Spenta Kandawalla of Karachi


“When it comes to the corporate boards, in every organization I serve, I am the only woman on the board, and in each case the first woman to ever serve on the boards of these organizations. I need to make it easier for more women to be brought on to corporate boards, and to do this I need to be a really good example of how valuable and effective a woman board member can be.”

Karachi based Spenta Kandawalla, co-owner and director of Captain Chemical Industries, a leading producer in Pakistan of potassium and sodium silicate has additionally served as a Government appointed director on the board of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, one of Pakistan’s largest public sector financial institutions, as a non executive independent director of Engro Food Limited, one of the largest listed companies on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, and as non executive independent director and chair, Human Relations and Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited.

See Bracing for the board, Zoroastrians abroad, May 7 issue of Parsiana.

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