Member Islamabad Board

M. Naeem Murtaza

CEO at Automotive Research Group

Mr. M. Naeem Murtaza is a business development and marketing professional.

With Bachelor’s in Economics, Naeem started his career in the media marketing industry in 1984. This was followed by starting a new journey in 1990 as the Sales Manager with Instaphone, the first Cellular – Mobile Telecom Company in Pakistan.In 1993, he was selected by the Land Rover management in Pakistan and designated the first Project Director to establish the world’s famous Land Rover brand of 4X4 vehicles.  As the lead person for the company, Naeem was responsible for country marketing, operations and development of Military business that eventually took away 50% of the defence market share of a specific 4X4 vehicle in due course of time, along with spear heading the future assembly plant of Land Rover in Pakistan.

Having great passion for cars and now vast experience of the Automotive Industry, Mr. Murtaza started his own firm, Automotive Research Group (also known as AR Group / ARG) in the year 2000. As part of his initial consultancy activities, he officially prepared the first business feasibility for BMW Stuttgart, Germany, for re-establishing the BMW marque in Pakistan.  There-on, under his dynamic leadership and management skill set towards business development, AR group continues to introduce latest products in the current security environment of special vehicles field.  This includes DAVs – Discrete Armored Vehicles, security Cash in Transit vehicles, bomb disposal units, SWAT vehicles for law enforcement agencies, APCs – Armored Personal Carriers, Riot Control Vehicles and related equipment.  Added recently to the portfolio of AR Group is a wide range of security and surveillance equipment desired by modern Law Enforcement Agencies.

Since 1993, with a long history of understanding of the automotive Industry, special vehicles in particular and in parallel the last many years as a keen volunteer promoting passenger, vehicle and road safety, Naeem has founded and established a new consultancy firm in 2013 under the name “Safety First Pro“, with a vision and resolve to reduce death by road crashes.  In this respect Safety First Pro will launch a series of working seminars and training programs in conjunction with international agencies.

AR Group and Safety First Pro continue their endeavours by providing quality products, services and training in their respective businesses.

Achievements and Membership:

  1. Founder and President FORCE (Friends Organization of Road Cycling Enthusiasts) 1980
  2. Life Member Adventure Foundation of Pakistan 1981
  3. Founder Member Balloon Club of Pakistan 1982
  4. Member Rotaract Club Islamabad 1982
  5. Founder and Executive Committee Member – Islamabad College for Boys (ICB) Alumni Foundation 2010
  6. President ICB Alumni Foundation 2013 to date
  7. Member Rotary Club of Islamabad Renaissance(RCIR) since 2013.
  8. Vice President RCIR 2014-2105
  9. Fellow Paul Harris – RCIR 2014
  10. Board Member Motorsports Association of Pakistan (MAP), Inception to 2013.
  11. Founder and Convener CCI, Concerned Citizens of Islamabad 2014
  12. General Secretary and board member APBF Islamabad, All Pakistan Business Forum 2015