Sulaiman is the youngest Chairman and an Independent Director on the Board of...
Mr. Muhammad Rafique Umer has been associated with Pakistan Stock Exchange (P...
Mr. Shehzad Chamdia is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Account...
Mr. Ahmed Chinoy is an elected Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Excha...
Dr. FU Hao is serving as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Pakistan Stoc...
Ms. Naz Khan is currently the Managing Director of X-Petroleum Limited. Prio...
Mr. Salahuddin Manzoor is a seasoned financial markets professional, with ove...
Mr. Amjad Pervez possesses around 37 years of diversified experience with exp...
Sulaiman is the youngest Chairman and an Independent Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX).
He is the CEO Cyan Ltd., formerly Central Insurance Company Limited (CICL). In 2011, Sulaiman orchestrated the business restructuring of CICL (insurance) to Cyan (investments), a landmark transaction, and the first of its kind in Pakistan.
Before Cyan, he has served PICIC DFI, PICIC Asset Management Company Ltd., Allied Bank (ABL) and ABL Asset Management Company Limited. He has had the privilege of establishing two leading AMCs of this country.
As a senior executive he has been working on strategy, organization, mergers and acquisitions. He is a proven business leader with a track record of delivering sustainable change and superior results in Pakistan. Sulaiman’s experience spans over 18 years in multiple areas of financial services including investments, operations, marketing, legal and corporate affairs.
Amongst his prominent achievements have been the acquisition of HUBCO from National Power in June 2012. The acquisition value was PKR 6bn and was sold in March 2018 for PKR 22bn resulting in gains of app. PKR 23bn (incl dividends) in less than 6 years. He also had the privilege of leading the election process of HUBCO for DH Group twice in 2012 and 2015 and managed 8 out of 11 seats with just 17.5% shareholding while managing the rest through proxies.
Sulaiman is also Chairman Pebbles Ltd. - the real estate arm of Dawood Hercules (DH) Group and is spearheading all real estate initiatives of the Group. He is also on the Board of Governors of The Institute of Business Management (IOBM) and Director on the Board of Private Power and Infrastructure Board - Ministry of Energy, GOP. He is also the Founding member of the Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC).
He has also served on the Board of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, FOCUS Pakistan (an Aga Khan Foundation backed NGO), lnbox Business Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., lnbox Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd., lnbox Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. and Sach International (Pvt.) Ltd.
He holds a master’s degree and is also a fellow member of The Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (FCIS). He is also a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
At PSX, besides being the Chairman of the Board, Sulaiman is also serving as the Chairman of Nomination Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He is also trustee for the Centralized Customers Protection Compensation Fund and the Clearing House Protection Fund of PSX.
Mr. Muhammad Rafique Umer has been associated with Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) since 2001 and held the positions of Company Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs till January 20, 2020, in addition to his existing role of Acting Managing Director.
He is a graduate in Commerce and Law from University of Karachi. He has also achieved certification in selected subjects, as a regular student of Institute of Business Administration. Further, he obtained Banking Diploma and Banking Certificate from Institute of Bankers Pakistan with First position throughout the country. Mr. Rafique has attended seminars & workshops on various subjects, within and outside the country, including Capital Market Compliance & Examination workshop arranged by the US Securities & Exchange Commission at USA. He is also a certified director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Rafique has local and foreign experience of more than four decades in the field of finance, banking & capital markets. Prior to joining PSX, he remained with United Bank Ltd; Saudi French Bank (Saudi Arabia) and Atlas Group of Companies. At PSX, besides being the Acting Managing Director, he is one of the Trustees of Centralized Customers Protection Compensation Fund and Clearing House Protection Fund of PSX. In the past, apart from the role of Company Secretary, he also performed secretarial functions of certain Committees, which include Regulatory Affairs Committee, Audit Committee, Human Resource & Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee & IT Procurement Committee and represented PSX at General Meetings of associated and other companies, where PSX has equity stake. He also represented PSX as nominee director on the Boards of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited.
Mr. Rafique remained actively engaged in the entire process of corporatization, demutualization, divestment and self-listing of PSX as well as integration of three Exchanges and was instrumental in smoothly completing all time-bound activities.
Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Bawany remained Chief Executive and Managing Director of Linde Pakistan Limited – a Member of Linde AG, Germany from 2nd August 2013 to 7th January 2018. He was then appointed as Advisor to Chairman & Board of Directors from 8th January 2018 to 31st March 2018. He served Linde Pakistan Limited for more than 30 years in various leadership roles and was responsible for successfully executing several local and regional initiatives and strategies. Prior to his appointment as CEO & MD, he held a number of key positions within the company.
He takes keen interest in the promotion of education, trade and industry and strongly advocates these causes through various professional, corporate and trade platforms. He also supports various social and welfare activities. In this regard he is associated with the Welfare Committees of Tabba Heart Institute (THI), Tabba Kidney Institute under Aziz Tabba Foundation (ATF).
Mr. Bawany is Chairman Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) and a Director on the Board of German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GPCCI), Trustee - Help International Welfare Trust (HIWT) and Member Supreme Council, Jetpur Memon Association. Mr. Bawany is also a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG), and a Director on PICG board and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. In addition, he has also served as nominee Director of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) on the Board of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL) and Chairman Board Audit Committee of NCCPL, Vice President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) and Vice-President Jetpur Memon Association (JMA) and Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) of Memon Professional Forum.
He is the former President of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA).
Mr. Bawany is a fellow member of ICMAP and ICSP. He is also a Law graduate and has done various advanced management courses from local and foreign institutions.
At PSX, Mr. Bawany is also serving as member of Nomination Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee, IT Procurement Committee and Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee. Moreover, he has been nominated by PSX to serve as Director on the Boards of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited, Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (formerly JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited).
Mr. Shehzad Chamdia is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and a renowned educationist. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Karachi.
Mr. Chamdia has been associated with PSX since 1988. He was a corporate trading right holder by the name of Shehzad Chamdia Securities (Private) Limited where he acted as CEO and then as Chairman. With effect from October 2016, the said company surrendered its trading right entitlement certificate. During this period, he has served PSX since 1992 in various capacities being on the Board for a number of terms, participating and heading various committees of the Board and SECP, mainly focusing on corporatization, demutualization and integration of PSX for the past few years which has now been successfully accomplished. He had also served as a Director on the Boards of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited, being the nominee Director of PSX.
Mr. Chamdia is the Founder President of College of Accounting & Management Sciences (CAMS) as well as Director of the Avicenna School (Private) Limited.
At PSX, he led the Divestment Committee formed by SECP in 2016 which had successfully achieved the tasks of divesting 40% of PSX’s strategic shares, followed by offer for sale of 20% of PSX’s equity shares to general public.
Besides being a director on the Board of PSX, Mr. Chamdia is also the Chairman of IT Procurement Committee and the member of Audit Committee and Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee.
Other Directorships and offices:
Mr. Ahmed Chinoy is an elected Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited. He is the Managing Partner of Arch Sons Group of Companies and is engaged in overseeing various businesses such as security investments, textiles, real estate and poultry farming.
Mr. Chinoy is qualified from Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and holds a graduate degree in Commerce from University of Karachi. He is also a certified director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Chinoy is a prominent business and social figure in Pakistan. He has served the society in different capacities in the areas of business, education, health, crime prevention and other social services and has rendered invaluable services to the nation in these fields. He has successfully served as Chief of Citizen Police Liaison Committee, Sindh (a citizens’ body for prevention of crimes) from the year 2010 to 2015. He has also been actively serving on the Boards of various hospitals and educational institutions and has been heading the Memon Community as the President of All Pakistan Memon Federation. Previously, he has served on the Managing Committee of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry for many years and has also remained as Chairman of Pakistan Cloth Merchants’ Association (the apex body of textile exporters). For his services to the people of Pakistan, he has been awarded prestigious national awards of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (H.I.) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (S.I.).
Mr. Chinoy is nominated by PSX to serve as Director on the Boards of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited, National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited and Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited. He has also been appointed as the member of Audit Committee and Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee.
Other Directorships and Offices:
Mr. Abid Ali Habib was a prominent member of brokers’ community at Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) and had always rendered valuable contribution towards the betterment and growth of the Exchange. In the past, he has been elected as Director of former Karachi Stock Exchange [now PSX] (KSE) for various terms between the years 1995 and 2012. During these terms, he has served on various Committees constituted by the Board, as Chairman or member.
He played the central role in conceptualization, planning and design of internet-based order routing system and also supervised, implemented and tested Karachi Automated Trading System.
As member of Demutualization Committee of KSE during the years 2005, 2006 and 2010, Mr. Habib was the key figure in preparation of Preliminary Report on proposed demutualization of KSE, identifying various issues and recommendations thereon, in line with existing models and international practices. Ultimately, the objectives of corporatization and demutualization were achieved in 2012.
Mr. Habib held the position of Chairman, Companies Affairs/Corporate Governance Committee of KSE for the years 2010 and 2011. During this term, a number of tasks were initiated and successfully completed, having positive impact on overall regulatory environment of the Exchange. Some of the major achievements included (i) various amendments in Listing Regulations; (ii) action against delinquent/non-performing companies in violation of Listing Regulations; (iii) revision of annual listing fee; (iv) mechanism for verification of rumor mongering in the market pertaining to listed companies/securities; (v) implementation of revised Code of Corporate Governance; (vi) measures for disclosure of information to market participants/investors pertaining to sale/purchase of securities by any director, CEO or executive or their spouses; and (vii) revision of criteria for selection of Top Companies.
At PSX, Mr. Habib is serving as the member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee. At Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) where he is nominated as Director by PSX’s Board, Mr. Habib is appointed by the Board of CDC as the Vice-President of Disciplinary Tribunal and member of Investment Committee.
Dr. FU Hao is serving as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited, being a nominee of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Dr. FU is Vice Chair of Global Business Committee and Managing Director of Global Business Department, Shanghai Stock Exchange. He is responsible for overseeing SSE’s international cooperation, global market promotion and overseas projects. Prior to joining Shanghai Stock Exchange, Dr. FU worked in Jun An Securities Co. and Orient Securities Co. He graduated from Fudan University in 1998, where he earned a Ph.D Degree in Finance.
Dr. Fu published a lot of papers and articles in major Chinese finance journals. He has served as the Chairman of Working Committee of Asia Oceanic Stock Exchange Federation from 2014 to 2016. He was awarded as “Shanghai Financial Innovative Figure” in 2014, “Shanghai Financial Leading Talent” in 2017. Under his leadership, Global Business Development Department was honored as “Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal Collective Award” in 2017 and “National Worker Pioneer” in 2019.
Ms. Naz Khan is currently the Managing Director of X-Petroleum Limited. Prior to this, she was with Engro, initially as the Chief Financial Officer of Engro Fertilizers and then as the CFO of Engro Corporation. During this period she was part of the team at Corp that implemented a successful turn-around through several transactions including restructurings, listings and new projects.
Prior to Engro, Ms. Naz has been involved with the financial markets for over 18 years on the asset management, investment banking and broking sides. She was CEO of KASB Funds from 2005 to August 2010 and earlier has been actively involved in primary as well as secondary markets for both debt and equity securities.
Ms. Naz has also served on the Boards of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan (MUFAP), Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and several of the Engro company boards, including publicly listed companies and is currently on the Boards of Shell Pakistan Limited, UBL Fund Managers Limited and IGI Life Insurance Limited. Moreover, she has served as a member of various task forces and committees, including the Debt committees of the SECP and the KSE.
Ms. Naz holds a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA and has attended leadership and management courses at INSEAD, Harvard University and Georgetown University.
Ms. Naz has been nominated by the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), as member of Regulatory Affairs Committee and Audit Committee.
Mr. Saad Amanullah Khan has nearly three decades of experience of working for Gillette Pakistan as CEO, and Procter & Gamble in senior executive positions. Saad has been very active in the corporate circles, got elected twice as President of American Business Council (ABC) the largest single country business chamber in Pakistan and twice to the Executive Council of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI).
