MR. NASIM BEG
Mr. Nasim Beg is the Chief Executive Officer of Arif Habib Consultancy (Pvt.) Limited, along with being the Vice Chairman of MCB-Arif Habib Savings & Investments Limited, an Asset Management Company that was conceived and set up by him and which he headed as Chief Executive till June 2011.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and over the decades has had experience in the business world, including manufacturing, as well as in financial services, within and outside the country. Before joining the Arif Habib Group, Mr. Beg served as the Deputy Chief Executive of the National Investment Trust, which he joined during its troubled period and played an instrumental role in its modernisation and turn around. He also served as the acting Chief Executive of NIT for a few months. He has also been associated at top-level positions with other asset management and investment advisory companies.
Mr. Beg has also held senior level responsibilities in the automobile industry. During his tenure as the Chief Executive of Allied Precision (a subsidiary of the Allied Engineering Group), he set up a green field project for the manufacture of sophisticated indigenous components for the automotive industry under transfer of technology licenses with Japanese and European manufacturers.
His initiation to the financial services business was with the Abu Dubai Investment Company, UAE, where he was a part of the team that set up the company in 1977. He was the founding Chairman of the Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan, which was sponsored by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He has served on several committees set up by the SECP for developing the Capital Markets, including the one that authored the Voluntary Pension System. He has also held the Chairmanship of the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan. In addition, he has also been a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC).