Syed Yawar Ali was educated at Aitchison College Lahore and got his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He joined the family business, Packages Limited and then became Managing Director of Milk Pak Ltd. After 3 years of the Joint Venture with Nestlé he was elevated to Chairman of the Board.
Syed Yawar Ali is currently Chairman of Nestlé Pakistan Limited, Chairman, Wazir Ali Industries Limited and Past Chairman of Pakistan Dairy Association. He is serving on many other boards and has also been on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan and Lahore Electric Supply Company.
Currently he is Vice-President of the India-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is heading a committee to ‘Promote Trade with India.’