Sajjad Anwar, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Asim Abdul Jabbar
Head of Operations
Asim A. Jabbar holds MBA in Finance and has extensive experience of managing Operations & Registrar Services functions. During the rich experience spanning over 15 years, he has been associated with top tier Asset Management Companies of Pakistan. Before joining AWT Investments, Asim has served as Senior Manager Operations at HBL Asset Management Ltd. for the past five years. Prior to that, he was associated with ABL Asset Management Company Ltd. in the Operations & Registrar Services function. Before that he has worked in Atlas Asset Management Ltd. in the Investor Services Department and was also associated with NBP Fund Management Ltd. in the Operations department. Over the years, Asim was involved in conceptualizing, UATs and implementation of digital transformation and various other projects, such as launching of digital platform, digital transactional services, value added services as well as developing various controls, policies and procedures
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.
Syed Noman Ahmed
Head of Equity
Mr. Noman holds MBA (Finance) degree from Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. He is a senior professional with over ten years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining AWT investments Limited, he was associated with Insight Securities as Head of Research. Further, he has worked with Abbasi Securities and Adam Securities.
In addition, Mr. Noman holds extensive experience in sell-side equity research. During his career, he extensively covered the Economy and Banks along with other key sectors like Cement, Fertilizers, IPP, Textile, and OMC
Head of Fixed Income
Mr. Ahmed has more than 10 years’ experience of managing Fixed Income portfolios. Prior to joining AWT Investments, he was serving as Senior Fund Manager – Fixed income funds at Alfalah Investments. During his career, he has also served other reputable institutions such as ABL Asset Management Company ltd and UBL Fund Managers as a Fund Manager – Fixed income and Management Associate Financial Institutions.
Currently serving the company as a Head of Fixed Income Funds, Mr. Ahmed is a part of the portfolio management team and a member of the investment committee for the mutual funds. During his career as portfolio manager, he has managed various conventional and Islamic fixed income mutual funds schemes.
Mr. Ahmed holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Management, Karachi, and has also cleared CFA Level 1 Exam.
Mr. Salman Shafiq Hashmi
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Salman is a seasoned finance professional with 20 years of experience, currently serving as a CFO at AWT Investments.
His areas of expertise include: Financial Management, Fund Management, Budgeting and Taxation. He is also well versed in secretarial affairs, compliance, and regulatory framework. His diversified experience across several financial functions and organizations put him in a unique position to champion the long-term asset management plan and a well-built long term financial plan for AWT Investments.
Salman is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan and has Masters’ degrees in Management Sciences (Finance) and Economics.
Prior to AWT Investments, he has been associated with companies like Lakson Investments, Takaful Pakistan, Pak Oman Asset Management, Sindh Microfinance Bank and JS Investments.
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. Muhammad Usman
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.
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. 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.
Lieutenant Colonel (R) Nusrat Abbas Butt
Head of Coordination
Lieutenant Colonel (R) Nusrat Abbas Butt is a graduate of Al Khair University of AJK, Islamabad Campus. He also undertook courses in the field of Command, Staff, Defence Procurement and Contracting (DPCO), Military Law and other relative professional fields.
During his tenure in Pakistan Army he has served at various prestigious positions of Command, Staff and instructional staff appointments at unit, Division, Corps Headquarters levels.
He also served as Country Manager Military Fleet Sales in Alhaj FAW Motors and was General Manager of POF Welfare Transport Services Wah.
Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed
Deputy Head HR
Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed holds Masters degrees in Economics and Executive MBA (HRM). Mr. Javed has over 23 years of professional experience. His areas of expertise include Security, Protocol, Administration and Human Resource. Prior to join current position, he was working in capacity of Head of Admin & Protocol in same organization, AWT Investments Limited.
Prior to AWT Investments Limited, he has been associated with companies like Airports Security Force (ASF)-Ministry of Defence, Faysal Asset Management Limited, K-Electric and Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT)
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.