Mr. Shahid Ghaffar
Mr. Shahid Ghaffar has assumed the charge as Managing Director, National Investment Trust Limited (NITL) with effect from May 23 2014. He possesses vast experience of working at top positions in the financial sector. Prior to joining NIT, he was working as Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Representation as well as member of Management Forum at Habib Bank Limited (HBL). Prior to that he had also served as Chief Executive Officer of HBL Asset Management Limited for over six years (2005-2012) and was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Company.
Mr. Ghaffar has held key positions in the areas of asset management, capital market regulation and governance. At Securities And Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) he served as Executive Director/Commissioner from 2000 to 2005 and played a vital role towards implementation of wide ranging reforms in the Capital Market and capacity building of Securities Market Division in Securities And Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). While working as Managing Director/CEO Karachi Stock Exchange during his two years’ tenure (1998-2000) he introduced effective risk management measures and was also instrumental in the automation of trading, enhancing capacity building and professionalism at the Stock Exchange.
During the period 1977-1998, Mr. Shahid Ghaffar had served National Investment Trust Limited (NITL) (one of the biggest open- ended funds in the country) in different capacities in the Asset Management Division and at various stages was responsible for managing equity market portfolio, debt/fixed income portfolio and trading desk. He was also involved in the appraisal and monitoring of projects. In 1996,Mr.Ghaffarwas entrusted responsibility of Asset Management Division. He actively participated in the reconstruction of NIT during the crisis period i.e. 1996-1998.
Mr. Ghaffar holds Master Degree in Business Administration from Gomal University D.I.Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He has attended several courses on Securities Regulations and Securities Markets Development and portfolio management including the prestigious course conducted by Securities and Exchange Commission, in Washington, DC. (United States).
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of National Investment Trust Limited (NIT) which is the largest Asset Management Company of Pakistan. As COO, since 5 years, he has been successfully managing the operations and investment portfolio worth over Rs. 95bn. He has experience of over 26 years of the Mutual Fund industry and has been placed at many key positions within NIT that includes capital market operations, investments, research and liaising with the regulatory authorities. He is M.B.A. and also holds D.A.I.B.P. At present, he is a candidate for CFA Level III. Mr. Ahmed has attended various training courses organized by locally and internationally reputed institutions like London Business School (LBS) UK and Financial Markets World, New York (USA). He represents NIT as Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of many leading national and multinational companies of Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed is also a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Shahid Anwar
Presently, he is Head of Personnel Department as well as the MD’s Secretariat. Mr. Anwar has been associated with NIT for the last 6 years, having an overall corporate experience of over 32 years including a long association with Investment Corporation of Pakistan at key positions. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration and D.A.I.B.P from Institute of Bankers of Pakistan. Mr. Anwar also represents NIT as Nominee Director in a number of companies.
Mr. Aamir Amin
Aamir joined NIT in July 2006 as Controller Accounts and elevated to the position of Head of Finance in January 2008. Mr. Amin is a Chartered Accountant by profession from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) with training from Ernst & Young - Pakistan and also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has work experience of over 12 years, substantially in financial services industry. He also represents NIT as Nominee Director on various Boards.
Mr. Asim Rafiq
Asim Rafiq is NIT’s Head of Internal Audit and is responsible for the internal audit of all central functions as well as the twenty three branches of the company spread all over Pakistan. Mr. Rafiq also represents NIT as Nominee Director on the Boards of various listed companies.
Prior to joining NIT in 2009 as Head of Internal Audit, Mr. Rafiq worked for Arif Habib Investments Management Limited as Senior Vice President- Head of Funds Accounting & Operations.
Mr. Rafiq qualified as Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan in 2004 with training from A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of PwCnetwork).