Eminent Finance and Business specialists to speak at ICAP CFO Conference

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Top Notch Luminaries and Eminent business and finance leaders   will be speaking at the Annual ICAP CFO Conference being held on March 17 and 19, 2015, at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi and Serena Hotel, Islamabad respectively. There are more than 7000 active members of ICAP in the country. This year, the theme of CFO conference is “Sustaining Excellence, Shifting Gears”.


 The welcome address will be delivered by Mr. Yacoob Suttar, President of ICAP whereas the thematic keynote session will feature a presentation titled “Once a Finance Leader, Next the Leader of the Firm. Do the skills translate?” This presentation will be delivered by Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, OBE, FCA and Ex CEO of IGI Insurance. A speaker session titled “How Financial Leaders Pre-empt and Face Future Challenges”, will be conducted by Mr. Charles Tilley, Chairman of Professional Accountants in Business Committee (IFAC) and the Chief Executive Officer of CIMA Global

The Karachi edition on “Family Enterprise” will feature Mr. Abrar Hasan, CEO of National Foods; Mr. Danish Lakhani, Director, Lakson Group; Dr. Zeelaf Munir, Chairperson, English Biscuit Manufacturers; Mr. Mohomed Bashir, Chairman, Gul Ahmed Group; Mr. Samad Dawood, CEO, Dawood Hercules; Mr. Kamal Shah, Chairman, Singer Pakistan Limited and Mr. Khalid Nawaz Awan, Chairman of TCS Group. The Moderator of this session will be Ms. Roshan Mehri, CEO, House of Habib.

Meanwhile, in Islamabad, the same topic will feature Mr. Mohsin Khalid, Chairman, ITC Logistics; Mr. Osman Saifullah Khan, CEO, Saif Textile Mills; Mr. Omar Saeed, CEO, Service Industries Limited; Mr. Mujeeb Rashid, CEO, Mitchells Fruit Farms Limited; Syed Hyder Ali, CEO, Packages Limited; and Mr. Taufique Sayeed Saigol. The moderator will be Mr. Asif Anwar Karim,  FCA, DMD Finance at Airblue.

Panelists in Karachi in a Session titled “Enabling Regulatory Regime” will include: Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi,CFO, K-Electric; Mr. Muhammad Faisal, CFO & Chief Investment Officer, Lucky Cement Limited, Syed Majid Ali, CFO, Faysal Bank and Mr. Tahir Hassan Qureshi, CFO, Allied Bank. The Moderator of this session will be Mr. Zulfikar Ali Causer, Partner, BDO Ebrahim & Co. The same topic in Islamabad will be discussed by Mr. Aftab Ahmed, FCA & Former CFO, PIA & OGDCL as the Moderator, and will include participants Mr. Junaid Khan, FCA, MD, Airblue; Mr. Saleem Anwar, FCA, CFO, Askari Bank Limited; Mr. Muhammad Rafi, CEO, OGDCL; Mr. Aftab Mahmood Butt, FCA, CEO, KAPCO and Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan of AKRSP.

Another speaker session titled “Talent Management – No Longer Just an HR Issue” will be conducted by Dr. Rizwan Amin Shaikh, Dean and Professor of Practice, Indus Institute of Management (IIM). One of the highlights of the conference in Karachi will be an Interview and Success story of Mr. Ebrahim Sidat, Past President-ICAP and Former Country Managing Partner &Chief Executive Officer, Earnst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder. This interview will be conducted by Mr. Shehzad Chamdia- Chairman Shehzad Chamdia Securities (Pvt) Limited.

In Islamabad Success Story and interview of Mian Muhammad Mansha, Chairman, Nishat Group,  will be conducted by Mr. Mukhtar Jaffery, Senior Partner, Naveed Zafar Ashfaq Jaffery & Co.

In order to celebrate and honor the outstanding contributions of its members PAIB Committee of ICAP will also conduct Professional Excellence Awards. The winners will be invited in the conference to present the description of their respective projects. 

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