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Mr. Iftikhar H. Shirazi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Notre Dame De Namur University (formerly College of Notre Dame), USA, and completed his OPM from Harvard Business School, USA. He has over 30 years of corporate management experience, more particularly in financial and trading sectors. He has to his credit, work experience at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Yamaichi Securities, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

He is currently Chairman of Shirazi Investments (Pvt) Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Private) Limited, Atlas Foundation and Atlas Information Technology Resource Centre. He is also a member of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). He is also serving on the Board of Governors of the British Overseas Association. He was also a member of Aga Khan Resource Development Committee and FPCCI Executive Committee. He has also served Management Association of Pakistan as their Vice President.

He also enjoys membership of a number of prestigious associations that include Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Harvard Club of New York and Pakistan and Young Presidents Organization. He was also President of International Club, Notre Dame De Namur (formerly College of Notre Dame), USA.

Mr. Frahim Ali Khan

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Frahim Ali Khan

Mr. Frahim Ali Khan has over 50 years of experience in General Management, Finance, Investment and Taxation. He graduated in Commerce from the Karachi University in 1965 and also obtained a degree in law from the same University. He has also attended the Senior Managers’ Program from Harvard University, USA, Financial Management from Stanford University, USA, and General Management Program from Insead University, France. He joined the Atlas Group in 1967 and has served in different senior positions. Currently, his other directorships include Atlas Insurance Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Atlas Power Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Pvt.) Limited, Atlas Hi-Tech Limited, Atlas Autos (Pvt.) Limited, Atlas Metals (Pvt.) Limited and Atlas Foundation. Earlier, he has also served on the Boards of Atlas Honda Limited and Atlas Battery Limited, and has been the CEO of Shirazi Investments (Pvt.) Limited, Shirazi Trading Company (Pvt.) Limited, and former Atlas Investment Bank Limited.

Mr. M. Habib-ur-Rahman

Non-Executive Director

Mr. M. Habib-ur-Rahman

Mr. M. Habib-ur-Rahman is an FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and has attended management level programme (PMD) from Harvard Business School, USA. He has been a founding member and past Chairman / Director of the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan. He played an instrumental role in setting up the first open-end mutual fund in the private sector in Pakistan He has been Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) nominee on the Board of Karachi Stock Exchange in 2000, 2001, & 2003, and has also been a member of SECP Advisory Group on Capital Markets, member of the SECP Enquiry Committee (appointed in 2001) on management of Exposure Rules by KSE / LSE and member of the SECP Enquiry Committee (appointed in 2013) on 2008 financial crisis. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Asset Management Limited from March 2004 till March 2018.

Mr. Tariq Amin

Independent Director

Mr. Tariq Amin

Mr. Tariq Amin is the Chairman of Orkila Pakistan (Private) Limited, a leading company dealing in chemicals. He is also on the Boards of Pakistan Gum and Chemicals Limited, the Salim Habib Education Foundation and the Education City. He has varied experience both in private and public sectors. He is a law graduate from the University of Karachi. He also holds a Masters degree in English from the University of Karachi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from the University of Leeds. Mr. Amin has been past Chairman of the Privatization Commission, Sindh. He has also been President of the Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) and also the Chairman of SITE Association of Industry for four years. Mr. Amin was conferred the civil award of Chevalier De L’ordre National Du Merite by the Government of France 2001.

Mr. Ali H. Shirazi

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ali H. Shirazi

Mr. Ali H. Shirazi graduated with a BA from Yale University, U.S.A. in 2000 and thereafter completed his Masters in Law from Bristol University, U.K. in 2005. He has worked with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in New York as well as American Honda in Torrance, California. He is the Chief Executive Officer at Atlas Battery Limited and is a member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for Group’s financial services. He is on the Board of Atlas Asset Management Limited, Atlas Engineering Limited, Atlas Insurance Limited, Atlas Metals (Private) Limited, Pakistan Society of Training and Development (Vice President), YPO (Young Professional Organization), National Management Foundation (sponsoring body of LUMS) and Techlogix International Limited. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Ms. Zehra Naqvi

Independent Director

Ms. Zehra Naqvi

Ms. Zehra Naqvi was the Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Insurance Pakistan, (a wholly owned subsidiary of Chubb INA International Holdings Limited, Delaware, USA) from September 2005 to September 2017. She has over 35 years of work experience in the insurance sector. Prior to joining Chubb, she worked with Royal Exchange Assurance, a branch of Guardian Royal Exchange, UK and Adamjee Insurance Company in Pakistan. Ms. Naqvi holds a B.Sc. Degree, and an MBA Degree from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi University. She is a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and is a Certified Director from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. She presently serves as a Non-executive Director on the Board of Chubb Insurance Pakistan Limited and as an Independent Director on the Board of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited. She has served as an elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Insurance Association of Pakistan and of the Executive Committee of The American Business Council.

Mr. M. Abdul Samad

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Muhammad Abdul Samad

Mr. Muhammad Abdul Samad has a vast experience of local investment management industry. He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited (AAML) in November 2005, and has held C-suite positions for over a decade, including the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions. He attended Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, on nomination by the Atlas Group. In more than twelve years of his association with AAML, he has actively been involved in new business initiatives, marketing, human resource, and risk management & compliance areas. Mr. Samad was instrumental in the outsourcing of back office functions at AAML. He has also contributed to industry related issues at association level, and was a member of technical committee on retirement schemes. Prior to joining AAML, Mr. Samad spearheaded the research function at National Investment Trust Limited, and was also a part of various merger, acquisition and corporate governance related matters beside research. He has a significant Board experience, where he has served as a director on the board of nineteen listed companies, including Atlas Battery Limited, Lucky Cement, Berger Paints, Mirpurkhas Sugar, amongst others. Currently he is serving as a Director on the Board of MUFAP also.

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