“The 20th century and the technological revolution it has bought with it, is about global change, which can only be achieved by connecting minds globally. Therefore, at Leopards, we believe in connecting ideas-worldwide”
Jehangir Shahid is the founder and CEO of Leopards Courier Services (Private) Limited., Pakistan’s leading logistical services provider which connects people nationwide and offers services in the most remote areas of the country.
Born on July 15th, 1947, Mr. Shahid grew up in Lahore with his five siblings. Their father, Saadat Din, was a cotton dealer and his mother was a homemaker.
He attended school away from his family in the city of Abbotabad, at the Abbotabad Public School. He was always an inquisitive and innovative student who liked to experiment with new ideas; an aptitude which would later lead him to find his potential in the courier industry.
After completing his Masters Degree in Economics, Mr. Jehangir moved to Karachi in 1970 and joined the countries newly developing advertising industry. His company made billboards which targeted the cities major commercial districts. New ideas for promoting products were being developed as the concept of advertising was becoming popular.
However, as a recession hit the country in the 1970’s, businesses in Pakistan were greatly de-valued and could no longer afford to spend money on expensive advertisement campaigns. Then entering the manufacturing industry following his advertising streak, he was surprised by the involuntary lack of correspondence between businesses due to the lack of a secure and systemized courier or postal service.
Seeing potential for a courier company that could connect the whole nation, Mr. Jehangir established Leopards Courier in 1983 with five destinations in the country. His foresight and vision lead towards expansion of the company, and after establishing one of the largest nationwide networks, Leopards went international in the year 2000, setting up offices in Dubai, Singapore and China.
Moreover, Mr. Jehangir recently opened Leopards logistics and shipments; a division of leopards focused towards the national and international transportation of heavy shipments and containers. Being a lively socialite, he is a part of many business organizations in Pakistan, including the Chamber of Commerce and FPCCI. As a treasurer for the RAVIANS association, Mr. Jehangir has been a part of many charitable drives for the underprivileged.