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PROFILE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Mr. Shahab Anwar Khawaja – Independent Director & Chairman

Mr. Shahab Khawaja served in the public sector for almost 36 years as a career Civil Servant of Pakistan Administrative Service (previously District Management Group) and 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 reknowned companies. He has extensive experience in 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 SECP.

Earlier to above mentioned positions, Mr. Shahab Khawaja also remained Secretary to Department of Agriculture and Livestock and Dairy Development, Government of Punjab. After his 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 Government of Pakistan in multiple International Bodies and Seminars such as UNDP, UNFPA, UNIDO, ECOSOC APO etc.

The Academic and professional qualification of Mr. Shahab Khawaja includes MSc. in Chemistry, 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. Hasan Saeed Akbar
Non Executive Director

Hasan Saeed is a seasoned public relations and corporate communications specialist. He holds certifications in Project Management and Risk Management from the University of Adelaide.

He brings with him over ten years of experience in blue-chip organizations across the energy, logistics and financial sectors.

Currently, he leads the Communications and Projects function at JS Bank, one of the countries fastest growing financial institutions. Previously he has served in Telenor Microfinance Bank, TCS and Pakistan State Oil.

Hasan has completed his Master of Business Administration from Institute of Business Management. He has a passion for community development and social engagement. He has worked pro-bono as General Secretary for Rotary International as well as The Citizens Foundation.

Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Amanullah - Executive Director

Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Amanullah is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He is a certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He previously served on the Boards of Jahangir Siddiqui Investment Bank Limited, JS Global Capital Limited, JS Value Fund Limited and JS Investments Limited.

He joined JS Group in 2003 and was acting as Senior Executive Vice President of JS Bank Limited before joining JS Global Capital Limited. He was previously associated at a senior level with A. F. Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants, a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers after having qualified with them. Prior to A. F. Ferguson & Co., he worked with Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder. During his association with the firm, he was involved in various Statutory and Special assignments relating to Commercial banks, Non-Banking Finance Companies, Pharmaceutical and Automobile sectors.



Mr. Fahad Siddiqui – Non Executive Director


Mr. Fahad Siddiqui is a career banker & has recently relocated back 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 18 months ago as Head of Products, he leads Secured & Un-Secured lending, Green & Social loans, ADC & Customer Propositions which includes Wealth management, Employee Banking along with 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 & is also a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) designation holder. His passion & focus in transforming businesses led him towards becoming a Global PROSCI “CERTIFIED” Change practitioner. His extensive experience allows him as a right fit for this role.

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Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Rao – Independent Director

Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Rao has an experience of over 37 years in Pak Navy and was awarded “Sword of Honour” on commissioning,Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), Hilal-e-Imtiaz(Military) and Pak-China friendship medal awarded by the Government of China. He has an extensive experience onboard ships and aviation commanded Ships as well as Aviation squadrons and Pakistan Naval Aviation. He has served on the post of of Director of Plans, Principal Secretary to the Chief of Naval Staff and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) in Naval Head Quarters. He has also served as MD in KS&EW and Abu Dhabi Pakistan Holding Limited (now merged with Mubadla). He has also served as an Advisor to Royal Saudi Naval Forces. He was a member of Board of Governors of Bahria University, Gwadar Port Implementation Committee and Policy Board for development of Shipbuilding Industry which was headed by Prime Minister. He has also served as a Vice Chairman of Executive Committee for Shipbuilding.

Ms. Shireen Raza – Non Executive Director

Shireen Raza is a value driven professional with over 22 years of experience in Banking on Corporate and Commercial side for Long & Short Term Credit Facilities, Branch Banking and Operations. She is currently serving as Head / EVP of Corporate Banking Department of JS Bank Limited in Lahore.

During her tenure at JS Bank Limited, she has successfully increased the Credit Portfolio and Trade business, work alongwith Business Head for growth and enhancement of business opportunities with existing and potential clients, develop and manage Asset portfolio to achieve growth in Fund / Non-fund based credits and monitor the relationships to ensure risk and yield criteria are being met. She has completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree with concentration both in Marketing & Finance subjects. During her professional career, She has served on senior management positions of various leading banks in Pakistan.

Mr. Salaal Hasan - Non Executive Director

Mr. Salaal Hasan is a private equity investor and venture capitalist focusing on emerging technologies in the MENAPT region.

Salaal currently serves as an Director – Venture Capital at JS Group and as Head - Ecosystem Development at JS Bank Limited (PK’s fastest growing bank) where he looks after venture (investments), venture lending, partnerships and accelerated growth via digitization (incl. open-banking / partnerships, product development et al.). Salaal serves as a Member - Board of Director’s at JS Global Capital Limited (listed on the PSX) and Chair - Digitization Committee where looks after all digitisation efforts on behalf of the firm.

Salaal serves as the youngest member of the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Task Force on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Advisory Council for IT & Telecom.

Salaal currently serves as a Board Member for start-ups Ailaaj (health-tech), Knowledge Platform (ed-tech), Brandverse (e-commerce) and kuickpay (fin-tech).

Prior to JS, Mr. Hasan was at PE+ Capital Advisors in Dubai, where he learnt private equity under the mentorship of Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (former Chairman and CEO of Dubai International Capital) and specialized in venture capital investments. Salaal started his career at the World Bank working with the Governance team on Pakistan’s “Doing Business Index” and revenue mobilization.

Salaal earned his B.Eng. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering & Business Management from the University of Birmingham where he was awarded an excellence scholarship. Salaal is an IFC certified director of public companies by the PICG and completed Stanford’s executive program for venture capital.

He was schooled at Stowe School (UK) and Aitchison College (PK) where he received academic colours and lead the basketball and cricket teams.

He is passionate about technology diplomacy as a way of democratising access to information and services for his nation.

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  • Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Rao - Chairman
  • Mr. Salaal Hasan - Member
  • Ms. Shireen Raza - Member
  • Mr. Hasan Saeed Akbar - Member

  • Mr. Shahab Anwar Khawaja – Chairman
  • Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Amanullah – Member
  • Mr. Imtiaz Gadar – Member
  • Mr. Fahad Siddiqui – Member

  • Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Rao – Chairman
  • Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Amanullah - Member
  • Mr. Imtiaz Gadar – Member
  • Mr. Fahad Siddiqui - Member
  • Mr. Hasan Saeed Akbar - Member

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  • The Election of Directors was last held on December 24, 2019. The next election of directors will be due for hold on December 26, 2022 (Due to gazetted holiday on December 25