Gilano Trading Company is a leading exporter of Pakistani dates to the United States of America , United Kingdom, Canada , Japan and Norway . The company was founded in 1990 by Mr. Mundagar Merwanji. Prior to starting Gilano, Mr. Merwanji had worked for several years as Factory Manager in a major food processing company, “Lipton Pakistan Ltd.”, a division of the multinational conglomerate, Unilever.
In 1985 he started his own food quality assurance company known as “Commodities Inspection Company” and in 1990 he formed “Gilano Trading Company” to export dates. Mr. Merwanji brought his long experience in quality and customer dedication to Gilano Trading Company.
Regrettably, in 2007, Mr. Merwanji suddenly passed away at a relatively young age of 57. The business is now owned and managed by Mr. Mewanji’s’ wife Armine and son Kersasp. Kersasp has a unique combination of formal Western management training and knowledge of local practices prevalent in rural Sindh and Balochistan (where the dates are grown) having been trained by his father in the latter; and with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston, Texas.