Yasser is currently the Country CFO for Pakistan and Afghanistan at Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan limited and a member of its Board of Directors. He joined Sanofi Pakistan in 1997, which at the time was known as Hoechst Marion Roussel.
Yasser has been a member of the Country Management Team of Sanofi Pakistan since 2003 and has both led and implemented various initiatives on coporate governance, internal controls, compliance, quality, enterprise risk management, Board evaluation, whistle-blowing, SOX, financial reporting and oversight.
Starting with finance, he moved into internal audit. He was subsequently given additional responsibilities for setting up the compliance function in the affilate. As the Country Compliance lead during 2003-2014, he has had significant experience in developing and implementing compliance programs, providing oversight on compliance and whistle blower programs, carrying out investigations and developing and conducting compliance trainings and compliance risk assessment. Yasser also managed the HR function for a brief period.
In 2012 he was given the additional responsibility for setting up the affiliate quality function, which he managed, along with internal audit, till being appointed as the CFO.
Before being nominated to the Board, Yasser served as the Secretary of the Board Audit Committee from 2002 till 2015 and as a member of the Compliance and IS Steering Committees. He was instrumental in implementing the Code of Corporate Governance at sanofi Pakistan and to carry out its first Board Evaluation. Before Sanofi, Yasser was associated with PWC Pakistan for 4 years.
Yasser is an MBA in Finance and a Certified Director in Corporate Governance. He has attended several international courses and has been certified by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to conduct training of directors on Corporate Governance. He has been a Faculty Member of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance since 2008 and has also been a Board Member & Vice President of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Karachi chapter.