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Board of Directors, Management Team & Investment Team




Board of Directors


Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Director
Mr. Imran Haleem Shaikh
Mr. Imran Haleem Shaikh
Director
Mr. Suleman Lalani
Mr. Suleman Lalani
Director/Chairman
Mr. Tahir Ali Sheikh
Mr. Tahir Ali Sheikh
Director
Ms. Aisha Fariel Salahuddin
Ms. Aisha Fariel Salahuddin
Director
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hasan Shahid
Mr. Hasan Shahid
Director
Mr. Asif Reza Sana
Mr. Asif Reza Sana
Director

Management Team


Mr. Zafar Iqbal
Mr. Zafar Iqbal
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Syavash Pahore
Mr. Syavash Pahore
Head of Research - Investment Team
Mr. Fawad ur Rahman
Mr. Fawad ur Rahman
Head of IT & Digital
Mr. Hussain Kazani
Mr. Hussain Kazani
Head of Human Resources & Administration
Mr. Salman Shakoor
Mr. Salman Shakoor
Head of Compliance & Risk Management
Ms. Samina Faisal
Ms. Samina Faisal
Country Head Business Development
Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid
Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid
Head of Operations
Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal
Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal
Director of Finance & Company Secretary
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team


Mr. Raheel Shahzad
Mr. Raheel Shahzad
Fund Manager - Investment Team
Mr. Shahveer Masood
Mr. Shahveer Masood
Fund Manager - Investment Team
Mr. Syavash Pahore
Mr. Syavash Pahore
Head of Research - Investment Team
Mr. Zeeshan Masroor
Mr. Zeeshan Masroor
Fund Manager - Investment Team
Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Asim Ilyas
Mr. Asim Ilyas
Head of Fixed Income - Investment Team

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Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan(Director)


Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.
Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.
Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.
Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007).
In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan(Director)


Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.
Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.
Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.
Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007).
In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Imran Haleem Shaikh(Director)


Mr. Shaikh is Senior Executive Vice President at JS Bank, one of Pakistan’s fastest growing banks, with
branches located across Pakistan as well as an international presence. The Bank is a leader in the digital
banking, SME & consumer loans space. JS Bank has been recognized on multiple international and
national forums including the prestigious Asia Money, Asian Banking and Finance, DIGI and Pakistan
Banking Awards. The Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive
financial services groups.

His role encapsulates both an advisory role to the President & CEO as well as responsibility to lead the
Bank’s Product, Marketing and Retail Banking teams. Mr. Shaikh is also the primary liaison with the
Board of Directors for alignment of the Bank’s overall strategic oversight, continuing policy development
and performance monitoring.

In addition to his professional commitments, Imran dedicates substantial energy towards social &
philanthropic causes through voluntary engagements. He also serves on the Board of JS Bank’s
charitable partner, the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation. He has been a prolific contributor to
various leading publications and a speaker at numerous multilateral conferences. Recognized for his
dedication and commitment, Mr. Shaikh strives to build synergistic, long-term, value-adding
partnerships & associations.

Mr. Shaikh believes in challenging status quo to bring about a positive change.
He graduated with a majors in Marketing from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) in 2005.
Imran has attended a number of executive development courses worldwide including the Global
Branding Forum, National Security Workshop at the National Defense University and the Executive
Development Program at National School of Public Policy.

Mr. Imran Haleem Shaikh(Director)


Mr. Shaikh is Senior Executive Vice President at JS Bank, one of Pakistan’s fastest growing banks, with
branches located across Pakistan as well as an international presence. The Bank is a leader in the digital
banking, SME & consumer loans space. JS Bank has been recognized on multiple international and
national forums including the prestigious Asia Money, Asian Banking and Finance, DIGI and Pakistan
Banking Awards. The Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive
financial services groups.

His role encapsulates both an advisory role to the President & CEO as well as responsibility to lead the
Bank’s Product, Marketing and Retail Banking teams. Mr. Shaikh is also the primary liaison with the
Board of Directors for alignment of the Bank’s overall strategic oversight, continuing policy development
and performance monitoring.

In addition to his professional commitments, Imran dedicates substantial energy towards social &
philanthropic causes through voluntary engagements. He also serves on the Board of JS Bank’s
charitable partner, the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation. He has been a prolific contributor to
various leading publications and a speaker at numerous multilateral conferences. Recognized for his
dedication and commitment, Mr. Shaikh strives to build synergistic, long-term, value-adding
partnerships & associations.

Mr. Shaikh believes in challenging status quo to bring about a positive change.
He graduated with a majors in Marketing from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) in 2005.
Imran has attended a number of executive development courses worldwide including the Global
Branding Forum, National Security Workshop at the National Defense University and the Executive
Development Program at National School of Public Policy.

Mr. Suleman Lalani(Director/Chairman)


Mr. Suleman Lalani joined Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Limited (“JSCL”) on March 1, 2012 as
Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining JSCL he was Executive Director Finance & Operations
and Company Secretary of JS Investments Limited where he served as CFO and Company
Secretary for seven years.

Mr. Lalani started his career with JSCL in 1992 where he worked for over eight years. In year
2000 he was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Jahangir Siddiqui
Investment Bank Limited, a subsidiary of JSCL. In January 2002 he joined The First Micro
Finance Bank Limited as its Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Mr. Lalani is a
Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and has 25 years of
experience in the financial services sector. He has also completed the Board Development Series
Certificate Program conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Directorships

1. JS Investments Limited
2. Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Limited
3. Shahtaj Sugar Mills Limited
4. JS Petroleum Limited
5. Future Trust

Mr. Suleman Lalani(Director/Chairman)


Mr. Suleman Lalani joined Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Limited (“JSCL”) on March 1, 2012 as
Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining JSCL he was Executive Director Finance & Operations
and Company Secretary of JS Investments Limited where he served as CFO and Company
Secretary for seven years.

Mr. Lalani started his career with JSCL in 1992 where he worked for over eight years. In year
2000 he was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Jahangir Siddiqui
Investment Bank Limited, a subsidiary of JSCL. In January 2002 he joined The First Micro
Finance Bank Limited as its Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Mr. Lalani is a
Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and has 25 years of
experience in the financial services sector. He has also completed the Board Development Series
Certificate Program conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Directorships

1. JS Investments Limited
2. Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Limited
3. Shahtaj Sugar Mills Limited
4. JS Petroleum Limited
5. Future Trust

Mr. Tahir Ali Sheikh(Director)


Mr. Sheikh has a diversified national and international work experience of 22+ years at senior leadership
roles in asset management, investment banking, private equity, debt capital markets, project and
corporate financing, and energy and infrastructure investments.

Mr. Sheikh started in financial services career in 2003 from Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Jeddah as
Project Officer in Infrastructure Finance Division. Later, he served at the Capital Management House,
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Dubai at key positions. Subsequently, he has worked in Kuala
Lumpur with CapAsia, a private equity fund manager, as Director leading a USD 287 million regional
infrastructure fund, and with CIMB Islamic Bank as Director & Head Islamic Advisory, Islamic Wholesale
Banking. As part of his role at CIMB Islamic, Mr. Sheikh jointly managed USD 5.7 billion AUM Islamic
Asset Management Business of CIMB. Mr. Sheikh was SEVP and Group Head Investment Banking and
Emerging Business at JS Bank prior to joining a start-up NS Renewables that sets up solar, run-of-river
hydro, and geothermal projects in Pakistan.

Mr. Sheikh has a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree from Harvard University and is a CFA
Charterholder. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering and
Technology, Lahore and also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree as a gold medalist
from Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi.

Mr. Tahir Ali Sheikh(Director)


Mr. Sheikh has a diversified national and international work experience of 22+ years at senior leadership
roles in asset management, investment banking, private equity, debt capital markets, project and
corporate financing, and energy and infrastructure investments.

Mr. Sheikh started in financial services career in 2003 from Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Jeddah as
Project Officer in Infrastructure Finance Division. Later, he served at the Capital Management House,
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Dubai at key positions. Subsequently, he has worked in Kuala
Lumpur with CapAsia, a private equity fund manager, as Director leading a USD 287 million regional
infrastructure fund, and with CIMB Islamic Bank as Director & Head Islamic Advisory, Islamic Wholesale
Banking. As part of his role at CIMB Islamic, Mr. Sheikh jointly managed USD 5.7 billion AUM Islamic
Asset Management Business of CIMB. Mr. Sheikh was SEVP and Group Head Investment Banking and
Emerging Business at JS Bank prior to joining a start-up NS Renewables that sets up solar, run-of-river
hydro, and geothermal projects in Pakistan.

Mr. Sheikh has a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree from Harvard University and is a CFA
Charterholder. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering and
Technology, Lahore and also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree as a gold medalist
from Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi.

PROFILE
Fariel’s career spans journalism, investment banking, energy policy advisory and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Goats for Water and has advised governments of Pakistan, Indonesia and Egypt on Renewable Energy

EXPERIENCE
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, UpTrade, Pakistan, 2014- Present
UpTrade monetises rural livestock asset, enabling communities to afford otherwise unaffordable solar products such as solar water pumps, solar home lighting systems,. Raised seed funding and developed operations nation-wide through partnerships with rural development networks. Raising scale-up investment through Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company for electronic trading for livestock developed the trading platform to bring livestock to mercantile exchange.

Energy Specialist, The World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan - 2017-2018
Led the design and negotiation with Government for the off-gird solar component for the $100 Million, World Bank led Sindh Solar Program. Liaised with the Government client to build consensus on program design balancing the need for public subsidy with the World Bank recommended market led approach for off-grid solar for rural consumers on Sindh.

Energy Consultant, Asian Development Bank, Jakarta- 2015-2016
Responsible for managing tasks under Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Program (SIEP), a multi-donor policy and advisory loan to Government of Indonesia focused on energy policy reforms. I provided key analytical support to various line ministries and led the analysis of the subsidy impact of Feed-in-tariffs and led the development corporate analysis and preparation of strategic business plan for state-owned electricity company.

Associate Director, Faber Capital, Dubai — 2013-2015
I provided financial and transaction advisory for utility scale solar & wind IPP portfolio in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. I was responsible for coordinating financing options for projects including preparation of financing documentation of projects in MENA and Southern Africa. I originated the 23MW first solar IPP in Pakistan and continue to lead the execution of the $46M project.

Project Advisor, USAID, Energy policy Project, Islamabad 2010-2013
Developed 100 MW first wind power project, advised Ministry of water and power in national tariffs, and circular debt. Assisted the GOP on negotiations with IMF on electricity sector reforms.

EDUCATION
Columbia University, New York — MPA 2008
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore — B.Sc 2005

PROFILE
Fariel’s career spans journalism, investment banking, energy policy advisory and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Goats for Water and has advised governments of Pakistan, Indonesia and Egypt on Renewable Energy

EXPERIENCE
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, UpTrade, Pakistan, 2014- Present
UpTrade monetises rural livestock asset, enabling communities to afford otherwise unaffordable solar products such as solar water pumps, solar home lighting systems,. Raised seed funding and developed operations nation-wide through partnerships with rural development networks. Raising scale-up investment through Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company for electronic trading for livestock developed the trading platform to bring livestock to mercantile exchange.

Energy Specialist, The World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan - 2017-2018
Led the design and negotiation with Government for the off-gird solar component for the $100 Million, World Bank led Sindh Solar Program. Liaised with the Government client to build consensus on program design balancing the need for public subsidy with the World Bank recommended market led approach for off-grid solar for rural consumers on Sindh.

Energy Consultant, Asian Development Bank, Jakarta- 2015-2016
Responsible for managing tasks under Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Program (SIEP), a multi-donor policy and advisory loan to Government of Indonesia focused on energy policy reforms. I provided key analytical support to various line ministries and led the analysis of the subsidy impact of Feed-in-tariffs and led the development corporate analysis and preparation of strategic business plan for state-owned electricity company.

Associate Director, Faber Capital, Dubai — 2013-2015
I provided financial and transaction advisory for utility scale solar & wind IPP portfolio in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. I was responsible for coordinating financing options for projects including preparation of financing documentation of projects in MENA and Southern Africa. I originated the 23MW first solar IPP in Pakistan and continue to lead the execution of the $46M project.

Project Advisor, USAID, Energy policy Project, Islamabad 2010-2013
Developed 100 MW first wind power project, advised Ministry of water and power in national tariffs, and circular debt. Assisted the GOP on negotiations with IMF on electricity sector reforms.

EDUCATION
Columbia University, New York — MPA 2008
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore — B.Sc 2005

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Mankani has joined JS Investments Limited in April 2021. She brings with her over 20 years of global experience in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her 11 years working in capital markets in Pakistan, she held various senior strategy and research roles, both on the buy and sell-side of the industry, including the National Investment Trust, JS Investments Limited and BMA Asset Management Company Limited amongst others.

Working as a sell side analyst, Iffat was frequently quoted in the financial press, and was well-known for her accuracy as a strategist. In her buy-side roles as Chief Investment Officer at JS Investments (2005-2007) and BMA Asset Management (2007-2011), she led the successful implementation of a disciplined asset and risk allocation process, resulting in consistent top quartile performance for funds under management. These included some pioneering products in the industry, such as the asset allocation fund, capital protected fund, index fund, an offshore fund and separately managed accounts.

In her most recent role, Iffat was working in the Deals Advisory team at PwC Canada, where she made significant contributions in the space of complex financial instruments and private debt valuations amongst others, helping to steer the business toward sustainable growth. Moreover, she also held diversified roles in the risk management groups of leading Canadian Banks (Bank of Montreal and CIBC) associated with their quants and trading risk oversight teams. In addition to making numerous value additions in her role as a Risk Manager of equity, fixed income and structured product desk, she also spearheaded bank wide regulatory and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

Iffat holds a Master of Finance from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

 

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Mankani has joined JS Investments Limited in April 2021. She brings with her over 20 years of global experience in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her 11 years working in capital markets in Pakistan, she held various senior strategy and research roles, both on the buy and sell-side of the industry, including the National Investment Trust, JS Investments Limited and BMA Asset Management Company Limited amongst others.

Working as a sell side analyst, Iffat was frequently quoted in the financial press, and was well-known for her accuracy as a strategist. In her buy-side roles as Chief Investment Officer at JS Investments (2005-2007) and BMA Asset Management (2007-2011), she led the successful implementation of a disciplined asset and risk allocation process, resulting in consistent top quartile performance for funds under management. These included some pioneering products in the industry, such as the asset allocation fund, capital protected fund, index fund, an offshore fund and separately managed accounts.

In her most recent role, Iffat was working in the Deals Advisory team at PwC Canada, where she made significant contributions in the space of complex financial instruments and private debt valuations amongst others, helping to steer the business toward sustainable growth. Moreover, she also held diversified roles in the risk management groups of leading Canadian Banks (Bank of Montreal and CIBC) associated with their quants and trading risk oversight teams. In addition to making numerous value additions in her role as a Risk Manager of equity, fixed income and structured product desk, she also spearheaded bank wide regulatory and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

Iffat holds a Master of Finance from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

 

Mr. Hasan Shahid(Director)


With over twenty years of experience in the fields of finance, auditing, internal controls
evaluation and re-designing, compliance and taxation, Mr. Hasan Shahid is Chief
Financial Officer of JS Bank Limited where he joined in November 2019.

Prior to JS Bank, he was the Director Finance and Company Secretary of the Jahangir
Siddiqui & Co Ltd. (JSCL) where he joined as Manager Finance in 2006. He also served
as Chief Financial Officer of JSCL from 2012 to 2018. His role encompasses a wide
range of matters ranging from financial management, reporting, audit, taxation,
compliance with laws and other secretarial matters.

Mr. Hasan Shahid is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Pakistan (ICAP) and Pakistan Institute of Public Financial Accountants (PIPFA) and
holds a Masters degree in Economics from University of Karachi.

He is member on the boards of following entities:

1. JS Investments Limited – Director
2. Energy Infrastructure Holding (Private) Limited – Director
3. JS Engineering Investments 1 (Private) Limited – Director & CEO
4. Future Trust – Trustee & Treasurer

 

Mr. Hasan Shahid(Director)


With over twenty years of experience in the fields of finance, auditing, internal controls
evaluation and re-designing, compliance and taxation, Mr. Hasan Shahid is Chief
Financial Officer of JS Bank Limited where he joined in November 2019.

Prior to JS Bank, he was the Director Finance and Company Secretary of the Jahangir
Siddiqui & Co Ltd. (JSCL) where he joined as Manager Finance in 2006. He also served
as Chief Financial Officer of JSCL from 2012 to 2018. His role encompasses a wide
range of matters ranging from financial management, reporting, audit, taxation,
compliance with laws and other secretarial matters.

Mr. Hasan Shahid is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Pakistan (ICAP) and Pakistan Institute of Public Financial Accountants (PIPFA) and
holds a Masters degree in Economics from University of Karachi.

He is member on the boards of following entities:

1. JS Investments Limited – Director
2. Energy Infrastructure Holding (Private) Limited – Director
3. JS Engineering Investments 1 (Private) Limited – Director & CEO
4. Future Trust – Trustee & Treasurer

 

Mr. Asif Reza Sana (Director)


Mr. Asif Reza Sana is a senior banker. He is a Private Equity, Banking, Finance, marketing and Corporate Advisor. Currently he is also a member of Board of Directors of Askari Bank, Chairman of the Board Audit committee and member of board risk management committee. . His prior career has been with world leader multinationals in the disciplines of Finance, General Management and Marketing.

He has carried out the due diligence assignments of United Bank, Emirates Bank and Askari Bank in Pakistan, Meshraq Bank in Sri Lanka and Habib Sons Bank in South Africa to determine the enterprise value for acquirers running into more than Rs. 50 billion collectively. He was part of the core team managing the former Union Bank of Pakistan. He was appointed advisor to the board of directors in 2000. He was appointed SEVP in Union Bank and was also elected a member of the board of directors. As the executive director of the bank he was also member of the management team, ALCO and the custodian of the monthly business performance review of country group heads of all departments of the bank. He searched, negotiated and closed the sale of Union Bank to Standard Chartered at a landmark price of PKR 29 billion(US$ 485 million) at the highest multiple in the banking industry.

In 1988 he was headhunted by Philip Morris, then the largest consumer products company in the word (now split into Philip Morris International, Altria Group and Kraft Foods). Here, he was at the forefront of price wars of 1980s between Philip Morris and RJR Nabisco. In 1989 at the beginning of Soviet Block countries disintegration he became member of a task force to establish Philip Morris business in newly formed countries of Central and Eastern Europe through acquisitions, Licensing and joint ventures. In 1991, based at the international headquarters in Switzerland, he was appointed to the coveted position of Group Brand Manager of Worlds legendary and Philip Morris's flagship brand Marlboro that had annual worldwide sales of $ 26 billion at that time.

He holds an MBA from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and got his executive training at Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and INSEAD France.

Address: C/o JS Investments Ltd. 7th Floor, The Forum, Block 9, Clifton, Karachi.

Other Directorships:
Askari Bank Limited
Swaat Trust

Mr. Asif Reza Sana (Director)


Mr. Asif Reza Sana is a senior banker. He is a Private Equity, Banking, Finance, marketing and Corporate Advisor. Currently he is also a member of Board of Directors of Askari Bank, Chairman of the Board Audit committee and member of board risk management committee. . His prior career has been with world leader multinationals in the disciplines of Finance, General Management and Marketing.

He has carried out the due diligence assignments of United Bank, Emirates Bank and Askari Bank in Pakistan, Meshraq Bank in Sri Lanka and Habib Sons Bank in South Africa to determine the enterprise value for acquirers running into more than Rs. 50 billion collectively. He was part of the core team managing the former Union Bank of Pakistan. He was appointed advisor to the board of directors in 2000. He was appointed SEVP in Union Bank and was also elected a member of the board of directors. As the executive director of the bank he was also member of the management team, ALCO and the custodian of the monthly business performance review of country group heads of all departments of the bank. He searched, negotiated and closed the sale of Union Bank to Standard Chartered at a landmark price of PKR 29 billion(US$ 485 million) at the highest multiple in the banking industry.

In 1988 he was headhunted by Philip Morris, then the largest consumer products company in the word (now split into Philip Morris International, Altria Group and Kraft Foods). Here, he was at the forefront of price wars of 1980s between Philip Morris and RJR Nabisco. In 1989 at the beginning of Soviet Block countries disintegration he became member of a task force to establish Philip Morris business in newly formed countries of Central and Eastern Europe through acquisitions, Licensing and joint ventures. In 1991, based at the international headquarters in Switzerland, he was appointed to the coveted position of Group Brand Manager of Worlds legendary and Philip Morris's flagship brand Marlboro that had annual worldwide sales of $ 26 billion at that time.

He holds an MBA from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and got his executive training at Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and INSEAD France.

Address: C/o JS Investments Ltd. 7th Floor, The Forum, Block 9, Clifton, Karachi.

