PMIC Team

Chief Executive Officer

Yasir Ashfaq

Head of Sector Development

Saqib Siddiqui

Head of Portfolio Management

Asghar Memon

Chief Risk Compliance Officer

M Rashid Imran

Company Secretary, Head of Legal & Procurement

Yasir Masud

Head of Human Resources

Zainab Kakar

Head of Internal Audit

Irum Sardar

Vice President - Finance & Accounts

Hassan Nawaz

Vice President Portfolio Management Department

Ali Said

Chief Technology Officer

Zeeshan Khan Shahid

Assistant Vice President Sector Development

Salman Iftikhar

Assistant Vice President - Sector Development

M Faheem Khalid

Assistant Vice President - Risk Management Department

Nizwa Naeem

Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit

Farrukh Rehan Khan

Assistant Vice President - Risk Department

Aliya Fatima Zaidi

Assistant Vice President - Portfolio Department

Tufail Ahmed

Assistant Vice President CEO Office & Corporate Communications

Afia Khan

Assistant Vice President - Procurement

Ahmed Saleh Jamal

Assistant Vice President Research

Rimsha Taj

Lead Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Bilal Razzaq

Manager Finance & Accounts

Sulman Tariq

Manager IT

Irfan Shah

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Khushbakht

Assistant Manager Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Marya Ahmed

Assistant Manager - Admin

Chaudhry Muhammad Qaiser

Assistant Manager Sector Development

Marzia

Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts

Muhammad Bilal

Assistant Manager Research

Zarak Jamal Khan

Assistant Manager Risk & Compliance

Ahmed Sarfraz

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Faizan Ul Haq Siddiqui

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Maliha Iqbal

Assistant Manager Business Strategy & Support

Ahmed Masood

Chief Executive Officer

Yasir Ashfaq

Mr. Yasir Ashfaq is working as Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC). He was previously working as Chief Operating Officer of PMIC since August 2016. Before joining PMIC, he has worked with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund as Group Head, Financial Services Group in a similar role. Yasir has over 20 years of experience in financial sector of the country and has worked at senior management positions in commercial and investment banks. His areas of expertise include designing policy and strategy, corporate finance, portfolio management, treasury, finance and accounts, development finance, corporate finance, risk management, development of institutions and new financial products and approaches of delivery. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (ICMA) of Pakistan and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Sydney, Australia.

Designation:Chief Executive Officer

Head of Sector Development

Saqib Siddiqui

Mr. Saqib Siddiqui has more than twenty years of experience of working in the microfinance sector of Pakistan. He has held various senior management positions with responsibilities related to growth programming, building institutional capacity as well as promoting inclusive and responsible financial services. He joined Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) as Head of Sector Development in December 2016. As Head of Sector Development at PMIC, Mr. Siddiqui is responsible for development of innovative and inclusive product lines, relationship management with stakeholders, donors, financiers as well as priming for microfinance plus and strategic positioning of the organization both at national and international platforms. Before joining PMIC, he was working as General Manager- Sector Development at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF).

Mr. Saqib Siddiqui is a graduate of the Global Institute of Management Science, Lahore and also holds Masters degrees in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and Marketing.

Designation:Head of Sector Development

Head of Portfolio Management

Asghar Memon

Mr. Asghar Memon is working as Head of Portfolio Management since December 2016. Prior to joining PMIC, he was working at the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) as General Manager Microfinance Portfolio Management Department. Mr. Asghar has over 22 years of experience including 17 years in financial sector. He has held various senior management positions at different microfinance institutions and Apex institute. His areas of expertise include portfolio management, growth programing while striking balance between return and risk, developing strategic plans, budgeting, process and product innovation, monitoring and supervision, working with mid and small tier microfinance institutions to improve governance and control environments and creating value chains for impact financing as well as improving social performance.

Mr. Memon is an engineering graduate of the Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam and also holds Masters degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and Masters in Sociology.

