Chairman of the Lakson Group of Companies – five of which are listed on the Stock Exchanges of Pakistan.
Mr. Iqbal Ali Lakhani has been a part of diversified range of businesses such as paper & board, soap, detergents and toothpaste, printing & packaging, food and insurance. Three Funds of a Group Investment Company are also listed and traded; American franchises/ affiliation includes Colgate-Palmolive Company & McDonalds Corporation.
The spectrum of his unlisted Companies includes textiles, surgicals, media (T.V. & Print), software development & consultancy, travel & tourism, investment & mutual funds, ISP-broad band & data centre, business process outsourcing house into call centre & I.T. The businesses of the Lakson Group provide gainful employment to over 12,000 persons.
Mr. Lakhani attained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkley, U.S.A., with Majors in Marketing and Finance. While at UC Berkley, he received many awards such as Beta Alpha PSI – The National Accounting Fraternity, Honour Students’ Society – High Scholastic Attainment, Departmental Citation Award – Outstanding Undergraduates
Accomplishment, Phi Beta Kappa – High Attainment in Liberal Scholarship etc. Mr. Lakhani has over 38 years’ experience of Senior Management in consumer marketing, finance, manufacturing, industry and government relations. Areas of special interest cover marketing, total quality management and leadership. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Director of Pakistan Business Council. In addition, he is also on the Board of Trustees of the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust. Previously he has served as the Chairman Cigarette Manufacturers Association of Pakistan, Chairman Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan and Vice President American Business Council of Pakistan.
Mr. Lakhani has travelled widely and has attended international seminars, meetings and conferences in several countries of the world.