Mr. Ahsan Rashid

Ahsan has over 30 years of diverse experience, mainly with major multinationals including more than 13 years as Company Head. He has been Managing Director of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited and Ghani Glass Limited. He has also worked in Rafhan Best Foods Limited (now Unilever Foods), Pepsi Cola International and Tetra Tech Inc., USA. He is currently working as Founder and CEO of Optimus Group of Companies, providing services in areas of Management Consulting, Distribution and IT. His areas of expertise are Business Transformation / Restructuring, M&A, Strategic Planning, Management / Information Systems and People Development. He has extensive international market visit exposure – 20 countries in 6 continents and is proficient in adapting international best practices to local environment. Ahsan did his MBA from University of California, Riverside, USA and MS in Industrial & Operations Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He also has BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore as well as Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management from University of California – Extension, Riverside, USA. He is President of Pakistan Celiac Society and a life member of Adventure Foundation of Pakistan.