Mehreen Pervaiz


Mehreen Pervaiz

Can you briefly explain your background?

I graduated in Food Science & Technology from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 2006 and started my career as a QA executive at Haleeb Foods Ltd, a Dairy company in Pakistan. In October 2006, I joined Frito-Lay Pakistan, a snacks division of PepsiCo and worked there for six years in the areas of quality, food safety & laboratory. In parallel, I continued my studies and did masters in Total Quality Management in 2009 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. 

In 2014, I joined a hospital and worked as a dietitian for three years with a key focus on obesity management, sugar & blood pressure control. In 2017, I was selected for the post of Deputy Director Operations in a Provincial Food Regulatory Authority and played my role to implement the Food Authority Act 2011 in the Punjab province, later on in 2018, I have been posted as a Government Public Analyst. Since June 2019, I am working with Bureau Veritas Pakistan as a Lab & QA Manager.

Describe your role at BV?

My Role as a Lab & QA Manager in BV is to plan, organize, lead and control lab activities as per requirement of applicable standards, government laws, organizational goals, objectives and customer requirements. First milestone assigned to me was to secure 17025 accreditation that has been successfully achieved within first year of lab operation and now I am responsible to maintain this accreditation by successful surveillance audits and through continual increase in scope after doing necessary developments as per market demand. I am also developing the laboratory team to achieve KPIs efficiently and effectively.

Elaborate an experience in BV that you feel empowered.

I always feel empowered in BV as I am authorized to do the needful to achieve my laboratory objectives as per customer and organizational requirements.

What do you want to advice to other women?

I would like to advise women to never give up, identify their strengths and be proud of that and keep an eye on their weaknesses and work on that to convert into their strengths. Women must learn emotional intelligence and accept the challenges. With continuous efforts, we can convert every impossible to possible. Never hesitate to take initiatives as it will give you more learning exposure and will definitely diversify your experience.