Management Team

Atlas Asset Management Team, which comprises of the CEO and the Heads of Departments, oversees the working of the Company. The Management Team members include:

Mr. Muhammad Abdul Samad

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Muhammad Abdul Samad has a vast experience of local investment management industry. He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited as a Fund Manager – Equity Funds in November 2005, and has held C-suite positions for over a decade, including the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions. He also attended Advanced Management Program at INSEAD Fontainebleau, on nomination by the Atlas Group. 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 Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan and also Chairman of its Accounts & Taxation Committee.

Mr. Khalid Mahmood

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Khalid Mahmood is the CIO at Atlas Asset Management having over 15 years of rich experience primarily in Fund Management and Equity Research with various financial institution of Pakistan. He has been with the organization since March, 2008 and has worked in multiple roles during his tenure. Prior to joining Atlas Asset Management Limited Mr. Mahmood was associated with AMZ Asset Management where he worked as an Equity Asset Class Specialist. He also possesses immense experience in Equity Research and has extensively covered Pakistan’s economic and financial affairs during his association with some of the leading financial institutions which include Pak Kuwait Investment Company Limited and National Investment Trust. Mr. Mahmood holds an MBA degree with Majors in Finance from Bahria University.

Ms. Qurrat-ul-Ain Jafari

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Qurrat-ul-ain Jafari has more than 16 years of experience in the field of Finance, Operation, Secretarial function and Internal Audit. She joined Atlas Asset Management Limited as Chief Internal Auditor in December 2010 and held the position of Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary from August 01,2015 till January 31,2018. Ms.Qurrat-ul-ain is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, member of Certified Internal Control Auditor and holds a Masters in Economics degree from University of Karachi. Prior to joining AAML, she was working as Head of Finance & Company Secretary at PICIC Asset Management Company Limited where she was responsible for the financial affairs and secretarial function of the company. She has also worked at Pakistan State Oil, where she served the organization on various positions.

Ms. Mishaal H. Shirazi

Head of Sales & Business Development

Ms. Mishaal H. Shirazi has a diversified international experience in financial services, underwriting and risk, credit, capital markets and multi-level capital structures. She graduated in Foreign Affairs, Finance and South Asian Studies from University of Virginia, USA. She has an overall 7 year experience with 5 year portfolio management experience as A. Vice President with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in New York and was nominated for the Global leadership program by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, California. At Atlas Asset Management her core role is overlooking overall sales function and is responsible to develop and implement strategy to maximize corporate and retail sales and assets under management. During her association with AAML, she is also actively involved in new business initiatives, strategy, product development and marketing.

Mr. Tariq Ahmed Siddiqui

Head of Information Technology

Mr. Tariq Ahmed Siddiqui has a diversified experience in the field of Information Technology, software development, database management and faculty member. He has done his Masters in Computer Science from University of Karachi. He has overall 20 years of working experience in the field of Information Technology. He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited as Manager Database in June, 2008. He contributed in software development for the facilitation to investors and company as well. Prior to his appointment, he was working as a Software Engineer in Soorty Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd. where he was responsible for software development. He was also a visiting faculty member in Bahria University.

Mr. Muhammad Umar Khan

Head of Portfolio Management

Mr. M. Umar Khan has done his Masters in Finance (2009) and Bachelors in Economics (2007) from University of Liverpool (UK). He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited in February 2011. Prior to joining AAML, he has also worked for Intrum Justitia Ltd (Europe’s largest Debt Recovery firm) as Financial Debt Advisor. Mr. M. Umar Khan has total experience of around eleven years and has been associated with AAML for over seven years. He has significant experience of managing multi asset class funds including Equity and Fixed Income Debt Securities as well as Settlement Operations. He was previously managing equity portfolio of pension funds and Fixed Income Portfolio in AAML. He was assigned charge of commodity portfolio and has sufficient skills in alternative investments such as commodities and derivatives contracts. He attended various courses ranging from Bank Credit Analysis, Risk Management, Islamic Banking and Corporate Governance.

