Shomaila Loan joined Engro Corporation as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary in August 2020.
An Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, Shomaila has worked both as a Corporate/ M&A lawyer with top-ranking law firms as well an in-house. She served as Chief Legal Counsel/Head of Legal for HBL from 2014 to 2018, prior to which she worked with Haidermota & Co., and Vellani & Vellani for many years. She brings with her a wide range of professional and business experience that spans almost three decades. She has advised and represented major domestic and foreign companies on a wide range of matters including M&A, corporate, banking law, financing/security arrangements, regulatory matters, competition law and securities offerings.
With a Masters in Corporate Governance & Practice from Stanford Law School (USA), she also holds an L.L.B (Hons) from the University of London (UK), and a Bachelors in Economics from Smith College (USA). Shomaila holds a Certificate of Director Education from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, and serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Limited. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan.