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Board of Directors, Management Team & Investment Team

Board of Directors, Management Team & Investment Team




Board of Directors


Mr. Mirza M. Sadeed Hassan Barlas
Mr. Mirza M. Sadeed Hassan Barlas
Director
Mr. Atif Salim Malik
Mr. Atif Salim Malik
Director
Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik
Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik
Director
Mr. Suleman Lalani
Mr. Suleman Lalani
Director/Chairman
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
Ms. Mediha Kamal Afsar
Ms. Mediha Kamal Afsar
Director

Management Team


Mr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui
Mr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui
Head of Wealth Management
Syed Muhammad Anwer
Syed Muhammad Anwer
Head of Information And Technology
Mr. Raheel Rehman
Mr. Raheel Rehman
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Samina Faisal
Ms. Samina Faisal
Country Head Business Development
Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid
Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid
Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
Syed Hussain Haider
Syed Hussain Haider
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal
Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal
Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani
Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team


Mr. Musab Iqbal
Mr. Musab Iqbal
Vice President, REITs
Mr. Asim Ilyas
Mr. Asim Ilyas
Head of Fixed Income - Investment Team
Syed Hussain Haider
Syed Hussain Haider
Chief Investment Officer

 

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Mr. Mirza M. Sadeed Hassan Barlas(Director)


Mirza Sadeed Barlas, serves as a non-executive director at JS Investments Limited, bringing with him a wealth of experience exceeding thirty-six years, with over 29 years specifically dedicated to the banking sector. His career journey began with a seven-year tenure at Siemens in its Medical Division after obtaining an Electrical Engineering degree from UET, Lahore. Subsequently, he pursued an MBA at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1993, where he was honored with a Silver Medal, distinguishing himself in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.

Commencing his banking career in Corporate Banking, Mr. Sadeed has traversed various roles in Commercial Banking, SME Banking, Digital & Microfinancing, working with both local and multinational banks. A significant portion of his career has been devoted to risk management, encompassing Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Basel, Market Risk, Consumer Risk, and more. Throughout his professional journey, he has contributed his expertise to institutions such as MCB Bank, United Bank Limited (UBL), Barclays, Telenor Microfinance Bank, and JS Bank (JSBL), holding prominent positions such as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Group Head Risk.

His longest tenure was with UBL, spanning approximately seventeen years, during which he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of UBL Funds Managers, a subsidiary of UBL bank. In this capacity, Mr. Sadeed chaired the UBL Fund's board risk and compliance committee. Notably, during his tenure at UBL, he assumed additional responsibilities as the Group Head Risk International, overseeing the risk management of UBL branches in foreign countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and others.

Currently, Mr. Sadeed holds the position of Chief Risk Officer at JS Bank Limited. In this role, he oversees various risk management functions, including consumer risk, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), market risk, operational risk, risk policies, and information security. His extensive experience and multifaceted expertise contribute significantly to the strategic risk management initiatives of JS Investment Limited.

Mr. Mirza M. Sadeed Hassan Barlas(Director)


Mirza Sadeed Barlas, serves as a non-executive director at JS Investments Limited, bringing with him a wealth of experience exceeding thirty-six years, with over 29 years specifically dedicated to the banking sector. His career journey began with a seven-year tenure at Siemens in its Medical Division after obtaining an Electrical Engineering degree from UET, Lahore. Subsequently, he pursued an MBA at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1993, where he was honored with a Silver Medal, distinguishing himself in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.

Commencing his banking career in Corporate Banking, Mr. Sadeed has traversed various roles in Commercial Banking, SME Banking, Digital & Microfinancing, working with both local and multinational banks. A significant portion of his career has been devoted to risk management, encompassing Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Basel, Market Risk, Consumer Risk, and more. Throughout his professional journey, he has contributed his expertise to institutions such as MCB Bank, United Bank Limited (UBL), Barclays, Telenor Microfinance Bank, and JS Bank (JSBL), holding prominent positions such as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Group Head Risk.

His longest tenure was with UBL, spanning approximately seventeen years, during which he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of UBL Funds Managers, a subsidiary of UBL bank. In this capacity, Mr. Sadeed chaired the UBL Fund's board risk and compliance committee. Notably, during his tenure at UBL, he assumed additional responsibilities as the Group Head Risk International, overseeing the risk management of UBL branches in foreign countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and others.

