Maheen Rahman – Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Rahman is the Chief Executive of Alfalah GHP Investment Management, and has over eighteen years of experience in investment banking, research and asset management. She started her career with Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking and transitioned to ABN Amro Bank in Corporate Finance.
Maheen assumed stewardship of Alfalah GHP in 2013. Prior to that, she was CEO at IGI Funds between 2009-2013. Ms. Rahman also serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan, Director at Glaxo Smith Klein Pakistan, Director of Pakistan’s Institute of Corporate Governance, Governor for LEAD Pakistan. Ms. Rahman has also been featured on Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40 Top Ten Women to Watch.
Ms. Rahman holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from LUMS and a M.Sc. Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School, UK. She completed a Series 7 qualification from the NYSE in 2000 and holds certifications from the Institute of Capital Markets.
Noman Soomro – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Soomro is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan (ICAP). Prior to joining Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited, he was Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of HBL Asset Management Limited for seven years. During his tenure as CFO, he was responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Company operations and Mutual Funds/Pension Schemes under management of the Company. The job also included providing leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, strategy, accounting, taxation and budgeting efforts of the Company.
Before HBL Asset Management Limited, he was working at A F Ferguson Chartered Accountants; a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). During his five years at A.F Ferguson with the Assurance and Business Advisory Services of the firm, he conducted audits of major financial institutions of Pakistan including local and foreign commercial banks, mutual funds, modarbas, housing finance company and leasing companies. He was also a key member of the team which conducted pre-acquisition Financial and Taxation Due Diligence Review of a commercial bank in Pakistan. Mr. Soomro has also conducted Internal Audit reviews of a large commercial bank and a foreign bank, where the responsibilities included reporting on effectiveness and efficiency of internal audit department, and independent reporting on internal control weaknesses.”
Mr. Nabeel Malik – Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Malik brings with him a rich and diversified experience in the field of fund management and fixed income trading/facilitation. Before becoming a part of Alfalah GHP team, he was associated with IGI Funds Ltd, and earlier at Pak-Oman Asset Management Co. he had led POAMCL’s Fixed Income Dept. where he proficiently handled money market trading, liquidity and funds management contributing positively towards bottom line profitability. His diverse experience in the field of finance includes names like Pak-Kuwait Investment Co, Orix Investment Bank, KASB Securities, and Mobilink GSM.
Mr. Malik has done his MBA from SZABIST and holds a B.Sc degree in Computing & I.T from Staffordshire University U.K.
Mr. Muddasir Ahmed Shaikh – Lead SMA Advisor
Mr. Shaikh’s experience in the financial services industry spans over more than 10 years of which he has served 7 years as portfolio manager and investment advisor. He has been with Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited since October, 2013. Prior to his current association, he served at the asset management arm of IGI Financial Service group (acquired by AGIML) for more than six years. During his career, he has also served other reputable institutions such as National Investment Trust Limited, JS Investments and Atlas Asset Management in the capacities of investment analyst and deputy fund manager.
Currently serving the company as Lead SMA Advisor, Mr. Shaikh is also a vital part of the portfolio management team and a senior member of the investment committee for the mutual funds. During his career as portfolio manager and investment advisor, he has managed various mutual funds schemes and advisory portfolios having diversified exposures in equities as well as fixed income instruments. His success in portfolio management, with a track record of successfully outperforming the benchmarks on continuous basis, has distinguished him from his peers.
Mr. Shaikh holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
Mr. Shariq Mukhtar Hashmi – Head of Compliance
Mr. Hashmi possess over a decade diversified rich experience in the financial services industry with key expertise in managing Operations, Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs. He is currently spearheading Compliance framework of the Company and has been with Alfalah Investments/IGI Funds since 2010. During his stay at Company, he has worked over a number of special assignments including successful transition post-merger of IGI Funds with Alfalah Investments.
Prior to this, he has served in National Assets Company as Head of Internal Audit and Feroze Sharif Tariq & Co. Chartered Accountants in various capacities. He is also designated Head the Internal Audit of the Company.
Mr. Hashmi is a Fellow Member (FCCA) of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA UK) with Master’s Degree (MBA) from SZABIST University and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification from Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA.