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Management Team Profile

Mr. Muhammad Saqib Saleem

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Saleem is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has over 17 years of working experience which includes 11 years of post qualification experience with leading institutions such as JS Investments Limited (formerly JS ABAMCO Limited), Habib Bank Limited and Atlas Asset Management Limited. Before joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Saleem was heading the Internal Audit Department of Atlas Asset Management Limited which includes Risk Management and Compliance. He was performing as Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary before being elevated to CEO. Mr. Saleem is a member of SECP’s Technical Committee on “Pension under National Financial Inclusion Strategy” and has been a member of Technical Committees constituted by Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan.

Mr. Asif Mehdi Rizvi

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Asif is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan having post qualification of over 12 years with over eleven years in the Asset Management Industry. Previously, he had also worked as Head of Compliance in Faysal Asset Management Limited and Head of Fund Accounting at Arif Habib Investments Limited. He completed his articles with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. Chartered Accountant.

He was also member of Accounting Standards Committee of ICAP in 2010-2011 & 2011-2012.

Mr. Muhammad Asim, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Asim holds more than 15 years’ experience in Investment Management and supervises Investment and Research function at MCBAH. He holds meticulous performance record and has been managing top performing funds for several years in both Equity and Fixed Income Funds. Asim started his career from Treasury and moved to Buy Side Research with an Investment Firm in 2005 and later joined MCBAH as Equity Fund Manager in 2008. During the decade, 2008-2017, core Equity Fund delivered about double the benchmark KSE100 Index return while beating 90% of Equity Funds Industry. Macro driven investing is his key Investment approach. Asim did his MBA from IBA and is also a CFA Charterholder. In 2018, Asim attended Harvard University for Investment Management Workshop.

He is a passionate volunteer for CFA Society Pakistan and has represented the Society professionally on both local and Int’l forums while has also been a Board Member for several years. Asim is currently serving as President of CFA Society Pakistan and Board Member of Institute of Financial Markets of Markets.

Junaid Qamar

Head of Sales

Mr. Junaid is a seasoned Investments and Sales professional with over 16 years of experience. He has delivered value results in various job functions, with extensive experience in spearheading business growth strategies.

Mr. Junaid Qamar holds a Bachelors degree (BS – Accounting) from College of Staten Island, NY, USA (2000) and a Masters degree (MBA – Finance & Investments) from Wagner College, NY, USA (2002).

Prior to his experience at MCB Arif Habib Savings & Investments Limted, he was associated with Soneri Bank Limited where he was serving as the Head – Money Market & Fixed Income. With a blend of extensive experiences in the past, Mr. Junaid has also been associated with Arif Habib Investments, Pearson Inc. NY, USA and UBL Fund Managers. He is currently serving Director of Financial Market Association as well.

Mr. Altaf Ahmed Faisal

Head of Operations & Company Secretary

Mr Altaf Faisal have been associated with MCB Arif Habib for over 12 years. In his tenure he has proved to be a valuable asset for the company in providing excellence in services. Currently he holds the position of Head of Operations and commands over Unit Holder Accounting Department. With extensive experience in spearheading business growth strategies, he has been a core player in launching of new funds and an active member of Business Process Re-engineering.

Mr. Faisal is currently working as Head of Operations in UHA Department, prior to this, he has also served as Manager Fund Accounting. He holds CMA Certification and B. Com from University of Karachi.

Mr Faisal is a Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan (ICMAP).

Among many of his achievements, Mr Faisal has also been involved and played a key role in launching Pakistan’s First Mutual Fund PayPak Debit Card. Prior to this responsibility, he was working as Manager Fund Accounting and looking after the Financial Reporting, Accounting of Funds and Discretionary Portfolios of the Company.

Few words from Mr. Faisal about himself:

“I have never been afraid of a situation or a task! I am a fighter and I fight my way to the top. And that’s what I teach to fellow beings”.

Mr. Moiz Ali

Head of Quality Assurance & Customer Services

Moiz Ali holds a Masters degree (MBA Finance & Accounting) from Preston University Karachi. He has a combined work experience of over 14 years in Asset Management industry specifically in the areas of Customer Services, Operations, Transfer Agent & Quality Assurance. Throughout his professional carrier he has been involved in various value added projects focusing on use of technology and data analysis for improved customer experience.

At MCB-AH, Moiz is responsible to ensure that systems are in place to provide smooth processing of customer’s requests and at the same time look to improve service quality with constant monitoring and analysis across all customer touch points.

Mr. Monis Usman

Head of Marketing

Monis Usman is a Digital Marketing enthusiast and holds more than 10 years of core experience in the field of Marketing. Coming from a vast background for working in some renowned companies – British Gas (London), JWT (London), Pfizer (Pakistan), Daraz (Alibaba Group) and other E-Commerce startups – connecting and analyzing data with marketing is his specialty. He has delivered outstanding results in various job functions, with extensive experience in spearheading business growth strategies through digital marketing.

Mr. Monis holds an MBA degree with majors in International Marketing from University of Cardiff, England and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from University of Wales.

Prior to joining MCB Arif Habib he was leading Daraz (Alibaba Group) as Head of Marketing and played a vital role in its successful acquisition by Alibaba Group. He also headed Marketing for Kaymu (E-commerce startup by Rocket Internet Germany) and was the acting CEO at the time of its merger with Daraz (Alibaba Group).

Few words from Mr. Monis about himself:

“I’m passionate about people, about strategy, change, getting things done and ensuring that we do things right and do the right things. I always strive for perfection but recognize that I won’t always get there and that we are on a continuous journey of improvement. The words “digital disruption” scares people, but am on a mission to change this thinking.”

Mr. Shabbir Hussain

Head of Information Technology

Shabbir Hussain joined MCB Arif Habib Savings and Investments Limited in May 2007 and is currently Heading Information Technology Department. Before being appointed as the Head of IT, Mr. Shabbir was working as Manager Development.

He is a seasoned Software Engineer with wide experience in System Development. Prior to joining the current organization, Mr. Shabbir was associated with leading Asset Management Companies such as Alfalah GHP Investments & Arif Habib Investments.

Mr. Shabbir is a Computer Science Graduate having 3 year eACCP Certification. His experience includes Operational Risk Management, IT Security, designing & development of business applications, planning and implementation of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Programs.