Mr. Ziad Chowdhrey is a Chartered Accountant by profession and had started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Pakistan.
Presently, as the Country CFO & Director at Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited, Ziad has responsibilities for Pharma and certain Corporate Functions providing support to all Novartis divisions including Sandoz.
Together with his previous role as CFO & Director at Bayer Pakistan, Ziad has vast experience of leading financial strategies to facilitate Companies’ growth plans. He possess hands on experience of restructurings, diversified projects, divesture, merger and change management with a proven ability to challenge and improve processes though effective business partnering.
During the past several years, he has held various leadership and management responsibilities for Business Services and Corporate Platform functions for South Asian Countries. Such enriching responsibilities provided him with opportunities to lead various projects that involved significant change management, for which he had also been awarded and recognized.
Ziad contributed significantly to improve both productivity and profitability of the organizations through such projects, which also involved development of smart strategies, solutions and analysis.
While based in Germany, he had worked for Bayer HealthCare AG in Projects / Pre-Study involving business case evaluations and Optimization of end to end processes, such as Order to Cash, at global level.
Having been certified by International Finance Corporation (IFC) as a trainer on Corporate Governance Leadership Skills (CGLS), he is also a faculty member at PICG and conducts trainings for directors / senior management on CGLS topics.
Ziad has also been the trainer for ‘Learning and Education program of PwC’ and is frequently invited as a speaker at various public forums. He also possess a vast experience of training and coaching senior managers on Finance topics.
Ziad is an avid fan of gardening and farming, both; fruits/vegetables and livestock and as a hobby likes carrying his camera around whenever he gets an opportunity. He keenly gets his pictures assessed in photography competitions.
Respecting Life and what it has to offer, including all living beings, helps keep him content and going!