Other Directorships:
Askari Bank Limited
Swaat Trust

 

Mr. Zafar Iqbal ( Chief Financial Officer )

Mr. Zafar Iqbal Ahmed carries an aggregate work experience of 17 years in financial industry and currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of JS Investments Limited, where he joined as an Assistant Manager Operations in 2005.He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from Hamdard University and completed CFA level II. Prior to joining JS Investments Limited, Mr. Iqbal has also worked with organizations like "Central Depository Company of Pakistan" (CDC), "National Clearing and Settlement Company" and Standard Chartered Bank.

 
During his diversified and progressive career journey with the Company, he has contributed significantly on multiple facets and played an instrumental role in developing systems, departmental policies & procedures, preparing & monitoring company's budget and providing valuable insights for making business decisions.

 

Mr. Zafar Iqbal ( Chief Financial Officer )

Mr. Zafar Iqbal Ahmed carries an aggregate work experience of 17 years in financial industry and currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of JS Investments Limited, where he joined as an Assistant Manager Operations in 2005.He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from Hamdard University and completed CFA level II. Prior to joining JS Investments Limited, Mr. Iqbal has also worked with organizations like "Central Depository Company of Pakistan" (CDC), "National Clearing and Settlement Company" and Standard Chartered Bank.

 
During his diversified and progressive career journey with the Company, he has contributed significantly on multiple facets and played an instrumental role in developing systems, departmental policies & procedures, preparing & monitoring company's budget and providing valuable insights for making business decisions.

Mr. Syavash Pahore - (Head of Research)


Mr. Syavash Pahore joined JS Investments Ltd. in April 2018 as SMA Fund Manager and is currently working as the Head of Research. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd. Mr. Pahore was associated with Elixir Securities as a Research Analyst and he had started off his career from Optimus Capital Management as a Research Analyst in August 2016.
Mr. Pahore has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management from The University of Nottingham.

Mr. Syavash Pahore - (Head of Research)


Mr. Syavash Pahore joined JS Investments Ltd. in April 2018 as SMA Fund Manager and is currently working as the Head of Research. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd. Mr. Pahore was associated with Elixir Securities as a Research Analyst and he had started off his career from Optimus Capital Management as a Research Analyst in August 2016.
Mr. Pahore has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management from The University of Nottingham.

 

Mr. Fawad ur Rahman ( Head of Information Technology )

Mr. Rehman had joined JS Investments Ltd. since September 2017. He is an MBA Finance from SZABIST and has done BS in Computer Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd., Mr. Rehman was associated with "TPL Holdings" as Group Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he had worked as Head of IT with Pak Oman Investment Management Ltd., Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd., and BMA Funds. He brings with him around 14+ years of relevant experience. His Major subjects in MBA- Finance include Corporate Finance and Advisory, Analysis of Financial Statement, Portfolio Analysis and Islamic Banking. Major courses in BS include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Simulation and Modelling, Software engineering. Mr. Rehman also participated in Abdul Qadeer Khan software competition organized by Kahoota research labs in 2003 presenting the concept of IOT through smart homes.

 
Mr. Rehman has an experience in development and implementation Core Banking System, reverse engineering of Core Banking and Core investment software, Integrations development of middleware, IOT applications, Business intelligence implementations and digitization.

 

Mr. Fawad ur Rahman ( Head of Information Technology )

Mr. Rehman had joined JS Investments Ltd. since September 2017. He is an MBA Finance from SZABIST and has done BS in Computer Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd., Mr. Rehman was associated with "TPL Holdings" as Group Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he had worked as Head of IT with Pak Oman Investment Management Ltd., Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd., and BMA Funds. He brings with him around 14+ years of relevant experience. His Major subjects in MBA- Finance include Corporate Finance and Advisory, Analysis of Financial Statement, Portfolio Analysis and Islamic Banking. Major courses in BS include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Simulation and Modelling, Software engineering. Mr. Rehman also participated in Abdul Qadeer Khan software competition organized by Kahoota research labs in 2003 presenting the concept of IOT through smart homes.

 
Mr. Rehman has an experience in development and implementation Core Banking System, reverse engineering of Core Banking and Core investment software, Integrations development of middleware, IOT applications, Business intelligence implementations and digitization.

Mr. Hussain Kazani

Hussain Kazani is a Human Resources professional with 17 years of experience, employs a consultative management style to align HR with business strategy. His expertise includes HR strategy, manpower planning & budgeting, talent acquisition, management & retention, compensation, reward & benefits administration, organizational design & structure, development of policies & procedures, employee relations, learning, growth and engagement, HRIS and operations.

 
His engagement in the field of human resources commenced in 2000 and ever since he has been working with diverse businesses, including head-hunting, health, education, manufacturing & financial sectors. His extensive exposure has enriched his understanding of HR challenges in the organizational context which helps devising HR strategies to compliment organization's growth and efficiency. 


Hussain obtained MBA degree from Hamdard University in 2004 and LLB from University of Karachi in 2008. He has also completed a six-weeks online course on 'Creating a Winning Strategy' from Jack Welch Management Institute, USA.

Mr. Hussain Kazani

Hussain Kazani is a Human Resources professional with 17 years of experience, employs a consultative management style to align HR with business strategy. His expertise includes HR strategy, manpower planning & budgeting, talent acquisition, management & retention, compensation, reward & benefits administration, organizational design & structure, development of policies & procedures, employee relations, learning, growth and engagement, HRIS and operations.

 
His engagement in the field of human resources commenced in 2000 and ever since he has been working with diverse businesses, including head-hunting, health, education, manufacturing & financial sectors. His extensive exposure has enriched his understanding of HR challenges in the organizational context which helps devising HR strategies to compliment organization's growth and efficiency. 


