Mr. Ahmed E. H. Jaffer was born on August 9,1909 in a
well-established and reputed business, political and social family
of Poona., some 90 miles from Bombay, the business centre of India.
The Independence Movement was already breezing through India and by
this time, the ‘Jaffer Family’ had an impressive presence in Poona
and in fact was in the forefront of the Independence Movement. The
father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah selected
Ahmed Jaffer as a member of his team at the tender age of 25.
Ahmed Jaffer’s father was Mr. Ebrahim Haroon Jaffer, a remarkable student with leadership qualities and was the first one in the Memon community to matriculate from Poona and second in the entire Bombay Presidency. He laid the foundation for a philanthropic and public life. He was a very active Bombay Legislative Council Member, demanded for greater recognition for Muslims of India, advocated for female education, a better Hajj policy, moved Cutchi Memon Bill and local self-government Bills. In 1926, Ebrahim Haroon Jaffer was knighted in Poona by the Governor of Bombay.
Ahmed E.H. Jaffer became the youngest Member of the Parliament when he was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly of India in 1934.
After Pakistan’s independence, the young Ahmed Jaffer set his vision on the task of consolidating Pakistan’s future in diverse fields. He served as a Member of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly and the Parliament from 1947 to 1955. He founded Pakistan Olympic Association in 1947, requested Quaid to become the Patron-in-Chief, which he agreed to, and also approved Ahmed Jaffer’s plan to go to London and Lausanne to get recognition from the International Olympic Committee for Pakistan Olympic Association to participate in 1948 Olympic games. He had the distinction of leading the first Pakistani Contingent to the 14th Olympic Games in the UK in 1948. He was also awarded a Souvenir Certificate by the Quaid-e-Azam for organizing successfully the 1st Pakistani Olympic Games in Karachi in 1948 and he was selected a Life Member of the International Olympic Committee in 1949. Interestingly, he had the Quaid’s fondness for elegant things in life, including his attire, suits, shoes, ties, shorts and cars.
He had tremendous enthusiasm and foresight in many matters, perhaps this was the characteristic that made him a matchless sportsman, successful businessman, popular politician and well-respected.
Hailing from a well-known background of philanthropy, an eminent
businessman and renowned industrialist, Abdul Kader Jaffer holds a
Diploma in Business Administration from London. He is Director of
many business and industrial concerns in Pakistan such as Shah Murad
Sugar Mills Ltd, Agricultural Aviation Ltd, Granular Limited,
Aircraft Sales & Service Ltd and Baker’s Pride. Currently he is
Chairman Ahmed Jaffer Group of Companies.
Between 2000 and 2003, he served as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. In 1971, the Government of Pakistan awarded him the Tamgha-e-Khidmat for services to the nation. Abdul Kader Jaffer has represented Government of Brazil in Karachi since March 1971 as Honorary Consul. In 1988, The President of Brazil conferred upon him the nation’s high award “Commander of the Southern Cross”.
Mr Jaffer also received the high award “Chevalier De l’Ordre National Du Merite” (Knight of the Merit Order) from the Government of France in 1995 This prestigious award was given to him for promoting trade relations between Pakistan and France. He has actively engaged in fostering Pakistan’s economic interests by establishing and serving on several bilateral business forums. Mr Jaffer served as President of the English-Speaking Union of Pakistan from 1996 to 2000.
Abdul Kader Jaffer formed the Ahmed E.H. Jaffer Foundation in 1996 in memory of his late father. The Foundation has initiated a not-for-profit School of Excellence "THE HUB SCHOOL" a boarding school for 800 boys, which will surpass existing standards of education in Pakistan. This will be followed by a boarding school for girls and finally a university of national importance on the outskirts of Karachi on 240 acres of valuable land donated by the Jaffer family.
Message from Abuld Kader Jaffer
“I look back on the success story of Ahmed Jaffer since its inception with a sense of great satisfaction. The company’s journey to grow into an international enterprise with a sound reputation and impressive standing would not have been possible without years of kind support and cooperation from our valued Principals, Parents & Staff who have enabled us to sustain this level of success which the new generation needs to take forward through working in a diligent and efficient manner.
