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Sajjad Anwar, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President and Employer Relations & Career Chair, CFA Society Pakistan

Mr. Sajjad Anwar is a seasoned Investment Professional with wide-ranging experience in the Financial Markets of Pakistan spanning over 21 years that involves Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Investment Advisory, Risk Management, and Finance & Accounts. For the last 15 years, he has been working in the Fund Management Industry.

Before becoming CEO at AWTIL, he was performing the role of Chief Investment Officer at NBP Funds. As a CIO, he led the largest and most qualified investment team in the industry that was managing investments of Rs. 185 billion in mutual funds, ETF, VPS, and Investment Advisory portfolios. Prior to joining NBP Funds in 2007, he was associated with Army Welfare Trust (AWT) as Manager Strategic Risk Management. He started his career with Shifa Foundation as an Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts. He was also associated with International Islamic University, Islamabad as a visiting faculty member. Mr. Sajjad Anwar holds MBA in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.

He is an avid cricketer with a keen interest in a number of other sports including Badminton. He is also a profound follower of global economic and political affairs.

He remained involved with CFA society as a volunteer at various levels.

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Mr. Basharat Ullah

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Basharat Ullah is heading the Fund Management division of AWT Investments. He has extensive experience of 25 years in Pakistani capital markets primarily in the field of investment management and buy/sell side research. He has worked in both asset management and brokerage industry, with 11 years in the mutual fund sector. He has successfully headed fund management divisions in two large asset management companies- Arif Habib Investments and Askari Investments. He was instrumental in Arif Habib Investments in achieving a strong track record of performance along with stellar performance at Askari Investments Fixed Income investment business. In brokerage, he served as head of research, heading the equity desk and also as Chief Executive of a sell side company

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Mr. Sahir Jamal

Acting CFO

Mr. Sahir Jamal is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAP) with 8 years of professional experience in the industry and CA firms. He has worked as accounts and finance professional in many leading organizations. He joined AWTIL in November 2021 as Senior Manger Finance. He was given charge as Acting CFO in March 2022.

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Mr. Muhammad Usman

Company Secretary

Mr. Muhammad Usman is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales (ICAEW) and a fellow member of ACCA (UK).

He has post-qualification experience of more than 08 years, including working at different positions at SECP a National Regulator of Financial Sector, at EY (a Big Four Accounting Firm) and multinational organizations.

Previously, he worked at SECP as an Assistant Director at AML Department of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He has been nominated as a member of Pakistan’s Core team which handles the country’s engagement with FATF/APG. He is a key member of a working group which revamped various laws to introduce Beneficial Ownership Framework among Companies, LLPs, Cooperatives Societies and Trusts.

Moreover, he has also been involved in conducting training sessions for Industry Professionals at Financial institutions, DNBFBPs including Accountants and Auditors as well as officials of law enforcement agencies. He has a well versed experience in conducting capacity building sessions on SECP regulated AML/CFT/PF regime as well as on Beneficial Ownership regime.

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Mr. Saleem Ahmed Khan

Head of HR

Mr. Saleem has over fifteen years of professional experience in the fields of HR and Customer Relations.  During his career he has worked for and handled Policies and Procedures for an organization’s employees. He has been involved with developing Human Resource Manuals and strategy of recruitment, training and retention for top rated companies. In addition he has been associated with the companies belonging to the sectors of communication, manufacturing textile and energy.

His area of specialization are recruitment and selection, training and development, employees and industrial relations.

Mr. Asif Iqbal

Head of Compliance

Mr. Asif brings himself over 12 years of professional experience in Compliance, operations, audit and assurance. Prior to joining, he served in Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited as Compliance officer and also served additional responsibilities in operations and Investor Services. Further he served as Head of Risk and Compliance in Primus Investment Management Company Limited and also served in same capacity in Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited. He also worked with Riaz MSB Limited (UK) and completed his training from Riaz Ahmed, Saqib, Gohar and Co. (Chartered Accountants.) He holds Bachelors (Hons) in accounts and Finance from UK.

