Mr. Muhammad Yahya Chawla
Mr. Muhammad Yahya Chawla became a Non-Executive Director of Macter International Limited on January 23, 2019.
Mr. Chawla belongs to a prominent and reputable business family of Karachi, Pakistan. After graduating in medicine from the Sindh Medical College in 1988, he immediately joined the family business, Burque Corporation (an FMCG distribution house the same year. During his association with Burque, the company grew from Rs. 250 million of annual revenues in 1988 (US$ 13 million) to Rs.20 billion in 2017 (US$ 180 million) and served well known multinational companies like Nestle and Unilever to become one of the leading FMCG distributors in the country. Parallel to the distribution business, Mr. Chawla started setting up a poultry business (Mega Poultry) with a monthly production of 200,000 chicks in 1990. Currently, Mega Poultry operates 3 hatcheries with a monthly production of 4,300,000 chicks.
Today, his contribution to the family business is recognized by one and all, leading to him being the head of the Board of Directors of the Burque business group. The group now has diversified interests in FMCG distribution, FMCG manufacturing, poultry, textile embroidery, software development, retail stores under the SPAR license and a chain of local and international restaurants.
He currently serves on the board of several philanthropic organizations including:
1. The Indus Hospital ( http://www.indushospital.org.pk)
2. The Aga Khan University Hospital Patient’s Welfare Society (http://pbs.akuh.org)
3. Prevention of Blindness Trust Hospital (http://www.pobtrust.org)
4. The Health Foundation (working for prevention and treatment of hepatitis) (http://thehealthfoundation.org)