Currently, Mr. Sadeed holds the position of Chief Risk Officer at JS Bank Limited. In this role, he oversees various risk management functions, including consumer risk, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), market risk, operational risk, risk policies, and information security. His extensive experience and multifaceted expertise contribute significantly to the strategic risk management initiatives of JS Investment Limited.

Mr. Atif Salim Malik (Director)


Mr. Atif S. Malik serves as the non-executive director at JS Investments, bringing his extensive expertise to the team. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at JS Bank Limited, he oversees Digital banking, Retail Banking, which includes branch banking, SME financing, Private banking, and Consumer lending and Customer Experience.

His professional journey commenced as a Research Associate at Lahore University of Management Sciences, focusing on research in the MSME sector. With a career spanning twenty-eight years, Mr. Malik has accumulated diverse experience in retail banking, microfinance, strategy development and implementation, business transformation, and MSME development. He has been instrumental in establishing new business verticals within the financial sector, both internationally and in Pakistan, showcasing a successful track record in business turnaround.

Mr. Atif holds a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from Forman Christian College, University, Lahore. His career has involved collaborations with prominent financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank-KSA, and HBL Microfinance Bank. Additionally, in his role as Managing Director, Mr. Malik disseminated his knowledge and expertise to microfinance banks throughout East and Southern Africa. Notably, he played a key role in establishing the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) in Pakistan.

Mr. Atif Salim Malik (Director)


Mr. Atif S. Malik serves as the non-executive director at JS Investments, bringing his extensive expertise to the team. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at JS Bank Limited, he oversees Digital banking, Retail Banking, which includes branch banking, SME financing, Private banking, and Consumer lending and Customer Experience.

His professional journey commenced as a Research Associate at Lahore University of Management Sciences, focusing on research in the MSME sector. With a career spanning twenty-eight years, Mr. Malik has accumulated diverse experience in retail banking, microfinance, strategy development and implementation, business transformation, and MSME development. He has been instrumental in establishing new business verticals within the financial sector, both internationally and in Pakistan, showcasing a successful track record in business turnaround.

Mr. Atif holds a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from Forman Christian College, University, Lahore. His career has involved collaborations with prominent financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank-KSA, and HBL Microfinance Bank. Additionally, in his role as Managing Director, Mr. Malik disseminated his knowledge and expertise to microfinance banks throughout East and Southern Africa. Notably, he played a key role in establishing the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) in Pakistan.

Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik (Director)


Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik holds the position of an independent director at JS Investments Limited, combining a rich background as both a business entrepreneur and a retired BP.22 government official. With an impressive cumulative experience of 55 years, he seamlessly managed roles in both government service and personal business. Mr. Malik's distinguished career includes serving in various capacities, such as Commissioner and Regional Commissioner, showcasing his expertise in law, particularly tax laws. He has contributed significantly to the professional development of individuals through comprehensive training in various aspects of income tax.

In addition to his governmental service, Mr. Malik is the visionary founder & Chairman of Interwood Mobel (Pvt) Ltd, established in 1974. This enterprise has grown into a state-of-the-art manufacturing setup in Pakistan, earning recognition as a leading brand in Doors, Wardrobes, Kitchens, Offices, and Home Furniture. The company, with its cutting-edge technology, innovative design, and robust infrastructure, stands on par with international counterparts.

Mr. Malik's academic journey began in 1966 when he earned a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Punjab. Subsequently, in 1968, he successfully cleared the CSS exam and secured a position in the Internal Revenue Service. Through hard work, dedication, and an exceptional performance record, he ascended to the highest grade, Grade 22 (equivalent to the grade of Federal Secretary). During his tenure, Mr. Malik held key roles such as Commissioner, Chief Commissioner, Member of Information Technology at FBR, and Director General of Training. Notably, he played a pivotal role in training around 1000 officers in the Internal Revenue service.

Other Directorship:
1. Interwood Mobel (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik (Director)


Mr. Farooq Ahmed Malik holds the position of an independent director at JS Investments Limited, combining a rich background as both a business entrepreneur and a retired BP.22 government official. With an impressive cumulative experience of 55 years, he seamlessly managed roles in both government service and personal business. Mr. Malik's distinguished career includes serving in various capacities, such as Commissioner and Regional Commissioner, showcasing his expertise in law, particularly tax laws. He has contributed significantly to the professional development of individuals through comprehensive training in various aspects of income tax.

