Mr. Dil Awayz Ahmed, CFA is the Chief Executive Officer of Darson Securities 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 Darson Securities 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. 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 Darson Securities 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 Darson Securities Mr. Saqib had gained rich expertise of Pakistan'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 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 - 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 : Head of Operations
Mr. Mohammad Farhan has an over 20 years of experience in various areas of operations, settlement, internal control & risk management. Prior to joining Darson Securities, his vast experience includes working at many managerial level positions for various institutions including Salman Services Limited & Abdul Ghaffar Bugsra Securities Limited. He is now Head of Operations of Darson Securities (Pvt) Limited.
MR. IMRAN RIZVI
Designation : Head of Business Development
Qualification : Graduate
Imran heads the Business Development and Corporate Desk for Darson Securities Limited and has over 12 years of experience in Pakistanâ€™s capital market. Over the course of his career Imran has worked with reputable organizations such as Faysal Asset Management Limited and BMA Capital Management Limited.
MR. SANTOSH KUMAR
Designation : Manager Corporate Sales
Qualification : MBA, MA (Economics)
Mr. Santosh 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 aweinspiring 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 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 Securities, he is the Head the Online Sales & Marketing Department. He holds a degree of B.Sc. (Risk Management) from the University of Karachi.
MR. DILAWER JAWED
Designation : Technical Analyst
Dilawer's career in Capital Market span over 17 years, working for Darson a highly reputable company in the industry while seated on the sales desk his core competency is Technical Analysis, Dilawer's skill in interpreting charts & forecasting trends has earned him a reputation of degree that uniformly resonated on a high pitch from clients. His research includes a daily Technical Report for short term outlook along with broader technical opinions published as and when deemed appropriate.
MR. SYED ZIA HYDER KAZMI
Designation : Manager Commodities
Zia 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
Ishtiaq has an extensive and diversified experience in the field of capital markets spanning near couple of decade. Prior to joining Darson Securities, 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)
Yousuf has over 5 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 a 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)
Irshad has over 18 years of experience in Equity Sales & Trading. Mr. Irshad Zubair recently joined Darson Securities 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. MUHAMMAD YOUSUF BAGASRA
Designation : Head of Corporate Sales
Yousuf has over 17 years of experience in Equities Sales in Pakistan financial markets. Dealt with institutional, high net worth and retail clients regarding equity investments. He started his career as individual entrepreneur by managing portfolio of HNIâ€™s. He worked with Intermarket Securities for over 13 years in capacity of equities sales, MRA Securities for over 3 years as Head of Corporate Division and has a yearâ€™s experience in BIPL Securities in Corporate Division.
MR. SYED HAMMAD UR REHMAN
Designation : Compliance Manager
Qualification : Masters in Economic & Finance
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 : Network Administrator
Shahnawaz has over 13 years of professional experience in the Field of Info. Technology. His responsibilities at Darson Securities include managing information technology projects, implementation of security policies, development and 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.
MR. Kashif Aftab
Designation : Manager IT
Qualification : Master, Undergraduate 2 Years Diploma in Networks, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA
Mr. Kashif Aftab Possesses over 18 years Network Administration work experience in UK, UAE and Pakistan. He holds BCS Hons. Degree in Computer Sciences from RIPHAH International University, BCS Professional UG Diploma in Networks from Manchester College of Higher Education & Media Technology, UK & Masters from The University of Manchester, UK. At Darson Securities Ltd., Mr. Kashif Aftab has established a system network and is responsible to lead, manage, support and identify slower functioning areas and improve all aspects of the network systems.