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PROFILE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Mr. Shahab Anwar Khawaja – Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. Shahab Khawaja has served in the public sector for almost 36 years as a career Civil Servant of Pakistan Administrative Service (previously District Management Group) and has held many key positions such as Federal Secretary of Privatization and Industries and Production, Additional Secretary Population Welfare, Joint Secretary Economic Affairs Division, CEO of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and held Director's position in various recognized companies. He has extensive experience in the field of social development, particularly in legal matters, community mobilization and community development. He is also a Certified Director, under Listed Companies’ requirements, as prescribed by the SECP.

Prior to the above-mentioned positions, he served as Secretary to Department of Agriculture and Livestock and Dairy Development, Government of Punjab. Post retirement, he also held the positions of CEO, Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), a joint Project of Ministry of Finance and USAID and as the Executive Director, Fertilizer Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC). He has served on a number of Public Sector Organizations’ Boards and has represented the Government of Pakistan in multiple International Bodies and Seminars such as UNDP, UNFPA, UNIDO, ECOSOC APO etc.

Mr. Shahab Khawaja holds an MSc. in Chemistry as well as Post Graduate Diplomas in Development Administration from Birmingham University, UK and in Public Policy from University of Connecticut Hartford, USA.

Mr. Imtiaz Gadar, CFA – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Imtiaz Gadar has been associated with JS Global Capital Limited since December 2021 and has been leading the company as its Chief Executive Officer since October 2022. Mr. Gadar brings a rich experience of 20 years in local & international Brokerage / Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Research and Investor Relations.

He has diversified experience based out of local / international broking and Equity Capital Markets at JP Morgan Pakistan and the local affiliate of Bank of America – Merrill Lynch, where he was recognized multiple times by Asia Money and CFA Society Pakistan as the Best Pakistan Analyst. As part of his ECM efforts, he has managed transactions worth over US$1.8bn ranging from M&A, Buybacks, GDR Offerings, IPOs and SPOs, Rights Offerings and Tender Offers.

Prior to joining JS Global, he was associated with Bank Alfalah Limited for more than eight years as Head of Capital Markets, where he established and managed award-winning Public & Private Principal investment and Advisory businesses, being recognized for landmark Buy & Sell side M&A and Public Offerings on multiple occasions. Simultaneously, he assisted in leading the bank to being voted Best in Investor Relations by CFA Society Pakistan for eight years running in addition to being awarded the Best Equity Corporate Finance House (Banks).

Mr. Gadar is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration.



Mr. Maximilian Felix Scheder
Independent Director

Mr. Scheder has 39-years of professional corporate and banking experience, including serving as board member, senior public-company executive and senior international investment banker. As a Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Scheder was responsible for leading implementation of corporate governance processes and overseeing public corporate filing and regulatory requirements. As a Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Mr. Scheder has hands-on experience operating and advising on how to build and scale sustainable businesses. As a senior international investment banking executive, Mr. Scheder developed deep corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and fundraising skills.

Mr. Scheder currently serves as the independent board member of 500 Global (California, USA) and Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of Drover AI (Montana, USA). Mr. Scheder’s previous roles included Founder and Chief Executive Officer of various start-ups, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt, Germany), Managing Director of ING Barings/BHF-Bank (Frankfurt, Germany) and Associate Director of Bear Stearns & Co. (New York, USA). Mr. Scheder began his career with Peat Marwick & Mitchell (New York, USA).

Mr. Scheder earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He also attended Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and New York University’s accounting program.

Mr. Fahad Viquar Siddiqui - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Fahad Viquar Siddiqui is a career banker & has recently relocated to Pakistan from Canada in 2020. During his career, Fahad has held Senior Management positions in various geographies like Asia, Middle East & North America while been associated with Financial Institutions such as, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Barclays Bank & Bank of Montreal. Fahad brings deep & well-rounded experience with him in which he has successfully covered all spectrums of Consumer & Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Business & Digital Transformation, Change, Program & Project Management, Transaction Banking & Customer Experience. He joined JS Bank Limited, Pakistan in 2021 as Head of Products. He leads Secured & Un-Secured lending, Green & Social loans, ADC & Customer Propositions, including Wealth management, Employee Banking and Retail deposit products. He is also a member of JS Bank’s “Extended Leadership team”. Fahad Siddiqui holds an MBA from University of Middlesex, UK a nd is also a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP). His passion & focus in transforming businesses has led him towards becoming a Global PROSCI “CERTIFIED” Change practitioner.



Mr. Amin Muhammad Virani – Non Executive Director


Mr. Amin Muhammad Virani is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diversified work experience in Finance, Accountancy, Risk, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Audit & Internal Controls. He has served in various leadership roles with local and multinational financial institutes including United Bank Limited, Union National Bank (UAE), Bank Muscat, Mashreq Bank (UAE), Allied Bank Ltd and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is a Chartered Accountant – Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Amin has extensive banking industry exposure in delivering robust solutions at C-suite level, analyzing portfolio of opportunities, preparing financial information for external publications and communications to the capital markets. Amin is associated with JS Bank as Chief Financial Officer since September 2022.

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Syed Jafar Raza – Non-Executive Director

Syed Jafar Raza is a finance professional, with over 2 decades of experience in the areas of Trade Finance, Corporate Relationship Management, Investment and Transaction Banking.

He holds a Master’s degree in Commerce and Business Administration from University of Karachi and Institute of Business Administration, respectively.

He is currently heading Investment, International and Transaction Banking Group at JS Bank.

He held various senior management roles with Bank Al-Habib and Askari Bank Limited where he also served as nominee director of the latter for its brokerage subsidiary.

Mr. Waqas Anis – Non Executive Director

Mr. Waqas Anis is a career banker and a digital enthusiast currently serving as the Chief Digital Officer at JS Bank Limited, where he previously served as the Head of Digital Transformation & International Business. Waqas has over 20 years of professional experience in various local and multinational organizations such as ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Faysal Bank, The Bank of Punjab, and Atlas Bank. He has also worked extensively in the tech implementation business with Inbox Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Waqas has been leading Digital Banking at various Financial Institutions with a dynamic experience in payment systems, G2P / P2G payments, consulting, IT, ADC, CRM, and Financial Sector Digitization. He has led various large-scale automation programs in the banking industry including Organizational Integration, Financial Service Solutions, Digital Onboarding, Business Process Re-engineering, Alternative Distribution - E-Banking, Core Banking Migrations, and various CRM initiatives.

Waqas holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Management Karachi, and graduated in Software Engineering from Bahria University, Islamabad.

Ms. Zubina Asad Sadick - Non Executive Director

Ms. Zubina Asad Sadick is an accomplished, result-oriented senior leadership professional with 30 years’ experience in business development, organizational transformation, change management, people leadership, training, planning and execution in support of business goals and objectives.

Zubina has worked with large and high performing organizations such as HBL, American Express, Smithkline Beecham and Hoechst Pharmaceuticals, in various senior management roles. She has a demonstrated track record of superior work ethic, solid leadership and the ability to build and guide teams. Being the only female Regional Chief, she was part of the team which worked closely with IFC in developing HBL’s Women Market Program – the first in the country. She later moved to the Human Resource department as Head of Talent Management & Diversity, where she led the bank’s diversity initiative, focusing on women empowerment. Her passion for talent development brought her to Pakistan Society for Training and Development, a not-for-profit organization, where she worked as the CEO. Currently Zubina is associated with JS Bank as Human Resources.

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