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.

Business Address: 3rd Floor, Sky Tower, Olaya, King Fahad Road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Haroon Askari - Director

Mr. Haroon Askari


Mr. Haroon Askari is an experienced financial markets executive, he has 35 years’ of foreign and local experience working across various fields of business including, trading, real-estate, financial markets and media and have driven them to higher levels successfully. Throughout his professional career, he contributed in the development of Pakistan’s Stock Market in all respects including formulation of securities markets regulation, risk management, derivative markets and new financial products.

Askari had been associated with Pakistan Stock Exchange (formerly Karachi Stock Exchange) since December 2005 to June 2017 in various capacity. Initially he worked in the capacity of Head of Operations then as an Acting Managing Director from Oct. 2010 till May 2011. The role of Deputy Managing Director started in August 2011 till mid-June 2017 from where he resumed the charge of Managing Director again.

He has an overall 30 years of business experience including capital market experience where 7 years are of as Member Karachi Stock Exchange and 12 years in Pakistan Stock Exchange as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director handling the Exchange related affairs of Pakistan’s 600 large companies and 400 brokers and 1000 stock exchange agents. He is a Science Graduate from DJ Science College Karachi and has also completed Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Mr. Ahmed Adel Mahmoud Youssef - Director

Mr. Ahmed Adel Mahmoud 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.

Business Address: Boulevard Plaza, Tower-1, Suite 1104, Downtown, Dubai, UAE.

Mr. Mohamed AbdelKhabir - Director

Mr. Mohamed Khaled Mohamed Abdel Khabir


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.

Business Address: Building No. 129B, Smart Village, Km 28 Cairo Alexandria Desert Road, 6 October, Egypt.

Mr. Mohamed Ebeid - Director

Mr. Mohamed Hussein Mahmoud Mohamed Ebeid


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.

Business Address: Level 6, West wing, DIFC, The Gate, Dubai, UAE.

Mr. Johannes Hailu Gunnell - Director

Mr. Johannes Hailu Gunnell


Mr. Johannes Gunnell is a Partner and Commercial Director at Maris Capital Ltd. He joined Maris Capital in 2010 and previously served as its Business Development Director and Business Director. Previously, Mr. Gunnell spent seven years at UBS Investment Bank working in global equity sales. During this time, he serviced a large number of institutional clients across a wide range of listed markets. Mr. Gunnell was Deal Captain on the largest European Initial Public Offering of 2008, EDP Renovaveis and had a particular focus on alternative energy and sustainable investments. Prior to that, he trained in corporate finance at Citigroup. He also spent time consulting for an IT company while studying development economics. Mr. Gunnell has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford University.

Business Address: Maris Capital, 20 Little Britain, London EC1A 7DH, United Kingdom.

Ms. Sarah Kwena Maja - Director

Ms. Sarah Kwena Maja


Ms. Sarah Maja is the head of Frontier Equity Sales Trading at EFG Hermes. She has 18 yrs experience in Financial Services across Trading and Investment Banking covering some of the largest global institutional investors in Sub Sahara Africa and South East Asia. Over the last 8yrs Sarah has managed trading teams, interacted with regulators and other stakeholders in key SSA markets such as Nigeria and Kenya. Before joining EFG Hermes, Sarah was instrumental in setting up the Frontier platform at Exotix Africa and served as Head of the Nigerian Business.

Business Address: Suite 1104, Boulevard Plaza, Tower-1, Dubai, UAE.

Mr. Freyan Byram Avari - Director

Mr. Freyan Byram Avari


Mr. Freyan Avari joined at R.B.Avari Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd in 2001 after he graduated from King College London with a degree in Business Management. After spending the first few years rotating through various departments within the company learning about the industry he took his first management role as head of Marketing in 2007. He was elevated to the position of CEO in 2011 and then Managing Director in 2015 which is the role he currently holds.

Freyan has helped to make RBAE a leading agrochemical distribution company in Pakistan with the sole aim of providing the best possible solutions for their customers. Under his guidance the company has evolved from being a family run business to being a fully professional organization which has helped the company grow faster.

Freyan is also the CEO of R.B. Avari & Company which is a holding company for the families real estate assets. He has successfully managed to develop multiple industrial warehouse and office space projects over the past 10 years.

Freyan is also a majority shareholder of Eugene Road Services (Pvt) Ltd which is a fleet management company with the major purpose of providing vehicles to mobile based booking platforms.

Business Address: SASI Arcade, Room # 4, 2nd Floor, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.

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.

Business Address: Suite No. M-6, Falaknaz Arcade, opposite Airport Police Station, Shara-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan.

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.

Business Address: 904, 9th Floor, Emerald Tower, Plot-G19, Block-5, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.

Mr. Muhammad Yousuf  - Director

Mr. Muhammad Yousuf


Muhammad Yousuf has been associated with Design and Depth in the capacity of Director & Partner since 2010. He completed his BA Honors-Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsa College of Arts & Design, London-UK in 2003. His prior experience with some local architects and his relevant academic background enriches his with exception design talent. He started his own interior design studio in 2004 by the name of YB INTERIOR STUDIO in Pakistan, where he completed both local and international client based projects. Then in 2009 launched new brand by the name of Design and depth.

Design and Depth is one of the famous furniture showroom in Pakistan, having two branches i-e phase 2 DHA Branch and phase phase 6 DHA Branch. Design & Depth is renowned for their iconic furniture and interior design, and successfully completed international project in Dubai and also local projects in Bahria Town, Karachi etc, and maintained high profile client.

Business Address: Design and Depth, old sunset Boulevard, Phase-2, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan.

Mr. ElKhamissy ElNaggar - Director

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed ElKhamissy ElNaggar


Mr. Ahmed El Khamissy received his B.A in Accounting from Cairo University in 1992. He later joined the firm in 1995 as an accountant in the Brokerage arm and soon moved up the ranks to hold the position of Tax Director in 2003. Mr. El Khamissy assumed this role for over three years before shifting to Assistant Group Treasurer in 2006. As of 2012, Mr. El Khamissy has become the Group’s Treasurer where he led and participated in key projects and transactions throughout the Group. In July 2017, Mr. El Khamissi became the Finance Director for brokerage operations across the group.

Business Address: Building B129, Phase-3, Smart Village, Km 28 Cairo Alexandria Desert Road, 6 October, Egypt.

Mr. Safdar Mummunka - Director

Mr. Safdar Mummunka


Mr. Safdar Mummunka has over 18 years of experience working in different capacities in financial sector. He has a vast experience in Equity Sales, Portfolio Management and Corporate Advisory. Currently he is an advisor to Travel Easy private limited. Previously, he has worked as a Senior Investment Consultant at MM Securities Limited. He had also been associated with Saudi Pak Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company as a portfolio manager.

Safdar has also worked in the capacity of head of sales at well-known brokerage houses in Pakistan. By qualification, he holds Integrated Degree Program (IDP) in Sociology, Government & Politics and Law from Stafford House College United Kingdom.

Business Address: 7E, Egerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan.

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