Board of Directors

Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) is the only depository in Pakistan

Ahsan Muhammad Saleem


Ahsan Muhammad Saleem

Mr. Ahsan M. Saleem is Group Chief Executive of Crescent Steel and Allied Products Limited and has over 32 years of extensive industry experience. He is a leader in managing multiple, large business operations in various sectors of the Pakistan industry including Sugar, Textiles and Engineering. He also serves on several professional Boards as a non-executive director.

He is a recipient of the 1997 “Businessman of the Year” award from the then Prime Minister of Pakistan. Mr. Saleem is a fellow of the Institute of Directors, U.K, a member of CEO’s organization and World Presidents Organization and a member of 1001- a nature trust.

Mr. Saleem is a strong supporter of education and is actively involved in key leadership roles in local, regional and international developmental organizations. He is one of the five founders of The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and currently serves on its Board. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of TCF, for two terms – TCF is a not for profit organization working across Pakistan to provide formal schooling for the most impoverished segment of the population, TCF has, so far, built 1,060 school units in over 109 towns and cities across Pakistan.

He also serves as Managing Trustee of COMMECS Education Trust, a not for profit trust formed by Old Students of Government College of Commerce and Economics, providing tertiary level education in Karachi. He is the Chairman of Board of Governors of COMMECS Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (a degree awarding Institution Chartered by Government of Sindh). Mr. Saleem is a founding member and serves on the Board of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.