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Mr. Saadat Saeed

Head of Risk

Mr. Saadat Saeed is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and also holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. He holds a diversified professional experience of over 12 years. Previously, Mr. Saadat was associated with NBP Fund Management Limited as Head of Investment Risk. He has also was associated with Deloitte Yousuf Adil, Chartered Accountants in the audit department where he led audit & advisory engagements for various local & multinational firms.

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Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed

Deputy Head HR

Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed has more than 13 years of work experience of Administration in various Organizations. He started his career from ASF-Ministry of Defense and worked in different departments i.e. MIS, Equipment Sections, FS Branch and also as Protocol Officer of Deputy Director General. He was later
associated with Faysal Asset Management Limited (FAML) in the Capacity of Manager Administration. He was also instrumental in managing a large team at Karachi International Container Terminal Limited (KICTL). Mr. Javed passed his Master in Economics from Islamia University Bahawalpur and, Executive
MBA (HRM) from PIMSATS, Karachi.

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Mr. Inshad Ali

Head of Admin

Mr. Inshad Ali brings over 27 years of work experience of Administration in various Organizations. Possessing broad ranging public sector administration gained by managing general office procedures and day to day routine administrative process. Prior to joining, he served as Senior Manager Admin in AWT and AWS- a fixed investment project of Army Personnel by AWT.

Possesses excellent communication and IT skills with goods hands on MS Office .He is Able to work well both independently and as a part of a productive team, demonstrating the motivation and multi-tasking abilities required to meet demanding deadlines while maintaining the highest level of standards.

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Mr. Abdul Mannan Mirza

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Abdul Mannan Mirza is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales (ICAEW) and a fellow member of ACCA (UK).

He has diversified experience of more than 10 years in regulatory compliance, internal audits, risk advisory and accounting function. He has got international exposure in risk advisory/ internal audit function of Big Four Accounting Firms including KPMG and EY. He has also worked in the regulator of financial sector i.e., Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and other corporate sector companies.

At SECP, he worked as an Assistant Director in the Corporatization and Compliance Department and other departments. He worked on numerous assignments including handling of various appeals and applications of companies filed under the Companies Act, 2017. On behalf of SECP, he also contributed in Country Assessment of Pakistan carried out by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and hreview of implementation of IOSCO standards by the IOSCO Standards Implementation Monitoring (ISIM) of various regulators of other countries.

In addition, he also carried out various investor awareness sessions on topics including mutual funds, VPS, capital market operations and investor protection.

Mr. Faisal Saleem Bhatti

Country Head Retail Sales

Mr Faisal Saleem Bhatti is spearheading efforts with AWT Investment Limited as Country Head Retail Sales. He is Diligent, result-oriented, and senior professional offering a lucrative and well around experience of 16 years in a wide spectrum of Portfolio Management, Islamic Banking, Corporate & Retail Banking, Preferred Banking, Bank Insurance, Relationship Management, and Business Development functions with prestigious organizations like Bank AL-Falah, ABN-Amro, Bank Islami, Dubai Islamic , Citi Bank . He is Diligent, result-oriented, and senior professional offering a lucrative and well around experience of 16 years in a wide spectrum of Portfolio Management, Islamic Banking, Corporate & Retail Banking, Preferred Banking, Bank Insurance, Relationship Management, and Business Development functions

Mr. Sadqain Sibghatullah

Regional Head Retail Sales
Central

He is serving as Regional Head of Sales in Central Region of AWT Investments Limited.A highly motivated professional with over 15 years of experience in the Financial Sector Sales Management. Mr Sadqain holds an MBA degree from ‘The University of Lahore’, with numerous relevant certifications such as CMFD, PMRC & FCMC from FCMP. His previous employers include HBL AMC, Faysal Asset Management Ltd, PICIC AMC & Arif Habib AMC etc. He is a result-oriented individual who maintains high quality standards to meet challenges; Persuasive communicator with exceptional leadership & relationship management skills with the ability to relate people at any level of business and management.

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