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Hina Dhedhi Junaid

Chairperson


Serving for over a decade as the Chairperson of AKD Securities Ltd., Ms. Hina Dhedhi Junaid has a deeply rooted career in Pakistan's capital markets. With wide-ranging exposure to private investments, real estate developments, investment banking and commodities trading she has effectively governed Pakistan's premier financial services brokerage. Prioritizing forging strong network of service oriented client relationships with the nation's foremost institutions, family offices, private investors and foreign portfolio investors.

Establishing AKD Commodities (Pvt.) Limited in 2011 she led the Group's efforts to extend financial market expertise to the nascent mercantile market. Steadily augmenting the AKD Group's portfolio, she serves as a Non-Executive Director for AKD Analytics, an integrated provider of back-end services to international financial services intermediaries with clients throughout the MENA region.

Mrs. Junaid also serves as Director AKD Venture Fund Ltd. which is Pakistan's First Venture Capital Fund, Creek Developers (Pvt.) Ltd an associated Group Company developing a premium multipurpose real-estate project in DHA Phase 8, Karachi and Oil & Gas Investment Limited (OGIL) which has exploration and development concessions across Pakistan.

As a socially aware business leader, Hina is an active philanthropist pursuing various charitable causes and social welfare projects in the domains of primary education, medical research and poverty alleviation. In a unique position as the first female chairperson of a Pakistani brokerage, she champions women empowerment initiatives including building financial awareness and promoting investment avenues. Recently she has been involved with renowned institutions and foundations including HANDS, SIUT, WWF and ORANGE TREE.


Muhammad Farid Alam, FCA

Chief Executive Officer


An unwavering proponent of Pakistan’s development story, Mr. Muhammad Farid Alam has had over two decades of capital market experience under his belt, taking a lead in showcasing a positive narrative for the country’s capital markets, at home at abroad. Having steered AKD Securities Limited to achieve several industry accolades, pioneering public market capital raising exercises, leading corporate finance consulting and tailored private placements, Mr. Alam is a staunch supporter for the nation’s potential for delivering growth for all. Prior to joining AKD Securities, Mr. Alam was associated with the Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation (PICIC), where he led the first buyout of state-owned mutual funds by the Privatization Commission, managing the combined entity and launching two fresh funds. Earlier, acting as the Domestic Consultant for Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Financial Sector Intermediation Loan (FSIL) during 2004. In this role, he conducted extensive reviews while reporting on monetary, external account management and FX treasure policies agreed upon by various Pakistani Government functionaries and the multilateral lender.

Prior to joining PICIC, Mr. Alam served as the Head of Finance and Secretary to the Executive Committee and Board of Director at Corporate & Industrial Restructuring Corporation (CIRC), Government of Pakistan along with being actively involved in remedial banking. He paved the way for Government institutions to place their funds with private sector banks meeting strict parameters, supplementing their incomes and creating precedence for other public organizations. Mr. Alam possesses extensive investment banking experience which he gained during a decade with Crescent Investment Bank Limited- the first investment bank in Pakistan, where he served in various capacities, including Treasurer, Equity Strategist, Chief Financial Officer and Manager Corporate Finance. As a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Muhammad Farid Alam serves on various Committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. While maintaining an avid knowledge base of local and global financial market developments, he is an ardent competitor in team sports and appreciates art and literature. A vibrant communicator, Mr. Alam has participated in various media platforms, conferences, panels and industry roundtables throughout his career.


Tariq Adam Ghumra

Director – Equity Operations


Mr. Tariq Adam Ghumra commenced his services at AKD Group as Manager Operations – Capital Markets Division in July, 1995. Currently he serves as Director, Head of Equity Operations & Registered Agent of SECP. He plays a vital role to monitor trade executions and clients’ exposure, developing relationships with financial institutions, local high net worth clients and investors. Mr. Ghumra is also responsible towards conducting reviews and evaluation for cost-reduction opportunities and analyzing regulatory changes advises accordingly for system development.

He offers his expertise liaising with SECP & CDC auditors to ensure annual monitoring along with arranging new sources of financing for the company’s debt facilities.

Mr. Ghumra holds a master’s degree in Business Administration majored in Finance. He also serves as a Director of Metropolitan Steel Limited after being associated earlier as a Manager Customer Services with Bear Sterns Jahangir Siddiqui Limited (JS).


Prof. Abdul Rauf Kasuri

Non-Executive Independent Director


Prof. Kasuri carries a handsome experience of over 4 decades and looks after the Legal affairs domain of AKD Group. A well versed advocate with Tribunal and advisory concerns where he holds an association with the highest court of appeal in Pakistan.

Prof. Kasuri specializes towards corporate company’s ordinance, trade marks & copyright laws, health & education. He has also leaded queries related to conveyance & pleading from city courts to high courts with reference to Cases, appeals, Revisions & petitions.