Hussain obtained MBA degree from Hamdard University in 2004 and LLB from University of Karachi in 2008. He has also completed a six-weeks online course on 'Creating a Winning Strategy' from Jack Welch Management Institute, USA.

Mr. Salman Shakoor (Head of Compliance & Risk Management)

Mr. Salman Shakoor, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of management Accountants - London, joined JSIL in March 2007 as a member of Compliance and Risk Management Department. Since December 2011 he has been entrusted with the responsibility of Head of compliance and in May 2013 a responsibility pertaining to Risk Management functions was also handed over to him. Prior to joining JSIL, he was working as Financial Consultant in Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder (Chartered Accountants).

Mr. Salman Shakoor (Head of Compliance & Risk Management)

Mr. Salman Shakoor, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of management Accountants - London, joined JSIL in March 2007 as a member of Compliance and Risk Management Department. Since December 2011 he has been entrusted with the responsibility of Head of compliance and in May 2013 a responsibility pertaining to Risk Management functions was also handed over to him. Prior to joining JSIL, he was working as Financial Consultant in Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder (Chartered Accountants).

Ms. Samina Faisal (Country Head Business Development)

Ms. Faisal brings an overall 32 years of extensive experience in Institutional & Corporate Sales, Wealth Management, and Distribution of Mutual Funds & Bancassurance. Prior to joining JSIL, she was operating her own consulting firm in the name of Litmus Consulting since 2005 where she launched structuring and executing innovative financing and risk management transactions with corporates and financial institutions in Pakistan and the Middle East, in collaboration with various industry partners. In addition, she was providing technical training in areas such as treasury, risk management, asset management and training of soft skills such as sales and management to corporates and financial institutions in Pakistan.

During her consulting journey, she also worked for Askari Investment Management as ‘Head of Business Development & Sales’ from 2015 to 2016.

Prior to initiating her own consulting firm, she was employed with Standard Chartered Bank from 1997 to 2005 where she performed key management roles such as Head of Investor Services (Wealth Management), Head of Institutional & Corporate Sales (Global Markets), Chief Dealer (Money Market) and Chief Dealer (Foreign Exchange).

She had also worked with Societe Generale Bank, Pakcom Ltd., Pa-Kuwait Investment Co., and Citibank from 1989 to 1997 and performed varied roles in FX Trading, Finance and Project Management. Ms. Faisal holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Ms. Samina Faisal (Country Head Business Development)

Ms. Faisal brings an overall 32 years of extensive experience in Institutional & Corporate Sales, Wealth Management, and Distribution of Mutual Funds & Bancassurance. Prior to joining JSIL, she was operating her own consulting firm in the name of Litmus Consulting since 2005 where she launched structuring and executing innovative financing and risk management transactions with corporates and financial institutions in Pakistan and the Middle East, in collaboration with various industry partners. In addition, she was providing technical training in areas such as treasury, risk management, asset management and training of soft skills such as sales and management to corporates and financial institutions in Pakistan.

During her consulting journey, she also worked for Askari Investment Management as ‘Head of Business Development & Sales’ from 2015 to 2016.

Prior to initiating her own consulting firm, she was employed with Standard Chartered Bank from 1997 to 2005 where she performed key management roles such as Head of Investor Services (Wealth Management), Head of Institutional & Corporate Sales (Global Markets), Chief Dealer (Money Market) and Chief Dealer (Foreign Exchange).

She had also worked with Societe Generale Bank, Pakcom Ltd., Pa-Kuwait Investment Co., and Citibank from 1989 to 1997 and performed varied roles in FX Trading, Finance and Project Management. Ms. Faisal holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid ( Head of Operations )

Malik Zafar Javaid holds a masters degree in Public Administration with major in Finance from University of the Punjab. Mr. Zafar carries over 25 years of experience of capital market operations. He has expertise in managing business operations of Financial Services, Capital Markets, Corporate Affairs and Business Process analysis for new products and automation of back office systems leading towards efficient control and management. He has been part of JSIL's team since 2006.

 
Prior to joining JSIL, Mr. Zafar had extensive experience of working with Lahore Stock Exchange where he was managing Company Affairs Department of the Exchange. As a front end regulator, he was involved in listings of the securities, monitoring compliance and enforcement of Corporate Laws on the listed companies. He was also core member of the team which was responsible for designing the framework of Trading Rules leading the development of the first automated trading system of LSE. 


Other directorship: JS ABAMCO Commodities Limited

 

Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid ( Head of Operations )

Malik Zafar Javaid holds a masters degree in Public Administration with major in Finance from University of the Punjab. Mr. Zafar carries over 25 years of experience of capital market operations. He has expertise in managing business operations of Financial Services, Capital Markets, Corporate Affairs and Business Process analysis for new products and automation of back office systems leading towards efficient control and management. He has been part of JSIL's team since 2006.

 
Prior to joining JSIL, Mr. Zafar had extensive experience of working with Lahore Stock Exchange where he was managing Company Affairs Department of the Exchange. As a front end regulator, he was involved in listings of the securities, monitoring compliance and enforcement of Corporate Laws on the listed companies. He was also core member of the team which was responsible for designing the framework of Trading Rules leading the development of the first automated trading system of LSE. 


Other directorship: JS ABAMCO Commodities Limited

 

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan ( Chief Investment Officer )

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.


Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.


Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007). In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan ( Chief Investment Officer )

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.


Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.


Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007). In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal ( Director of Finance & Company Secretary )

With over more than 27 years of diversified experience, Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal is currently serving as "Director Finance & Company Secretary" in JS Investments Limited, where he joined in May 2005 as Manager Finance.

He also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 2012 to 2019.

Throughout his career Mr. Iqbal has implemented a system of continuous review and introduced changes to bring in efficiencies, simplifications and improvement in the overall quality of his departmental deliverables.

His role encompasses a wide range of matters ranging from financial management, reporting, internal control, compliance with laws applicable to the Company and other secretarial matters.

Mr. Khawar holds Masters Degree in Business Administration and Economics.

Other: CEO of JS ABAMCO Commodities Limited

Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal ( Director of Finance & Company Secretary )

With over more than 27 years of diversified experience, Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal is currently serving as "Director Finance & Company Secretary" in JS Investments Limited, where he joined in May 2005 as Manager Finance.

He also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 2012 to 2019.

Throughout his career Mr. Iqbal has implemented a system of continuous review and introduced changes to bring in efficiencies, simplifications and improvement in the overall quality of his departmental deliverables.

His role encompasses a wide range of matters ranging from financial management, reporting, internal control, compliance with laws applicable to the Company and other secretarial matters.

Mr. Khawar holds Masters Degree in Business Administration and Economics.

Other: CEO of JS ABAMCO Commodities Limited

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Mankani has joined JS Investments Limited in April 2021. She brings with her over 20 years of global experience in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her 11 years working in capital markets in Pakistan, she held various senior strategy and research roles, both on the buy and sell-side of the industry, including the National Investment Trust, JS Investments Limited and BMA Asset Management Company Limited amongst others.

Working as a sell side analyst, Iffat was frequently quoted in the financial press, and was well-known for her accuracy as a strategist. In her buy-side roles as Chief Investment Officer at JS Investments (2005-2007) and BMA Asset Management (2007-2011), she led the successful implementation of a disciplined asset and risk allocation process, resulting in consistent top quartile performance for funds under management. These included some pioneering products in the industry, such as the asset allocation fund, capital protected fund, index fund, an offshore fund and separately managed accounts.

In her most recent role, Iffat was working in the Deals Advisory team at PwC Canada, where she made significant contributions in the space of complex financial instruments and private debt valuations amongst others, helping to steer the business toward sustainable growth. Moreover, she also held diversified roles in the risk management groups of leading Canadian Banks (Bank of Montreal and CIBC) associated with their quants and trading risk oversight teams. In addition to making numerous value additions in her role as a Risk Manager of equity, fixed income and structured product desk, she also spearheaded bank wide regulatory and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

Iffat holds a Master of Finance from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

 

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Mankani has joined JS Investments Limited in April 2021. She brings with her over 20 years of global experience in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her 11 years working in capital markets in Pakistan, she held various senior strategy and research roles, both on the buy and sell-side of the industry, including the National Investment Trust, JS Investments Limited and BMA Asset Management Company Limited amongst others.

Working as a sell side analyst, Iffat was frequently quoted in the financial press, and was well-known for her accuracy as a strategist. In her buy-side roles as Chief Investment Officer at JS Investments (2005-2007) and BMA Asset Management (2007-2011), she led the successful implementation of a disciplined asset and risk allocation process, resulting in consistent top quartile performance for funds under management. These included some pioneering products in the industry, such as the asset allocation fund, capital protected fund, index fund, an offshore fund and separately managed accounts.

In her most recent role, Iffat was working in the Deals Advisory team at PwC Canada, where she made significant contributions in the space of complex financial instruments and private debt valuations amongst others, helping to steer the business toward sustainable growth. Moreover, she also held diversified roles in the risk management groups of leading Canadian Banks (Bank of Montreal and CIBC) associated with their quants and trading risk oversight teams. In addition to making numerous value additions in her role as a Risk Manager of equity, fixed income and structured product desk, she also spearheaded bank wide regulatory and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

Iffat holds a Master of Finance from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

 

Mr. Raheel Shahzad started his career with JS Investments Ltd. as a Research Analyst in June 2017. He is currently working as a Fund Manager – SMA in the Investments department.
Mr. Shahzad holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance degree from IBA along with CFA level I.

Mr. Raheel Shahzad started his career with JS Investments Ltd. as a Research Analyst in June 2017. He is currently working as a Fund Manager – SMA in the Investments department.
Mr. Shahzad holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance degree from IBA along with CFA level I.

Mr. Shahveer Masood - (Fund Manager)


Mr. Shahveer Masood has joined JS Investments Ltd. as a Fund Manager on the Equity side and as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Masood served as a SMA Portfolio Manager in Al-Meezan Investment Management Limited. He has also served as an equity sales trader in BMA Capital Management Limited. Overall he has accumulated an experience of 4 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management Honors Degree from the University of Nottingham and he has also cleared CFA level 1.

Mr. Shahveer Masood - (Fund Manager)


Mr. Shahveer Masood has joined JS Investments Ltd. as a Fund Manager on the Equity side and as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Masood served as a SMA Portfolio Manager in Al-Meezan Investment Management Limited. He has also served as an equity sales trader in BMA Capital Management Limited. Overall he has accumulated an experience of 4 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management Honors Degree from the University of Nottingham and he has also cleared CFA level 1.

