Friday, September 11, 2009

Athar Naseem Shaikh

Athar Naseem Shaikh brings with him over 26 years of experience in the financial sector domestically and internationally, and has an in-depth knowledge in the fields of project finance, credit & marketing and corporate finance. He has worked with institutions such as Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation, Banker's Equity Pakistan, Chase Manhattan Bank and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Shaikh played an instrumental role in establishing NEWS-VIS , Pakistan 's first Credit Information Bureau, of which he is also a director.

Mr. Shaikh has been actively involved with the evolution and development of the Banking and Non-Banking Financial Companies sectors in Pakistan, and has brought with him varied domestic and international banking/finance experience. In 2004 Mr. Shaikh was instrumental in floating a venture capital company, AMZ Ventures Ltd. on the Karachi Stock Exchange. This company was set up as the AMZ Group's effort for the promotion and development of the venture capital concept in Pakistan .

Mr. Shaikh has been directly involved in all debt and equity transactions executed by AMZ Securities (Pvt) Ltd. Additionally he has personally supervised transactions involving conventional as well as Shariah Compliant listed debt instruments, executed by AMZ Securities, and has also played a significant role with regard to debt restructuring and private equity transactions undertaken by the company.

Mr. Shaikh, has an MBA degree from the American Institute of Management in the Philippines.

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