About Us

Board of Directors

Mr. Murad Ansari - Director & Chairman

Mr. Murad Ansari

Director & Chairman

Mr. Murad joined EFG Hermes in 2007 and is currently Co-head of the MENA financials team. He has over 16 years' experience of equity research and sales. Before joining EFG Hermes, Murad headed equity research, and later institutional sales at KASB Securities (currently BIPL Securities) of one of the largest investment banks in Pakistan. Murad holds a MBA from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Mr. Ahmed Youssef - Director

Mr. Ahmed Youssef


Mr. Ahmed joined EFG Hermes Holdings LLC UAE in 2008. He is currently working as Head of Institutional Trading since 2014. He has also been director of EFG Hermes Frontier Holdings LLC since July 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from American University in Cairo.

Mr. Mohamed AbdelKhabir - Director

Mr. Mohamed AbdelKhabir


Mr. Mohamed is the Chief Financial Officer of EFG Hermes Holding. He joined EFG Hermes' Investment Banking Division in early 2008 and remained in this division until March 2016 as a director. Previously, he held the position of Financial Planning Manager at Procter and Gamble in the Corporate Finance divisions with a focus on financial planning, budgeting, corporate restructuring, integration and profit forecasting. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo with a concentration in finance where he graduated with high honors and is a CFA charterholder.

Mr. Mohamed Ebeid - Director

Mr. Mohamed Ebeid


Mr. Mohamed is the Co-CEO of Investment Bank at EFG Hermes Holding. Mohamed has over 18 years of solid and well-rounded equities experience. Mohamed joined the EFG Hermes team in 1999, as a Retail Broker with HSB, working with high net worth clients. After a successful stint on the retail side, Mohamed moved to working with institutional clients, as part of the international institutional sales desk in 2004. This new assignment saw him focusing on business development and key relationship management. He has been instrumental to the introduction of new products and services that cater to the needs of this sophisticated client base.

Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas - Director

Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas


Mr. Fayyaz is one of the partners of Falaknaz Properties/Group, a family owned firm/group engaged in the business of real estate development and a member of Association of Builders and Developers. He has a vast experience in construction and development industry comprising of over 18 years. He has expertise in sales, marketing, advertisement and architectural designs. He has attended various seminars/workshops abroad and also represented the firm/group on various forums both within the country and abroad. Mr. Fayyaz holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Mr. Hayat Javed - Director

Mr. Hayat Javed


Mr. Hayat is well conversant with the financial markets especially equity/commodity markets being actively engaged in portfolio management and trading of securities/commodities. He has been providing financial advisory services including equity market, commodity market, portfolio management, IPO offerings, customized services to provide technical analysis and investment strategies to high net worth individuals. Mr. Hayat also has expertise in business development and marketing strategies. He is a certified director from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Mr. Rahat Aziz - Director

Mr. Rahat Aziz


Mr. Rahat Aziz is currently practicing as a Corporate Consultant. He is also a visiting Faculty at IBA, Karachi. The last engagement of Mr. Rahat Aziz was with Sindh Judicial Academy where he conducted several programs for all the tiers of Judiciary. He also arranged different training programs for leading institutions like SBP, SECP, Pakistan Navy, Fuji Fertilizer (BoD), Sindh Bank Limited and many others. Rahat Aziz is also one of the lead trainers of ICAP's Directors' Training Program approved by SECP. Besides this he is also Master trainer with USAID- The Asian Foundation for NPO/NGO program. Mr. Rahat Aziz has engaged with the training forums of IBA-CEE, CMEG-IoBM, EFP, NIBAF-SBF, SECP-KTBA and Institute of Leadership Development. Some of his Corporate Consultancy Clients are SECP, GSK, PNSC, Artistic Group, Wood Craft Group, Souvenir Group, Italian Development Council, Manhattan Communications and Sindh Environmental Foundation.

Mr. Muzzammil Aslam - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Muzzammil Aslam

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Muzzammil Aslam has over 10 years of experience in the fields of economics, research, business development and financial/capital markets. He has been engaged with KASB Securities Limited as Head of Business Development from November 2004 to April 2009 and with JS Global Capital Limited as Executive Vice President - Senior Economist, Head of Business Development and Head of Research from May 2009 to June 2012. Thereafter, he has been managing his own economic research think tank/consultancy firm "Emerging Economics Research". Various government departments also seek firm's independent view on major economic issues. Further, his work on economics has been actively pursued by the State Bank of Pakistan and Ministry of Finance. By qualification, Mr. Muzzamil holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Public Administration Degrees from the University of Karachi, MAS Degree in Economics from Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi and Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

The Directors may be contacted at 'Office No. 904, 9th Floor, Emerald Tower, Plot No. G-19, Block-5, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan'.