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Management

Mr. Imran Azim - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Imran Azim is MBA in finance and has more than two decades of experience in Mutual Fund Industry. He served NIT from 1977 to 1998 where he worked in almost all the departments including Investment, Marketing, Business Development and Accounts. His biggest achievement at NIT was launching of two new products i.e. Nai Life and Roshan Kal for small investors. After leaving NIT he joined Khalid Majid Hussain Rehman, a Chartered Accountants firm and later on he joined Universal Insurance Company Limited. Prior to joining Habib Asset Management Limited he was Chief Executive of Haroon Oils Limited.

 

Ms. Rida Jiwani – Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Rida Jiwani holds a BSc degree from University of London with vast experience spanning up to 20 Years in the Financial Sector. She possess sharp business acumen, Team spirit and Leadership qualities as she has been actively involved in fields related to product development, Marketing, Corporate Sale and Retail Sale Nationwide. Ms. Rida Jiwani started her career track from Equity Desk of JSCL and later became a Fund Manager of UTP Income Fund at Abamco Limited JSCL Group Company. Over the years she has refined her core expertise in key financial areas related to Sales, Investment Advisory and Business development. Prior to joining Habib Asset Management Limited, she has been associated with Primus Investment Management Limited as Chief Strategy Officer, PICIC Asset Management as Country Head Corporate Sales and (NAFA) NBP Fullerton Asset management Company Limited. Her vision and strategic planning led to sizeable institutionalized business growth for Mutual Funds and is responsible for launching countless Investment Advisory Mandates.

 

Mr. Abbas Qurban – Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr. Abbas Qurban is Fellow member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (ICMAP) and Institute of Public Finance Accountant (PIPFA). He is also Diplomaed from Institute of Bankers (IBP) and MBA (Finance). He has overall working experience of over 25 years in various financial services (modaraba, leasing, investment banking and Takaful) and manufacturing sectors like textile and packaging industry.

 

Mr. Junaid Kasbati – Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Junaid Kasbati is an MBA in Banking & Finance and possesses over 16 years of rich and valuable experience in Money/ Capital market. He is also an associate member of Financial Market Association of Pakistan (FMAP).  Before joining Habib Asset Management he was Head of Treasury in Crescent Leasing Corporation Limited where he was supervising the money market and equity operations. He is working with Habib Asset Management Ltd. since 2006.

 

Mr. Ahmed Abbas – Fund Manager

Mr. Ahmed Abbas is an MBA in Finance, having ten years of rich and valuable experience and in depth understanding of money market/fixed income investment and operations. He started his career with Global Securities Pakistan Limited as a Dealer Fixed Income Sale and gain expertise in Dealing with Financial Institutions. Subsequently he joined Habib Asset Management Limited as Assistant Manager Treasury and used his analytic and planning skills for better returns of Funds. He is currently serving in capacity of Fund Manager for First Habib Cash Fund.

 

Mr. Umar Farooq - Fund Manager - Equity

Mr. Umar Farooq is an ACCA Affiliate. He started his career from KPMG Taseer Hadi Company and worked there for around one and half year in Advisory department. During his tenor he was involved in different Due Diligence buy and sell side assignments. After that he joined MCB Arif Habib Savings and Investments Ltd. as Assistant Fund Manager where he worked for 2 Years and was involved in the Equity fund management with assets worth PKR 20bn (USD 190 mn). He further assisted Equity portfolio managers in decision making for sector allocations and stock allocations for equity portfolios by conducting research by way of financial analysis, financial modeling and management meetings taking into view economic & sector outlook as well as company prospects for specific stocks. He also assisted the fund managers in conducting daily trades for equity. He has recently joined Habib Asset Management as Fund Manager Equity and is responsible for managing First Habib Stock Fund, First Habib Islamic Stock fund and First Habib Asset Allocation Fund.

 

Mr. Talha Akhter Siddiqui – Head of SMA

Mr. Talha Siddiqui brings with himself a rich vein of experience of Pakistani Capital Markets where he has experienced life on both the sell-side and buy-side of the industry. He has previously served in the capacity of Head of Research at BMA Funds and before that he was associated with Taurus Securities as Manager Equity Sales. He is a student of behavioral aspect of equity market dynamics and is currently pursuing a Chartered Market Technician’s certification. He is academically trained as an economist and holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

 

Mr. Hunaid Haroon Al Qureshi – Manager I.T

A qualified RHCE MCITP I.T professional, seasoned, self-driven, Hybrid Systems’ expert. Over 10 years of experience covering I.T Infrastructure, systems availability & fault tolerance, BCPs, virtualization, data replication, data recovery, automation, software development, data center and database administration. He is associated with Habib Asset Management Limited since year 2007 and responsible for all I.T implementations within the entity.

 

Mr. Muhammad Ateeq Uddin Qureshi – Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Muhammad Ateeq Uddin Qureshi is currently working as Head of Internal Audit. He has more than 17 years of working experience in Accounts, Finance, Compliance, Internal Audit & Controls etc. In this position, his job objective is to ensure that all business activities of the organization are carried out in accordance with the applicable laws and internal policies of the company and to provide value additions in the form of giving suggestions to improve the accounting and internal control system of the organization. He is member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan and Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants.

 

Mr. Shafiq Ur Rehman Bhatti – Head of Retail & distribution

Mr. Shafiq Bhatti has been working in the Mutual Industry for the past 11 years in different capacities. Mr. Shafiq has done his MBA in Finance & MSc. In Statistics with 1st Class, 1st Position (Gold Medalist). He carries extensive experience in Corporate Sales, Retail Sales, Distribution & Investor Services. Prior to joining Habib Asset Management Limited he was serving as Head of Retail, SME, Channel Distribution & Branch Operations. He has also served as Deputy Manager – Investment Advisory in IGI Investment Bank Limited. He also holds multiple certificates from Institute of Capital Market namely ICM – Fundamentals of Capital Market and ICM-CMFD.