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Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal (President ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee)

CFO, Alinma Bank


Muhammad Iqbal (President ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a seasoned banker and serving as Chief Financial Officer & General Manager Finance of Alinma Bank. He also holds the directorship of Alinma Investment Company, a subsidiary of Alinma Bank. Former Executive Vice President of Faysal Bank Limited, the first Islamic Bank of Pakistan. Holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Karachi, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). Besides, he is a member of the Chief Financial Officers’ Committee (CFOC) of KSA Banks.

Muhammad Asif Iqbal

Muhammad Asif Iqbal

Vice President ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Muhammad Asif Iqbal (Vice President ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a Fellow member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in 1999.
He is currently working as Director Accounting Standards in the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) since April 2010. At SOCPA, he is currently handling the SOCPA project for transition to IFRS. In recognition of his contribution at SOCPA, he has also been nominated as the Technical Advisor to the IFRS Foundation Trustee from Saudi Arabia since 2013.
Prior to joining SOCPA, he worked at ICAP in its Quality Assurance Department and Technical Services Department from 2002-2010. Internationally, he represented ICAP as a Technical Advisor in the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants from 2007-09. He was also nominated as the Secretary General of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) in the year 2008.
He also worked in a multinational leasing company as a Deputy Financial Controller for 4 years after completing his mandatory training from Ernst & Young Karachi in 1998.
He is the founder Secretary of ICAP KSA Chapter and played an active role in the signing of SOCPA-ICAP MOU and has been the focal point for all the activities of ICAP KSA Chapter.

Muhammad Farhan

Muhammad Farhan

Secretary ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Muhammad Farhan (Secretary ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is an Associate member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in 2005.
Farhan is currently working as a Director, Deal Advisory in KPMG Saudi Arabia, joined in April 2005. Farhan holds significant experience of providing financial advisory services relating to M&A and private placement transactions, besides capital markets transactions including initial and secondary public offerings.
Prior to joining KPMG Saudi, Farhan was Assistant Manager with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co.,where he served audit & assurance department for four years. In Sep ‘05, he was relocated to KPMG Saudi for six months to work on due diligence assignments.
Farhan is a member of Management Committee of ICAP KSA Chapter for the two year term commenced on 1 October 2015 and he is the Secretary of ICAP KSA Chapter.

Kashif Iftikhar

Kashif Iftikhar

Joint Secretary ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Kashif Iftikhar(Joint Secretary ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a Fellow member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in year 2001.
He is currently working as Head of Finance in Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brother Group KSA – FMCG Sector since May 2013. He holds almost 17 years of Job experience in Financial Accounting, Treasury & Working capital Management, Budgeting & Reporting, International Taxation, Risk Assessment, Project & Investment Appraisals including IPO & Project Bidding with Large and Medium scale , National and Multinational organization.
Prior to joining Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brother Group, he worked as Regional Head Finance for DESCON ENGINEERING LTD 2010-2013 responsible for Pakistan & GCC Operations and before that he also served in Wateen Telecom Ltd as Head Finance and 4B Group of Companies as Group CFO.

Safwat Khalid

Safwat Khalid

Head of Financial Affairs ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Safwat Khalid (Head of Financial Affairs ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a Fellow Member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in year 2002.
Safwat is Division Head Financial & Management Reporting at SAMBA Financial Group (a Top Tier Premium Bank in GCC region). He has an overall experience of 16 + years with broad banking industry knowledge on commercial, consumer, treasury ,investment banking and has headed all areas of finance functions which includes Financial Reporting, MIS & Planning, Treasury Finance, Regulatory and Taxation.
Safwat started his career with Ernst & Young and was associated with the firm from October 1998 to November 2002.

Syed Abid Hassan

Syed Abid Hassan

Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Syed Abid Hassan (Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a senior member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in 1989. Abid started his career with A. F. Fergusons & Co (PwC Karachi) before joining Ernst & Young in Saudi Arabia in 1990 where he mainly worked in audit and tax consultancy, including tax structuring advisory to various FDIs. Since September 1999, Abid is working for Tetra Pak Arabia Area (TPAA) and in his present role as Finance Director is part of the TPAA management teams overseeing operations across GCC, Levant and Yemen.
Abid has been actively involved with the Pakistani Accountants Forum, Jeddah (PAF) and recently completed his term as President of PAF.

Umair Murtaza

Umair Murtaza

Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Umair Murtaza (Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is an Associate member of ICAP and completed his Chartered Accountancy in year 2007.
Umair is currently working as Group Reporting Manager at Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers Co Limited (AZAQ Group) a diversified conglomerate based in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, joined in July 2013.
Prior to joining AZAQ Group, Umair was working in various capacities (i.e. Financial Analysis Manager and Internal Audit Manager) in Olayan Group based in Riyadh Saudi Arabia from June 2009 to June 2013. He was earlier associated with A.F.Ferguson & Co (PwC Pakistan) between February 2004 to June 2009.
Umair has broad experience in roles which involved Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Modeling, Budgeting and Forecasting, Compliance; and performance measurement, monitoring and hiring of finance staff.

Shahid Murad

Shahid Murad

Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee

Shahid Murad (Member ICAP – KSA Chapter Management Committee) is a qualified Chartered Accountant (fellow member) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Shahid is currently working as an Internal Auditor for Advanced Petrochemical Company, a Saudi listed petrochemical entity based in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Previously, he was associated with Assurance and Advisory Team of Deloitte & Tocuhe with over 13 years’ experience in KSA and Pakistan holding various positions.
Shahid is member of the Chapter’s management committee since 2013 and has again been elected for another two years. Previously, he worked as Chairmen of Eastern Province CPD Committee of KSA and also hold the position of Vice President during the last tenure of the management committee.

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