In addition to his governmental service, Mr. Malik is the visionary founder & Chairman of Interwood Mobel (Pvt) Ltd, established in 1974. This enterprise has grown into a state-of-the-art manufacturing setup in Pakistan, earning recognition as a leading brand in Doors, Wardrobes, Kitchens, Offices, and Home Furniture. The company, with its cutting-edge technology, innovative design, and robust infrastructure, stands on par with international counterparts.

Mr. Malik's academic journey began in 1966 when he earned a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Punjab. Subsequently, in 1968, he successfully cleared the CSS exam and secured a position in the Internal Revenue Service. Through hard work, dedication, and an exceptional performance record, he ascended to the highest grade, Grade 22 (equivalent to the grade of Federal Secretary). During his tenure, Mr. Malik held key roles such as Commissioner, Chief Commissioner, Member of Information Technology at FBR, and Director General of Training. Notably, he played a pivotal role in training around 1000 officers in the Internal Revenue service.

Other Directorship:
1. Interwood Mobel (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Suleman Lalani (Director/Chairman)


Mr. Suleman Lalani is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of JS Investments Limited. He is presently the Group President of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Limited (“JSCL”).

Before his elevation to the position of Vice-Chairman, he served JSCL as its Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade. Prior to joining JSCL, he has served in the capacities of the Executive Director Finance & Operations and Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for seven years, in JS Investments Limited.

Mr. Lalani started his career with JSCL in 1992, where he worked for over eight years. In 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 Microfinance 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. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BankIslami Pakistan.

Other Directorships:

  1. Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Limited
  2. TRG Pakistan Limited
  3. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Mr. Suleman Lalani (Director/Chairman)


Mr. Suleman Lalani is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of JS Investments Limited. He is presently the Group President of Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Limited (“JSCL”).

Before his elevation to the position of Vice-Chairman, he served JSCL as its Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade. Prior to joining JSCL, he has served in the capacities of the Executive Director Finance & Operations and Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for seven years, in JS Investments Limited.

Mr. Lalani started his career with JSCL in 1992, where he worked for over eight years. In 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 Microfinance 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. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BankIslami Pakistan.

Other Directorships:

  1. Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Limited
  2. TRG Pakistan Limited
  3. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Ms. Aisha Fariel Salahuddin (Director)


Ms. Aisha Fariel serves as an independent director at JS Investments Limited, bringing a diverse professional background to her role. She holds the degrees on Bachelor of Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences and Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in New York. Ms. Fariel has a wealth of experience in journalism, investment banking, energy policy advisory, and entrepreneurship, contributing to her versatile skill set.

As the Founder and CEO of UpTrade, she has innovatively pioneered a bartering model that empowers off-grid farmers by utilizing their livestock as a unique form of currency. This initiative significantly contributes to the economic development of rural areas. With over a decade of international expertise in energy finance, project development, and energy policy, Ms. Fariel has worked in diverse regions, including Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan, and the Middle East and North Africa.

In her advisory capacity, she has provided valuable insights to governments and private sectors on critical matters such as energy policy, pricing, and reforms. Furthermore, Ms. Fariel also holds the position of Independent Director on the board of Pakistan Paper Products Limited.

Other Directorships:
1. Pakistan Paper Products Limited

Ms. Aisha Fariel Salahuddin (Director)


Ms. Aisha Fariel serves as an independent director at JS Investments Limited, bringing a diverse professional background to her role. She holds the degrees on Bachelor of Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences and Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in New York. Ms. Fariel has a wealth of experience in journalism, investment banking, energy policy advisory, and entrepreneurship, contributing to her versatile skill set.

As the Founder and CEO of UpTrade, she has innovatively pioneered a bartering model that empowers off-grid farmers by utilizing their livestock as a unique form of currency. This initiative significantly contributes to the economic development of rural areas. With over a decade of international expertise in energy finance, project development, and energy policy, Ms. Fariel has worked in diverse regions, including Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan, and the Middle East and North Africa.

In her advisory capacity, she has provided valuable insights to governments and private sectors on critical matters such as energy policy, pricing, and reforms. Furthermore, Ms. Fariel also holds the position of Independent Director on the board of Pakistan Paper Products Limited.