I firmly believe that having a strong determination, a clear goal, an executable plan will be the key to achieve success in the future. Ahmed Jaffer fortunately has its own distinctive corporate culture which has stood the company in good stead over a period of time. I have no doubts that its team of capable and dedicated professionals, with skills to effectively manage diversified modes of operations, can take the company to new levels of growth. I wish them success in their future endeavours.”
Mr Zakir Jaffer is the current Managing Director for Corporate
Strategy for Ahmed Jaffer & Company (Pvt) Limited having decades of
experience in the core operations of the company. He is also a
member of various bilateral organizations such as the Pakistan
Russia Business Council, the Pakistan France Business Alliance, and
the Pakistan Hungary Friendship Association.
Mr Zakir Jaffer has a personal interest in the field of scholastic exchange between Pakistan and other countries, specifically Hungary, for which he has incubated the International College Consultants Company. This company is working towards the improvement of exchange of knowledge, scholars, and students between Pakistan and Hungary. His project is a proud continuation of the Jaffer family’s commitment towards education enhancement related initiatives.
Message from Zakir Jaffer All leaders, need to direct their craft So that they rise to challenging situations and reach their ultimate destination! My aim has been driven by a clear vision, which is built on by years of experience and hard work, and my objective is to “Never Fail”. Even in failure there is success, so with this objective, I would like to thank my Team for their unrelenting support that has brought Ahmed Jaffer & Company (Pvt) Ltd to new zeniths and that we as a Company may continue to grow with integrity, zeal, sincerity and with a purpose.
The current Chief Brand Strategist for Ahmed Jaffer & Company (Pvt)
Ltd, Mr Zahir Jaffer has taken the charge of one of the most
important organs of his family’s business legacy.
He is guided by the expertise and teachings of his father and grandfather, the ideals of Ahmed E.H Jaffer, and through his own vision for the future of the company. He has set himself on a path to carry the baton of the Jaffer family into the future, towards further growth and sustainability.
Nauman Hussain Tirmizi served as commissioned officer for 26 years
in Pakistan Navy, which describes him as a highly qualified,
dynamic, intelligent and upright officer with matching vision and
professional competence. Besides fluency in German language, his
prominent qualifications include MS Mechanical Engineering from
Hamburg, Germany, and MBA from IBA. Besides operation and
maintenance of shipboard’s machinery, he has vast experience of
managerial, administrative and staff appointments. He also carries
substantial experience of teaching and academic Management, while
serving as Dean Faculty of Engineering Sciences at PN Engineering
College / NUST.
He joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) in 2007 as Chief Engineer Planning, and climbed the corporate ladder while working in various capacities in PPL as Chief Business Analyst, Senior Manager Business Development and Senior Manager Corporate Planning, before assuming the charge of General Manager Projects in 2016.
Tirmizi is a seasoned professional, who has also implemented a green field cement project and established and operated strategic business units such as Karachi Tools, Dies and Moulds Centre as Project Director. He has also taught at IBA Karachi as visiting faculty for two years. Tirmizi has attended various prestigious management and technical training courses in country and abroad.
Director of MJR (Infrastructure) and is responsible for the running
of the group and overseeing its continued development.
In particular is focused on making Investments in Infrastructure, Real Estate, Renewable Energy & Health Care. Prior to founding MJR(Infrastructure) Assad was a UK based Lawyer.
Dost Ali Baloch has Twenty seven (27) years of working experience at various commands, supervisory and senior management positions in Law Enforcement/Police organizations under Federal and Provincial Governments. Served at various appointments with direct supervisory exposure to strategic, operational and tactical levels gained in capacity as DSP, SP, SSP and DIGP (security, operations, inquiries, investigation including cyber and white collar crimes).Ali Baloch has also contributed to educational institutes as a visiting faculty at Karachi University (Criminology), Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (Organization Behaviour) and Federal Urdu University (Criminal Law). Moreover, he has published research papers on Indo-US Cooperation and its impact on Pakistan along with a paper on Gwadar Port-Economic Prospects for Pakistan.