Riyaz took over as CEO of IIL in August 2011 after serving in the Company since 1992 and growing through various positions. A qualified engineer by profession with a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA, he is also a certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He has had extensive experience in production operations, procurement and all project and development activity at IIL. He was previously employed by Pakistan Cables Limited as Commercial Projects Manager and prior to that, as Project Engineer. He has served as Chairman of the Landhi Association of Trade and Industry and Amir Sultan Chinoy Foundation and is a member of the Pakistan-India CEO’s Business Forum, Pak-Australia Business Forum, The Institute of Industrial Engineers Pakistan and the Pakistan Engineering Council. He is also the Chairman of IIL Australia Pty Limited and IIL Stainless Steel (Pvt.) Limited, the two fully owned subsidiaries of IIL. Lastly, he is also a director of the Citizens Trust against Crime (CTAC) and Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).