Asad Umar

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Asad Umar
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
16 September 2013
Personal details
Born 1961 (age 55–56)
Rawalpindi
Nationality Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Education B. Com, MBA
Alma mater Government College, Karachi, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Awards Sitara-i-Imtiaz

Asad Umar (Urdu: اسد عمر‎; born c. 1961) is a Pakistani politician and retired businessman. A member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Umar has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan representing Islamabad, since 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

In an interview, Umar said he was born in Rawalpindi in 1961 and is the youngest of six brothers and one sister. He father was an army officer. After his father’s retirement from military, he move to Karachi alongwith his family.[1] He is the youngest brother of Mohammad Zubair.[2][3]

Umar received degree in Commerce (B.Com) at the Government College of Commerce & Economics.[4]

Umar graduated from IBA Karachi in 1984[5][6] from where he received MBA degree.[4][1]

Professional career[edit]

He worked in HSBC Pakistan[6] after graduation for seven months.[4][1]

He joined Exxon Chemical Pakistan in 1985[5] as a business analyst and was based in Canada. He was the only Pakistani employee of the company.[6]

Umar came back to Pakistan[6] to join Engro Corporation in 1985.[6]

In 1997 was appointed the first CEO of Engro Polymer and Chemicals, the petrochemical company of the group.[6]

He became the President and CEO of Engro Corporation in 2004.[5]

In 2009, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his public service.[7]

He took early retirement as president and CEO from Engro in April 2012[8][5][9] at the age of 50.[10]

Umar is being credited for turning a chemical company into a major conglomerate[10][5][9] and is considered one of the most popular and highly paid CEOs in Pakistan.[6][9][6]

Political career[edit]

He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2012[5][9][10] and was made senior vice president of PTI.[11]

He was elected as a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time for Constituency NA-48 on PTI ticket in by-election held following Pakistani general election, 2013.[12][13]

In 2014, Lahore University of Management Sciences cancelled a scheduled speech of Umar due to being political in nature rather than educational.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zehra Shigri (9 June 2013). "Winds of change". The News US Magazine. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Muhammad Zubair named Sindh governor - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Two talented brothers wrestle political issues for opposing sides". DAWN.COM. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Featured Interviews - Mr. Asad Umar". alumni.iba.edu.pk. IBA. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Engro president quits". DAWN.COM. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Corporate titan: After 27 years at Engro, Asad Umar calls it a day - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "List of civil award winners". DAWN.COM. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Engro CEO Asad Umar decides to quit". Daily Times.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  9. ^ a b c d "From Engro to PTI: A look back and forward at Asad Umar's life - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "New recruit: Former Engro CEO Asad Umar joins PTI - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf". DAWN.COM. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "PTI man wins NA-48 amid low turnout". DAWN.COM. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "By-election: 32 per cent turnout in NA-48 by-election - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "LUMS cancels Asad Umar's talk". DAWN.COM. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017.