Mr. Faran ul Haq

Head of Equities

Mr. Faran ul Haq has done his BA-Hons in Accounting and Finance (2010) from University of Manchester (UK) and has passed CFA Level III in 2013. Furthermore, he is pursuing his MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He is currently working as Head of Equities and is responsible for managing AAML Equity Portfolios. He has extensive experience in financial markets in research department and portfolio management. He started his career at AAML in 2011 as research analyst and later headed research department at AAML. He has covered all key equity market sectors and stocks in Pakistan.

Mr. Fawad Javaid

Head of Fixed Income

Mr. Fawad Javaid has joined Atlas Asset Management Limited as Fixed Income Fund Manager in February, 2013. Prior to joining AAML, he has worked with Pak Oman Asset Management Company in treasury department for about two and half years and with AMZ Asset Management Company Ltd as Sub Fund Manager Fixed Income for two and half years. He did his graduation with major in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Karachi. He is CMA from Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.

Ms. Ayesha Salahuddin

Manager Marketing

Ms. Ayesha Salahuddin is MBA from IBA (Institute of Business Administration), Karachi and has also completed her M.Phil. in Business Management from Institute of Business Management (IoBM). Furthermore, she is a certified Digital Marketer holding a Diploma in Digital Marketing from IBA. Ms. Ayesha has more than 10 years of diversified experience in marketing, sales, marketing communication, advertising and public relations She started her career with JS Investments in the field of Marketing and Corporate Sales. She has contributed towards product marketing, brand management, advertising/promotions, media relations, developing and managing corporate clientele base, setting up distribution network for funds, establishing and streamlining operations in the investor services function as well as planning and organizing various public relation activities. She is responsible for the marketing and branding activities of the company.

Ms. Zainab Kazim

Company Secretary, Manager HR & Admin

Ms. Zainab Kazim had joined Atlas Asset Management Limited in November 2009. She has overall experience of more than 10 years in the mutual fund industry with diversified roles majorly covering Compliance areas. She is well acquainted with the Rules and Regulations of the industry. As a Manager HR & Admin she is responsible for communicating and maintaining Atlas Culture, training employees etc and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees. She has attended several seminars and workshops which include Code of Corporate Governance 2019, Company Secretary Conference, Train the Trainer, Know Your Customer/ Customer Due Diligence, Rising To The Challenge – Anti Money Laundering, Future of Risk Management, workshop by International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Corporate Governance, etc. She holds MBA Degree from Institute of Business Management (IoBM) with Majors in Finance.

Mr. M. Uzair Uddin Siddiqui

Chief Internal Auditor

Mr. M. Uzair Uddin Siddiqui is a Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He started his career with Deloitte Yousuf Adil (Member of Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu Limited) in 2004. He has over 10 years of working experience in the field of Finance & Internal Audit. He had been performing several internal audit outsourcing assignments in mutual fund industry (includes IGI Funds Limited, Faysal Asset Management Limited, Askari Investment Management Limited and Al Meezan Investment Management Limited). He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited as Chief Internal Auditor and responsible for ascertaining and reporting to Audit Committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and make recommendation for improvement.

Mr. Muhammad Noman

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Muhammad Noman is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy UK (CIPFA) as well as Fellow Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (FPFA). He joined Atlas Asset Management Limited in April 2018 as Manager Compliance. He brings with him more than 16 years of diversified experience in the fields of accountancy, taxation, corporate, audit and compliance. Previously, he was associated with ABL Asset Management Company Limited as a Senior Manager Operations. He also served more than 11 years with Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited as Deputy Manager & Section Head. He commenced his professional career from MRI-Khalid Majid Rahman Sarfaraz Rahim Iqbal Rafiq Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Shaikh Owais Ahmed

Manager Risk Management

Mr. Shaikh Owais Ahmed holds an MBA Degree from Institute of Business Management (IoBM) with Majors in Finance. Previously, he was associated with A.F.Ferguson & Co. – Systems & Process Assurance (SPA) division. Working as an Associate, his responsibilities included business process re-engineering, process improvement & documentation, identification of issues and risk. Currently, he is working in the capacity of Manager Risk Management and is responsible for assessing Market, Liquidity and Credit risks as well as analyzing and measuring the risks and risk adjusted performance of the fund.