Mian Mansha: patriarch and perfectionist
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Mian Mansha: patriarch and perfectionist

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"I feel that my privacy and my businesses are managed professionally, so it’s those people that should be at the forefront in the media," he says. "There are lots of other people who can do this [speak to the media] better." A leading executive close to the company adds: "Pakistan’s industrialists are quiet by nature – they tend to let their managers do the talking for them. But Mansha lets his managers do the managing. He is a micro manager as well – he keeps a back seat but he knows what is going on at every level." The industrialist’s personal fortune, vaguely estimated at between $1 billion and $5 billion, has often been mused upon but never revealed in full. In a recent, widely quoted Pakistan rich list floating around the domestic media, Mian Mansha tops the bill, with a fortune of $2.5 billion. Asked about his personal wealth, Mansha says the real value is at the top end of the reported scale, and held in a family trust.

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