Corporate Governance

Executive Team

Mehtab Ahmed Malik

Mehtab Ahmed Malik

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mehtab A. Malik joined AZI Group on August 1, 2007 as Group Financial Controller. He is Meticulous and highly accomplished professional with over 23 years of hands on experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations. He worked on top management positions of world class manufacturing, bank, automotives, leasing, healthcare, real estate and investments industries. He is dynamic, result oriented leader with strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations.

Mehtab is always keen in utilizing analysis and team approach to derive organizational improvements and implementations of best practices. He has superior interpersonal skills to make high-stakes decisions using experience based judgment, strong work ethics to overcome multiple complex business challenges. He has experience of leadership for a sizable manufacturing business where he held position of Group COO supported by strong team of nine General Managers.

Mehtab has long and illustrious career in Finance, Budgeting, cost Management as well as profitability analysis, business models, team building and performance improvement. He is responsible for arrangement of all Finance and FX requirement of the group. He is active member of the investment committee of the group and involved in all investment decisions inside and outside the group. He has team of six Finance Managers. He holds commerce bachelor degree and Chartered Accountant.
Asad Ali Shiraz

Asad Ali Shiraz

General Manager - Investments

Responsible for the investment portfolio of AlZayani Group and AlZayani family members. The current portfolio is invested across various asset classes with the majority invested in real estate. The team's mandate is to create a balanced portfolio in terms of risk and return, diversifying across geographies and various asset classes.

Asad has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, covering the entire spectrum of Investment Banking activities ranging from advisory to private equity to real estate finance. Within each segment I have assimilated in-depth knowledge of processes involved, serviced top-tier clients, worked with the top institutions in that segment and have been part of landmark transactions.

Mohammed Ghareeb

Group HR & Admin Manager

Mohammed Ghareeb was appointed as the Group HR & Admin Manager in October, 2011. He is responsible for implementing HR strategies and policies throughout the group. His long and illustrious career of 19 years in Human Resource and Administration has enabled him to gain experience in various aspects of Human Resources like Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Organization Development, Change Management, Strategic HR, Training and Development, Career Management, Performance Appraisal, Labour Welfare, Compensation & Benefit Management & General administration.

Mr. Ghareeb beginning his career as in 1988 with Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs and Ministry of Information. He has many academic qualifications from U.K, India & Bahrain. A long and illustrious career has seen.

Mr. Ghareeb gain experience in various aspects of Human Resources, holding management roles from 1988 onwards. The depth of knowledge of various functional units of HR and processes that Mohammed Ghareeb has gained in his diverse roles has prepared him for his recent task of handing the group HR & Admin functions with AZI.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan

Group IT Manager

Deepak Gopalakrishnan is appointed as Group IT Manager in February 2020 with an outstanding track record in the field of Information & Technology for over 18 years. Together with the recent and extensive experience in banking industry as the Head of IT for a multinational Bank and IT head of Educational Institution will be added resource to the company.

He is holding a Bachelor’s Degree in IT and Engineering Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications with Certification in CISCO together with Various Certifications in Financials Crimes and Sanctions.

He has a vast experience in Network Management, Project Management & Infrastructure Development in his carrier during his 14 Years’ experience in the GCC market.

Sundeep Chopra

Group Internal Audit Manager

Sundeep Chopra joined Al Zayani Investments in February 2019 and is presently heading Group Internal Audit Department of the Al Zayani Group. He is a skilled professional with over 14 years of experience in the domain of Internal Audit and Risk Management, with proven & acknowledged value additions in the fields of automotive, retails, construction, hospitality, healthcare, real estate, consulting and various other industries.
He strongly believes in the work ethics culture with a team-based approach to enhance the performances of employees and the Management with due consideration of globally accepted best practices. He primarily emphases on setting up innovative & value-added business processes, sound internal controls, change management, implementations & acceptances of new procedures to support the vision of Top Management and Board of Directors.

He is a self-motivated professionally qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Certified Risk Based Auditor from the London School of Business & Finance, United Kingdom.
Hasan T. AlMaskati

Hasan T. AlMaskati

Group Legal Manager

Hasan AlMaskati was appointed as the Group Legal Manager of Al Zayani Investments Group in August 2017 and he is consulting and assisting the management in all legal matters concerning the company.

Mr. AlMaskati has 15 years experience in the field of legal services and practices Commercial and Corporate Transactional Law. Further, he has worked extensively in matters involving litigation, trade, commercial disputes, collection and recovery, aviation, travel, automobile and real estate. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiation, review and drafting.

Mr. AlMaskati holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and he is a registered lawyer at Bahrain Ministry of Justice

Shahzad Iqbal

Group Risk Management Manager

Shahzad Iqbal was appointed as Group Risk Management Manager in August 2019 with a track record of establishing and managing critical functional areas such as COO, CFO and CRO in a number of Investment banks amidst favorable and unfavorable economic environment.

He also has an extensive Audit & Consulting experience obtained while working with Ernst & Young, a leading global Audit & Accountancy firm. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds an MBA from Northern Arizona University, USA.

He has more than 25 years of experience in Risk Management, Investment Banking, Real Estate, and Private Equity investing, Financial Management and Business & Financial strategy development and execution.
Adil Mahboob

Adil Mahboob

Investment Manager & Investment Committee Member

Adil is a consummate professional with a background in banking, finance, research, investment management, risk management, strategic planning and training. He spearheaded many positions and gained valuable experience over 14 years experience in leading organizations.

Adil has extensive experience in Investment and Finance landscape across all asset classes including Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Funds and Derivatives across Equity, Fixed Income, etc. He was the team member managing over US$ 12 Billion in international markets during his previous job. Adil contributed cutting edge research papers and articles in number of renowned publications on various sectors and awarded for the same. Presently, he is involved in originating investment ideas, conducting comprehensive due diligence, performing risk analysis and formulating tactical and strategic portfolios. He has been providing recommendations to the members and working as Advisor to the Investment Committee. He is liaising with banks and also spearheading post acquisition investment process.

Adil imparted training to number of banking and finance professionals. He attended and presented at International Monetary Fund (IMF) USA; Singapore Monetary Authority, Singapore; and London School of Economics, UK.

Adil professional endeavors have been complemented by strong educational profile with M.Sc Economics from university of Karachi, MBA (Finance) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and M.Sc. Finance from Warwick Business School, UK. He earned prestigious British Chevening award from British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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