Appointed to the Board of Directors of Akzo Nobel Pakistan Limited on May 23, 2012, Mueen Afzal is also the Chairman of Akzo Nobel Pakistan Limited. Mueen Afzal joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1964 and held important positions, including Finance Secretary in Baluchistan (1981-1984) and in the Punjab (1984-1986). He was also the Economic Minister in the Pakistan Embassy, Washington, DC, USA (1987-1990),Health Secretary to the Government of Pakistan (1995-1996), Finance Secretary to the Government of Pakistan (1996-1998),and Secretary General, Finance and Economic Affairs from 1999-2002. Mueen Afzal has been awarded Hila l- e- Imitaz for distinguished public service in 2002.
Additionally, Mueen Afzal is the Chairman of Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited and currently holds directorships of Murree Brewery Company Limited Rawalpindi, Sanjan Nagar Public education trust, Pakistan Philanthropy Centre, Islamabad, Beacon house National University, Lahore, Children’s Global Network, Islamabad, Karachi Education Initiative, Dawood Centre, Karachi, Green Bean Coffee Company, a private company in Islamabad which roasts and market coffee beans. He is also a Senior Advisor for Nafa funds in Lahore; member of the board of directors of IDEAS, a think tank that deals with public policy issues based in Lahore and member of the advisory committee on South Asian issues at Wolfson College, Oxford University and a member of the advisory committee for the Federal Ombudsman in Islamabad.
Mueen Afzal is also a member of the pension committees for the management and staff at the Pakistan Tobacco Company.