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Mr. Zahid Hussain Awan is a Bachelor of Commerce from Punjab University of Lahore and associated with Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) at the Senior Managerial level and also with Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited (PQFTL) & Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited (PQGTL) as Executive Director & active member of Management & various statutory Committees.

Mr. Zahid has more than 20 years of diversified experience at the Qatar International Islamic Bank with strong background in financial & business management, insurance & banking products and services development, strategic planning, budget administration, contract negotiation & procedural development, risk management, report preparation and public relations. He also possesses 09 years of experience with Mashreq Bank (previously known as Bank of Oman Limited), including 06 year at Senior position with Mashreq Bank.

Mr. Zahid, played the vital role in the incorporation of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited & Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited and during earlier stage of business expansion. Along with the vast banking experience he also procured prodigious insurance industry experience, specially working as Head of Insurance & Banking Products and Services Development at the QIIB and actively engaged in affairs of PQFTL & PQGTL as Chairman of Claim and Risk Management & Compliance Committees and as valuable member of Executive and Audit Committee. Mr. Zahid was instrumental in business development initiatives and took the lead in providing advisory services relating to various business avenues.

Mr. Zahid contributes articles in periodical journals and has also made vocalizations on electronic media about Islamic banking & finance in Pakistan.

Mr. Saqib Zeeshan has over 18+ years of rich work experience of Insurance, Takaful and Health industry in Pakistan. He worked at Indus Hospital as Head of Communications, Resource Development & Marketing. He is one of the founding members of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful and was instrumental in setting up the department. Prior to joining PQFTL, Mr. Saqib worked at senior level positions in ALICO, Commercial Union Life Assurance Pakistan and Allianz EFU Health Insurance Limited. He holds an MBA degree as well as PGD in Islamic Banking and Finance.

Muhammad Kamran Saleem is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP); Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP); Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (ICSP); and Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA). He passed all exams with flying colors including three gold-medals in ICAP; Certificate of Merit in ICMAP and Second position in PGD. Besides, he is a post-graduate in Commerce and Law where he clinched first class first position.

Mr. Kamran Saleem has successfully risen to the position of Senior General Manager by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the company at various points in time. With such an illustrative and solid background in Finance, Mr. Saleem has been instrumental in ensuring that all operations of the company are well managed with the highest level of integrity and transparency which are the hallmark of the company. He has the distinction of successfully implementing Company policies and practices with internationally recognized best practices in Accounts, Finance & Legal, and has struggled to streamline all the various processes related to Financial Management and Legal & Compliance.

During his long stay with the company, he had varied exposure in different operational and business areas, which also included the position of Head of Human Resources during (July-2011 to June-2014). As Head of HR, he provided proactive leadership and created an internationally harmonized environment through the development of best-practices policies and programs in key areas like recruitment, retention, promotion, employee relations, benefits and compensation. He was instrumental in the creation of effective training programs tied to the company’s priorities. As Head of HR, he was primarily engaged in developing superior workforce, development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, high performance & personal ongoing development. He conceptualized and developed Employee Handbook and HR Manual carrying all relevant details and information mandatory for an employee. He successfully managed all operational and strategic activities of the company resulting in an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasized on quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the ongoing development of workforce.

As Head of Legal, Mr. Kamran is putting his best efforts for extremely challenging and sensitive position in order to ensure business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures.

The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has appointed Mr.  Kamran Saleem, as Chairman of (Central) Standing Committee on Takaful & Window Takaful.

Mr. Kamran Saleem also served as the Vice-Chairman of ‘Islamic Banking and Takaful’ Committee of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in 2014.

Mr. Altaf brings with him over 25+ years of rich, versatile and rigorous experience in the General insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. His specialty lies in all the areas of General Insurance operations. He has worked with Century Insurance Company Limited, EFU General Insurance Limited and Adamjee Insurance Company Ltd. Mr. Altaf has done Master’s in Commerce (Insurance) from University of Karachi.

Mr. Raza has over 21 years of versatile and rigorous experience in the insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. His last assignment was with Sindh Insurance Ltd., as Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to this, he has worked with PQGTL, Habib Insurance, and State Life Insurance on senior level positions.

Mr. Raza has a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Karachi University. In addition, he is an ACII and also has done CITIP, CTP and PGD in Islamic Finance.

Mr. Saifuddin Shaikh is a Bachelor of Science and a Law Graduate. Besides, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance as well as an Associate Engineering Diploma in Electronics Technology. In addition, he holds several certifications in Engineering and Information Technology.

