Irfan Nadeem – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Irfan Nadeem is a senior retired civil servant and during his service with the Government of Pakistan, Mr. Nadeem served as (a) Federal Secretary-Ministry of Science and Technology, (b) Director General, Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority, (c) Deputy/Acting Chairman-National Accountability Bureau (d) Additional Director General, Economic Crimes Wing-Federal Investigation Agency and (e) Member Inland Revenue FBR apart from various field positions in Income Tax. Mr. Nadeem also served as a member of the governing body of the Higher Education Commission, COMSATS, NUST apart from being the Chairman Board of Governors of Commecs Institute for nearly 14 years.
Mr. Nadeem holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Karachi. While serving the Government of Pakistan, he attended specialized training programs such as the Executive Leadership Development Program in Honors category from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, Advance Management for Senior Tax Officials at Lincoln, England, International Taxation in Tokyo, Japan, apart from many other short and long courses. He has lead Pakistani delegations in many National and International conferences and is recepient of many Awards.
Syed Asad Mustafa Shafqat – Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Mr. Syed Asad Mustafa Shafqat possesses c. 15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Private Equity. During his career, Mr Shafqat has lead-managed large ticket domestic and international transactions, including M&A, debt and equity raising, project finance, corporate restructurings & reorganizations, portfolio and investment management, asset valuation and loan resolution/workouts.
Previously, Mr. Shafqat has held senior level positions at renowned organizations including Faysal Bank, Foundation Securities, Actis Capital and Ernst & Young Pakistan.
Mr. Shafqat is a CFA charter-holder and received his Bachelors in Accounting degree from The University of Hull, United Kingdom
Baryalay Arbab - Head of Equity
Mr. Baryalay Arbab manages the overall sales/trading effort on a country wide level, leveraging off his strength as a salesman with the entire domestic client base and ensuring that adequate training is imparted to new blood being inducted into the sales team. He has also been heading International Sales at KASB Securities Ltd. since 2008, facilitating international institutional interest at the Karachi Stock Exchange where KASB Securities Ltd., in collaboration with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, enjoys a leading market share and exemplary reputation.
Along with participating in international road shows and events to attract foreign investment, Mr. Arbab is also involved in sales and advisory to some of the largest international and domestic institutions. He holds an MBA in finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi obtained in 2006. Mr. Arbab has also been voted amongst the best salespeople in Pakistan by Asia Money in a poll conducted in 2009.
Muhammad Fawad Khan – Head of Research
Mohammad Fawad Khan, CFA carries a rich and diversified experience of 11 years in sell-side research covering strategy, financial, energy and construction names in Pakistan. For the last eight years, Fawad has covered Pakistan’s strategy and heavy weight stocks on international research platforms including Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Group. Fawad has progressively served in senior positions in research and investment advisory. Fawad assumed the role of deputy head of research and head of research) at KASB in 2007 and 2008 and moved as head of research Foundation Securities in 2013 where he was key contact person for liaison with Macquarie group on research and marketing. Fawad was part of team which recently successfully concluded Pakistan ‘s largest domestic offering via book building. He has undertaken marketing trips to all major financial centers and has participated in major Pakistan road shows and conferences.
For the last four years, Fawad has mentored university student teams for annual CFA Research Challenge guiding the students win the local competition in 2011 and stood 1st runner-up in 2012. He has accumulated many awards/recognition which include CFA Best Analyst Award in 2012, 2011 2010, 2009 (runner-up), Asia Money Best Coverage in Strategy (2009) and Energy, Bloomberg Best Coverage on select stocks.
Fawad is a CFA charter holder and has done BBA and MBA from the Institute of Business Administration with concentration in Finance.
Tahir Iqbal - Head of Operations
Mr. Tahir Iqbal joined KASB Securities Limited in February 1994. Mr. Iqbal has over a decade long association with KASB Securities Limited where he has been engaged with settlements, custody and general operations of the company and has been a key resource in designing and automating its business and back office systems. Prior to joining KASB Securities he was Associated as a Cost Accountant with Associated Industries Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd., one of the most prominent export houses in Pakistan. Mr. Iqbal has an MBA (Finance & Accounts) degree from Preston University, USA and has completed various courses from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.
Mustafa Sattar - Head of Structured Products & Commodities
Mr. Mustafa Sattar joined KASB Securities in June 2010. He was tasked with setting up the Commodity Desk at KASB Securities. He currently manages the Sales, Trading, and Marketing functions for the Commodity business. Mr. Sattar also manages the Commodity relationship with Merrill Lynch. In addition, he regularly speaks at seminars and conferences along with the Pakistan Mercantile Exchange in order to educate and bring awareness to investors in Pakistan.
Under Mr. Sattar’s leadership, KASB Securities has become the clear leader in Commodity Trading in Pakistan with a focus on client service. He brings with him 10 years of experience at JP Morgan in New York. He has a Degree in International Business from Goldey Beacom College and is a holder of the NASD Series 7 and 63 certification.