Mr. Shahid Ghaffar possess vast experience of working at top positions in the financial market. He has served as Chairman and Managing Director, National Investment Trust Limited 2014 – 2017. Prior to that he was Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Representation and Member Management Forum at Habib Bank Limited (HBL) during the period 2012 – 2014. He was involved in the formation and development of HBL Asset Management Limited and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2005-2012.
Mr. Ghaffar has vast experience in Capital Market Regulations and Governance. He was Executive Director/ Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan and was instrumental towards implementation of wide ranging reforms in the capital market and capacity building of the Securities Market Division during the period 2000 – 2005. He was also Managing Director of Pakistan Stock Exchange (Former Karachi Stock Exchange) from 1998 – 2000 and was actively involved in introducing effective risk management measures, automation of trading system and enhancing capacity building of the exchange. During the period 1977-1998 he has served National Investment Trust Limited in various capacities in the Asset Management Division and was responsible for managing equity, fixed income portfolio and trading desk.
Mr. Ghaffar is presently Member, Audit Oversight Board, Pakistan and Independent Director of HBL Asset Management Limited, Awwal Modaraba Management Limited, Habib Insurance Company Limited, Jubilee Life Insurance Company Limited and Archroma Pakistan Limited. He is also an External Member of VIS Rating Committee of VIS Credit Rating Company Limited.
Mr. Ghaffar holds a master’s degree in business administration from Gomal University, D.I Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He has attended serval courses on Securities Regulations including the prestigious course conducted by Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington D.C., USA.