Mr. Saad is founding board member of Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF), I Am Karachi Consortium, South East Asia Leadership Academy (SEALA), as well as Agha Khan Hospital’s Patient Welfare Committee. He also served four years as the President of Public Interest Law Authority of Pakistan (PILAP), a civil rights organization. Saad is an active social worker, sitting on the board of over a dozen NGO’s and an advisor to another dozen social enterprises. Involvements range from hospitals, schools, health insurance for the poor, solar solution to villages with no transmission, street kids, grassroots capacity building, etc.
Mr. Saad is an author of “It’s Business, It’s Personal” a book guiding on how to set your company’s vision and delivering it through organizational excellence. He is the visionary and joint owner of Big Thick Burgerz, a restaurant chain in Karachi. He is an active writer in newspapers, articles focused on economic growth, democracy, entrepreneurship, social development and leadership.
As per Mr. Saad, his goal of life is to be a good human being and a good corporate citizen of Pakistan. When on the board of American Business Council (ABC), he convinced the US Ambassador to give Rs 1 Billion from USAID for the Bolton Market Traders who lost their shops in the Dec 2009 terrorist attack.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan MBA (Class of 1987) and holds two engineering degrees. Mr. Saad is a certified member of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
At PSX, besides being an independent director, Mr. Saad, is serving as the member of Nomination Committee and Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Salahuddin Manzoor is a seasoned financial markets professional, with over 35 years of experience mostly in major global centers of New York, London and Singapore, and also in Karachi.
After a couple of years at the World Bank in Washington DC (1980 — 82), Mr. Manzoor earned his MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Starting in International Acquisitions at Chemical Bank New York (now JPM) after graduation in 1984, he moved to Fixed Income Derivatives Trading in London in 1987, subsequently moving to Singapore in 1990 to set-up and manage Chemical’s financial markets trading business.
After twelve years with Chemical, Mr. Manzoor joined Banque Paribas’ in 1996 as Asia Regional Head for Fixed Income & Forex Derivatives business. In 1998, he moved back to London with Paribas as Global Head of Emerging Markets Trading for Forex & Local Bond Markets. After the BNP-Paribas merger in 2000, Mr. Manzoor took over as CEEMEA Region Head of Structured Products Marketing for BNP-Paribas. In 2008, he left BNP-Paribas to join Observatory Capital London, a long-short credit hedge fund, as Head of Business Development.
In 2011, Mr. Manzoor joined Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in Karachi as Global Treasurer, taking HBL’s Treasury annual revenues from around PKR 2Bn to circa PKR 30Bn (in 2015, 2016 & 2017). These spectacular results were partly achieved by hiring exceptional professionals and expanding HBL Treasury’s presence to Lahore and Islamabad for enhanced client reach resulting in greater market share. However, in large measure the success was owed to guiding ALM’s timely entry into the government bond market with investments in long dated PIBs. Salahuddin established the Fixed Income Derivatives business at HBL taking it to become a leader in IRS & CCS products. In addition, HBL rose to and held the No 1 position in SBP’s Primary Dealer (PD) rankings. During this period HBL was also ranked No 1 several times in Euromoney’s Forex rankings for Pakistani Banks.
In May 2018, Mr. Manzoor left HBL with a view to contribute to Pakistan’s financial markets at the grass roots level. As a first effort, he took a Visiting Faculty position at IBA, teaching Treasury & Financial Markets in the Fall 2018 semester. He also started Mangrove Markets, a company dedicated to development of Pakistan’s financial markets through Training & Consulting. Mangrove Markets has so far held two Risk Management Training sessions in Karachi and Lahore, well attended by a cross-section of banking and corporate professionals looking to upgrade their knowledge in the use of Forex & Interest Rate Derivatives for Risk Management.
Mr. Manzoor has the distinction of being the only Pakistani member of PRIME Finance in The Hague. PRIME, which stands for Panel of Recognized International Market Experts, gets involved in arbitration in cases of complex derivative litigation. He has attended PRIME’s annual conference in The Hague as a speaker on Islamic Finance & Sustainable Development with special attention to Sharia-compliant arbitration.
