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Mr Tanveer Awan is Chief Executive of Dhabi Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited. He has over 15 years of rich experience focused on turnarounds and transformations. He has successfully transformed multiple businesses by improving their financial, commercial, and operational performance. Prior to joining Dhabi Group, Awan worked with Alvarez & Marsal, Bain & Company and Schlumberger in GCC and Europe.

Mr Awan earned a master’s degree in engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway, and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne Switzerland.

Mr. Ali Sultan is a seasoned banker with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, bringing an important regional and international perspective to treasury markets, investment banking and fund management in Pakistan. Currently, Mr. Ali Sultan as Group Head of Treasury & Capital Markets with Bank Alfalah Limited, continues to transform Markets and Banking business and strategy. As an Alternate Chairman of the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO) and a member of other Management Committees, he has been involved in policy and governance initiatives.

Mr. Ali Sultan has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alfalah GHP Investments for 5 Years and as a Member of Listing Committee at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). In addition, he has served as Nominee Director on board of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) and as Member of Committee to Review Derivative Market in Pakistan on nomination of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Presently, he is serving as a Director of Alfalah GHP Investments and a Member of Investment Committee at Pakistan Banking Association (PBA). All directorship positions were based on his eligibility of being Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) certified.

Prior to joining Bank Alfalah, Mr. Ali Sultan was the Director, of Foreign Exchange Policy Department (EPD) of State Bank of Pakistan and was responsible for implementing the Central Bank’s strategic goal of policy formulation and implementation. Mr. Sultan has also served with BNP Paribas as Regional Head of the Financial Institutions Group (Bahrain) as well as with Standard Chartered Bank (Dubai), cultivating relationships with all major financial institutions including Banks, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Middle Eastern Region. In addition, he has collaborated with multi-lateral agencies like the IFC on the development of primary and secondary financial markets in Pakistan and has working relationships with members of the World Bank.

Mr. Ali Sultan holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Karachi and has attended management and leadership courses from INSEAD.

Mr. Hanspeter Beier was Client Relationship Manager, Portfolio Manager focusing on European Equities, macroeconomic Analyst, and Member of the Executive Committee of GHP Arbitrium Ltd and ABP Financial Services Ltd. In the meantime he has retired and remains a board member of GHP Beteiligungen Ltd.

As an acknowledged authority on the European Stock Market, Mr. Hanspeter Beier joined the Executive Committee of GHP Arbitrium in 2004 and the Executive Committee of APB Financial Services in 2017.

Previously Mr. Hanspeter Beier was head of portfolio management and Chief Financial Officer with a subsidiary of a major European bank before being appointed CEO of a Swiss private bank.

Mr. Abid Naqvi is the CEO of ACL Capital (Pvt.) Limited, a business development company affiliated with Associated Constructors Ltd. He is also on the Board of Directors of Associated Constructors Limited, Atlas Honda Ltd., Cherat Packaging Limited and Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Co. Ltd.

He is Chairperson of the Board Audit Committees of Cherat Packaging Ltd., Atlas Honda Ltd. and Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Co. Ltd. He is also Chairperson of the HR Committee of Atlas Honda Ltd.

He has worked in the fields of Commercial and Development Banking and Stock Brokerage for a period of over thirty five years. He has served as CEO of Taurus Securities Limited, a renowned name in the Pakistan stock brokerage industry. He is a graduate in Economics and Finance from the University College London, UK.

Mr. Tufail Ahmad is a retired banker with 36 years of experience with major multinational banking groups and over 20 years of risk related experience largely of Middle East & South Asian markets.

After a brief career with Pakistan Petroleum Limited, in the filed of Oil & Gas he moved to a banking career, which he started as a Management Trainee in 1980 with Grindlays Bank, which was at the time majority 48.8% owned by Citi Group. During his first 25 years of service, 100% ownership of the Bank changed hands from Citi Group to ANZ Banking Group in year 1984, and to Standard Chartered Group in year 2000 and subsequently was fully amalgamated in to SCB.

He gained multi-functional experience of Branch Banking, Corporate Banking, Audit, General Management, Consumer Banking, Compliance, and Risk Management, and served in Pakistan, and foreign locations; Bahrain, Dubai, and the United Kingdom. He rejoined Standard Chartered Bank In Pakistan, as Chief Risk Officer in year 2007, where he also represented SCB on the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Services Limited, the management company for SCB Modaraba, and Standard Chartered Leasing Company from 2007 to 2011.

Earlier, he had also served National Bank of Fujairah (a local United Arab Emirates based entity) in the role of Head of Risk Management from year 2005 to 2007.

His last position was Chief Risk Officer at NIB Bank Limited (majority owned subsidiary of Fullerton Financial Holding, Singapore) from year 2012 to 2016. During his tenure at NIB Bank Limited, he represented NIB on the Board of Directors of a wholly owned subsidiary PICIC Asset Management Company from 2015 to 2016, and also an affiliated company, namely PICIC Insurance Company Limited from 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Ahmad obtained MBA & BBA (Honours) degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and a B.Sc. (Honours) degree from University of Karachi. In addition as part of continuing education program, he had obtained a post-graduate certificate in Investment Management from California State University Northridge (CSUN), USA.

Edward Hurt is currently Finance Director for Dhabi Holdings PJSC which is a private investment vehicle of a senior Abu Dhabi ruling family member. Edward is responsible for the finance and treasury function for the holding company of a $3 Billion portfolio spread across a number of industry sectors and geographies. Key sectors in the portfolio include Real Estate, Telecoms, Financial Services and Energy. Key activities include financial planning, control, analysis and reporting to the Executive Management Team and advising them, interacting with the portfolio companies for reporting purposes and funding requirements, operational improvement, debt restructuring, M&A, and new investments.

Prior to Dhabi Holdings Edward worked for KPMG UK/UAE and Grant Thornton UK in various roles. Edward is a qualified member of the ACCA and holds a Masters in Finance.

Ms. Mehreen Ahmed currently serves as the Group Head - Retail Banking at Bank Alfalah. In this role, she is responsible for managing the Bank's Retail, Commercial, SME & Consumer businesses across the country. Her operational network comprises over 500 branches and she leads the banks sales effort for one of the widest product suites in the market. She is also managing high-impact new businesses including Wealth Management, Premier Banking, and Payroll Banking alongside, Marketing, Communications, and Deposit Products. She joined Bank Alfalah in 2012 as the Group Head for Consumer Business and New Initiatives.

Her banking career spans over 30 years across Pakistan’s leading financial institutions including Standard Chartered, MCB, and Soneri Bank Limited. She holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Karachi. Ms. Mehreen Ahmed also represents Bank Alfalah on the boards of the Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC) and Alfalah GHP, and is also a member on the Client Councils of leading international payment schemes.

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