Designation:Head of Portfolio Management

Chief Risk Compliance Officer

M Rashid Imran

Mr. Rashid started his career in 2004 with Network Microfinance Bank Limited (Now Apna Microfinance Bank) and then moved to Tameer Bank (Now Telenor Microfinance Bank) in 2005. He joined Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) in 2017 and moved back to Telenor Microfinance Bank in 2019. Rashid’s career spans over 16 years in the Microfinance Industry. His last assignment, before joining PMIC was with Telenor Bank Ltd where he served as Head of Credit Operations. Rashid holds a Bachelors and Masters (commerce) degree from Karachi University Rashid is a seasoned Risk Professional who has diverse experience in the application of Risk Management Practices and Financial Controls.

Designation:Chief Risk Compliance Officer

Company Secretary, Head of Legal & Procurement

Yasir Masud

Mr. Yasir Masud is a Senior Corporate Legal Professional who brings with him 19+ years of diversified experience especially in Corporate Law and Legal & Corporate Governance. He has worked nationally and internationally in the legal field, in markets including Oil & Energy and Banking. His core competencies include Strategic Legal Counsel, Complex Negotiations, Legal Advisory, Management of the Board of Directors & Corporate Governance. His last role was with The First Micro Finance Bank Ltd. as Company Secretary & General Counsel. Yasir has an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Wolverhampton, Holborn College (London). He is also certified to be an Independent Director having completed the Directors Training Program (DTP) from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and registered in the Independent Directors Databank with the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Designation:Company Secretary, Head of Legal & Procurement

Head of Human Resources

Zainab Kakar

Designation:Head of Human Resources

Head of Internal Audit

Irum Sardar

Irum is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and experienced audit professional having more than 13 years of experience of conducting audits, consulting assignments and assurance engagements. In addition to this, she is also having experience of Risk Management department including Credit & Market Risk and Operational Risk along-with experience of Data Strategy and Data analytics domains as well. Her last role was as Head Operational Risk in HBL Microfinance Bank.

Irum is having good in-depth experience of reviewing controls over financial and operating systems and business processes and providing advices on improvements. Also she has sound understanding of international best practices, statues and standards. During the role in Internal Audit, she was engaged in various assignments including process audits, management audits, retail banking audits, end to end reviews, digital audits, fraud & forgery assignments along-with planning and reporting related assignments.

Designation:Head of Internal Audit

Vice President - Finance & Accounts

Hassan Nawaz

Mr. Hassan Nawaz is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan having more than 10 years of experience of financial reporting, internal and external audits, financial planning and control.

Prior to joining PMIC, he has working with a specialized financial institution where he was heading the financial reporting department. Moreover, he has done his article ship from EY Ford Rhodes.

Designation:Vice President - Finance & Accounts

Vice President Portfolio Management Department

Ali Said

Mr. Ali Said has a Masters degree in Commerce (Major in Finance) from University of Peshawar and is Diplomate Associate of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan Ali Said started his career with the Bank of Khyber in January 2000. He has over 19 years of experience in Microfinance, Treasury Operations, Money & Capital Markets, Accounts & Finance and Risk Management. In his current role, Ali Said is responsible for Managing Credit Portfolio of Non-Banking Microfinance Companies and Microfinance Banks, nderwriting and Business Development and strengthening relationships with clients and implementation of business strategies to meet lending goals and objectives of PMIC. .

Designation:VP Portfolio Management Department

Chief Technology Officer

Zeeshan Khan Shahid

Zeeshan holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from University of Peshawar. His career spans over 20 years with experience in Information Technology, Operations & General IT Management He has worked in Healthcare industry for over 11 years and has served in United Nation Development Program (UNDP) in Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of Pakistan. His last assignment, before joining PMIC was with The Millennium Universal College, Transnational Education Provider working as Head of IT & Digitalization.

Zeeshan has diverse experience in Software Development, Project Management, Cloud Computing and Information Security. He has a good understanding of planning, inception, implementation & control of projects.

Designation:Chief Technology Officer

Assistant Vice President Sector Development

Salman Iftikhar

Over my career span of 15+ years, I have developed high performance teams, delivered exceptional customer value, created strong partnerships. I have established the most recognized brands in a competitive market combining traditional and Digital communication.