Mr. Salahuddin Manzoor is a Pakistani & British national and lives in Karachi with his wife who works at Lady Dufferin Hospital.
Besides being an independent director on the Board, Mr. Manzoor is also serving as member of Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Mr. Amjad Pervez possesses around 37 years of diversified experience with exposure to treasury, banking, accounts, budgeting, project implementation, money market, forex, stock broking and investments. He is a Gold Medalist and holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Pervez started his Professional career in 1981 from Saudi Arabia and later promoted as GM and team leader with Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan. He served on the Board of Directors of different companies including The Bank of Khyber. He was also engaged by Shore Bank International Limited (Consulting firm based in Chicago) as a consultant to set up the Treasury Department of Kashf Microfinance Bank.
Mr. Pervez joined the Bank of Khyber in 1992 as Deputy Director and ascended to the position of Senior Vice President. In 2004, he joined First National Equities Ltd as its Chief Operating Officer and later promoted as Chief Executive Officer. He was also the Financial Advisor to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pension & Provident Funds from 2002 to 2015 and provided advisory services to Pearl Securities Ltd from September 2012 to April 2018. He has attended several national & international courses. Mr. Pervez is also engaged with Taleem Finance Company Limited, an NBFC, as a Director.
Mr. Pervez has been nominated by the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) as member of Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Mr. Zhiping Rong is serving as Director representing China Financial Futures Exchange Limited (CFFEX) on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX). Mr. Rong graduated from the College of Armored Forces Engineering, Liberation Army, China, in the year 1984, after which he completed his masters in Engineering from the same institution in 1987. He also holds a master’s degree in Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.
Mr. Rong joined CFFEX in October, 2012, where he is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Formerly, he has held positions of Executive Vice President (EVP) at China Re-Asset Management Company Limited and Deputy Director of Treasury Department at China Development Bank.
At PSX, besides being a director on the Board, he is also serving as a member of Nomination Committee.
Mr. You Hang is serving as alternate director for Mr. Zhiping Rong on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX). Mr. You, being one of the inaugurators of China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX), is currently serving as the Chief Representative of CFFEX in Pakistan. He also held the position of Deputy Managing Director of PSX from August 2017 to August 2018. He is a seasoned expert who has strategically fulfilled the responsibility of domestic and international financials, marketing and operational functions. He is specialized in Exchange operations, designing / management of financial derivatives as well as data marketing. He has solid experience in equity, fixed income, and FX derivatives and possess strong quantitative and analytical skills. He also has a diplomat experience with superior communication, organizational and interpersonal skills with fluency in English as well as in his mother tongue Mandarin.
Mr. You Hang has completed his Master of Public Policy concentrated in Finance on Dean’s Fellowship from The University of Chicago, USA and Bachelor of Engineering from East China University of Technology, Shanghai, from where he graduated with honors.
Mr. You Hang is currently associated with CFFEX for last 13 years and has served them in the capacity of Chief Representative in Pakistan, Director, International Business Development Department/Executive Office/Equity Index Derivatives Department / FX Derivatives Department and Deputy Director- Market Data Department.
Prior to that, he was associated with Shanghai Futures Exchange in the capacity of Manager, Financial Futures Department where he served for more than 2 years. He has also served as Financial Analyst in Chicago, Assistant Manager Research & Development Department in SIIC Hong Kong and as Project Manager at Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Australia/China for all together 6 years.
At PSX, besides being an alternate director on the Board, Mr. You Hang is also serving as member of Nomination Committee and Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee. Moreover, he has been nominated by PSX as Director on the Board of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Ms. Yu Huali is serving as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), being a nominee of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE). Ms. Huali graduated in Computer Sciences Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1990. Later on, she completed her Masters in Business Administration from Amoy University, in 2003.
Ms. Huali has held positions of Director, IT Strategy and Planning Department and Computer Engineering, in SZSE, during her tenure from 2011 to 2015. Since 2012, she has been serving as Vice Chief Engineer (CTO) of SZSE.
Besides being a director on the Board, Ms. Huali is also serving as member of IT & IS Steering Committee of PSX.