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  • Ali Saigol
    Ali Saigol
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Mahmud Yar Hiraj
    Mahmud Yar Hiraj
    Director
  • Baset A. Chaudhry
    Baset A. Chaudhry
    Vice President
  • Moiz Alam
    Moiz Alam
    Associate
  • Zain Umar
    Zain Umar
    Associate
  • Mustafa Naseem
    Mustafa Naseem
    Associate
  • Zulfiqar Haider Bhatti
    Zulfiqar Haider Bhatti
    Financial Controller
  • Zeeshan Ahmed
    Zeeshan Ahmed
    HR & Administration
Ali Saigol
Chief Executive Officer

Ali is a pioneer in advanced agriculture investing in Pakistan and his firm has been admired internationally for bringing together global personalities to invest in and promote Pakistan through high growth agribusinesses under Indus Basin Holdings (IBH). Ali has played a key role in developing the strategic vision, and its unique approach and focus on the agribusiness sector. He helps build management teams of these companies, and develop these teams to unlock growth. Ali has worked with many of the Saigol Group’s’ 20+ listed companies in textiles, cement, sugar, edible oil and power. In particular, he served as an Executive Director at Kohinoor Oil, the group’s edible oil business.

He holds a BSc in Entrepreneurship and Economics from Babson College.

Mahmud Yar Hiraj
Director

Mahmud has over 16 years of experience in Global Markets and he has a deep and varied experience in Asia and US capital markets, across both equity and debt.
Prior to joining Baltoro, he was heading private equity at Bank Alfalah and served as a member of the Investment Committee.

He has expertise in building/redirecting businesses and investing in the agribusiness, food, property, health, education, power and financial sectors.

His international experience includes posts as Associate Director at Scotia Capital, Toronto and multiple positions at JP Morgan and Citi Bank. He is a seasoned professional of the growth markets private equity arena, with extensive experience in the areas of strategic investment management, fundraising, deal structuring, valuation, due diligence and portfolio management.

He holds an M.B.A in finance from Yale University.

Baset A. Chaudhry
Vice President

Mr. Baset has over 6 years of experience working in private equity, investment banking and equity research at various firms in New York. Prior to joining Baltoro in 2017, Baset worked as a Research Associate at Morgan Stanley, where he covered Lodging stocks (both C-corps and REITs). Before that he worked on the investment team as a Financial Analyst at GF Capital, a private equity fund focused on branded consumer and media technology companies. He assisted in evaluating prospective investments, as well as providing constant support to GF Capital’s current portfolio companies. Prior to joining GF Capital, Mr. Baset worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays, where he focused on both M&A and capital markets transactions in the chemicals space.

Mr. Baset graduated with a BA in Economics from Trinity College in Connecticut in 2010. He won the prestigious British Under-19 Squash Championship in 2005 and was the two-time individual collegiate National Champion while at Trinity College, where he also served as Team Captain and was part of four National Championship-winning teams.

Moiz Alam
Associate

Moiz Alam has joined Baltoro as a senior financial analyst, and has been evaluating investments in the healthcare, energy, fashion retail and TMT space. Prior to joining Baltoro, he spent two and half years as a business analyst at Engro Corporation.

As part of Engro’s Strategy and Finance team, he looked after investment appraisals, investment re-appraisals, risk assessments, economic researches and deal structures. He handled the buy-side valuation and due diligence of a major acquisition deal in the TMT sector. He was also responsible for performance management and corporate planning of subsidiaries in the fertilizer, petrochemical, energy and consumer sectors.

Moiz has cleared all 3 levels of the CFA professional qualification, and holds a BSc. in Accounting and Finance from LUMS.

Zain Umar
Associate

Zain Umar joined Baltoro as a senior financial analyst, and has been evaluating investments in the construction material, agri-inputs, fashion retail and asset management space. Prior to joining Baltoro, he spent one year as a business analyst at Engro Powergen Qadirpur Ltd.

As part of the Finance & Planning team, he looked after project investment appraisals, risk assessments and economic & policy research. He was responsible for devising currency risk management protocols and loan restructuring for one of Engro’s international power sector subsidiaries. He also worked on performance tracking, corporate planning and developing control mechanisms for the company.

Zain holds an MBA from LUMS, where he received a gold medal in the Investments course, and a BA in Economics & Philosophy from University College London.

Mustafa Naseem
Associate

Mustafa has joined Baltoro as an analyst and has been evaluating investments in food, banking, healthcare, education, and the logistics space. Prior to joining Baltoro, he was with United Bank Limited and worked across different domains as part of their management trainee program.

As part of the investment banking department, he worked on the sell side for a local food retailer and worked on privatization mandates of electricity distribution companies. During his time in the Risk Management department, he was actively involved in monitoring the bank’s corporate asset portfolio for the northern region worth USD 2.25 billion. As a risk analyst, he looked after in-depth financial statement analysis, industry analysis, value chain analysis, sponsors’ profile analysis to ensure prudent lending to corporate clients.

Mustafa has cleared all 3 levels of the CFA professional qualification, and holds a BBA degree in Finance from IBA Karachi.

Zulfiqar Haider Bhatti
Financial Controller

Zulfiqar has over 10 years of experience in the area of financial management and business strategy. Zulfiqar is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics.

Zeeshan Ahmed
HR & Administration

Zeeshan has been associated with Baltoro since 2016. Zeeshan has done his MBA and currently managing HR & Administration function.