Lord Zameer Mohammed Choudrey CBE, SI Pk has been a Member of the Board of Directors of
United Bank Limited since October 2002. He is also Member of the Board Risk & Compliance
Committee (BRCC), the Human Resources & Compensation Committee (HRCC), the Board
Nomination Committee (BNC) and the Board International Committee (BIC).
He is the Chief Executive of Bestway Group, which is the 9th largest family owned business in UK with
annual turnover of £4.5 billion. The Group is the 2nd largest wholesaler in the UK, the 3rd largest retail
pharmacy in the UK, the 2nd largest cement producer in Pakistan and the 2nd largest private bank in
Pakistan. The Group provides employment to over 28,000 globally.
Lord Choudrey is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He joined Bestway Group as a Financial
Controller in 1984. In 1990, he was promoted as the Group Finance Director. In 1995, he was given
additional responsibilities of business diversification both in UK and Pakistan and was promoted as
Chief Executive of Bestway Cement Limited. He was appointed as the Group CEO in 2004.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England & Wales. He is the Chairman of
Conservative Friends of Pakistan.
Lord Choudrey is a trustee of Bestway Foundation UK and Chairman of Bestway Foundation Pakistan.
He is also a trustee of Crimestoppers.
In 2011 he was part of the International Leadership Team of HRH Prince of Wales Pakistan Recovery
In April 2013; he was invited to join The British Asian Trust’s UK Advisory Council and in January
2018 he was appointed its Chair.
In November 2014, he was awarded an honorary degree by University of Kent in recognition of his
philanthropic services to the community.
In December 2015, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her
Majesty the Queen for his services to the UK wholesale industry and various charitable causes in the
UK and abroad.
In March 2018, the President of Pakistan awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) to him in
recognition of his contributions to advancing Pakistan through his services and the wide array of
In June 2019, he joined the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council's Advisory Council.
In September 2019, he was appointed to the House of Lords, UK. This appointment is in recognition
of his considerable contributions to Britain’s domestic and foreign trade as a leading businessman
and entrepreneur, his wide array of philanthropic work both in the UK and abroad, and his role as
Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan.