Board of Directors
The board is chaired by Nasim Beg who has extensive experience of over forty years in financial services, both locally and internationally. Mr. Beg is the founding Chief Executive of Arif Habib Consultancy and was the founding Chief Executive of MCB-Arif Habib Savings (formerly Arif Habib Investments Limited), a leading Asset Management Company of Pakistan. He also serves on the Board of Summit Bank Limited, as well as being the founding Chairman of the SECP sponsored Institute of Capital Markets and has also been a Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. Mr. Beg is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan (ICAP).
Mr. Nadeem Riaz, Director and representative of the Dolmen Group, is the Chairman of Dolmen Group and is also a member of both International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC). Mr. Riaz has experience of over 30 years in the real estate market. He has developed and managed renowned and award winning residential, commercial and retail projects. He is a pioneer in developing state of the art retail shopping malls in Pakistan, which transformed the dynamics of the retail industry.
Mr. Asadullah Khawaja, a Independent Director and a representative of the Arif Habib Group, is currently the Chairman of Arif Habib Corporation Limited. He started his professional career with United Bank Limited where he served at various senior positions. Mr. Khawaja also held additional charge as Chief Executive of Bankers Equity Limited (BEL) and National Investment Trust Limited (NITL). His foreign assignments include five years at Pakistan Embassy in London as Investment Counselor. During his professional career he has served as Chairman Packages Ltd., Chairman Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation (PICIC) and also the Executive Director of Pakistan Credit Rating Agency. Mr. Khawaja is a Bachelor of Arts from Forman Christian College, Lahore.
Mr. Qamar Hussain is an Independent Director. He previously served as the President of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). He holds an MBA degree in International Business & Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and has undergone extensive training in business leadership abroad. Mr. Husain started his banking career from Bank of America N.T. & S.A., Pakistan in 1981. Prior to joining NBP in 2009, he worked with American Express Bank Limited as Senior Director Global Credit, New York and earlier as Senior Director Country Manager, Bangladesh. He had also been associated with the Chase Manhattan Bank in Pakistan and USA.
Mr. Samad Habib, a Director and a representative of the Arif Habib Group, is currently the Chief Executive of Javedan Corporation Limited. Javedan is an associate company of Arif Habib Corporation Ltd and is involved in developing housing projects across Karachi with almost 1,300 acres of land under ownership. Mr. Samad started his career with the Arif Habib Group, and has more than 15 years of experience, predominantly in financial services. He has served at various senior management roles including Executive Sales and Business Promotions, Company Secretary and Head of Marketing. He has also held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of Arif Habib Limited. Mr. Habib holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM).
Faisal Nadeem Riaz
Mr. Faisal is a Director at the Dolmen Group, one of Pakistan’s leading real estate organizations. He has been involved in the development, marketing and management of prime commercial and retail real estate projects including Dolmen Mall Clifton, currently the largest shopping center in Pakistan. Mr. Faisal started his career at Al Feroz (Private) Limited as Manager Special Projects in 2008 and associated with the development of Dolmen Mall Tariq Road, Dolmen Mall Hyderi, Dolmen Food Courts, The Harbour Front Office Tower and Dolmen Mall Clifton. He later served in the capacity of Director Leasing, for the Dolmen property portfolio. He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer at DPL property management, which manages over 1.5 million square feet of prime retail and commercial space.
Tayyaba Rasheed, an Independent Director, currently serving as Head of Investment Banking Group of Faysal Bank. She hold MBA degree In International Business and is also a Certified Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager. She brings with her over sixteen years of Corporate and Investment Banking experience and has been instrumental in driving some of the land mark Project Finance and Syndications deals to closure from the platform of National Bank of Pakistan and Faysal Bank Limited. She has worked in senior position at CIBG NBP and Bank Alfalah where she started her career as Management Trainee Officer.”
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, has over 20 years of experience in financial services and general management. Mr. Ejaz is a certified director and serves on the boards of several Arif Habib Group companies. He has served in senior positions at leading local and international banks and institutions including American Express, Engro, Emirates NBD, Union Bank, Faysal Bank and Saudi Pak Bank. Mr. Ejaz is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA),