Mian Altaf M. Saleem
Mian Altaf M. Saleem joined Shakarganj in 1973, during the establishment of our first sugar factory. First working under the able guidance of our first Chief Executive Officer, Haji Muhammad Shafi, and later succeeding him as CEO in November 1978, Mian Altaf M. Saleem oversaw the transformation of Shakarganj from a minor player in the sugar industry to a major industrial conglomerate, one of the top companies in the stock exchange, and a household name in Pakistan.
Mian Altaf M. Saleem led Shakarganj for over 21 years, during which the Company expanded into the production of Biofuels, Building Materials, and Textiles as well as becoming one of the first Sugar Mills to supply power to the national grid through co-generation. During this period, Mian Altaf M. Saleem also served in several key positions outside of Shakarganj, including three terms as Chairman of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association and as Honorary Consul General of Canada.
Mian Altaf M. Saleem retired as Chief Executive Officer when invited to lead the Privatisation programme of the Government of Pakistan in 1999. As the Federal Minister for Privatisation, Mian Altaf M. Saleem was a member of the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team and served on important cabinet committees such as the Economic Coordination Committee, and Cabinet Committees on Housing, Investment, Privatization and Revenue. He also chaired the Joint Ministerial Commissions with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Tunisia.