Mr. Malik Dil Awayz Ahmed, CFA is the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Darson Securities (Pvt) Ltd. He is a seasoned professional with association of over seventeen years in securities and commodities business. His quest of constant learning along with rich experience in capital & mercantile markets of Pakistan has enabled him to magnify his professional profile both horizontally as well as vertically. He is a strong believer of ethics, professionalism and corporate culture to sustain and improve the integrity of capital markets, investment profession and market value of all the stakeholders. His achievements and ongoing efforts to inculcate code of ethics, best practices and revolutionary measures to transform the DSL into a distinguished corporate brokerage house of industry are well applauded by the sponsors and BOD of the Company. Mr. Ahmed has done his Master in Commerce with majors in finance from Hailey College of Commerce. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.
MR. SAQIB ISLAM
Designation : Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Qualification : Bachelors of Commerce
Mr. Muhammad Saqib Islam has a vast experience of Brokerage Industry, Risk Management, Taxation and Financial Management. He has been engaged with Darson Securities Pvt Limited since the DSL started its operations in Karachi as a corporate brokerage house of Pakistan Stock Exchange formerly Karachi Stock Exchange. He looks after the treasury functions of the Company. Prior to joining DSL Mr. Saqib had gained rich expertise of Pakistanâ€™s foreign currency markets while working in Dollar East Exchange Company. He attended many financial seminars and extensively travelled around the world and benefitted the Company by introducing cultural diversity. He holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He has been CFO of the Company since its incorporation. In order to achieve operational efficiency and to take advantage of his expertise Mr. Saqib has also awarded the portfolio of Company Secretary.
MR. ZULFIQAR HYDER KHAN, ACMA, ACIS
Designation : Chief Operating Officer
Qualification : ACMA, ACIS
Mr. Zulfiqar Hyder Khan, ACMA, ACIS has over 27 years of experience in various areas of Operations, Fund Management, Risk Management, Financial Reporting, Internal Control, Finance & Accounts, Online Trading and Branch network. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of several organizations in the Capital Markets sector including JS Global, Shajar Capital, KASBIT, KASB Real Estate Developers, KASB Foundation â€“ Bukhari Traders, IGI Finex Securities, JS Finance Ltd and AKD Securities. Previously, he has also worked in KASB Securities Limited in different positions. He is also credited for launching the online trading platform at JS Global, AKD and IGI Finex Securities and also helped establish several branches across the country within a year. He is an Associate Member of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan, Associate Member of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (ACIS) and a Commerce graduate from the University of Karachi.
MR. FARHAN MOSANI
Designation : Operation Head
Mr. Mohammad Farhan has an over 20 years of experience in various areas of operations, settlement, internal control & risk management. Prior to joining DSL, his vast experience includes working at many managerial level positions for various institutions including Salman Services Limited & Abdul Ghaffar Bugsra Securities Pvt. Limited. He is now Operation Head of Darson Securities (Pvt) Limited.
MR. SANTOSH KUMAR
Designation : Institutional Corporate Sales
Qualification : MBA, MA (Economics)
Mr. Santosh Kumar has over 13 years of experience in the fields of equity sales, research and business development. Equity Sales has been his core strength among many others which he possesses and with his excellence and leadership quality he has been striking awe-inspiring deals over equity desk for more than a decade.. By qualification, Mr. Santosh Kumar holds Master of Economics and Master of Business Administration degrees.
MR. FAHAD AHMED
Designation : Online Sales & Marketing
Qualification : B.Sc. (Risk Management)
Fahad Ahmed has a vast experience working in leading brokerage houses of the industry including Foundation Securities, JS Global, Taurus Securities and Arif Habib Limited. He has an exceptional command in sales, marketing and trading. With dedication and vision he has helped develop different online trading platforms and teams. His last job was at Arif Habib Limited performing under the role of Assistant Manager: Online Trading. At Darson, he is the Head the Online Sales & Marketing Department. He holds a degree of B.Sc. (Risk Management) from the University of Karachi.
MR. SYED ZIA HYDER KAZMI
Designation : Manager Commodities
He has almost 18 years of experience in Commodity, FOREX Trading and Information Technology. Out of which 14 years encompasses the relevant exposure in Financial Services Industry and 4 years in Information Technology. Throughout his career he had been involved with pure Fundamental and Technical analysis projects that deliver satisfactory solutions and services to meet client's requirements.
MR. ISHTIAQ AHMED SWATI
Designation : Finance Manager
Qualification : Bachelors of Arts
Mr. Ishtiaq has an extensive and diversified experience in the field of capital markets spanning near couple of decade. Prior to joining DSL, his vast experience working at managerial level positions for various reputable institutions which include Saadi Cement Ltd. and Siddique Textile Mills. He is a graduate from Peshawar University.
MR. YOUSUF SAEED
Designation : Equity Research Analyst
Qualification : Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Mr. Yousuf Saeed has over 4 years of experience in sell side Equity Research and Investment. Prior to joining Darson Securities, he worked for Abbasi Securities as Research Analyst. During his working tenure he looked for different sectors including Banks, Oil & Gas and Economy. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Iqra University and currently registered for CFA Level III Exam.
MR. IRSHAD ZUBAIR
Designation : Head of Retail Sales & Branch Network (Sindh Region)
Qualification : Master of Business Administration (MBA)
He has over 18 years of experience in Equity Sales & Trading.
Mr. Irshad Zubair recently joined Darson Securities (Pvt) Limited in 2019, and has almost 18 years of working experience in Pakistan financial market, covering trading for high net worth & retail clients.
Previously he was working as Manager Equity Sales in Al Habib Capital Markets (Pvt) Ltd.
He also worked as Manager Sales in Global Securities Pakistan Limited (formerly UBS Securities).
He started his career as Equity Trader in Zafar Moti Capital Securities. He holds a degree of MBA in Marketing from Greenwich University.
MR. SYED HAMMAD UR REHMAN
Designation : Compliance Manager
Qualification : Masters in Economic & Finance
Mr. Hammad is a CA (finalist) and holds a Master degree in Economic & Finance (MEF). Mr. Hammad has more than 5 years of experience in Audit and Assurance Department. Prior joining to DSL Mr. Hammad was engaged as a Senior Auditor at Naveed Zafar Asfaq Jaffery & Co. (Chartered Accountancy firm).
MR. SHAHNAWAZ ALI
Designation : Manager IT
Mr. Shahnawaz is an experienced professional with over 13 years of experience in the Field of Information Technology. His responsibilities at DSL include managing information technology projects, implementation of security policies, development & implementation of disaster recovery plan and monitoring of infrastructure of Information technology. He is also responsible of managing Vtrade Online Management Software, StockXS and Vtrade Touch at DSL.