Other Directorships:
1. Pakistan Paper Products Limited

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani is the Chief Executive Officer of JS Investments Limited. She comes with a globally diversified experience of over two decades in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her work experiences in the 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.

Working as a sell side analyst, Ms. Iffat was often 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 listed hedge fund and separately managed accounts.

Prior to joining JS Investments, she 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 has 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.

She 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.

Other Directorship:

  1. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani is the Chief Executive Officer of JS Investments Limited. She comes with a globally diversified experience of over two decades in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her work experiences in the 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.

Working as a sell side analyst, Ms. Iffat was often 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 listed hedge fund and separately managed accounts.

Prior to joining JS Investments, she 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 has 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.

She 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.

Other Directorship:

  1. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Mr. Hasan Shahid(Director)


Mr. Hasan Shahid serves as a non-executive director at JS Investments Limited, boasting an extensive background with over two decades of experience in diverse areas such as acquisition, group restructuring, finance, auditing, internal controls evaluation and redesigning, compliance, and taxation. Currently, he holds the position of Company Secretary at BankIslami Pakistan Limited.

His professional journey boasts significant contributions to Jahangir Siddiqui & Co Ltd., where he commenced his tenure as Manager Finance in 2006. Over time, Mr. Shahid ascended through the ranks within the organization, holding pivotal roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, and eventually Director Finance by 2019. His portfolio of responsibilities spans a broad spectrum, encompassing financial management, acquisitions, reporting, audit, taxation, compliance with laws, and various secretarial matters. Additionally, Mr. Hasan has provided his expertise to JS Bank Limited, culminating in his role as Company Secretary and Head of Legal, which he assumed in November 2019 after a two-year stint as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hasan Shahid holds the distinction of being a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Pakistan Institute of Public Financial Accountants (PIPFA). Additionally, he earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Karachi.

Beyond his roles in the financial sector, Mr. Shahid actively participates in philanthropic efforts as a Trustee at Future Trust, a non-profit benevolent organization established by JS Group. This charitable trust aims to promote, advance and encourage education, medical and healthcare, vocations, rehabilitation, protection and improvement of the environment, self-help, microfinance, relief against poverty and general improvement of the socio-economic conditions and living standards of the people of Pakistan. . He is also serving as a director at JS Engineering Investments 1 (Private) Limited.

Mr. Hasan Shahid(Director)


Mr. Hasan Shahid serves as a non-executive director at JS Investments Limited, boasting an extensive background with over two decades of experience in diverse areas such as acquisition, group restructuring, finance, auditing, internal controls evaluation and redesigning, compliance, and taxation. Currently, he holds the position of Company Secretary at BankIslami Pakistan Limited.

His professional journey boasts significant contributions to Jahangir Siddiqui & Co Ltd., where he commenced his tenure as Manager Finance in 2006. Over time, Mr. Shahid ascended through the ranks within the organization, holding pivotal roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, and eventually Director Finance by 2019. His portfolio of responsibilities spans a broad spectrum, encompassing financial management, acquisitions, reporting, audit, taxation, compliance with laws, and various secretarial matters. Additionally, Mr. Hasan has provided his expertise to JS Bank Limited, culminating in his role as Company Secretary and Head of Legal, which he assumed in November 2019 after a two-year stint as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hasan Shahid holds the distinction of being a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Pakistan Institute of Public Financial Accountants (PIPFA). Additionally, he earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Karachi.

Beyond his roles in the financial sector, Mr. Shahid actively participates in philanthropic efforts as a Trustee at Future Trust, a non-profit benevolent organization established by JS Group. This charitable trust aims to promote, advance and encourage education, medical and healthcare, vocations, rehabilitation, protection and improvement of the environment, self-help, microfinance, relief against poverty and general improvement of the socio-economic conditions and living standards of the people of Pakistan. . He is also serving as a director at JS Engineering Investments 1 (Private) Limited.

Ms. Mediha Kamal Afsar (Director)


Ms. Mediha Afsar serves as an independent director at JS Investments Limited, bringing a diverse skill-set rooted in Brand Strategy, Economics, and International Marketing. She completed her education at the London School of Economics in 2011 and Regents Business School London in 2008, where she earned top honors in her Masters of Science in Economic Sociology and BA (Hons) in International Marketing.

