Mr. Manzoor Ahmed joined Askari BankLimited as a Nominee Director -NIT on May 20, 2013. He is Acting Managing Director – NIT which is the largest Asset Management Company of Pakistan, currently managing investment portfolio worth over Rs. 80 bn. He has experience of over 24 years of the Mutual Fund industry. He is M.B.A. and also holds D.A.I.B.P. At present, he is a candidate for CFA Level III. Mr. Ahmed has attended various training courses organized locally and internationally. He represents NITL as Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of many leading national and multinational companies of Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed is also a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Qaiser Javed joined the Board of Directors on June 20, 2013.
Mr. Qaiser Javed Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Fellow Member of Institute of Taxation Management of Pakistan, joined Fauji Foundation in early 1976 and presently is working as Director Finance of Fauji Foundation and Chief Executive Officer of Dharaki Power Holding Limited & Foundation Wind Energy Limited I & II. He is director on the Board of Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (Formerly Mari Gas Company Limited), Fauji Cement Company Limited, Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited, The Hub Power Company Limited and Laraib Energy Limited besides being CEO of an off-shore company having Asian Development Bank as co-equity holder. He is also Chairman/member for various Board Committees.
Mr. Justice (Retd) Sarmad Jalal Osmany holds LLB from University of Punjab and LLM from University of London. He was enrolled as an Advocate High Court in 1980.
He has worked as an associate with a leading law firm in Karachi from 1979 to 1982. Afterwards, he worked with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling New York City, USA from 1983 to 1984. He has practiced mostly in the international trade and banking areas. He established his own Law Firm in Karachi in 1985 and appeared before Sindh High Court as well as Arbitration Tribunals. He has practiced in the banking and shipping areas and handled merger and acquisition matters while advising the Privatization Commission of Pakistan.
He was elevated as a Judge of the Sindh High Court in 1998. He has been a member of the Provincial Steering Committee for the Province of Sindh in the Government of Pakistan’s Judicial and Legal Reform Project. This Project was funded by the Asian Development Bank and entailed reforms in number of areas including Judicial Policy and Administration, Delay Reduction Programme, Access to Justice, Legal Education, Judicial Training, Strengthening Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures, Drafting /Amendment of Legislation etc. He has attended workshops and seminars in the country regarding the project. He has attended International Judicial Conferences on Secured Transactions Law Reforms and International Insolvency sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and World Bank.
He was appointed as Chief Justice Sindh High Court in 2009. He was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2011 and retired at this position in 2015.
He has been engaged in teaching law at Sindh Muslim Law College and Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education since his retirement in October 2015.
Syed M. Husaini joined the Bank as President & Chief Executive on June 03, 2013.
Mr. Husaini is Masters in Economics from Karachi University and has obtained professional certifications by the National Association of Securities Dealers, USA and North American Securities Administrators Association.
He brings experience of over 30 years in Banking, of which the first ten years were spent overseas with a number of International Banks in Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and the Middle East. His assignments led him to successfully manage diversified areas of banking business including foreign trade finance, Commercial and Corporate finance and Liability management. He played a significant role in developing training programs and has remained faculty member with a number of Financial Institutions.
Through a major part of his career, Mr. Husaini has held key positions which required expertise in startups of Financial Institutions, infrastructural and business development for Commercial Banks in developing countries. He helped in establishing the Rozgar Micro Finance Bank at Karachi and became the first CEO of that Bank. This provided him with a perspective on issues of poverty alleviation through a program of small business loans.
His other major assignments in Pakistan include President KASB Bank, CEO of a Modaraba, Head of Corporate Banking Group, MCB and at National Bank of Pakistan.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Mustafa Khan, HI (M) (Retired) joined the Board of Directors on June 20, 2013.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Mustafa Khan, HI (M) (Retired), was commissioned in Pakistan Army in April, 1974. During his long meritorious service in the Army, the General Officer had been employed on various command, staff and instructional assignments including the prestigious appointment as Chief of General Staff and Corps Commander of a Strike Corps/Commander Central Command.
The General is a Graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta and Command & Staff College Fort Leavenworth USA. He is also a graduate of Armed Forces War College Islamabad (National Defence University) and completed Senior Executive Course from USA and holds Master Degrees in War Studies and International Relations. He has attended Finance for Executives Course at INSEAD France.
In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been conferred the award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military). The General brings along a vast and diversified experience in operational, administration, management and evaluation systems up to various level of Command.
Presently the General holds the offices of Managing Director of Fauji Foundation and is Chairman on the Board of various Fauji Group of Companies including Fauji Cement Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Fauji Cement Company Limited, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (Formerly Mari Gas Company Limited), Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited, Foundation Power Company (Daharki) Limited, Daharki Power Holdings Limited, Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminal Limited, FFC Energy Limited, Foundation Wind Energy-I Limited, Foundation Wind Energy-II (Pvt) Limited and Managing Director of Fauji Oil Terminal & Distribution Company Limited. After the recent acquisition of Askari Bank Limited by Fauji Foundation Consortium, Managing Director Fauji Foundation is also Chairman of the Bank.
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