CEO & Director
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis
Mr. Chaudhry Iftikhar Bashir is the visionary leader who has always led the company through challenging times by putting in hard work and providing the key leadership Shaheen required to grow into the trusted brand it is today. With his interest vested in the industry, he started working part-time at the factory at a very early age during the late ’70s. Later he officially joined in 1980 and drove the company towards growth. Key clients such as Panther Tire, PVI/ATS Synthetic, Diamond Paints, and many others joined hands with him. Truly ambitious he visited UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, and Saudi Arabia many times to gain knowledge and expertise by participating in many exhibitions and collaborating with experts across the globe.
His early achievements include setting up a Raymond Mill in Lahore, Pakistan by International Combustion Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and later ATP by Alpine Hosokawa, Germany.
Furthermore, initiated a Marble Mine in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir in 2007 and was the first one to start a coating mill for Calcium Carbonate in 2010. Shaheen Group is the major group of marble processing for various industries as Paints, Paper, Artificial Leather, Cables, and PVC Pipe industry.
He has also received the Businessman of the Year Award in 2012. Ch. Iftikhar Bashir is the former Senior Vice Chairman of LTIA and former Chairman of Lahore Township Industries Association (LTIA). He is the President of the Pakistan Grinding Mills Association (PGMA).
- Former President Defense Raiwind Road Association Industrial Association (DRRIBA)
- Former Board Member Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
- Executive Committee Member PCA (Pakistan Coating Association)
Being a socially responsible individual,
He is a contributory member over various other platforms for which he was awarded another award of recognition by the President of Pakistan for his social work. Belonging to the Arain community he has made remarkable contributions on the platform Anjuman-e-Aryan where he holds the status of senior vice president. Last but not least
- He is a Board Member Governor Punjab Social Welfare Committee (SWC).
and amid his efforts, his name has been added on the wall of Covid-19 heroes in Governor House Lahore.