With a career dedicated to creating, developing, and sustaining global identities, Ms. Afsar, has accumulated experience in both the financial and FMCG sectors. She has provided advisory services and managed marketing departments, brand activations, communication campaigns, and product lines. Her contributions include the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), auditing processes, and establishing streamlined procedures for transparency, efficacy, and coordination.

Ms. Afsar, has successfully overseen a diversified portfolio of dairy products under a prominent flagship premium brand in Pakistan, boasting an annual turnover exceeding USD 90 million. Notably, she has played a key role in setting examination questions for future bankers at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. Additionally, she founded a freelance consultancy service aimed at delivering comprehensive brand communication frameworks, revival strategies, and creative idea generation to clients seeking to enhance their brand health.

Beyond her corporate endeavors, Ms. Mediha Afsar is a modern expressionist painter, gaining recognition through publications in European magazines and participating in curated international art exhibitions and residencies. Her multidimensional expertise adds a unique perspective to the board of JS Investments Limited.

Ms. Mediha Kamal Afsar (Director)


Ms. Mediha Afsar serves as an independent director at JS Investments Limited, bringing a diverse skill-set rooted in Brand Strategy, Economics, and International Marketing. She completed her education at the London School of Economics in 2011 and Regents Business School London in 2008, where she earned top honors in her Masters of Science in Economic Sociology and BA (Hons) in International Marketing.

With a career dedicated to creating, developing, and sustaining global identities, Ms. Afsar, has accumulated experience in both the financial and FMCG sectors. She has provided advisory services and managed marketing departments, brand activations, communication campaigns, and product lines. Her contributions include the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), auditing processes, and establishing streamlined procedures for transparency, efficacy, and coordination.

Ms. Afsar, has successfully overseen a diversified portfolio of dairy products under a prominent flagship premium brand in Pakistan, boasting an annual turnover exceeding USD 90 million. Notably, she has played a key role in setting examination questions for future bankers at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. Additionally, she founded a freelance consultancy service aimed at delivering comprehensive brand communication frameworks, revival strategies, and creative idea generation to clients seeking to enhance their brand health.

Beyond her corporate endeavors, Ms. Mediha Afsar is a modern expressionist painter, gaining recognition through publications in European magazines and participating in curated international art exhibitions and residencies. Her multidimensional expertise adds a unique perspective to the board of JS Investments Limited.

Mr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui (Head of Wealth Management)

Mr. Basit has 20+ years of diversified experience of segments like Private Banking. Retail Branch Banking. Wealth Management, Consumer Assets, Islamic Banking and Emerging Banks. He has developed and managed substantial portfolios, along with extensive exposure of integration & mergers of banks. Mr. Basit holds various top performers & role model awards.

Prior to JSIL, he has worked with JS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Samba Bank, Burj Bank, Emaan Islamic Banking and Silk Bank.

Mr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui (Head of Wealth Management)

Mr. Basit has 20+ years of diversified experience of segments like Private Banking. Retail Branch Banking. Wealth Management, Consumer Assets, Islamic Banking and Emerging Banks. He has developed and managed substantial portfolios, along with extensive exposure of integration & mergers of banks. Mr. Basit holds various top performers & role model awards.

Prior to JSIL, he has worked with JS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Samba Bank, Burj Bank, Emaan Islamic Banking and Silk Bank.

Syed Muhammad Anwer (Head of Information And Technology)

Mr. Anwer has an overall 18 years of experience covering the ambits of Infrastructure, ERP implementation, Data Centre, DR and Project Management mainly in the insurance sector. He has completed his MBA Coursework from Hamdard University, Karachi and holds Bachelors in Computer Science degree from Al-Khair University, Karachi.

Prior to joining us Mr. Anwer was working with Dawood Family Takaful as Head of Information Technology, where he lead the ERP, CRM, Online Digital Payment, Portal development & implementation teams and was given an additional responsibility of Chief Information Security Officer.

In the past, Mr. Anwer served Pak Qatar Takaful as Senior Manager Information Technology & Systems. He has also worked as a Project Manager for Millennium Software, overseeing the implementation of multiple projects in Pakistan, as a Business Analyst for PICIC Insurance Ltd., and as an Oracle Programmer / Analyst for International General Insurance Limited (IGI).

