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Management Profile

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Mr. Salman Haider Sheikh

Chief Executive Officer

Salman Haider Sheikh has over 24 years of global Investment Management and Investment Banking with 13 years as a successful CEO being instrumental in establishment and growth of Two Large Financial Institutions with a proven track record and independent acknowledgements. His forte also includes Private Equity transactions and Structuring of Investment products. A decade long experience on Wall Street-New York with global leading institutions like Merrill Lynch, Janney Montgomery Scott and Wachovia-Wells Fargo.
Mr. Sheikh passed the Professional Licenses of Series 7 and Series 63 from NASD-New York which helped in gaining knowledge of structuring and promoting equity & debt based financial instruments and derivatives. He has served on the board of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan and on the product development committee of the Pakistan Stock Exchange which resulted in the launch of Cash settled futures to improve liquidity and hedging options in Pakistan’s equity markets. On a special request of the Chairman SECP, he led to restructure through acquisition and rebranding of Pakistan’s first ever Distressed Equity fund to an Asset Allocation fund to enhance capacity building. He also led the first ever acquisition of an Asset Management company in Pakistan backed by a foreign Sovereign Wealth Fund to restructure it with growth of over 700% in the first 3 Years of management as its CEO. Mr. Sheikh possesses a bachelors in Finance from Rutgers University, USA, an M-MBA from Rutgers University, an MBA in Banking from University of London, UK and a graduate diploma in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, USA.

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

Mr. Shehzad Dhedhi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shehzad Dhedhi is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with over nineteen years of experience in financial sector. Mr. Dhedhi had been a successful CFO in spearheading the finance departments and management committees of large financial institutions since 2012 in both Singapore and Pakistan. His expertise include International Financial Reporting Standards, strategic planning and budgeting, project management, regulatory reporting and business transformation. He is a member of various committees of ICAP and one of the cofounders of CFO Club in Pakistan. Mr. Dhedhi completed his post-graduation from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 2004. He also earned 2 gold medals in his academic studies.

Lt. Col Moazam

Head of Coordination
Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Moazzam Ashfaq (Retd) joined AWT Investments Limited in December, 2020 as Head of Distribution Coordination- Armed Forces. He is a graduate of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and Peshawar University. He also holds qualifications in the areas of Command, Staff, logistics planning, HR planning & Management and IR.
He brings with him extensive experience of serving more than 28 years, on different Command, Staff & logistics appointments at all levels of Pakistan Army. Besides commanding an outfit in restive Balochistan province, Col Moazzam saw combat in Siachin and Kargil conflicts. He has been part of many evolutionary studies during his stint of duty in GHQ. Col Moazzam is a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, in recognition of his meritorious military services.

Mr. Asif Iqbal

Head of Risk & 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 Fiancé from UK.

Mr. Muhammad Ali Amin

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Ali is a chartered certified accountant and an associate member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants with more than ten years’ experience of working with multinational financial institution and chartered accountant audit firm. He has worked extensively in the disciplines of corporate governance, taxation, internal and external auditing. Prior to joining AWT Investments Limited, he served Telenor Microfinance Bank Limited in capacity of Executive Manager – Internal Audit with strong background and experience with internal audit methodology and techniques. Mr. Ali also holds the degree of Masters in Economics from University of Karachi.

Mr. Muhammad Ali Javed

Head of Administration & 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. Khalid Munir

Head of Operations and Investor

Mr Khalid is an accomplished Banker with more than 28 years of work experience and he worked for well reputed banks in Years. He started his career from Union National Bank in 1992 and moved to United Bank Limited in 2005. He was working as Team Leader Retail credit( Retail risk & Mitigation) in Doha bank by 2017. He is an expert in Retail Credit Analysis , Risk and Mitigation, Consumer Assets operations, centralized Bank Office Operations and Branch Banking. He completed his MBA from the international university , USA with major in international banking in 2003.

Ms. Rabia Omer Hassan

Country Head Corporate Sales

Ms. Rabia Omar is Country Head Corporate Sales. She is an ex senior banker with over two decades of experience in field of sales, relationship building and financial management. As a trainer she has been trained and certified by famed Ron Kaufman in sales and services. She has also been trained by Karen Allawala and late Ramiz Allahwala in Corporate Communication, Etiquette training and grooming modules, certified by Fulcrum in Performance Management, Anti- Money laundering and Anti-terror financing certification by DC Gardiner ad is free-lance trainer for EdComm bankers Middle East.
Rabia has been commercially training since 2018. Her technique in training is based on deep engagement with her participants. Forming a bond with her audience comes naturally to her as she has risen through her corporate career from the grass root level and thus empathizing with the front line staff comes naturally to her. Rabia is also masters in law and is in process of pursuing a PHD in financial crimes from Netherlands.

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. Imran Rahim Khan

Head of Fund Management Fixed Income

Mr. Imran Rahim Khan is a seasoned professional with over 22-years of experience, which were spent in the field of Treasury and Funds Management. During his two decades of diversified experience, he had the privilege of working at key treasury positions for Prime Commercial Bank Ltd, ABN-AMRO Bank Pakistan, Pearl Securities, Pak-Oman Asset Management Company and Vector Capital Ltd. He is an MBA in Banking & Finance as well as MA in (Economics) from Karachi University. He has also completed PGD in Islamic Banking & Finance from Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre University of Karachi and stage III candidate of JAIBP. Further to this, he has completed and certified a number of professional qualifications as FCM, ACI, LIFA and other treasury and fund management related courses, also being a member of FMAP.

Mr. Sadqain Sibghatullah

Regional Head Retail Sales

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.

Mr. Imran Butt

Regional Head Corporate
Distribution Central

Imran Butt is the Regional Head Corporate Distribution heading the Central Region at AWTIL. He has a well-rounded experience of over 20 years, mainly with the financial sector and has worked with prestigious organizations like ABN AMRO, Dubai Islamic Bank and Unilever. Imran has been at various leadership roles in his previous organizations. He has been the Regional Sales and Strategy Head at Telenor Microfinance Bank and has also performed as Country Head for Priority Banking and Bancatakful at Dubai Islamic Bank. He has a vast experience of Product Development, Islamic Banking, Priority Banking, Bank Insurance, Marketing and Sales under his wing.

Mr. Atif Rashid

Head Corporate Sales

Mr. Atif Rashid hold rational experience of 12 years in Business Development of banking, mutual funds & financial products. Currently working as Corporate Head Lahore distribution AWTIL looking after the Lahore distribution. He has exposure of both local & international markets and worked in some well-known prestigious organization like Standard Chartered bank, JS Investments Pakistan where as in Dubai worked with Mashreq Bank, Noor Bank, First Gulf Bank & TMR Consulting. While working in these organizations I was mainly dealing with investment into mutual funds, Managing Portfolio of offshore companies, offshore companies investment into bonds, Credit Card Sales, Bancassurnace Sales & dealing with Facilities & trade Finance Customers.

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