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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 12 years Investment Management Experience and is associated with MCB Arif Habib since 2008. He started his career as a Buy Side Analyst and progressively took various roles in Fund Management including Research supervision and Head of Equities. For the decade 2008-2017, core Equity Fund return was nearly double the benchmark KSE100 Index while beating 90% of Equity Funds Industry, holding top position on several instances on yearly returns. Asim has managed funds in equity, fixed income and hybrid strategies and has overseen funds in both active and passive styles. Macro driven Top Down approach is his key strength.

Mr. Asim is an MBA with majors in Finance from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. He also holds CFA Charter from CFA Institute, USA. Asim has attended Harvard University, USA for Investment Management Workshop in 2018. Asim has served as member of Board of Directors and as General Secretary of CFA Society Pakistan. He has also served as Country Representative & GIPS Chair for Global Investment Performance Standards by CFA Institute. He has also has served as mentor, grader and judge for Research and Capital Markets Annual Awards for more than 7 years and has represented CFA Society Pakistan on various Academic and Professional Domestic & Int’l Forums including CFA Institute Global Research Challenge as a Judge.

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. 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. Khurram Bashir

Head of Separately Managed Accounts

Khurram having a total 10years of diversified experience of AMC and FMCG sector. He started his career as a Buy Side Analyst from KASB Funds back in 2006. Later he moved into Fund Management and Managing KASB Stock market and Balanced Fund.

In 2011, he moved to Nestle in a Treasury Manager role, where he managing Investment, Debt, Risk and Cash Management for the Nestle Pakistan ltd.

Recently he joined MCB-AH as a Head of SMA

Mr. Khurram is an MSC in Economics and Finance from International Islamic University Islamabad.

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”.