Board of Directors
Mr. Asif Qureshi, Chairman

Asif Qureshi has more than 20 years of experience in Pakistan’s financial sector with expertise in economic and investment research. He started his career in banking in 1996 and moved into equity research in 1999, joining Indosuez W. I. Carr Securities Pakistan, where he rose to the position of head of research in 2001. He later headed research at Global Securities before pursuing entrepreneurial path to co-found Invisor Securities in 2004 and later Optimus Capital in 2011. He has also worked as a consultant for the ADB and the Petroleum Institute of Pakistan and has also been associated with IBA as a member of visiting faculty. He is also a co-founder of, an online financial database service. Asif Qureshi is a CFA charter-holder since 2000. He also holds MA International Financial Analysis (Distinction) from Newcastle University (UK), MBA from Quaid-i-Azam University and B.Sc. (Maths & Physics) from Punjab University. 

Mr. Muhammad Ovais Ahsan, Director

Ovais Ahsan brings 15yrs of capital market’s experience specializing in equities sales & trading. He has served in various senior positions with leading global and domestic investment banks /brokerage firms including JPMorgan, Renaissance Capital and JS Global Capital. He was part of the JPMorgan team voted no.1 by Asia Money poll for sales trading in Pakistan in 2007-2008. He has recently joined Optimus from Renaissance Capital based in Dubai where he was overseeing the firms equities trading business for regional equity markets including all countries in the MENA and Frontier Asia space.