Mr. Mahmood Ali Shah Bukhari

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mahmood Ali Shah Bukhari is the Co-Founder of Carnama Pvt Limited and the Chairman for the Board of Directors of Agro Products and Services Limited. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of Sialkot International Airport (SIAL) since 2012. He has held various top management roles in the KASB Group. As part of KASB Modaraba, an Islamic Financial Institution, his primary focus was on product development and sales.

He served on the Board of Directors of KASB Securities, a leading brokerage firm at The Karachi Stock Exchange from 2012 -2015. Mr. Bukhari has a BSc in Liberal Studies from University of Waterloo, Waterloo-Canada. Furthermore, he has received professional training in various aspects of Asset Management, Investment Analysis, Core Banking and Brokerage at leading companies such as Citi Group, Tikehau Capital and Stanhope Capital.

Mr. Khalid Mehmood

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Company Secretary

Mr. Khalid Mehmood has over 14 years of working experience in the Pakistan market. He has very good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, Corporate Laws, Secretarial Practices, Prudential Regulations, NBFC Rules & Regulations, KSE Regulations and Taxation matters of the companies. Before joining KASB, he was serving in a leading investment company “Topline Securities Limited as CFO and Company Secretary.

He was also on the Board of Directors of the company. Mr. Mehmood was a key player in revamping and process re-engineering of the various existing functions including Finance, Administration, Human Resource Management and Settlement operations of the company to achieve highest service standards at par best industry practices. He is a commerce graduate and members of the following regulatory/accounting bodies of Pakistan;

The Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IFMP)
The Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan(ICSP)
The Institute of Public Finance Accountants of Pakistan(PIPFA)
He is also affiliated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and at the final stage of his Master in Business Administration from SZABIST. Previously he was associated with Riaz Ahmad & Company, Chartered Accountants, a member firm of Nexia International.

Mr. Ali Farid Khwaja

Managing Director

Ali has more than 15 years’ experience in equity research and investments. Prior to joining KASB, Ali was a Partner at Autonomous Research in London (now a part of Alliance Bernstein), where he led equity research of European Fintech companies. Before Autonomous, Ali was the CFO and Board Director of SafeCharge Group (LSE: SCH LN), a global payments company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He has been a top-ranked Technology Analyst in Europe at Berenberg and UBS. Ali is an alumnus of Georgetown Leadership Seminar and the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a Patron of the British Pakistan Foundation and a member of the Business and Entrepreneur Forum of the UK Conservative Party.

Madiha Alam

Managing Director

Madiha is the Global Head of Sales and Business Development. She has more than 15 years experience in Asian Equity Sales at Macquarie, Daiwa Securities and Deutsche Bank in London. Madiha is based in London and Karachi. Prior to joining KASB, Madiha was an Associate Director at Macquarie covering Asian markets. She is a graduate of University College of London (UCL).

Arslan Soomro

General Manager

Mr. Soomro has previously worked as Senior Advisor to Swedish Frontier Markets Asset Manager - Tundra Fonder AB. His main responsibilities included managing Pakistan's assets and contribute to the Frontier Markets' investment strategy. Prior to that, he has held the position of Head of Equity at JS Investments Ltd, where funds under his watch were nominated for several Lipper Awards. Mr. Soomro has strong knowledge of Capital Markets and is an avid reader of Financial and Economic Affairs and has promoted Capital Markets to Pakistan's as well as European Investors.

He holds a First Class Honours in BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School London and has cleared CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) qualifications.

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Corporate Office

Bukhari Tower, 16-C, Main Khayaban-e-Bukhari, Phase VI, DHA, Karachi.

Stock Exchange Office

Room 101 & 105, New Building Pakistan Stock Exchange, Stock Exchange Road, Karachi.

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