Over 26 years of extensive experience in the financial markets of Pakistan, covering leadership roles in investment management, corporate finance, investment banking, treasury and project financing. Primary career achievments include developing new businesses, leadership development and transforming faultering businesses to industry leaders.
Last employment was as Chief Executive at UBL Fund Managers Limited; a Pakistan based asset management firm managing over USD 600mn in mutual funds and managed accounts. In over ten years as CEO, converted a small-sized dwindling asset management firm to one of the most successful investment management firms in Pakistan. Main achievements of the Firm were developing Leadership & Human Resource, building a diversified suite of products (including Shariah-compliant funds and industry leader /pioneer capital protected funds), undertaking many industry-first customer services initiatives and offering solid fund performance. Generated ROE in excess of 25% throughout. Firm was recognised as the best managed in the whole financial sector by the Management Association of Pakistan in 2014 and 2015.
Developed UBL Investment Banking Unit from scratch in 2000, which soon became one of the leading investment banking players in Pakistan. UBL received the Best Corporate Finance House Award for 2002-3 from CFA Pakistan Society. Landmark transaction apart from setting up of UBL Fund Managers, Pakistan first listed ‘true sale’ asset backed securitization of future flows for a cellular company. Till date, UBL Investment Banking enjoys lead industry position.
Left CEO position of UBL Funds in Feb 2016 to pursue entreprenueral ambitions. In March 2016 co founded TheSportStore.pk an online sport store which is running successfuly. Also working as Executive Director for Training Impact delivering training in leadership and team development through experientiel based learning.
Currently serving board of trustees of Kashmir Education Foundation and certified director and trainer from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governnance. Previous member Academic Board of IBA, Karachi