Salman Haider Sheikh
Chief Executive Officer
Salman Haider Sheikh has over 22 years of global investment management experience and Investment Banking with 12 years as a successful CEO being instrumental in establishment and growth of Two Large Financial Institutions with a proven track record and independent acknowledgements. Moreover he possesses 10 years of Ã¢Â€ÂœWall Street-New YorkÃ¢Â€Â experience of leading teams with large financial services companies like Merrill Lynch, Janney Montgomery Scott and Wachovia-Wells Fargo Bank/securities. Mr. Sheikh passed the Professional Licenses of Series 7 and Series 63 from NASD-New York which helped in gaining knowledge of structuring and promoting both equity and debt based financial instruments and derivatives. He has served on the board of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan. He has also served on the product development committee of the Pakistan Stock Exchange which resulted in the launch of Cash settled futures to improve liquidity and hedging options in PakistanÃ¢Â€Â™s equity markets. On a special request of the Chairman SECP, he assisted in improving efficiency and market depth of mutual fund industry by structuring first ever acquisition of a distressed equity mutual fund in the country and its re-categorization to enhance capacity building (Equity to asset allocation & achieving no.1 status post acquisition). Mr. Sheikh possesses a bachelors in Finance from Rutgers University, USA, MBA from University of London, UK and a graduate diploma in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, USA.
Mr. Basharat Ullah
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Basharat Ullah is heading the Fund Management division of AWT Investments. He has extensive experience of 25 years in Pakistani capital markets primarily in the field of investment management and buy/sell side research. He has worked in both asset management and brokerage industry, with 11 years in the mutual fund sector. He has successfully headed fund management divisions in two large asset management companies- Arif Habib Investments and Askari Investments. He was instrumental in Arif Habib Investments in achieving a strong track record of performance along with stellar performance at Askari Investments Fixed Income investment business. In brokerage, he served as head of research, heading the equity desk and also as Chief Executive of a sell side company
Mr. Shehzad Dhedhi
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Shehzad Dhedhi is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with over nineteen years of experience in financial sector. Mr. Dhedhi had been a successful CFO in spearheading the finance departments and management committees of large financial institutions since 2012 in both Singapore and Pakistan. His expertise include International Financial Reporting Standards, strategic planning and budgeting, project management, regulatory reporting and business transformation. He is a member of various committees of ICAP and one of the cofounders of CFO Club in Pakistan. Mr. Dhedhi completed his post-graduation from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 2004. He also earned 2 gold medals in his academic studies.
Ms. Uzma Ajmal
Head of Human Resources
She has done Masters in Employment Studies from London Metropolitan University (CIPD) from England. Ms. Uzma has professional working experience of 11 years in different sectors including Telecom, IT, Banking, Law and Health Industries. Her career initiated from Pi sigma group of companies in capacity of HR assistant and served managerial roles in organization such as PTCL, FINCA Microfinance; during her tenure in London, she worked with companies like NHS and London solicitor firm. Ms. Uzma is a seasoned professional with hands on experience in Recruitment, Organizational Development, Training & Development and Employee Relation.
Mr. Asif Iqbal
Head of Operations
Mr. Asif brings himself over 12 years of professional experience in Compliance, operations, audit and assurance. Prior to joining, he served in Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited as Compliance officer and also served additional responsibilities in operations and Investor Services. Further he served as Head of Risk and Compliance in Primus Investment Management Company Limited and also served in same capacity in Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited. He also worked with Riaz MSB Limited (UK) and completed his training from Riaz Ahmed, Saqib, Gohar and Co. (Chartered Accountants.) He holds Bachelors (Hons) in accounts and FiancÃƒÂ© from UK.
Mr. Makhdoom Kamran Ahmad
Head of Risk and Compliance
Mr. Makhdoom is currently serving as a Head of Risk & Compliance Department. His diverse experience of has been mainly as a risk professional in the banking industry. His pragmatic experience of managing various types of risks within the Banking industry in Pakistan is yielding dividends now in the asset management industry. He holds a degree in Actuarial Sciences & Risk Management from the University of Karachi and MBA degree from Karachi University Business School (KUBS).
Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed
Head of Administration
Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed has more than 13 years of work experience of Administration in various Organizations. He started his career from ASF-Ministry of Defense and worked in different departments i.e. MIS, Equipment Sections, FS Branch and also as Protocol Officer of Deputy Director General. He was later
associated with Faysal Asset Management Limited (FAML) in the Capacity of Manager Administration. He was also instrumental in managing a large team at Karachi International Container Terminal Limited (KICTL). Mr. Javed passed his Master in Economics from Islamia University Bahawalpur and, Executive
MBA (HRM) from PIMSATS, Karachi.
Ms. Ambereen Israr
Chief Distribution Consultant
Ambereen has had over 20 years of experience in banking, finance, asset management and private banking in London, New York, Dubai and Pakistan. Amber began her career in Goldman Sachs in London in Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities. She then relocated to Goldman Sachs head office in New York as technical analyst in Swaps and Derivatives.In 2005 her move to Karachi, Pakistan led her to Abamco Asset Management (JS Investments) as the corporate and institutional sales head, She then went on to head Fund Select, a mutual funds distribution and advisory unit at IGI Investment Bank. In 2008 Ambereen moved to Dubai to pursue a career in Private Banking where she spent 8 years as an associate director at Mashreq Private Bank and Standard Private Bank DIFC and ADCB Wealth Management managing South East Asian client portfolios.