CEO and Director Risk Program
Ahmer Nehal is a very seasoned and thorough banking professional with over 25 years of broad-based commercial banking experience with six large commercial banks both in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. He specializes in designing and rolling-out enterprise-wide risk management frameworks with emphasis on risk governance, people risk, IT security and fraud risk management. Over the last 10 years, he has served in leading roles with UBL, Mashreq Bank and lastly with HSBC Bank Middle East as Regional Head of Operational Risk and Internal Control for 11 countries in the MENA region. Over the course of his banking career, Mr. Nehal has served in numerous banking functions such as Branch Banking, Advances, Credit Administration, Remittances, Foreign Currency Accounts, Treasury, Human Resources, SWIFT, International Banking, Consumer Banking, Corporate Communications, Finance and Accounts, Recovery, Audit, Compliance, Trade Finance and Internal Control and has conducted numerous risk assessment workshops across banking operations in Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, UAE and Pakistan. He is also well versed with critical aspects of Sarbanes Oxley Coordination and Testing, Group Operational Risk Database, Audit Management, Internal Control Reviews, Policy Maintenance and Dispensations and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
Director Business Continuity Program
Sohail Khimani, CBCP, MBCI, is a qualified and experienced BCM professional currently leading BCM & IT Resilience Program at one of the financial institutions in Pakistan. With over 12 years of local and international experience, he is fully conversant with all facets of business continuity management. He is also serving as International Benchmarking Advisory Board Member at BC Management, Inc., USA, as BCM Trainer at Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), USA, as BCM Trainer at Institute of Bankers Pakistan as well as representing Pakistan as National Representative at International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), USA. He is actively facilitating BCM certification courses in Pakistan and in the Middle East region. He upholds prestigious CBCP and MBCI certifications from Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), USA and The Business Continuity Institute (BCI), UK and is the 1st CBCP qualified professional in Pakistan.
Director Financial Analytics Program
Mr. Zahid Anwer is a visiting faculty member at one of the most prestigious business schools in the country and is an accomplished freelance corporate trainer for open enrollment and in-house trainings and workshops. To date, his sessions have been delivered to mid to top level executives of more than 120 organizations. Hundreds of corporate participants with no national boundaries have attended his seminars and workshops on specialized topics namely Project Management, Advanced Excel and Financial Modeling. His trainings have been rendered in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad. In 2012, Mr. Anwer was invited by Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar to deliver a training workshop which reflects high quality consciousness from his side. He also has to his credit financial models and solutions developed for several top-notch organizations in the country.
Director Safety and Security Program
After having served the Pakistan Armed Forces for a period of 25 years, Col Khaled has been engaged with a diverse range of reputed organizations for the last 11 years in key management and leadership positions such as Head of Logistics at Sigma Motors (Land Rover), Head of Administration at ICAP, and Head of Admin at Ali Gohar Pharma. His specialization in human resource management, leadership, time management, industrial safety and fire prevention, emergency management, and security management allowed Col Khaled to render numerous trainings both in-house as well as with private training companies on wide range of security risk management disciplines. In addition to training, Col Khaled has also undertaken business process re-engineering of critical security and safety infrastructure including policy manuals, developing organization-wide security management governance framework and establishing core teams to handle emergency situations.