The Board is primarily responsible for ensuring the appropriate review of future company plans, good governance and effective control systems to protect shareholder value. In essence the Board establishes corporate strategy and the company’s business objectives. It also approves Engro’s financial statements and assess overall performance against corporate plans and objectives. Engro’s Board of Directors includes one executive director, four independent directors and seven non-executive directors of whom three are executives in other Engro Companies. The Board strictly follows the ‘Code of Corporate Governance’ of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) which serves as a guide for formulating company fundamentals and policy framework. A Board of Directors’ meeting calendar is issued annually that schedules matters reserved for discussion and approval. The full Board meets at least four times a year for approval of quarterly accounts and for long term planning.
The Board has established three committees, chaired by independent non-executive directors as follows: