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 Pak-Qatar Takaful, 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. Waqas 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. 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. 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. Murtaza Soomro has more than 18 years of diversified experience spanning several business segments of Takaful/Insurance Industry, mainly IL Family and Bancassurance business channels.
He is currently Heading Agency Administration, Member Support Services, and Branch Operations – The Business Channels of Individual Life, Pak Qatar. He has vast exposure and competencies in setting new initiatives for business growth, strategy formulation, business planning & budgeting, creating business models, sales performance management, branch operations, customer services, competitive analysis, and optimization of digital tools and process improvement. Prior to joining PQ Takaful Group, he was associated with Jubilee Life Insurance and performed a key role in business management, quality assurance, product development, and automation. He holds MPA (Human Resource Management) along with multiple business professional certifications.
Mr. Haq Nawaz is a seasoned professional and a diligent performer who has risen to the position of Head of Country Sales at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited in February 2021. He has over 20 years of experience in Sales & Marketing in Pakistan. He is in the Insurance/Takaful industry for the last 13 years and has worked at many senior level positions. Mr. Haq Nawaz is an MBA from Gomal University besides BS in Computer Science from Hamdard University.
His long list of commendable achievements is based on his innovative approach and dynamic execution of modern managerial techniques. At Pak-Qatar Takaful Group, Mr. Haq Nawaz has shown special expertise in developing highly motivated teams, comprising of well-trained professionals who are intellectually superior and morally upright. He has successfully handled multi-dimensional assignments, while heading large operational teams across Pakistan.
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. Zeeshan Haider is a seasoned professional with rich and broad -based experience of over 18 years in the banking and insurance industry in key business areas encompassing Sales, product development, operations, training and strategy.
Prior to joining Pak Qatar, he has spearheaded businesses for prestigious organizations such serving as the Head of Bancatakaful Askari Bank, Business Head in Bank Alfalah, Head of Bancassurance & Head of Distribution Services in Adamjee Life, Head of Bancassurance in Askari Life and Regional Head -South in EFU Life. he has pursued his masters from University of South Asia, PGD in Islamic Banking and Finance from CIBE and Strategic Management & Leadership from Westminster business school London.
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.
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).
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. Tahir Lateef has versatile and rigorous experience of more than 16 years with various organizations in Internal Audit. He has previously worked on responsible positions with reputed organizations such as NIFT, NBP Fullerton Asset Management, ICAP, Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman and KPMG. During his career, he led and managed large teams, and had the opportunity to work in key strategic areas such as risk-based audit, budget management, application of audit standards, IT audits, and governance & risk management framework.
Mr. Tahir is a Chartered Accountant and associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
Mr. Athar Ali is currently working as Head of Actuarial Services Department for PQ Group of Companies. He has around 11 years of rich experience in Life & General Insurance/Takaful. He has previously worked with TPL Life Insurance, Adamjee General Insurance & SHMA/SIR Actuarial Consultancy.
Mr. Athar Ali is nearly an Associate of Society of Actuaries (USA). He also holds Bachelors degree in Actuarial Science & Risk Management (BS-ASRM).
Other expertise includes Data Science, Pricing, Reinsurance, Reserving, Product Development and correspondence with Regulator Re-Insurer and Brokers
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. Bilal Rashid has over 20 years of diverse experience in Marketing & Corporate Communications with various organizations such as IGI Life, Telenor, GEO TV, Lakson Tobacco, etc. He is a thorough marketing professional with a demonstrated history of project delivery. He possesses strong competencies in corporate communications, conventional & digital marketing, business planning, brand activation, advertising, and market analysis.
Mr. Bilal has MBA Degree in Marketing along with multiple related certifications.
Mr.Obaid Hussain Qureshi has over 20 years of diverse experience in Legal & Compliance with various organizations such as K-Electric, Standard Chartered District & Session Court Karachi, etc. He possesses strong competencies in Legal drafting, Compliance, Accounting management, Paralegal Work, Litigation (Civil, Criminal, and Family), Risk management, Arbitration, Commercial Banking, Best Sales & Services, Anti-Money Laundering
Mr. Obaid has done Bachelor of Laws – LLB from the University of Karachi along with multiple related certifications.