KARACHI: Pakistan Hotels Association (PHA) annual elections were held from July to September 2020 and Election Results were announced at its 56th Annual General Meeting held on September 29, 2020, at Regent Plaza Hotel, Karachi. The following Office Bearers and Executive Committee Members have been elected for the term 2020-21:
Mr. Haseeb A. Gardezi – Chairman
Mr. Haseeb Amjad Gardezi is a C-level professional with over 24 years of diversified senior management and hospitality experience. Being a certified Management and Hospitality professional from Cornell School of Hotel Administration, the USA is working as Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Division of Hashoo Group, and CEO of Hotel One (Pvt.) Limited. Hashoo Group owns and operates Marriott and Pearl-Continental Hotels in the Luxury segment and Hotel Ones’ in the select-service segment. He introduced the concept of Franchise management in limited Service lodging facility in Pakistan under the brand name of Hotel One by Pearl-Continental and heads the largest national network of such facility of Hotel Ones’
Mr. Shakir Abu Bakar Bhura – Senior Vice Chairman
Mr. Shakir Abu Bakar is a C-level Finance Executive with professional experience spanning over 32 years across a range of industries including Hospitality, Real Estate, Construction & Petroleum. He has been associated with the Hashoo Group for more than 20 years and has served in different senior management positions. Currently, Mr. Shakir is with Hashoo Group as Chief Financial Officer Hospitality & Real Estate Division. He joined the HHL Board in the year 2020 and is also on the Board of other Group companies and a member of the Audit & HR Committees. A leader with the ability to strike a practical balance between the mitigation of risk & capitalization of opportunities
Mr. Mirza Mansoor Ahmed – Vice Chairman South.
Mirza Mansoor Ahmed a well-known professional in the hospitality industry of Pakistan with more than 30 years of experience, and first General Manager, Movenpick Hotel Karachi since the last many years. He has remained General Manager of Karachi Marriott Hotel, prior to this, he was with the Pearl Continentals in their Lahore and Karachi properties.
Mr. Irshad B. Anjum – Vice Chairman North
Mr. Irshad B. Anjum, Director Operations, Faletti’s Hotel Lahore since 2014 with vast experience, who started his career in 1970 with Food & Beverage education from Germany and USA and work experience in Germany, USA, London, Dubai, and Afghanistan. He has been General Manager on Pearl Continental Hotel properties in Karachi, Bhurban, and Lahore
Following are the Executive Committee Members of PHA with their active role and participation to promote the hotel and tourism industry of Pakistan:
01. Mr. Zubair Baweja, M.D. Pakistan Hotels Developers Limited / Regent Plaza Hotel Karachi
02. Mr. Ameen Lakhani, Corporate Director Finance, TPS / Serena Hotels
03. Mr. Rehan Faiz Pirzada, Cluster General Manager, Karachi Marriott Hotel
04. Mr. Mohammad Akhtar Bawany, Vice Chairman, Pakistan Services Limited
05. Mr. Fazal Ellahi Kushtiwala, Director, Hotel Jabees Karachi
06. Mr. Hameed A. Kidwai, Group Advisor, Hashoo Group – Islamabad Marriott Hotel
07. Barrister Mansoor Shah, Director, Samsons Inn Hotel, Malam Jabba, Swat
08. Ms. Fauzia Hashi Oila, Director Sales, Serena Hotels / TPS, Karachi
09. Mr. Amjad Hussain Durrani, Assistant Director of Finance, Hotel Mehran Karachi
PHA and the team of Holiday Weekly would like to congratulate all the Office Bearers and Executive Committee Members and hope to see them successful in solving the issues that the hospitality sector of Pakistan is currently facing during these trying and challenging times.