Fostering growth Marketing techniques, managing and leading partnerships across Government and Corporate sectors solidifying the market leader position in Microfinance inclusion space. I am a person with the ability to deliver challenging tasks and take on projects that have not been done before. While business results are key, I strongly believe in corporate social responsibility and focused on ensuring we target unserved, marginalized segment of the society through the strong Channels and financial streams. This is being recognized globally for driving financial inclusion for unserved.

Being recognized for exceptional leadership and unprecedented results in the most challenging emerging market, I transitioned as a Business professional for Public, Private and Social sector on Digital Marketing, Media Management, Budgeting, Communication Strategies, Marketing, Planning & Forecasting.

Designation:AVP Sector Development

Assistant Vice President - Sector Development

M Faheem Khalid

Mr. Muhammad Faheem Khalid has an MBA degree from FAST School of Management – Islamabad. He is currently working as Manager Sector Development in PMIC. Faheem is involved in designing and deployment of microfinance plus projects and data management. He has worked on different projects pertaining to sectors including Value Chains (Enterprise and Agriculture), Micro Insurance, Digital Finance and Renewable Energy. His career spans over 9 years and has previously worked at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund – PPAF and Publicis Pakistan.

At PPAF he had worked in the Financial Services Group and held the position of Management Executive. He had also worked in the domain of knowledge management and worked as Public Relations executive at Publicis Pakistan, a French multination in communications.

Designation:AVP Sector Development

Assistant Vice President - Risk Management Department

Nizwa Naeem

Ms. Nizwa Naeem is working in Portfolio Management, with primary focus on relationship management with microfinance institutions (NBMFIs & MFBs). Her major role in the company includes; strategic planning, desk and field reviews, ratings and risk analysis, designing of institutional development packages, proposal preparation, variance analysis of the assigned institutions and reporting. Nizwa has over 9 years of work experience in wholesale lending of microfinance. Before joining PMIC, she was working with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) as Senior Management Executive.

Nizwa has done Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) from International Islamic University Islamabad and obtained different certificates related to microfinance such as Boulder MFT and Advance Programme on Financial Inclusion and Social Performance. Nizwa is passionate to bring positive change in the lives of underserved by enhancing their access to finance.

Designation:AVP - Risk Management Department

Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit

Farrukh Rehan Khan

Mr. Farrukh Khan is an ACCA Member and has completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Karachi. Farrukh is a dynamic and seasoned professional whose experience spans over a period of 10 years in a variety of Governance and Compliance roles of well reputed organizations like Deloitte, Tameer Microfinance Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Meezan Bank. As Manager Internal Audit, Farrukh is involved in the planning and execution of risk based internal audits as well as independently reporting on controls and governance matters. Farrukh focuses on strengthening the controls and risk assessment procedures to enable PMIC combat against the potential risks.

Designation:AVP Internal Audit

Assistant Vice President - Risk Department

Aliya Fatima Zaidi

Ms. Ailya has completed ACCA and started her career with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. in January 2008 as an Audit Trainee. Her last assignment before joining PMIC was with Samba Bank Limited as Manager – Operational Risk. As Manager Operational Risk, Ailya is involved in managing operational risk, and market and liquidity risk.

Designation:AVP Operational Risk

Assistant Vice President - Portfolio Department

Tufail Ahmed

Mr. Tufail Ahmed has a Management Science degree in Finance (MBA & B.Com) from University of AJ&K. At PMIC, Tufail is involved in relationship management with borrowers/partners, finalizing credit proposals of potential and an existing borrowers for new or renewal of Investments, monitoring/supervision of the portfolio within team and cross team function, quarterly & annual financial review of the borrowers. Tufail had started his career in NRSP in October 2004 as Credit Officer & his career spans 15 years spent in the Microfinance sector. His last assignment before joining PMIC was with PPAF where he served as Assistant Manager Portfolio Management. Tufail has diverse experience both in retail microfinance as well as wholesale lending to Microfinance providers.

