Our Founder


Amir S. Chinoy

Founder of International Industries Limited.

The son of Sir Sultan and Lady Sherbano, Amir Sultan Chinoy was born in Bombay on 21st September 1921. He married Almas, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Munawar Khan Afridi, on 9th February 1947.

Mr. Amir S. Chinoy played a pioneering role in the industrialization of Pakistan, upon his migration in 1948, in introducing and establishing industrial concerns in heavy chemicals (Pak Chemical Limited), electrical cables (Pakistan Cables Limited) and galvanized and steel pipes (International Industries Limited.) His commercial interests extended to trading (representing major European and American companies), contracting and distribution and keeping abreast with demands of the changing world.

As an active educationist, he played a leading role in establishing the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi; was a Trustee of the Aga Khan University Hospital Foundation, the Aga Khan Central Education Board, in addition to being the Founding President of the Management Association of Pakistan.

Appointed the Honorary Consul General of Greece in 1968, he dealt with this prestigious appointment with great honor and dignity.

As a result of his efforts and commitment, he was awarded the “ORDER of THE PHOENIX OF GREECE” in 1989, one of the highest honors bestowed upon honorary persons. As a prominent member of the Ismaili community, he was bestowed with the title of Vazir. Numerous offices held by him included Trustee of Aga Khan University Hospital Foundation, Director and Trustee of the Aga Khan Central Education Board, Aga Khan Health Services and Chairman of Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board.

Loved and respected in society, he was president of Sind Club (1973 ~ 75), Rotary Club (1968 ~ 69) and Steward of the Karachi and Lahore Race Clubs. His social gaming interests made him an enthusiastic bridge player. A lover of horses, he successfully owned and bred several winning horses of Pakistan Classics including Derby, Oaks and Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup races.

In his lifetime, he was the unifying force of the scattered Chinoy family. His book “The Chinoys”, a biographical sketch of the family was a major accomplishment, signifying his position as the life and soul of the family, as well as making the family aware of their heritage.