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Muhammad Nasir Ali Syed is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of rich experience in Life Insurance & Takaful industry of Pakistan. He has in-depth knowledge of Operations and Sales. Mr. Nasir is serving as Chief Executive Officer at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited and is also amongst the founding members.

Mr. Nasir joined Pak-Qatar Family Takaful in February 2007 as the Head of Operations. Since then, he has established and evolved effective systems and procedures to successfully run the entire Takaful operations He was elevated to the position of CEO in 2012 by the Board of Directors due to his outstanding performance.

Mr. Nasir holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Karachi University, an ALMI qualification from LOMA, USA and a Post-graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Takaful from Center of Islamic Economic (CIE, a division of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi). Mr. Nasir Ali Syed has participated in numerous National and International forums as a recognized leader of Takaful and his research work has been published in prominent global publications.

Mr. Kamran Saleem is working as Director Finance & Company Secretary in PQFTL. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered of Pakistan (ICAP) besides other prestigious accounting institutes. His outstanding achievement includes consecutive three gold-medals in ICAP. Mr. Kamran has over 25 years of experience in various prestigious firms.

He has the distinction of successfully implementing organizational policies and practices with internationally recognized best practices in the field of Accounts, Finance, Legal and Corporate governance. During the course of his over 12 years tenure in the Company, he also worked as Head of Human Resources) and was primarily engaged in developing superior workforce, development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, high performance & personal ongoing development.

The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has appointed Mr. Kamran Saleem, as Chairman of Standing Committee on Takaful & Window Takaful and maintains consecutive re-appointments as chairman for this prestigious forum as a known Takaful Leader.

Mr. Azeem Pirani brings along over 18 years of vast experience of Banking & Islamic Finance industry. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance from the Center of Islamic Economics in Pakistan, an MBA in International Business from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and a BBA in Finance from the University of Houston in the United States.

Before joining, PQFTL, he was the Regional Head for Pakistan at FWU AG. As the main representative for the Munich headquartered company in Pakistan he was responsible for setting up the branch as well as putting in place the required agreements to enable it to carry out its business of facilitating BancaTakaful.

Azeem has contributed several articles for leading national & international publications on Islamic finance and Takaful.

Mr. Tariq Saeed Chaudhry is a committed professional with 29 years of specialized experience in Insurance and Takaful Industry. After working for 18 years at senior positions in State Life, he shifted to Takaful Industry and joined hands with founding members of Pak Qatar Family Takaful Limited. He played an active role in laying the foundations of company culture, core values and ethical practices.

He holds an MBA Degree in Marketing and is pursuing his doctoral degree in the field of Takaful. He holds a Fellowship of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and has the Associate Customer Services (ACS) certification from LOMA (USA).

Mr. Tariq has a certification in Takaful from Skills Development Council of Pakistan. He is not only the visiting faculty member but also a member of Board of Studies of various Business schools and Universities.

Mr. Waqas as Head of Marketing brings with him over 15 years of rich experience in the Islamic banking industry of Pakistan at senior positions. His last assignment was with Dubai Islamic Bank, where he served as Head of Marketing Services and was also involved in product development. Prior to this, he was working with Standard Chartered (Saadiq) as Business Manager for its entire Islamic Consumer Banking products in Pakistan. Before joining SCB, he served at Meezan Bank for five years with his last position as Head of Marketing.

Mr. Waqas is an MBA and BBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. In addition, he has attended several specialized Islamic Finance training programs both locally and internationally.

Throughout his professional career, he has contributed for the promotion of Islamic Finance. He currently serves as an honorary member in various Islamic Finance forums which includes, State Bank of Pakistan, IBA Center of Excellence in Islamic Finance and FPCCI Standing Committee for Islamic Banking & Takaful. He is also a visiting faculty member for Islamic Finance in various universities.

Mr. Pervaiz Altaf is a seasoned Life Insurance/ Takaful professional with over 27 years of illustrious experience in Underwriting, Policyholder Service, Inspection & Evaluation, Compliance, and Takaful Operations with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan at senior level positions, and was lastly heading Takaful Operations. During his career, he led various departments and teams, and was instrumental in initiating several projects and leading initiatives.

Mr. Pervaiz Altaf is a Fellow of Life Management Institute, USA. In addition, he is an Associate – Customer Service, Associate – Insurance Regulatory Compliance, Associate – Reinsurance Administration and has also completed Life & Health Underwriting certification from Life Management Institute. He is MBA in Finance as well M.A. in Economics. Furthermore, he has also acquired certifications in Islamic Banking, Finance & Takaful.

Mr. Muhammad Shahzad is a seasoned Takaful professional with over 22 years of versatile experience within the Insurance industry of Pakistan. He is currently working as Head of Underwriting – Individual Life, and has in depth theoretical knowledge and technical expertise in Life Underwriting, Agency Operations, Customer Service and Branch Operations besides having exquisite management skills in Work Planning and Team Management.

Mr. Shahzad, to his credit, has had numerous trainings in Pakistan and abroad, catering to both, technical as well as soft-skill subjects. He is also a Certified Underwriter from Life Office Management Association (LOMA), USA. Apart from training, he has done MBA and has teaching experience of business studies.

By professional training, Mr. Muhammad Saleem is a Chartered Insurer from Chartered Insurance Institute – UK (ACII), and Fellow, Life Management Institute – USA (FLMI). In addition, he is also Associate, Customer Service. He has close to 24 years of experience both in Individual and Group Life/ Health Administration, Policy Holder Services, System Development and Project Management. He started out his career with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and went on to work for renowned Insurance and Takaful companies both in Pakistan and abroad. He is currently spearheading Participants’ Benefits Services Department.

Mr. Saleem has a Masters in Insurance from University of Karachi.

Mr. Imran Irshad brings with himself over 23 years of versatile and rigorous experience in the insurance industry of Pakistan. His expertise lies in Individual and Group Life/Health Underwriting, Unit-linked products, Claims Management, Applicable Takaful/Insurance laws, and Customer Service. He is currently working as Deputy Head – Operations, Corporate. In the past he has worked with renowned institutions on responsible positions such as State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

Mr. Imran is a Chartered Insurer (ACII) as well as a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). In addition, he has completed CITIP from the British Computer Society. Moreover, he has attended various management and technical trainings both in Pakistan and abroad.

Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Qureshi is currently working as Chief Financial Officer. He has around 21 years of hands-on experience in Financial Reporting, Insurance Accounting and Treasury Operations. He has previously worked with renowned insurance companies in Pakistan on key positions.

Mr. Ahsan has to his credit numerous trainings both in Pakistan and abroad that includes seminar on Risk Management at Oriental Life Insurance Cultural and Development Center – Japan, Pentasoft Business Software Development – Malaysia, PGD in Takaful by Center of Islamic Economics, Financial & Risk Management course by Pakistan Institute of Management, and SAP ERP power user certification, to name a few.

Mr. Ahsan has taught Accounting and Management courses at prestigious universities and colleges in Karachi. He has an M.Com, MBA as well as a Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking & Finance.

Mr. Ahsan is currently heading the Actuarial Services Department and his primary role includes Product Development (PD) and valuation of technical reserves.

Mr. Ahsan Yameen is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing an Fellowship from the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) certification.

Mufti Muhammad Shakir Siddiqui is currently working as Head of Sharia’ah Compliance at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful. He supervises Shariah Trainings, Shariah Compliance & Audits. Mufti Shakir developed & implemented Shariah Compliance, Audit Manuals and Guidelines for the company.

He completed Takahassus Fil Ifta from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi and currently serves as a visiting faculty member at leading universities & educational institutes in Karachi including IBA-CEIF. His specialization include: Islamic Finance, Islamic Jurisprudence, Takaful, Islamic Risk Management, Islamic Tarbiya, Sharia Audit & Compliance, Waqf Management and Islami Tariqa-e-Tijarat.

