Javed Afridi (Business)

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2017-11-13 10:57:32Javed Afridi
Javed Afridi is a famous Pakistani businessman and the current CEO of Haier Pakistan. He has promoted many sports tournaments in Pakistan and also an owner of the Peshawar Zalmi Team in Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Javed Afridi

  • Name In Urdu :

    جاوید آفریدی

  • Famous As:

    Peshawar Zalmi , Benoni Zalmi , Haier Pakistan

  • Nationality:


  • Education:

    Masters in Global Management

  • Institute:

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Institute:

    Saïd Business School

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  • Profession:


  • Height:

    5 ft 11 inches

  • Weight:

    70 aprox

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  • Awards :

    Business of the Year

  • Born
  • Date:

    14 August 1985

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  • Place:

    Bara , FATA Pakistan

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:


  • Children:

    Alveena and Hamdan

  • Relatives:

    Shahid Afridi

  • Career
  • Company Name:

    Ruba Company

  • CEO:

    Haier Pakistan

  • Net Worth:

    700 Million USD

  • Years Active:

    2005 - Present

Personal Profile

Muhammad Javed Afridi was born on 14 Aug 1985, in Bara FATA Pakistan. He is also the owner of the Benoni Zalmi in the T20 Global Leagues of South Africa. In an interview, he mentioned that 'Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)' is close to his heart and also his dream to develop the infrastructure around the game in his homeland Pakistan. [1] Personal Personal


With son Hamdan Afridi
With son Hamdan Afridi
He is a cousin of one of the famous cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi who is famous in cricket ground as 'Boom Boom Afridi'. Shahid Afridi has contributed in cricket as one as the best player and Javed as the owner of the well-known franchise Peshawar Zalmi. He had taken many starts for improvements of sports in Pakistan. Besides from being a good businessman, he is also good father and husband at home in his family.

Life Style

His Cousin Shahid Afridi
His Cousin Shahid Afridi
Javed is a religious as well as also a foodie man. He has a car like Rolls Royce, Ferrari 458, and Mercedes class. He has also owned houses in Dubai, Peshawar, and industry.


Javed Afridi studied at Edwards College, Peshawar. He did Master degree, Global management from London School of Economics and Political Science in the year 2007-2009. He also went to Regent Business School.Currently, he is doing his PhD from the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School. He joined Haier as Marketing Manager and is now a chief executive officer at Haier Pakistan.


His business career began in the year 2005 and still going well. He is an owner of the leading manufacturing company Haier in Pakistan. Haier company was established in Pakistan in the year 2000. Haier is one of the biggest companies in Pakistan’s home appliances market in terms of sales and revenues generated. Haier company is Manufacturer of refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, Freezers, microwaves, audio and visual products. It has many global partnerships, most notably with China.  

Investment in Cricket

He owned a cricket franchise Peshawar Zalmi team of Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the US $16,000,000 for a ten-year duration. Peshawar Zalmi was established on December 3, 2015, whose captain in 2016 was Darren Sammy and the head coach was Mohammad Akram. His Haier company has also sponsored various cricket tournaments under his supervision including Haier Super 8 T20 Cup and Pakistan Super League (PSL). He has also owned the Benoni Team in South Africa T20 Global League which started in 2017. 

Socially Active

He has also taken a most important effort to begin to start Peshawar Zalmi Foundation which is based on almost the same goals as the Manchester United Foundation. The idea being that whatever income is earned from the activities of Peshawar Zalmi or through the help of strategic partners, a part of that will be used by Peshawar Zalmi to more cricket in the area, to run events like the talent hunt plans and provide coaching, training, kits, and equipment necessary to play cricket at school level.

Devotion for Cricket

With Man of Match Player
With Man of Match Player
Javed Afridi told in his interviews that the driving force left sponsoring cricket a few years back and international cricket was not played in Pakistan. Pakistan cricket was facing problems and there was also no any sponsor for the team. So at that time, he gave his brand for the positive change of cricket without any precondition but also he acknowledge that it also made sound business sense. His business Skill has been inspiring to Pakistani young businessman. 

Zalmi School League

The PSL champion Peshawar Zalmi from Pakistan Super League (PSL) team has notified Zalmi school league under the roof of Zalmi Foundation. The effort to begin is aimed to enhance cricket in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. The event will start in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in two different phases. In 1st phase, four regional teams from Bannu, Peshawar, Malakand, and Hazara will be included in the event. The other phase will contain totally 7 divisions. The 1st team from Army Public School (APS) Peshawar and the other will be the champion team of its 1st phase which is beginning later in the month. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi hoped the 'Peshawar Zalmi Foundation will carry out this league in the province to promote cricket at grass root level'. After Zalmi Haier 100 pitches project, this league will give a good opportunity to young players to show their talent, Said By Afridi. Mr Afridi added that the Zalmi School League will be dedicated to the name of the APS Peshawar martyrs. Phase one  Matches will be played in Haripur and the final matches will be played in Peshawar. The Army Public School Peshawar team will also be invited to see the final of phase one.

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