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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 19 years of working experience which includes 16 years of post qualification experience with leading institutions such as JS Investments Limited, Habib Bank Limited and Atlas Asset Management Limited. Before joining the Company in 2006, 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 also serving as board member of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan and council member of Marketing Association of Pakistan. He has also served on various technical committees of the industry including  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.

Mr. Altaf Ahmed Faisal

Chief Business Transformation Officer & 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 Chief Business Transformation Officer and involves in different business projects. 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 Chief Business Transformation Officer, prior to this, he has also served as Head of Operations. 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”.

Junaid Qamar

Head of Sales

Mr. Junaid is a seasoned Investments and Sales professional with over 20 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 and a Masters degree (MBA – Finance & Investments) from Wagner College, NY, USA.

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 UBL Fund Manager, Arif Habib Invesments, Pearson Inc. NY, USA. He is has also served on the Board of Financial Market Association.

Mr. Asad Ali Alavi

Head of Sales Islamic Division

Mr. Asad Ali Alavi holds a Masters degree in Finance from Greenwich University, Pakistan.

He has been associated with the Banking industry since 2008, thus having over 10 years of experience. Mr. Alavi is able to develop sound business strategies and add value towards customer services.

Prior to his services for MCBAH as Head of Sales – Islamic Division, Mr. Alavi was working on a Managerial Position at Bank Alfalah Limited – Islamic Banking Group. In the past, Mr. Alavi has also worked for Bank Islami Pakistan Limited and Arif Habib Investment Management Limited.

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 12 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 Usman 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.

Mr Mobin Siddiqui

Head of Internal Audit (Head Office, Karachi.)

“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

Mr Mobin Siddiqui is an associate member of “Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan” and a fellow member of “Association of Chartered Certified Accountants”. He started his career with Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes specializing in audit and assurance services in financial sector including commercial and investment banks, NBFC’s and mutual funds. He has also worked in Abu Dhabi and London offices of Ernst and Young. His fourteen years of working experience include statutory, external and internal audit, reviews and other assignments of reputable multinational and local financial institutions. Prior to joining MCB Arif Habib Saving and Investments, he was associated with Pak Brunei Investment Company Limited as Head of Internal Audit, Meezan Bank Limited as Vice President Internal Audit, KPMG Bahrain as Deputy Manager, Audit.