 

Syed Muhammad Anwer (Head of Information And Technology)

Mr. Anwer has an overall 18 years of experience covering the ambits of Infrastructure, ERP implementation, Data Centre, DR and Project Management mainly in the insurance sector. He has completed his MBA Coursework from Hamdard University, Karachi and holds Bachelors in Computer Science degree from Al-Khair University, Karachi.

Prior to joining us Mr. Anwer was working with Dawood Family Takaful as Head of Information Technology, where he lead the ERP, CRM, Online Digital Payment, Portal development & implementation teams and was given an additional responsibility of Chief Information Security Officer.

In the past, Mr. Anwer served Pak Qatar Takaful as Senior Manager Information Technology & Systems. He has also worked as a Project Manager for Millennium Software, overseeing the implementation of multiple projects in Pakistan, as a Business Analyst for PICIC Insurance Ltd., and as an Oracle Programmer / Analyst for International General Insurance Limited (IGI).

 

Mr. Rehman is an Associate Member (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from the Institute of Internal Controls (IIC). He boasts more than 13 years of diversified experience in Finance, Corporate Compliance, AML / CFT, Internal Audit and Assurance.

Prior to joining JSIL, Mr. Rehman was associated with ICAP as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Anti-Money Laundering. Notably, he was nominated as a member of Pakistan's Core team responsible for handling the country's engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) / Asia Pacific Group (APG). His contributions aided in Pakistan's successful removal from the FATF Grey list.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Rehman was affiliated with NBP Fund Management Limited as Senior Vice President – Head of Compliance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rehman has also remained associated with A.F. Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants and Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman, Chartered Accountants in various capacities.

Mr. Rehman is an Associate Member (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from the Institute of Internal Controls (IIC). He boasts more than 13 years of diversified experience in Finance, Corporate Compliance, AML / CFT, Internal Audit and Assurance.

Prior to joining JSIL, Mr. Rehman was associated with ICAP as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Anti-Money Laundering. Notably, he was nominated as a member of Pakistan's Core team responsible for handling the country's engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) / Asia Pacific Group (APG). His contributions aided in Pakistan's successful removal from the FATF Grey list.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Rehman was affiliated with NBP Fund Management Limited as Senior Vice President – Head of Compliance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rehman has also remained associated with A.F. Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants and Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman, Chartered Accountants in various capacities.

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., Pak-Kuwait Investment Co., and Citibank from 1989 to 1997 and performed varied roles in FX Trading, Finance and Project Management. Ms. Faisal holds a Master’s 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., Pak-Kuwait Investment Co., and Citibank from 1989 to 1997 and performed varied roles in FX Trading, Finance and Project Management. Ms. Faisal holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid ( Chief Compliance & Risk Officer )

Malik Zafar Javaid carries over 29+ years of experience of capital market operations, Corporate Laws/Regulations and managing business operations. He has expertise in managing business operations of the Financial Sector, Capital Markets, Corporate Affairs, Business Transformations and digitization of Customer On-boarding, automation of KYC/AML system, payment solutions and back-office operations leading towards efficient control and management. 

He has been part of JSIL's team since 2006. Mr. Zafar has led the Operations Team and business transformations at JSIL for over 14 years. Currently, He is serving as Chief Compliance & Risk Officer. He has a good track record of implementing, enforcing and ensuring compliance of regulatory framework and legal requirements applicable to business operations.

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 a core member of the team which was responsible for designing the framework of Trading Rules leading the development of first automated trading system of Pakistan, i.e. Lahore On-Line Trading System (LOTS).

Mr. Zafar Javaid holds a masters degree in Public Administration with a major in Finance from University of the Punjab.

Mr. Malik Zafar Javaid ( Chief Compliance & Risk Officer )

Malik Zafar Javaid carries over 29+ years of experience of capital market operations, Corporate Laws/Regulations and managing business operations. He has expertise in managing business operations of the Financial Sector, Capital Markets, Corporate Affairs, Business Transformations and digitization of Customer On-boarding, automation of KYC/AML system, payment solutions and back-office operations leading towards efficient control and management. 

He has been part of JSIL's team since 2006. Mr. Zafar has led the Operations Team and business transformations at JSIL for over 14 years. Currently, He is serving as Chief Compliance & Risk Officer. He has a good track record of implementing, enforcing and ensuring compliance of regulatory framework and legal requirements applicable to business operations.

