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Mr. Zahid Hussain Awan has been associated with Pak-Qatar General Takaful as director since its inception.

Mr. Zahid is a graduate of Punjab University with a rich professional experience of over 36 years in Banking Industry.

He initially gained experience of Banking mainly from GCC countries and worked for almost 10 years in international banking. Later in 1990, he joined Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) where he looked after the Treasury, Corresponding Banking, BancaTakaful and Products & Services development.

Mr. Saqib Zeeshan has over 20+ years of rich work experience in Insurance, Takaful and Health industry of Pakistan. Mr. Saqib is amongst the founding members of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful and played an instrumental role in setting up the departments in 2007. Prior to joining PQGTL, Mr. Saqib worked at senior level positions which includes his role as an Executive Director at Salaam Takaful. Apart from this, his illustrious career also includes him performing roles in ALICO, Commercial Union Life Assurance Pakistan and Allianz EFU Health Insurance Limited.

He is an MBA and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics by qualification. In addition, he also has Post-Graduate Diploma in Takaful & Islamic Banking from Darul Uloom, Karachi.

Mr. Kamran Saleem is working as Director Finance and Company Secretary in PQGTL. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan (ICAP) besides other prestigious accounting institutes. His outstanding achievement includes 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 for around 6 years) 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 Convener of Standing Committee on Takaful & Window Takaful and maintains consecutive re-appointments to lead this prestigious forum as a known Takaful Leader.

Mr. Mehmood Arshad has over 11 years of experience in the Insurance industry of Pakistan. He is Executive Director – Sales & Marketing at Pak-Qatar General Takaful Ltd. His core responsibilities include management of the entire Sales Team across the country and leading marketing initiatives. A thorough professional and a staunch advocate of Islamic Finance, Mr. Mehmood’s expertise lies in marketing management, relationship building, strategy formulation and public speaking.

Mr. Mehmood has an MBA from Karachi University Business School, and has been teaching Management and Marketing courses at prestigious universities for the last 15 years. Besides this, he is on the board of various business forums and important socio-economic platforms where he is contributing in promoting Pakistan’s economic interest domestically as well as in the international markets, and developing strategic opportunities for business community and social sector of Pakistan.

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.

Mr. Raza has over 21 years of experience in the insurance industry of Pakistan and has served at many senior level positions related to operations. He has worked for various insurance companies that include Sindh Insurance Limited, Habib Insurance, and State Life Insurance.

Mr. Raza completed his post-graduation degree in Islamic Finance & Banking from PAF KIET and has also done other certifications that include ACII, CITIP and CTP.

Mr. Muhammad Saleem is associated with the company since 2007. He is a seasoned Accounting and Taxation professional, and is currently serving as Head of Accounts. Mr. Saleem possesses 30+ years of experience in the field of Treasury, Financial Reporting, Costing, Taxation and Reinsurance, and previously has worked with reputed companies on responsible positions.

Mr. Saleem has done B. Com. He holds a PGD in Finance & Accounts, and a PGD in Islamic Banking & Takaful.

Mr. Shahzad M. Ghilzai has over 26 years of versatile experience in the General insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. He was previously associated with Adamjee Insurance Ltd. as Head of Marine Claims and has also worked with International Credit International, Mac-Nels, and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurances.

Mr. Shahzad is a business graduate of Adamson University, Philippines and has also completed several professional certifications/trainings in Takaful and Insurance sector.

Mr. Farrukh Adnan has over 25 years of rich experience in the General insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. He previously worked for Crescent Star Insurance Limited and Adamjee Insurance.

Mr. Farrukh is a commerce graduate of Karachi University and has completed various professional certifications/trainings in Takaful and Insurance sector.

Mr. Qaiser Zarif has about 15 years of hands-on experience in Property Underwriting, Client Management, and has in-depth knowledge of Technical areas related to Fire Underwriting. He has previously worked for one of the largest General Insurers in Pakistan on various capacities. He is currently working as Head of Fire & Property Underwriting.

Mr. Qasier  has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Property & Business Interruption from Pakistan Insurance Institute as well as a Certificate in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.

Mr. Imran Ahmed is associated with Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited as Head of Motor Claims. He is leading the entire Motor Claims Team based at Head Office as well as other cities, nationwide.

Mr. Imran has over 11 years of experience in Motor Claims and Underwriting from EFU General Insurance Limited. During his time at EFU, he had the opportunity to work in diversified portfolios with a team of seasoned Insurance professionals. He has in depth knowledge and technical expertise of managing Motor Claims, and is good at developing strategies, and business intelligence reports & analytics.

Mr. Imran has done his Master’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of Karachi. In addition, he has a Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. Further, during his career, he has had numerous trainings on soft skills, Claims & Risk Management, Reinsurance, and Takaful.

Mr. Saifuddin Shaikh has been heading the department of Administration & Procurement of Pak-Qatar General Takaful since January 2007. During his long association with Pak-Qatar, he also remained as the Head of Information Technology & Systems for 3 years. 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).

Mufti Muhammad Shakir Siddiqui is currently working as Sharia’ah Advisor for Pak-Qatar General 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.