Designation:AVP Portfolio Management

Assistant Vice President CEO Office & Corporate Communications

Afia Khan

Ms. Afia has a BSC Honors degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management. She is working at PMIC as an AVP – CEO Office. In her role at PMIC, Afia is involved in diverse tasks including communications, publications, human resource and relationship management with internal and external stakeholders.

She has previously worked closely with many Senior Executives of several multinational organizations such as VEON, JAZZ (Mobilink) and MOL Oil and Gas Co. Ltd. In her 8 plus years of corporate experience she has developed core competencies and a skill set that directly correlates with the role assigned to her. She has also polished her skills well in networking, written & oral communications.

Phone:AVP CEO Office & Corporate Communications

Assistant Vice President - Procurement

Ahmed Saleh Jamal

Mr. Ahmed Saleh Jamal is a Procurement & Supply Chain management professional, combining cross-functional competencies in procurement, vendor management, quality, and supply chain management. His area of expertise includes supply chain management, material management, project & procedure implementation, continuous improvement, and change management to positively impact organizational goals. Ahmed has a diverse experience of more than eight years in Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Business Development in renowned organizations like Linde Group Germany and PEPL. Ahmed holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, master’s in supply chain management and is currently enrolled in an EMBA Program at LUMS.

Designation:AVP Procurement

Assistant Vice President Research

Rimsha Taj

Rimsha Taj has joined PMIC as AVP – Research & Reporting. Rimsha holds a degree in Social Development and Policy from Habib University in Karachi. Previously, she served as a Research Associate at the Indus Hospital Research Centre, where she successfully designed and executed multiple surveys aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of various departments at The Indus Hospital (TIH). Rimsha has also contributed her expertise as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Rural Support Programs Network (RSPN), working on the European Union Funded Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh and BRACE – a Poverty Graduation Program in Balochistan. In this capacity, she played a key role in developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, Quality Assurance and Control Plans, and conducting process monitoring, outcomes, and impact assessments.

Designation:AVP Research

Lead Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Bilal Razzaq

Bilal Abdul Razzaq is a Chartered Accountant (CA); having worked in the Audit & Assurance, Risk Management & Corporate Finance division in notable organizations over the past ten years, with the most recent being Askari Bank Limited. At PMIC Bilal aims to understand the unique requirements of the sector, discussing potential strategies, and providing valuable insights to drive business, meanwhile polishing his skillset to excel in the field of Microfinance & Treasury operations.

Designation:Lead Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Manager Finance & Accounts

Sulman Tariq

Mr. Sulman is an ACCA Member. He joined Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd in March 2010 and after completing 3 years of training moved to Khushhali Microfinance Bank Ltd in 2014. His career spans over 8 years with most of it spent in the Financial sector. His last assignment, before joining PMIC was with Khushhali Bank Ltd where he served as Executive Fixed Assets and Branchless Banking.

Sulman has diverse experience in the application of International Accounting Standards and well verse experience of implementing ERP (Oracle Financials) . He has good understanding of planning, inception, implementation & control of projects.

Designation:Manager Finance & Accounts

Manager IT

Irfan Shah

Irfan Shah is MCS and MBA (ITM) Degree holder from International Islamic University Islamabad; having worked in the PTCL, NCHD and Express Group of Media, in IT Department for more then 16 years, with the most recent experience of associated with the PMIC for over 5 years in the capacity of Manager IT (Outsourced Employee). As the newest member of the team, he is thrilled to collaborate with you on all existing & upcoming projects/initiatives.

With this opportunity at PMIC he aims to understand the unique requirements of the sector, discussing potential strategies, and providing valuable insights to drive business, meanwhile polishing his skillset to excel in the field of IT operations.

Irfan Shah is an advocate for sports in all forms, especially Football and Cricket; and is dedicated to fostering a productive and healthy work relationship with all.

Designation:Manager IT

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Khushbakht

Khush Bakht has done Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST), Islamabad. She has completed her degree in 2021 with distinction being held by scoring CGPA i.e., 3.97.

Khush Bakht gained experience by working as Management Trainee Officer in the Portfolio Management Department at Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited (PMIC). She participated in various events in the university and organized many seminars, conferences and did various projects to enhance her skills. She also worked as FM head at the university. She is volunteering as Event Management Lead in Youth Alumni Group at Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) since 2020.