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 a core member of the team which was responsible for designing the framework of Trading Rules leading the development of first automated trading system of Pakistan, i.e. Lahore On-Line Trading System (LOTS).

Mr. Zafar Javaid holds a masters degree in Public Administration with a major in Finance from University of the Punjab.

Syed Hussain Haider ( Chief Investment Officer )

Hussain possesses two decades of global experience in investment management, equity advisory & private banking for clients spread across three continents. Having worked across financial markets, private & public sector institutions and family offices in both buy & sell-side roles, he is adept at delivering the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for a diverse set of clients.

Although Hussain assumed his responsibilities as CIO in February 2022, he has been associated with JS Investments in the past and was part of the team that spearheaded the launch of new products such as capital protected, asset allocation and index funds. During this time, he was managing some of the top performing funds. He was also an integral member of the team when the company went public in 2007. Moreover, while in Canada, he worked in private wealth management at Raymond James and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) focusing on operational and strategy engagements across wealth channels. In that, he worked alongside senior financial planners advising global clients on investment plans covering equities, mutual funds, segregated funds & fixed income products of renowned North American Investment Managers like BlackRock, Fidelity & State Street, to name a few.

More recently, he was associated with JS Global Capital as their Chief Strategist & won various CFA Excellence Awards for the firm and was voted as Pakistan’s Best Economist & Strategist in the AsiaMoney Broker Polls, 2020. An IBA graduate, a CFA Charterholder & a CIPM Certificant, Hussain has also served as Director & Chair, Public Awareness on the Board of a local CFA Society in Canada.

Syed Hussain Haider ( Chief Investment Officer )

Hussain possesses two decades of global experience in investment management, equity advisory & private banking for clients spread across three continents. Having worked across financial markets, private & public sector institutions and family offices in both buy & sell-side roles, he is adept at delivering the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for a diverse set of clients.

Although Hussain assumed his responsibilities as CIO in February 2022, he has been associated with JS Investments in the past and was part of the team that spearheaded the launch of new products such as capital protected, asset allocation and index funds. During this time, he was managing some of the top performing funds. He was also an integral member of the team when the company went public in 2007. Moreover, while in Canada, he worked in private wealth management at Raymond James and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) focusing on operational and strategy engagements across wealth channels. In that, he worked alongside senior financial planners advising global clients on investment plans covering equities, mutual funds, segregated funds & fixed income products of renowned North American Investment Managers like BlackRock, Fidelity & State Street, to name a few.

More recently, he was associated with JS Global Capital as their Chief Strategist & won various CFA Excellence Awards for the firm and was voted as Pakistan’s Best Economist & Strategist in the AsiaMoney Broker Polls, 2020. An IBA graduate, a CFA Charterholder & a CIPM Certificant, Hussain has also served as Director & Chair, Public Awareness on the Board of a local CFA Society in Canada.

Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal ( Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary )

With more than 27 years of diversified experience, Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal is currently serving as "Chief Operating Officer & 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 and as Director Finance & Company Secretary from May 2019 to February 2022.

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.

Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal ( Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary )

With more than 27 years of diversified experience, Mr. Muhammad Khawar Iqbal is currently serving as "Chief Operating Officer & 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 and as Director Finance & Company Secretary from May 2019 to February 2022.

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.

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani is the Chief Executive Officer of JS Investments Limited. She comes with a globally diversified experience of over two decades in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her work experiences in the 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.

Working as a sell side analyst, Ms. Iffat was often 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 listed hedge fund and separately managed accounts.

Prior to joining JS Investments, she 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 has 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.

She 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.

Other Directorship:

  1. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani(Chief Executive Officer)


Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani is the Chief Executive Officer of JS Investments Limited. She comes with a globally diversified experience of over two decades in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her work experiences in the 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.

Working as a sell side analyst, Ms. Iffat was often 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 listed hedge fund and separately managed accounts.

Prior to joining JS Investments, she 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 has 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.

She 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.

Other Directorship:

  1. BankIslami Pakistan Limited

Mr. Musab Iqbal (Vice President, REITs)
Musab Iqbal joined JS Investments in March 2023. At JS Investments, Musab leads the REIT department and REIT advisory team. Musab brings extensive real estate experience to the forefront. Recognized for his strategic developmental advisory in the real estate sector, he diligently monitors market dynamics, spearheads business development, and fosters relationships with both local and multinational clientele while managing qualitative and quantitative countrywide real estate research at JSIL.

