Director's Profile

The Board is chaired by Mr. Arshad Farooq who is a well-known figure in the Industrial sector.
The Chief Executive is Mr. Basheer A. Chowdry who has 45 years senior level experience of domestic and international banking and Modaraba management.

Mian Sheikh Arshad Farooq - Chairman

He is a well-known businessman and industrialist having about 30 years experience in Corporate and Financial Management. He is currently the Managing Director of AAA group which comprised of six companies in import, export, manufacturing and distribution of electronics, architectural and engineering products, artificial leather, textile yearn and fabrics.


Mr. Basheer Ahmed Chowdry - Chief Executive
Mr. Basheer Ahmed Chowdry commenced his banking career in 1963. He is a gold medalist from Punjab University, holds a Diploma in Banking and is also a Member of the British Institute of Management, Member of the British Institute of Directors, and Member of the Institute of International Affairs, London. He has wide banking experience in commercial, investment banking, international banking and the leasing business for the last 42 years having held very senior assignments with Bank of Credit & Commerce International, United Kingdom. He is a founder member of AI-Zamin Leasing Modaraba and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Modaraba for 17 years. AI-Zamin Leasing Modaraba has now been merged with and into Invest Capital Investment Bank Limited (Al-Zamin InvestBank) and he is the Managing Director of the Bank. He has served as the Chairman, Modaraba Association and Leasing Association of Pakistan and was a Director on the Board of Karachi Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited nominated by Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan as well as a member of the steering committee of the United Nations Development Program for Corporate Governance in Pakistan.


Mr. Sohail Ansar- Director
He is working in a senior capacity with Unilever Pakistan Limited. Being an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, he attended various seminars and training courses abroad. Having gained valuable experience in management and finance, he joined the Board of Al-Zamin in February, 2001. He brings with him the input of a multinational corporate exposure and knowledge.


Mr. Syed Etrat Hussain Rizvi - Director
He is a well known and highly regarded professional in the financial and regulatory circle with a strong legal, academia background and rich experience of holding key responsibilities in the DFIs, establishing/reviving of financial sector companies and managing NBFIs and holding senior level responsibilities in the regulatory regime. He has been a part of SBP committee on drafting the Prudential Regulations for NBFIs when their control was transferred to SECP in 2002. He has been serving on the boards of large financial institutions, stock exchange, public sector entities, commissions corporate groups and making valuable contribution towards development of healthier corporate culture and performance. He is also a Director on the Board of Privatization Commission representing Government of Pakistan. His presence in Al-Zamin Board brings significant governance excellence for the entity’s present and potential operations.


Mr. Muhammad Yasin - Director
He is highly qualified with Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and Master in Business Administration and. He has been associated with Bankers Equity, Pak-Libya Holding Company, Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan and Saudi Pak Real Estate Limited in senior capacity. He holds years of experience of being in leading roles in the corporate sector and has vast expertise in treasury, money market, business development and corporate affairs.


Dr. Namoos Baquar - Director
She is PhD. In Micro- Biology from London with completion of education and professional qualifications in London. Associated with Progressive Management Services (Pvt.) Ltd. As on Executive Director, responsible for Corporate Affairs and Client Relationship. A founder member of the Modaraba Management Company.


Mr. Syed Shahnawaz A. Rizvi - Director
He is a fellow Chartered Accountant, Master of Economics and fellow of business administration (FBA) with 21 years’ experience in management positions in Financial Institution covering areas of Accounts, Finance, Compliance, Audit and Credit & Marketing. Headed two organizations as Chief Executive and Chaired and performed active role on Boards of different companies and also in internal   Audit Committees of Board of Directors in Financial Institutions.