Shahid Ali Habib - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shahid Ali Habib carries a proven track record of establishing successful business organizations and turning around ventures into vibrant units. He has over 19 years of experience in the fields of Securities Brokerage, Banking, Asset Management and Investment Banking. He has served in leading positions at top local and international institutions.
Mr. Shahid has also served as Executive Director and Chairman of a few local equity brokerage and financial services institutions. He has also worked at Bank Al Bilad, one of the leading Islamic banks in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Shahid also served the Karachi Stock Exchange as member of various committees including Development and Trading Affairs Committee, New Product Committee, Arbitration Committee and Companies Affairs and Corporate Governance Committee. At AHL, Mr. Shahid oversees all brokerage and investment banking activities, especially equity sales and marketing & placement of all IPOs / SPOs. He has been involved in numerous transactions in Pakistan’s equity markets over the years. He was involved as Domestic Team Lead in the Government of Pakistan’s divestment of HBL (the largest secondary market offering in Pakistan and Asian Frontier Markets) and UBL.
He holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the Institute of Business & Administration (IBA) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from FAST ICS. He has completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) and has a Certification in Finance from London School of Economics (LSE). He has also attended various international professional development courses in the fields of finance, technology and energy.
Kashif Shah - Principal Lead - Investment Banking
Mr. Kashif Shah serves as Principal Lead , Investment Banking and brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. Kashif is a seasoned professional with a successful track record of working with top tier banks in Pakistan and abroad.
Prior to joining AHL, he was Chief Executive Officer at Aisha Steel Mills Limited the largest CRC steel producer and seller in Pakistan. He has also worked with J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong- one of the world’s leading global investment banks, looking after mergers and acquisitions for a number of South Asian and Far Eastern companies. He later held the positions of Head of Investment Banking for Habib Bank Limited and United Bank Limited, between 2001 and 2009, Pakistan largest and second largest banks.
Kashif holds an MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Shahbaz Ashraf - Head of Research
Shahbaz Ashraf is Head of Research at AHL and has over seven years of experience in research and Investment Banking.
Prior to his current role he was Deputy Head of Research at AHL. He has worked as Manager – Research, and earlier as a Senior Associate- Investment Banking at Foundation Securities (Pvt.) Ltd.
In addition to this he has almost two years of experience as a Fund Manager (FM) at Askari Investments Limited (AIM) and has managed assets worth PKR1bn.
Shahbaz has obtained his post-graduation degree in Finance from Institute of Business Management (IoBM) and holds a CFA charter and is an active member of the CFA Institute, USA.
He is a specialist in equity research and valuation and has extensive knowledge in energy chain including oil and gas, textile and chemical sectors and experience in M&A, and due diligence.
Zilley Askari - Head of Interbank Brokerage
Mr. Zilley Askari has over 19 years of work experience at leading Interbank Brokerage Houses of the industry. This includes 9 years in money market and 10 years in foreign exchange dealing at various levels. He has headed the Foreign Exchange desk in AMZ Securities for a period of 4 years.
Zilley’s money market expertise encompasses money and bond market and prior to joining AHL he held senior dealer’s position at IGI Finex Securities, AMZ Securities and Vital Capital Markets.
At AHL, as person in-charge, he is responsible for the planning, guiding and supervision of Money Market & Foreign Exchange Desk along with market making of TFCs.
He holds a degree of M. Com (Finance) from the University of Karachi.
Muhammad Taha Siddiqui - Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Taha Siddiqui is the Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of Arif Habib Limited. His role encompasses a wide range of matters ranging from finance, taxation, corporate law to compliance.
Taha is an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has completed his Article ship from KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co., Chartered Accountants, where he gained experience of diverse sectors serving clients spanning the Financial, Manufacturing, Trading and Services industries.
He is an ACCA Member.
Emad Siddiqui - Head of Marketing
Mr. Emad Siddiqui brings with him a wealth of marketing & business development experience spanning over eight years in a multitude of industries including education, shipping & logistics, retail & FMCG and Automobile.
At AHL he oversees all marketing, advertising, corporate communication and PR activities as well as strategizes key initiatives and frontiers to enhance and grow AHL’s corporate reach.
Prior to joining AHL, Emad has been associated in senior marketing and business development roles at Indus Motor Company, KFC Pakistan and Maersk Shipping.
He holds a BBA with double majors in Management & Marketing from the American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. and a Masters in Marketing from the University of Bath, U.K.
Muhammad Usman Akram - Head of Information Technology
Mr. Muhammad Usman Akram brings with him over 15 year’s,experience in the field of information technology. At AHL, he is responsible for managing information technology projects, implementation of security policies, development & implementation of disaster recovery plan and monitoring of infrastructure of Information Technology.
He has previously worked in Taurus Securities Limited (A Subsidiary of National Bank of Pakistan) where he was Head of Information Technology.
Usman holds a Masters’ in Computer Science from SZABIST. He has also received training of Cisco Certified Network Associate & Cisco Certified Network Professional.
Akber Suleman - Head of Settlement
Mr. Akber Suleman is working as Head of Settlement. He is associated with this group since 1994. He has over 29 year’s experience of handling the Settlements with PSX, NCCPL, CDC and client’s relationships.
He has served a number of organizations of repute in different executive positions related to Settlement & related services.
Apart of Arif Habib Limited, he is also associated with other group companies.