Prior to joining JS Investments, Mr. Musab has extensive experience working for Multinational Real Estate Investment advisory firms where his expertise spans designing detailed real estate project feasibilities, project valuation, and offering acquisition and development recommendations for real estate projects of varying scales. His analytical prowess is evident in real estate valuations and project viability evaluations, complemented by competitive analysis exercises for numerous projects and studies.

Musab holds an MSc. in Investment and Finance from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

Mr. Musab Iqbal (Vice President, REITs)
Musab Iqbal joined JS Investments in March 2023. At JS Investments, Musab leads the REIT department and REIT advisory team. Musab brings extensive real estate experience to the forefront. Recognized for his strategic developmental advisory in the real estate sector, he diligently monitors market dynamics, spearheads business development, and fosters relationships with both local and multinational clientele while managing qualitative and quantitative countrywide real estate research at JSIL.

Prior to joining JS Investments, Mr. Musab has extensive experience working for Multinational Real Estate Investment advisory firms where his expertise spans designing detailed real estate project feasibilities, project valuation, and offering acquisition and development recommendations for real estate projects of varying scales. His analytical prowess is evident in real estate valuations and project viability evaluations, complemented by competitive analysis exercises for numerous projects and studies.

Musab holds an MSc. in Investment and Finance from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

Mr. Asim Ilyas (Head of Fixed Income)


Mr. Asim Ilyas is currently serving as Senior Vice President in the Investments Department and the Head of Fixed Income. He has more than twenty three 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 four years 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 Senior Vice President in the Investments Department and the Head of Fixed Income. He has more than twenty three 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 four years 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.

Syed Hussain Haider ( Chief Investment Officer )

Hussain possesses two decades of global experience in investment management, equity advisory & private banking for clients spread across three continents. Having worked across financial markets, private & public sector institutions and family offices in both buy & sell-side roles, he is adept at delivering the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for a diverse set of clients.

Although Hussain assumed his responsibilities as CIO in February 2022, he has been associated with JS Investments in the past and was part of the team that spearheaded the launch of new products such as capital protected, asset allocation and index funds. During this time, he was managing some of the top performing funds. He was also an integral member of the team when the company went public in 2007. Moreover, while in Canada, he worked in private wealth management at Raymond James and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) focusing on operational and strategy engagements across wealth channels. In that, he worked alongside senior financial planners advising global clients on investment plans covering equities, mutual funds, segregated funds & fixed income products of renowned North American Investment Managers like BlackRock, Fidelity & State Street, to name a few.

More recently, he was associated with JS Global Capital as their Chief Strategist & won various CFA Excellence Awards for the firm and was voted as Pakistan’s Best Economist & Strategist in the AsiaMoney Broker Polls, 2020. An IBA graduate, a CFA Charterholder & a CIPM Certificant, Hussain has also served as Director & Chair, Public Awareness on the Board of a local CFA Society in Canada.

Syed Hussain Haider ( Chief Investment Officer )

Hussain possesses two decades of global experience in investment management, equity advisory & private banking for clients spread across three continents. Having worked across financial markets, private & public sector institutions and family offices in both buy & sell-side roles, he is adept at delivering the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for a diverse set of clients.

Although Hussain assumed his responsibilities as CIO in February 2022, he has been associated with JS Investments in the past and was part of the team that spearheaded the launch of new products such as capital protected, asset allocation and index funds. During this time, he was managing some of the top performing funds. He was also an integral member of the team when the company went public in 2007. Moreover, while in Canada, he worked in private wealth management at Raymond James and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) focusing on operational and strategy engagements across wealth channels. In that, he worked alongside senior financial planners advising global clients on investment plans covering equities, mutual funds, segregated funds & fixed income products of renowned North American Investment Managers like BlackRock, Fidelity & State Street, to name a few.

More recently, he was associated with JS Global Capital as their Chief Strategist & won various CFA Excellence Awards for the firm and was voted as Pakistan’s Best Economist & Strategist in the AsiaMoney Broker Polls, 2020. An IBA graduate, a CFA Charterholder & a CIPM Certificant, Hussain has also served as Director & Chair, Public Awareness on the Board of a local CFA Society in Canada.