EDUCATION:

Master of Business Administration – Accounting & Finance, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Burlington, ON Vice-President DeGroote MBAs for Impact
Passed Level 1 of the CFA Program
Bachelor of Commerce, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, QC

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Commercial Strategy Analyst:

  •  May 2017 – Aug 2017 . Bombardier, Montreal, QC
  •  Created a Bottom-up Financial Forecast in excel to identify opportunities and formulate long-term company strategy
  •  Conducted research and analysis on industry dynamics and developed templates for quarterly competitor updates
  •  Analyzed and compared actual and forecast sales data in excel to evaluate success of marketing campaigns
  •  Mapped data from external sources (Flight Global and Oxford Economics) using pivot tables and tableau for 10-year Market Forecast

Equity Research Analyst:

  • Sep 2016– Dec 2017. Al-Meezan Investments, Karachi, SB
  •  Prepared equity valuation reports for steel manufacturing companies using a Discounted Cash Flow Model (DCF) in excel
  •  Conducted research in commodities market looking into the supply and demand dynamics of iron and steel sector
  •  Submitted an extensive report highlighting buy or sell recommendations on various scripts to higher management
  •  Attended analyst briefings and worked on ad-hoc projects such as impact of global interest rate on the stock market

Financial Analyst – Development Financing:

  • Jan 2017 – Apr 2017. Region of Peel, Brampton, ON
  • Researched and proposed the adoption of Area Specific Development Charges to avoid urban sprawl and improve allocation of actual development costs
  • Project Coordinator for the implementation of a cloud based system to collect development charges which reduced the short-term debt financing for the Region of Peel
  • Prepared report for higher management on legislation pertaining to Municipal Capital Facilities and the tax implications on the Region

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and International Marketing:

  • Jan 2013 – Aug 2015. Akhuwat Microfinance Services, Lahore, PB
  • Identify opportunities and potential partners to increase outreach; collaborated with provincial and federal government to replicate interest free loan schemes in more than 400 cities/towns of Pakistan
  • Collaborated with academia from the University of Oxford to develop an Asset Based Micro-Lending product leading to innovation and product diversification within the industry
  • Led the team on developing the Tourism Assistance Program (TAP) by creating a web based portal to introduce homestay concept in Northern Pakistan
  • Part of team that initiated the Akhuwat Cloth Bank Program; which has distributed more than 1.5 Million clothing items to the economically disadvantaged people
  • Prepared proposals to apply for a technology based grant from the State Bank of Pakistan and other international donors (DFID) to implement an ERP system within the organization
  • Team member for ERP solution evaluation, procurement and implementation that enabled us to catalyze the organizational change process in the organization
  • Collaborated with a local telecom company to introduce mobile based re-payment solution for our borrowers via a network of telecom agents
  • Attended global conference on Microfinance and represented Akhuwat on multiple platforms and international events

Market Manager, North America:

  • Jun 2011 – Dec 2012 Navitas, Lahore, PB
  • Improved relationships with existing partners by improving accessibility and service levels followed by extensive
    training on products; within one calendar year sales increased by 30%.
  • Identified and enrolled new partners within the region; these new partners constituted 30% of total regional
    revenues by year end
  • Prepared a comprehensive competitor analysis report using data from salesforce highlighting the shift in consumer
    trends
  • Led weekly team meetings to formulate market penetration strategies and assess performance in accordance with
    targets