Designation:Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Assistant Manager Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Marya Ahmed

Marya is an Accounting & Finance Graduate from National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad. Marya has completed her Bachelors in Accounting & Finance in 2017 and is currently pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification from CFA Institute, USA. She has successfully cleared the first 2 levels of the exam.

In tandem with her academics, Marya has gained experience by being part of various organization teams for a wide array of extracurricular events held at her university. In regard to her work experience, currently she has been serving as Management Trainee Officer in CF&IB Department at PMIC. Previously, she has successfully completed three internships in varied business functions across an array of organizations. She has been the part of Audit & Business Advisory Section of A.F. Ferguson & Co. (PwC), Business Support & JV Relations Department at MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co. B.V and been associated with the Corporate Banking Group at Habib Bank Limited (HBL).

Designation:Assistant Manager Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Assistant Manager - Admin

Chaudhry Muhammad Qaiser

Chaudhry Muhammad Qaiser joined PMIC with professional experience on his credit of more than 19 years in IT, HR, Administrative Operations and Top Management Support. His educational background includes Bachelors in Computer Sciences and MBA in HR with A grade. He joined the educational industry in 2003 and later the advertising industry in 2007. He worked there on various positions till 2022. Qaiser also worked with ONE Constitution Avenue as Top Management Executive Support where he managed their entire residential facilities with excellence before joining PMIC to diversify his experience even more in the financial sector.

Designation:Assistant Manager - Admin

Assistant Manager Sector Development

Marzia

Marzia began research work in 2020, she has worked with Institute of Development Studies, London. She assisted PhD research from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Her last assignment was in Pakistan Institute of Development Studies (PIDE), Islamabad.

Marzia has an MPhil. degree in economics from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad and is currently pursuing master’s in international management from Geneva Business School, Switzerland. Marzia has been trained in somatic Leadership practices by an international coach.

Designation:Assistant Manager SDD

Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts

Muhammad Bilal

Designation:Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts

Assistant Manager Research

Zarak Jamal Khan

Zarak is currently enrolled in the M.Phil. Econometrics Program. He will be completing his degree this September. He is currently attending the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

Zarak has accumulated more than five years of experience in various roles and capacities in different sectors. He hopes to use this opportunity to gain experience and learn more about the microfinance sector and the necessary work PMIC does.

Designation:Assistant Manager Research

Assistant Manager Risk & Compliance

Ahmed Sarfraz

Ahmed Sarfraz holds M.Sc Degree in Finance and Investment from the University of West England, Bristol. He joined PMIC as an MTO- Risk and Compliance. He has been promoted to Assistant Manager Credit Administration. Ahmed has interned at Karandaaz in the Finance and Accounts Department and gained experience regarding  operational and financial activities.

Designation:Assistant Manager Risk & Compliance

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Faizan Ul Haq Siddiqui

Faizan Ul Haq Siddiqui holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences graduating top 10 in his class and is an ACCA Finalist.

Previously, he has trained in Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Telenor. Having experience with multiple organizations hopes to bring a positive impact in PMIC. In his university Faizan was Sports director, Finance Secretary and led multiple teams in and outside his university. Faizan aims to understand the microfinance sector and catalyze positive change for PMIC. Ability to exchange ideas and provide valuable insights to polish connections with stakeholders and paving way for increased investments and strategic partnerships.

Designation:Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Maliha Iqbal

Maliha holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting & finance from Bahria University, Islamabad, and stepped into the corporate world as a Management Trainee at Askari Bank Limited’s Corporate & Investment Banking Group. There she garnered 1.5 years of experience as a Relationship Associate, supported by various internships.

Designation:Assistant Manager Portfolio Management

Assistant Manager Business Strategy & Support

Ahmed Masood

Ahmed Started his career with Askari Bank Limited as a Management Trainee & worked as Business Strategy & Support Officer for the Group Head – Corporate & Investment Banking. Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the National University of Science & Technology (NUST).

Designation:Assistant Manager Business Strategy & Support