Core Team Old

Mr. Basharat Rasool, FCA

Mr Basharat has been decorated with ICAP’s Gold Medal in Financial Reporting. He started his professional career with A. F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants (a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers). In addition he has also served at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in managerial capacity for two years before reverting back to PWC as a Manager Assurance & Business Advisory Services.

He was responsible for managing a large audit portfolio of different sector of the businesses such as financial institutions, manufacturing, trading etc.

His professional career comprises a blend of versatile experiences. His exposure to the professional working environment of two of the big four international auditing firms has sharpened his professional acumen.

He embodies a professional experience of 17 years.

Mr. Arsalan S. Vardag, FCA

Mr. Arsalan has to his credit a meritorious professional experience spread over 17 years. He has developed great insights by working at senior level not only in Pakistan but also at international level. He has been exposed to high profile assignments both in the private and public sectors.

He started his career with A. F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants (a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers) and has worked as International Internal Auditor for an Investment Group (Kinnevik Group Sweden) in Europe, Asia and Africa. He has also worked in Pakistan’s Bestway Group as Head of Internal Audit.

Mr. Arsalan gained public sector experience by working at Pakistan’s Privatization Commission, Ministry of Privatization & Investment as Transaction Manager.

Thereafter he joined the Infrastructure Project Development Facility, Ministry of Finance as Senior Advisor Projects. The focus of this public sector entity was to develop Public Private Partnerships in Pakistan.

Mr. Jibran S. Hassan, FCA

Mr. Jibran is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and has rich experience of over 16 years at a senior level both locally and internationally. He started his professional career from A. F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants (a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers).

He served with Kinnevik Group (Sweden). Kinnevik which is today one of the largest listed investment companies in Europe with total assets of $ 7 billion. Over the past 30 years Kinnevik has set up numerous entrepreneurial jasb businesses within media, telecoms and business services. Mr Jibran carried-out assignments in many countries including USA, UK, Holland, Luxemburg, Denmark, Finland, Cambodia, Senegal, Tanzania, Bolivia, Guatemala and Peru.

Mr. Jibran holds extensive accounting & audit experience of multinational, public/ non-public companies, in manufacturing, trading, oil & gas, real estate, software and development sectors in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, SEC & Int’l Auditing Guidelines.

Mr. Saeed A. Chughtai, ACA
FPA, MBA (OIL) – UK, ACILT – UK, LLM (Energy) – UK

Mr. Saeed has a professional experience spread over a period of 20 years. He has worked on high caliber professional assignments in Pakistan and Europe. His experience is complimented by a host of international academic qualifications and certifications.

He started his professional career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International’s Pakistan practice, where he was provided with an opportunity to work on energy and petroleum sector companies, in addition to a number of USAID and Swiss-Aid funded projects. He was also seconded to Deloitte’s London office, where he worked on a wide variety of assignments.

He has also served with Bahria Foundation, a welfare trust of Pakistan Navy as GM Finance and with Tullow Pakistan (Developments) Ltd, an E & P company listed on the UK and Irish stock exchanges as Cost Controller.

He has worked in the U.K as a volunteer Board member for a credit union. His energy sector experience is complimented by Energy, Oil & Gas and Minerals specific qualifications in Management and Law.