Mufti Shakir is also a member and Shariah Consultant of Standing Committee on ‘Takaful & Window Takaful’ at the FPCCI (The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry). He has also conducted workshops on Takaful and Islamic Banking at Corporate level including multinationals.

Mr. Saifuddin Shaikh has been Heading the department of Administration & Procurement of Pak-Qatar Takaful since January 2007. During his long association with Pak-Qatar, he also remained as the Head of Information Technology & Systems for 3 years (Oct. 2012 – July 2015). He holds over 24 years of diversified experience in the areas of Administration, Procurement, Information Technology Support, Human Resource Management and Education / Training.

He is a Law Graduate and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance as well as an Associate Engineering Diploma in Electronics Technology.

Mr. Umair as Head of IT, possesses over 18 years of versatile and hands-on experience in almost all the spectrums of IT including but not limited to IT Infrastructure, ERP & Business Intelligence, Project Management, Networking, Web Servers, Languages and Databases.

Mr. Umair has done MS in Computer Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. He worked at senior positions with different companies including Ace Aims (Pvt) Limited, Trakker (Pvt.) limited and National Bank of Pakistan (Islamic Banking).

Mr. Kamran Ali Khan has over 18 years of progressive experience in Learning & Development, Customer Care & Retention, Sales & Distribution, Quality Assurance, Planning, Automation, and Cost Optimization in Pakistan’s service industry.

His last assignment was with K-Electric, where he served as Head of Training and Service Quality. Prior to this, he has worked with Wi-Tribe as Regional Head – Training & Development.

Before joining Wi-Tribe, he served at Mobilink as Specialist-Quality Assurance, Standardization & Training – South Region. In addition, he has also served as a visiting faculty member at the Institute of Business and Technology (IBT).

Mr. Jehanzaib Ahmed is currently serving as Head of Legal & Compliance. He has a total of 13 years of experience including 4 years of experience in the International market. Mr. Jehanzaib is a seasoned veteran in legal & compliance facets that include but not limited to statutory & corporate compliance, complaints management, legal matters, and in-house counselling and advisory.

Having done his LL.B. (Hons) from University of Wales, UK, he has also got, to his credit, numerous trainings such as; Islamic Banking & Modes of Finance, AML & CFT Training, Legal Issues for CFO/CS/Finance Professions, Advocacy Training Program, and Trade Bodies Capacity Building Workshop. He is a member of SAARC CC&I and ECO CC&I Arbitration Councils.

Mr. Nasir Ali Soomro is associated with the company since 2007. He is a seasoned Accounting & Taxation professional, and is currently serving as Chief Accountant and Group Head of Taxation. Mr. Nasir possesses 25+ years of experience in the areas of Accounting, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Costing and Taxation, and previously has served at prestigious national companies before joining Pak-Qatar Takaful. He regularly conducts workshops and awareness sessions on taxation.

By professional training Mr. Nasir is a Chartered Accountant, and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Finance.

Mr. Farhan Shaukat joined the company in 2008, and is currently Head of Investments and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited. Mr. Farhan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Finance, and attended numerous courses of SAP FICO & HCM.

He brings with him more than 20 years of diversified experience in the fields of Accountancy, Investment Management, Financial Systems Implementation & Reporting, Taxation, Corporate affairs and Audit. Previously, he has worked with Procon Engineering (Pvt) Limited and Deloitte Pakistan on senior level positions. He commenced his professional career from Hameed Chaudhri & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Shoaib has over 11 years of versatile and rigorous experience in the financial, manufacturing, and service industry of Pakistan at senior level positions in various departments such as Assurance, Advisory, Taxation and Internal Audit. Mr. Shoaib is a Chartered Accountant by profession from ICAP and has completed several professional certifications such as CFC, CPFA and ISO 9001-2015 QMS Lead Auditor.

He currently serves as a Committee Member of Professional Accountants in Business Committee (PAIB) of ICAP. In addition, he is also serving as Representative of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Pakistan Chapter.