Key Personnel
Investment Banking

Key Personnel

Saeed Iqbal, Group Head, Institutional and Investment Banking Group

Mr. Iqbal has extensive experience especially with respect to project & structured finance, debt capital markets as well as private and listed equity. Prior to joining UBL he was the Head of Structured Finance at ANZ Investment Bank, Pakistan where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing projects in the energy, telecom, oil & gas, infrastructure and ports sectors, amongst others. At UBL, Mr. Iqbal leads a multi-award winning team operating in both Pakistan and the GCC. The business offers a full suite of investment banking services encompassing loan syndications, fixed income issuance and distribution, project and structured finance as well as principal equity investments, private placements and M&A. He holds a B.Sc. (Econ) Honours degree from the London School of Economics and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex. Mr. Iqbal has also qualified as a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Muhammad Umer Khan, Head, Project Finance & Advisory, Investment Banking Group

Mr. Khan is an MBA from the IBA and has seventeen years of experience in Project Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Advisory. In addition to UBL, he has worked at Standard Chartered where he was responsible for origination and structuring of Project Finance transactions for the Middle East and Pakistan region. His areas of focus include projects in the energy, power and telecom sectors, amongst others. He is part of several formal and informal bodies involved in policy advocacy and development of infrastructure in Pakistan, with a focus on energy and related infrastructure.

Mishal Quadri, Head, Debt Capital Markets & Syndications, Investment Banking Group

Mr. Quadri is an MBA from IBA and has been previously associated with Standard Chartered Modaraba as Senior Relationship Manager, and with National Bank of Pakistan in its Corporate & Investment Banking division as Team Leader. He has been with UBL Investment Banking since 2005 and has over 18 years of total working experience.

Rizwan Hameed Chapra, CFA, Head of Treasury and Investment Banking, UBL International

Mr. Chapra is an MBA from the IBA with a silver medal and also a CFA charter holder since 2001. Rizwan has over 18 years’ experience in Corporate and Investment Banking along with Treasury & Capital Markets. Rizwan joined UBL in November 2004 and since then has executed more than 80 important Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated transactions. Rizwan has also led his team towards successful closure of the largest corporate finance transactions in Pakistan amounting to USD 1 billion in March 2009. Prior to joining UBL, Rizwan has worked with Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company in Corporate Finance as Vice President and Team Leader. Rizwan was handling a portfolio that comprised of more than 20 relationships of Pak Kuwait and worked on various investment banking initiatives. He has served for three years (2002 to 2005) as General Secretary and Board Member of CFA Association of Pakistan, a member society of CFA Institute.