Asif Qureshi, Executive Chairman
Asif Qureshi has more than 20 years of experience in Pakistan’s financial sector with expertise in economic and investment research. He started his career in banking in 1996 and moved into equity research in 1999, joining Indosuez W. I. Carr Securities Pakistan, where he rose to the position of head of research in 2001. He later headed research at Global Securities before pursuing entrepreneurial path to co-found Invisor Securities in 2004 and later Optimus Capital in 2011. He has also worked as a consultant for the ADB and the Petroleum Institute of Pakistan and has also been associated with IBA as a member of visiting faculty. He is also a co-founder of Zakheera.com, an online financial database service. Asif Qureshi is a CFA charter-holder since 2000. He also holds MA International Financial Analysis (Distinction) from Newcastle University (UK), MBA from Quaid-i-Azam University and B.Sc. (Maths & Physics) from Punjab University.
Mohsin Ahsan, Director
Mohsin Ahsan has over 20 years of experience with vast experience in financial sector. He started off his career in 1997 as a Business Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan and subsequently moved into equity research in 1999 wherein he worked at Indosuez W.I. Carr Pakistan and Elixir Securities. He also worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Global Securities where he later rose to the position of Head of Research. He has coordinated and arranged visits of reputable foreign investors such as Arisaig Partners, ABN Amro Asset Management, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse to Pakistan. He also headed research at Invisor Securities in 2004. As a part of corporate finance transaction, he worked on arranging USD 50 Million equity financing for a leading paper and packaging mill for expansion. In 2009, he served as Head of Research for Asset Management, Saudi Arabia providing coverage across various asset classes with assets under management of approximately USD 1 Billion and later served as a Fund Manager, managing Saudi equity funds, discretionary asset management mandates and international fund of funds with assets under management of approximately USD 400 Million. Prior to joining Optimus Capital, Mohsin Ahsan worked with Arab National Investment Company, Saudi Arabia, as a head of local and regional equities. He holds MBA degree with major in finance from IBA.