Syed Baber Ali is an entrepreneur and industrialist. He envisioned and set up Packages Limited (Pakistan's largest paper & board mill), Milkpak Limited - now Nestle Milkpak Limited - (one of the largest food
Syed Baber Ali
Syed Baber Ali is an entrepreneur and industrialist. He envisioned and set up Packages Limited (Pakistan's largest paper & board mill), Milkpak Limited - now Nestle Milkpak Limited - (one of the largest food processing companies in Pakistan); Tetra Pak Pakistan Limited, International General Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited, Tri-Pack Films Limited, First International Investment Bank and Systems Private Limited.
He is Chairman of Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan Limited, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited and Director of Unilever Pakistan Limited and Mitchell’s Fruit Farms Limited.
Syed Baber Ali is known for his interest in academics and his vision of providing quality education to people of all origins within the country, without any differences of colour, creed or race.
He is one of the founders of the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is a member of the board of Aitchison College, F.C. College, Kinnaird College, and Lahore School of Economics and a founding member of the Initiative on Social Enterprise of Harvard University.
He was International President of World Wildlife from 1996 to 1999 and also served as Pakistan's Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs & Planning in 1993. He also acts as the honorary Consul General of Sweden in Lahore.
He received honours and awards from the Government of Sweden, the Netherlands, an OBE from Britain, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Laws from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Syed Babar Ali is the son of Syed Maratib Ali, a prominent industrialist of Lahore. On his mother's side he hails from the Fakir Khana family of Lahore. He is the brother of industrialist Syed Wajid Ali who later became the ambassador of Pakistan in Washington DC.