Mr. Syavash Pahore - (Head of Research)


Mr. Syavash Pahore joined JS Investments Ltd. in April 2018 as SMA Fund Manager and is currently working as the Head of Research. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd. Mr. Pahore was associated with Elixir Securities as a Research Analyst and he had started off his career from Optimus Capital Management as a Research Analyst in August 2016.
Mr. Pahore has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management from The University of Nottingham.

Mr. Syavash Pahore - (Head of Research)


Mr. Syavash Pahore joined JS Investments Ltd. in April 2018 as SMA Fund Manager and is currently working as the Head of Research. Prior to his joining at JS Investments Ltd. Mr. Pahore was associated with Elixir Securities as a Research Analyst and he had started off his career from Optimus Capital Management as a Research Analyst in August 2016.
Mr. Pahore has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management from The University of Nottingham.

Mr. Zeeshan Masroor joined JS Investments as a Fund Manager on the Fixed Income side and as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Masroor served as a Manager on the Equity Desk in the Global Treasury department of HBL. He had joined HBL as a Management trainee after his graduation in 2016 and was promoted to Manager for identifying new investment themes.
He holds a BSc (Honor’s) in Accounting & Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 3 Candidate set to appear in 2020.
His main interest lies in Portfolio Management, Fixed Income Strategy, Risk Management and building dynamic Interest Rate models.

Mr. Zeeshan Masroor joined JS Investments as a Fund Manager on the Fixed Income side and as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Masroor served as a Manager on the Equity Desk in the Global Treasury department of HBL. He had joined HBL as a Management trainee after his graduation in 2016 and was promoted to Manager for identifying new investment themes.
He holds a BSc (Honor’s) in Accounting & Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 3 Candidate set to appear in 2020.
His main interest lies in Portfolio Management, Fixed Income Strategy, Risk Management and building dynamic Interest Rate models.

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan(Director)


Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.
Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.
Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.
Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007).
In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan(Director)


Mr. Zahid Ullah Khan has been associated with the JS Group and the capital markets on the buy side for over 12 years. Prior to joining JS Investments as the Chief Investment Officer in September 2016, Mr. Khan was at JS Bank since 2012, where he served as a Senior Vice President for the bank's risk management function. His core responsibilities included development of various risk management frameworks, modeling term structure of interest rates, engineering tailor-made interest rate products for corporate clientele, and devising efficient mechanisms for various equity based margin trading products.
Prior to his role at JS Bank, Mr. Khan was associated with JS Group as Senior Vice President in a technical role where he developed and deployed a High Frequency Trading (HFT) platform for equities. This project involved extensive development of an in-house market-price-of-risk arbitrage model dependent on instantaneous futures market rates. Mr. Khan also advised group companies on buy side risk management and for launching ETFs and Market Making initiatives on the asset management and brokerage side. His other assignments also included research work on various green field projects in the private equity space. Prior to joining JS Bank, Mr. Khan also served as a consultant senior fund manager for JS Investments from 2010 to 2012.
Mr. Khan started his career with ABAMCO Limited (now JS Investments Limited) in 2004 as a research analyst, and covered Cement and Banking sectors along with developing interest rate models on the fixed income side. He was additionally given the responsibility to develop and launch new products for the growing AMC. During his tenure at ABAMCO Limited, Mr. Khan developed the first proprietary free float-adjusted market capitalization index in Pakistan and launched the first Open end index fund based on that index. He also carries to his credit the launch of first Open end Fund of Funds scheme with an elaborate asset allocation strategy, a Capital Protected fund and several other in-house initiatives. In 2005, he was promoted as a fund manager, and managed JS Value Fund, JS A30 Index Fund, JS Growth Fund, and JS Fund of Funds, with a combined fund size of around PKR 10 billion.
Mr. Zahid holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2000); a Masters degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Class of 2004); and a Masters degree in Finance from London Business School (Class of 2007).
In his free time, Mr. Khan writes fun twitter bots in Python.

Mr. Asim Ilyas (Head of Fixed Income)


Mr. Asim Ilyas is currently serving as Vice President in the Investments Department as the Head of Fixed Income. He has more than 15 years of work experience in capital markets. Previously Mr. Ilyas was a Fund Manager for Fixed Income at National Fullerton Asset Management Limited for about two years. He also served as the AGM / Head of Treasury & Resource Mobilization at Security Leasing Corporation Limited, for nine years. He was also a senior member of the Fixed Income desk at BMA Capital Management for 4 year and at the start of career had worked very closely with the Ministry of Finance as a Research Officer. Mr. Ilyas has earned his MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Centre, an Institute of National Capability in Applied Economics in 1993 and MSc. Economics from University of Karachi in 1991.

Mr. Asim Ilyas (Head of Fixed Income)


Mr. Asim Ilyas is currently serving as Vice President in the Investments Department as the Head of Fixed Income. He has more than 15 years of work experience in capital markets. Previously Mr. Ilyas was a Fund Manager for Fixed Income at National Fullerton Asset Management Limited for about two years. He also served as the AGM / Head of Treasury & Resource Mobilization at Security Leasing Corporation Limited, for nine years. He was also a senior member of the Fixed Income desk at BMA Capital Management for 4 year and at the start of career had worked very closely with the Ministry of Finance as a Research Officer. Mr. Ilyas has earned his MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Centre, an Institute of National Capability in Applied Economics in 1993 and MSc. Economics from University of Karachi in 1991.