Mr. Kashif Rafi – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kashif Rafi has vast experience expanding over 19 years in the field of Investments and Fund Management. He has worked on senior level positions with some of the top names in Asset Management Industry like MCB Arif Habib, ABL Asset Management & JS Investments. Prior to joining Habib Funds as CEO, he was associated with Bank Al Habib with a primary task to acquire and run a successful asset management company from Bank AL Habib’s platform. Mr. Kashif holds an MBA in Finance from IBA and is an Executive Committee Member of the Financial Markets Association of Pakistan (FMAP) and served on various committees of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan.
Mr. Zahid Hussain Vasnani – Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary
Ms. Rida Jiwani – Chief Business Development 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
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. He is associated with Habib Asset Management Limited since year 2013.
Mr. Ahmed Abbas – Fund Manager - Fixed Income
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 - Information Technology
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. 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.
Mr. Furqan Miriwala – Head of Internal Audit
M. Furqan Miriwala is associated with Habib Asset Management Limited as a Head of Internal Audit. Prior to joining HAML, he was engaged with Faysal Asset Management Limited as Head of Compliance and Internal Audit. His past experience has been with organisations such as Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Russell Bedford International. He is a member of the Associate Chartered Certified Accountant and having more than 9 years of experience.