He is heading the department of Administration & Procurement of Pak-Qatar Takaful since January 2007. During his long association with Pak-Qatar, he has 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.

Mr. Shaikh is representing Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited on the General Body of Karachi Chamber of Commerce Industry (KCCI) for the year 2018-2019. In addition, he continues to serve as the member on the sub committees for “Housing, Construction & Real Estate”, “Law & Order” and “Travel & Tourism, Hajj & Umrah” of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) for the year 2018 & 19.

The Chairman of (Central) Standing Committee on Takaful & Window Takaful of The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) selected Mr. Saifuddin as the member of this esteemed committee for the year 2018.

He has been serving as the Chairman of the sub committee for “Training, Development & Capacity Enhancement” of Dar-e-Arqam Schools – Sindh Region for 2018 to 2019.

Mr. Shaikh has been a member of “Curriculum Designing Board” for Bachelor Programs of Information Technology in PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology (PAF-KIET) in 2014.

Mr. Umair possesses over 16 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. Waqas brings with him over 14 years of rich experience in the consumer 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 Ltd. as Head of Marketing.

Throughout his professional career, he has significantly contributed to the companies he has worked with. He is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee for Islamic Banking at FPCCI.

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

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. His last assignment was with Hinopak Motors Ltd, where he served as Head of Internal Audit and Secretary Audit Committee. Prior to this, he has worked with Inbox Business Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, where he served as Manager – Internal Audit Department. Before joining Inbox Business Technologies, he served in renowned Audit multi-nationals such as PwC (A.F. Ferguson) and Ernst & Young on senior Audit roles.

Besides this, 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.

By professional training, Mr. Shoaib is a Chartered Accountant from ICAP, and also has an M. Com degree. In addition to it, he possesses many professional certifications such as CFC, CPFA and ISO 9001-2015 QMS Lead Auditor. Moreover, he has worked on many international projects and attended several training programs both locally and abroad.

Mufti Muhammad Shakir Siddiqui completed his research work in Islamic Jurisprudence with an outstanding record throughout his academic career. He completed his M. A. in Arabic from University of Karachi in 2011 and is presently enrolled in M. Phil program leading to Ph.D at the same University.

He has been associated with Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited since 2009 and supervises Shariah Trainings, Shariah Compliance & Audits. Mufti Shakir developed & implemented Shariah Compliance, Audit Manuals and Guidelines (Advertising, Co-Takaful, Screening Criteria for Investment, Shares, Stock Trading, Surplus Distribution, Re-Takaful, Charity Fund, Banka Takaful etc.) for the company; reviewed several business contracts and agreements with respect to Shariah and delivered Shariah trainings and lectures to participants at various platforms all over Pakistan. He also conducted workshops on Takaful and Islamic Banking at Corporate level including Multinationals. His specialization include: Islamic Finance, Islamic Jurisprudence, Takaful, Islamic Risk Management, Islamic Tarbiya, Sharia Audit & Compliance, Waqf Management and Islami Tariqa-e-Tijarat. He focuses on presenting Islamic solutions to problems related to the modern world.

He is a visiting faculty member of different universities/educational institutes in Karachi including IBA-CEIF. Mufti Shakir completed Takahassus Fil Ifta (equivalent to Ph.D) and has the authority to write Fatawa at Darul Ifta Darul Uloom, Karachi.

Mufti Shakir is also a member and Shariah Consultant of Standing Committee on ‘Islamic Banking & Takaful’ at FPCCI (The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Mr. Asadullah Khan has over 24 years of rich experience in the general insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. His last assignment was with Habib Insurance Ltd. as Head of Underwriting. Prior to this, he has worked with EFU General Insurance in Operations department.

Mr. Asad has a Master’s degree in Insurance from Karachi University. In addition to it, he possesses many professional certifications/trainings in Takaful and Insurance sector.

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. Prior to this, he has worked with International Credit International, Mac-Nels, and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance at senior level positions.

Mr. Shahzad has an MBA degree from Adamson University, Philippines. In addition to it, he possesses many professional certifications/trainings in Takaful and Insurance sector.

Mr. Farrukh Adnan has over 25 years of diverse experience in the general insurance industry of Pakistan at senior level positions. His last assignment was with Crescent Star Insurance Ltd. as Head of Motor Underwriting. Prior to this, he was associated with Adamjee Insurance.

Mr. Farrukh has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Karachi University. In addition to it, he possesses many professional certifications/trainings in Takaful and Insurance sector.