Senior Management

Senior Management Profiles

1) Azfer Naseem, CFA (Chief Executive Officer)

Azfer has more than twelve years experience spanning across Equity Research, Corporate Finance and Private Equity. Before joining Alfa Adhi Securities as CEO in January 2021, Azfer worked as Cofounder and CEO of Akseer Research for five years and led the company’s growth journey from its budding stages to a diversified client base in Research, Advisory and Brokerage across 5 countries. Azfer continues to serve Akseer in the capacity of Executive Director, Research Technology Platforms and focus on technology led growth initiatives. In the past, Azfer has worked with leading brokerage names  in Pakistan including BMA Capital, Elixir Securities and Invisor Securities.  Azfer holds an MBA from IBA Karachi and is a CFA Charter holder.

2) Nadeem Ul Haq Usmani (Chief Operating Officer/Company Secretary)

Mr Nadeem Ul Haq Usmani joined Alfa Adhi Securities in December 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 25 years’ experience in renowned brokerage names in Pakistan including Next Capital, Elixir securities, Optimus Capital and Invisor Securities, out of which, 17 years have been in COO / CFO positions. He has diverse experience in supervising regulatory compliance, maintenance of accounts, tax planning, income and sales tax practice, secretarial work, and risk management. Nadeem is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountant (ACMA) and Corporate Secretary (ACIS) from Pakistan and has also cleared Canadian Securities Course (CSC) from Canadian Securities Institute.

3) Mohsin Adhi (Compliance Officer)

Mr. Mohsin has expertise in the fields of Investment Analysis and Business Development. He has been representing Alfa Adhi Securities on various media avenues. Additionally, he also served as a member of Market Development & New Product Committee of Pakistan Stock Exchange and conducted a range of social activities as the Office Bearer of Memon Professional Forum (MPF). His expertise in the field of finance has provided a strong support to the company to make strategic changes within the business operations. Mr. Mohsin is a visiting faculty at Pakistan’s leading business education institutions including IBA, SZABIST and Bahria University.

4) Bilal Ahmed Ghaffar (Advisor Corporate Brokering)

Bilal Ghaffar has more than 15 years of Equity Brokerage experience and works as Advisor, Corporate and HNWI desk at Alfa Adhi Securities. Bilal’s primary responsibility at Alfa Adhi is to lead the Institutional and HNWI Equities Sales function and is a key enabler for delivering top-class equity sales services to Alfa Adhi’s clients. Prior to Alfa Adhi Securities, Bilal has worked with several top brokerage names in Pakistan. Bilal led the Equity Sales Function at Optimus Capital Management Limited as Head of Equity Sales for more than six years between 2012-2018. Before Optimus, Bilal was associated with Fortune Securities where he headed Equity Sales between 2007-2012.

5) Ayaz Aman (Director, Chief Technology Officer)

Mr. Ayaz joined Alfa Adhi Securities in 1994 as an IT manager. He is a thorough technology professional and oversee the Information Technology Function at Alfa Adhi Securities. He over saw the transition of the company from a paper-based business model to a fully digitized trading and custodial operations in the 1990s. Mr Ayaz made substantial contributions in launching online trading at Alfa Adhi in 2008. He works closely with the vendors to maintain the company’s state of the art IT infrastructure.

6) Shuja Qureshi (Head of Online Trading)

Shuja joined Alfa Adhi Securities in February 2021 as Head of Online Trading. Before joining Alfa Adhi, Shuja was working as Head of Online Trading at Next Capital, where he reactivated the company’s online equities and commodities trading. Shuja started his career as an Equity Dealer at First Capital Equities , but later ventured into media and worked for popular media houses such as Indus News, Business Plus, CNBC Pakistan, and Geo News. He has interviewed many politicians, top government officials, ambassadors, heads of the World Bank and IMF in Pakistan, leading businessmen and professionals, and many other dignitaries. Having moved back to the equity brokerage industry, Shuja continues part time work in media, hosting a couple of shows for web channel Karobar TV and a weekend business show on FM 107.

7) Hifza Zia (Director Research, Akseer Research)

Hifza joined Akseer Research in October 2020 as Director Research. She has 15 years of experience of both buy and sell side equities and has previously worked at Albaraka Bank Ltd, Lakson Investments Ltd and Elixir Securities. Prior to Akseer, Hifza was the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Frontier Markets strategy at Silk Invest, a Frontier and Emerging Market focused asset manager that specializes in investing in sustainable businesses, serving a rapidly rising consumer base in Emerging and Frontier Markets. Hifza joined Silk Invest in 2015 as Senior Investment Analyst covering Frontier Asian equity markets and later on progressed to Portfolio Manager designation.