The foundation of the Atlas Group was laid in 1962 with the establishment of Shirazi Investments (Pvt) Limited with a capital of half a million rupees and three men doing business in trading shares and real estate.
Atlas is a diversified group dealing in engineering, power generation, financial services and trading. It consists of sixteen companies out of which four are quoted on the Stock Exchanges in Pakistan. Atlas shareholders equity and assets stand over a billion US dollars; annual sales nearing 2 billion US dollars and personnel strength close to 10,000.
The Group's strategic direction is determined by the Group Executive Committee while the Group Advisory Board provides intrinsic benefits of advising and guiding the Group on policy issues. Each company has a Board Audit Committee chaired by the non-executive directors. A permanent cell has been established for human resource development while the IT Resource Center keeps the group abreast by constantly introducing state of the art IT solutions.