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ABOUT US

Our Story

At Martin Dow Ltd, a founding company of the Martin Dow Group established in 1995; we market research-based products and world-class branded generics.

All our products are designed, produced, and manufactured in Lahore and Karachi at our cGMP-compliant manufacturing facilities. Furthermore, the company boasts an ex-Roche manufacturing plant, successfully acquired in 2010.

Presently we market over 90 brands and employ over 1,600 individuals countrywide.

Our Story

Leadership Team

ALI AKHAI

Chairman - Martin Dow Group

Ali Akhai became the Chairman, Martin Dow Group in October 2018. As an initiative-driven leader, he believes in the significance of diverse business, technological innovation, and talent, ready to lead impact with a desire to enhance the wellbeing of the human race. He is recognized as the face of the Martin Dow Group and has received praise for his in-depth knowledge of numerous facets of the pharmaceutical industry.

After completing his Bachelor of Science business graduate degree (BSc) from Brunel University in the UK, he proceeded to further his education with a double Master's degree. He holds a Master of Science in Global Business from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and a Master of Science in International Business Development & Consulting from Novancia Business School in France.

Ali joined the Martin Dow Group of Companies in 2016, and after completing a structured orientation program in Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Human Resources, and Regulatory Affairs, he assumed the role of Business Development Lead, launching eight new items for the Group by mid-2018.

He is playing an essential role in shaping the future of the Martin Dow Group, carrying on his father's vision by guiding the Group's foray into further diversification through successful strategic acquisitions and flexible technologies. As Chairman of the Group, he is leading the 6th Largest Pharmaceutical Group in Pakistan with 2 Healthcare Companies in Europe, into expansion with worldwide partnerships, talent development, and industry influence, to ethically grow through innovation and courage.

He is a visionary and philanthropist, deeply focused on improving the standards of Healthcare, Education and Environment in Pakistan. He represents Pakistan in global events such as World Economic Forum, closely working with global and local key stakeholders to present the Nation’s interest and enhance Pakistan’s international reputation.

JAVED GHULAM MOHAMMAD

Group Managing Director & CEO

Javed is a Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Dow Group, and under his leadership, the group has experienced unprecedented growth, including the acquisition of the Roche brands and manufacturing facility, leading the Group's growth further through his noteworthy insights.

He is a qualified fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan, with over 25 years of experience leading in diversified functions such as Finance, Marketing, International Business, Business Development, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, New Product Development, and Technical Functions.

He has held key positions at a number of leading multinational and national companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Getz Pharma, Briogene, and AJ Research & Pharma (a Saudi Arabian subsidiary of the Al Jomiah Group), the latter two of which he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

To his credit, he has grown AJ Pharma from a start-up to a global company with a strong presence in both prescription and consumer health markets across seven ASEAN and GCC countries. Under his guidance, the Martin Dow Group continues to grow and set new standards of distinction across the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan and abroad.

RIZWAN OMAR

Chief Operating Officer - Technical

Rizwan joined Martin Dow in September 2010 at the time when Martin Dow acquired the manufacturing facility of Roche Pakistan. He worked extensively for the harmonization of organizational structure and coordinated different operational functions to inculcate a performance driven culture across the organization.

During his professional life spread over 35+ years, Rizwan received extensive exposure to the Technical, Commercial and Production Planning functions while working with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Getz Pharma, GSK Pakistan, Muller & Phipps and Martin Dow.

MUQTADIR M.A JAWAD

Group Director Supply Chain, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

Muqtadir has been associated with Martin Dow since 2001. With a diversified experience of more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry, he has his acumen’s niche’ in Acquisitions, Finance, Treasury, Supply chain, Taxation and Corporate affairs.

Muqtadir has gyrated Martin Dow to the level of alacrity. His strong interpersonal skills are an assurance of ascent to newer horizons for the Group.

ASIM MUSTAFA

Chief Commercial Officer

Asim Mustafa brings over 25 years of cumulative experience in strategy & portfolio management to Martin Dow Ltd. He has held increasingly significant positions in reputable companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Aventis Pharma, and, most recently, Getz Pharma as the Director of International Business.

Asim has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Karachi. He is an accomplished marketing strategist with considerable experience in both domestic and international marketing.

At Martin Dow Ltd., he presently oversees several core business areas, including Marketing & Sales, Business Development, International Business, and Medical Affairs.

SHAHRUKH MASOOD

Group Director Human Resources & Corporate Communication

Shahrukh joined the Martin Dow Group in 2020 and has since risen to the position of Director Human Resources & Corporate Communication for the group.

He has served as the Director of Human Resources for several organizations and holds over 20 years of experience working in Pakistan, the Middle East, and Africa. His career spans work for a number of prominent national and multinational organizations, including Getz Pharma, Abbott Laboratories Pakistan, Reckitt Benckiser Arabia, and DXB Entertainment

Shahrukh holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources & Marketing. He is also a certified Leadership Coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

ADEEL JAVED

Director Engineering & Projects

Adeel Javed is Director Engineering & Projects for Martin Dow Limited. Adeel joined the company in 2019 and is responsible for all activities associated with Plant Maintenance, Engineering & Projects of Martin Dow Limited Karachi and Seatle Pvt Ltd. Lahore. He brings with him 22+ years of cumulative work experience related to Engineering functions, focusing on achieving long-term business goals. Prior to joining the company, Adeel served as Chief Engineer at Hilal Foods. Before Hilal Foods, he held various senior leadership positions at Getz Pharma, Abbott Laboratories, Pharmatec Pakistan and MSD Pakistan. He received his bachelor’s degree (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology and holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Management, Karachi.

MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR KAMBOH

Director Plant Operations

Muhammad Zubair joined Martin Dow Limited in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the company's Plant Operations. He has an extensive experience of around 20 years specializing in Plant Operations, Production, New Product Development and QMS.

Zubair has worked with leading multinational and national pharmaceutical organizations, including Abbott, Pfizer, Getz Pharma and Pharmatec. He has many strategic achievements to his credit in areas of new dosage forms’ induction, capability building, efficiency and cost-cutting. He holds a master’s degree in Pharmacy from Karachi University with majors in pharmaceutical technology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from IBA.

SYED ADEEL AHMED

Director Business Development

M. Sc. in Analytical Chemistry; Syed Adeel Ahmed, Director Business Development has over 17 years of experience in the field of Business Development, of overall 21 years including Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Sales. He has worked with companies including Novartis, Sanofi, AJ Research & Pharma. He has also studied Pharmaceutical Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He possesses understanding of business models, channels, trade and alliances. Adept at negotiating practical business models and contracts for developing business opportunities and country specific portfolio. Besides Pakistan, Adeel has worked in various markets including Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, CLM Cluster and UAE in the diverse fields of Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, Aesthetics.

Milestones and Recognitions

  • Martin Dow Ltd. has won the Annual Environment Excellence Award every year since the year 2018
  • Designed a dedicated dry powder for inhalation (DPI) facility
  • Designed a new state-of-the-art new product development lab
  • More than 500 postgraduate doctors from 13 tertiary care institutions in six Pakistani cities participated in 40 "Martin Dow FIRST" (Fellows in Research and Training) research and methodology training workshops.
  • Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi manufacturing site proudly celebrated 3 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).

  • Martin Dow Ltd. has won the Annual Environment Excellence Award every year since the year 2018
  • Designed a dedicated dry powder for inhalation (DPI) facility
  • Designed a new state-of-the-art new product development lab
  • More than 500 postgraduate doctors from 13 tertiary care institutions in six Pakistani cities participated in 40 "Martin Dow FIRST" (Fellows in Research and Training) research and methodology training workshops.
  • Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi manufacturing site proudly celebrated 3 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).

  • Martin Dow Ltd. has won the Annual Environment Excellence Award every year since the year 2018
  • Designed a dedicated dry powder for inhalation (DPI) facility
  • Designed a new state-of-the-art new product development lab
  • More than 500 postgraduate doctors from 13 tertiary care institutions in six Pakistani cities participated in 40 "Martin Dow FIRST" (Fellows in Research and Training) research and methodology training workshops.
  • Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi manufacturing site proudly celebrated 3 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).

  • Martin Dow Ltd. has won the Annual Environment Excellence Award every year since the year 2018
  • Designed a dedicated dry powder for inhalation (DPI) facility
  • Designed a new state-of-the-art new product development lab
  • More than 500 postgraduate doctors from 13 tertiary care institutions in six Pakistani cities participated in 40 "Martin Dow FIRST" (Fellows in Research and Training) research and methodology training workshops.
  • Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi manufacturing site proudly celebrated 3 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).

  • Martin Dow Ltd. has won the Annual Environment Excellence Award every year since the year 2018
  • Designed a dedicated dry powder for inhalation (DPI) facility
  • Designed a new state-of-the-art new product development lab
  • More than 500 postgraduate doctors from 13 tertiary care institutions in six Pakistani cities participated in 40 "Martin Dow FIRST" (Fellows in Research and Training) research and methodology training workshops.
  • Martin Dow Ltd. Karachi manufacturing site proudly celebrated 3 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).

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Quality

At Martin Dow Ltd. we have consistently outperformed the industry norms in terms of market growth, as proven by our prescribers confidence in our quality products.

We have top-of-the-line cGMP-compliant manufacturing facilities that are audited on a regular basis by local and international regulatory bodies from various countries.
We maintain our quality standards by conducting regular training programs, audits, and reviews of systems and processes to ensure our products and services remain defect-free, trusted, and preferred by individuals and families.

We take an innovative approach to the development of dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulation systems. Furthermore, to design structured formulation systems for DPI formulations, we use our scientific expertise in particulate systems and formulation processing operations.

We also have a cutting-edge New Product Development Facility equipped with its own IPC Lab and leading production capabilities in tablet, oral, liquid, and cream dosage forms that meet international standards.

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