Management

Umair Amanullah

Chief Executive officer

Umair has been associated with the capital markets of Pakistan for the last 19 years. Before joining Cedar Capital, Umair was associated with Crosby Securities Pakistan (Private) Limited (CSPL) as Executive Director for almost three years. His responsibilities focused on managing the overall brokerage operations of the company, through continuous interaction with the Karachi Stock Exchange, Central Depository Company and National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited. He was also responsible for oversight of company’s administration and IT infrastructure.

 

Shabeeb Akhtar

Chief Operating officer

Shabeeb possesses diversified work experience of almost 14 years in the Pakistani Capital Market in the areas of operations, finance and policy development. Shabeeb has been instrumental in the seamless launch of CCPL and thereafter has been in-charge of the entire operational spectrum of CCPL since its inception in 2011. Before joining CCPL, Shabeeb was working as Head of Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk at Crosby Securities Pakistan (Private) Limited.

Prior to that he was associated with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as Deputy Director in the Securities Market Division. During his tenure in SECP, he was involved in product development in equity markets, review of regulatory frameworks, strengthening of risk management measures at stock exchanges and participation in various projects relating to capital markets, such as CFS Mk-II, Non-Broker Margining System, and Securities Lending/ Borrowing Mechanism, as well as working on the mandates assigned to Working Group-3 of the Emerging Markets Committee by International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Shabeeb started his professional career in the Operations Department of Arif Habib Investment Management Limited (AHIML). Subsequently he joined the Operations team of KASB Funds Limited, where he was involved in product development, settlement, unit holder accounting and ensuring regulatory compliance by the Operations department.

 

Abdul Sameer

Executive Director

Abdul Sameer is presently working at Cedar Capital (Private) Limited (CCPL) as an Executive Director.

Before joining CCPL he has also worked at Arthur Lawrence and Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder for over 4 years. He has also worked at Ernst & Young Abu Dhabi as an Engagement Auditor. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a CA Finalist.

Abdul Sameer’s current profile sees him overseeing the entire finance and tax function at CCPL hence ensuring that he is an integral player in the growth of the Company.

 

Abdul Moeed

Executive Director

Abdul Moeed is looking at the internal audit function at CCPL. Previously he had been associated with Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Co(A member Firm of EY Global). He is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant(ACCA) and MBA Finance.

 

Aurangzeb Jamshed

Head of institutional sales

Aurangzeb has an overall experience of more than 11 years in the financial market of Pakistan and has been affiliated with some of the leading corporate brokerage houses in Pakistan, such as Crosby Securities, Growth Securities, Fortune Securities, Fortune Financial Services and City Securities where he was instrumental in the overall development and structuring of the sales function of those brokerage houses. Aurangzeb’s last assignment prior to joining Cedar Capital, was as Head of Sales at Crosby Securities Pakistan (Private) Limited, where he was primarily responsible for reforming the sales department by developing and implementing a comprehensive business plan while setting concrete objectives and targets coupled with development of new clients to enhance the sales as well as the overall market share of Crosby.

 

Ahmer Yakoob

Head Of IT

Mr. Ahmer has an diversified work experience of more than 14 years in the IT (Information Technology) industry in various business sectors. Before being associated with  CCPL he was serving as Head of Information Technology in Burj Capital (Private) Limited . Prior to Burj Capital,  his last assignment was with  Crosby Securities Pakistan (Private) Limited where he was instrumental in establishment of network infrastructure of the Brokerage House.

Except financial sector, Mr. Ahmer’s has also work experience included stints in Hamdard University as Network/ System Administrator where he was managing a huge domain-based computer network of around 2000 nodes surrounded by various campuses. followed by 05 years’ experience in ARY Group of companies for Network Operations.

 Ahmer holds a BS degree in Information Technology from PIMSAT together with Cisco and Microsoft certifications. He also got certification from VMWare Singapore.

 

Kashif Siddiq

Head Of Operations

Kashif has been associated with the capital market of Pakistan for the last 9 years, mainly in the field of brokerage operations, audit, and risk management. He has been actively looking after the Operations & Settlement Division of CCPL from its inception.

Before joining CCPL in 2011, Kashif was working with Crosby Securities Pakistan (Private) Limited in the Internal Audit, Compliance & RM Division. He was mainly involved in carrying out financial and system audits to assess the level of reliance on internal controls. He was also involved in system reviews aimed at assessing the effectiveness thereof and application of administrative, financial, operational and IT controls. His responsibilities also include development and implementation of various internal policies including organization wide Standard Operating Procedures as well as day to day monitoring of client level & broker level risks.

Kashif started his professional career in the Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) Division of M. Yousuf Adil Saleem & Co. Chartered Accountants. He was involved in various internal audits, control assurance and policy development assignments mainly in the financial sector.

 

Asad Abdul Razzaq

Head of Research

Asad Abdul Razzaq possess work experience of almost 5 years in the Pakistan Capital Market. Before joining Cedar Capital, he was associated with Din Capital Pvt Ltd as Senior Research Analyst. He started his career as a Financial Analyst at Live securities Private Limited where he covered different sectors. Later he worked for Invest & Finance securities Ltd in the capacity of Research Analyst. He also worked for Triple Tree Associates (subsidiary of M/s Siddiqsons) for the construction of Ocean Mall where he was looking for overall progress of the project and timely completion as well. Afterwards, he served as Head of Finance for M/s Aiman Commercial General . He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Karachi University and secured Gold Medal in the subject of Accounting.