The Research & Development department of KCCI was re-initiated in February’13 under the visionary leadership of Mr. Siraj Kassam Teli, Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) and Former President KCCI, whose dynamic guidance turned this vision into a reality. Since then, the revamped R&D dept has been working diligently to prepare quality research and serving the needs of the business community. The department provides a wide range of economic and business information to members of KCCI and other relevant persons/departments so that they remain abreast of ongoing business related activities at domestic and international levels. Such information has been of great benefit to the KCCI members, businessmen, politicians, govt. functionaries and foreign diplomats.

(From Left to Right) Deputy Secretary General M.Fareed Khan, Vice President Muhammad Younus Soomro, Research Database Officer Iffraah Rehman, President Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Director Research & Development Uzma Taslim, Chairman Businessman Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Research Analyst Sidra Arshad, Senior Vice President Asif Nisar, Research Analyst Janees Alam, Former President Younus Muhammad Bashir and Secretary General S.M.H Rizvi.

Uzma Taslim

Director Research & Development Dept.

Ms. Uzma Taslim is currently heading the Research and Development Dept. of KCCI as Director Research. Ms. Taslim holds more than seventeen years of experience in the financial industry. Previously she served as the Head of Research at Alfalah Securities (Pvt.) Ltd. and as an Investment Analyst at Pak Libya Holding Company, responsible for portfolio management and investment recommendations. She started her career as a Research Analyst at Atlas Asset Management covering a wide range of sectors for research. Ms. Taslim has also worked at National Investment Trust (NIT) as an Investment Analyst, where she also served as a Director of Premium Textile Mills Ltd. from April 7, 2007 to January 5, 2008. She earned her MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.

Shehzad Mubashsher Baggia

Deputy Director Research & Development Dept.

Mr. Shehzad M. Baggia has over 10 years of versatile experience conducting cutting edge financial and economic research. The last 3 years of his career have focused on research for development of trade and industry in Karachi with emphasis on foreign trade, manufacturing and taxation. Prior to joining KCCI, Mr. Baggia served for 5 years at KASB Fund Ltd. His last assignments there included Investment Research and Portfolio Management.

He holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, and BS (Computer Science) degree from the University of Karachi.

Iffraah Rehman

Senior Research Database Officer

Ms. Iffraah is an IT Professional, who strive to take on new challenges and have passion for building great software products. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Institute of Business Management (IoBM) and currently pursuing Masters from IoBM. Her responsibilities at work include development of economic and financial database portal, web management and development, maintenance of economic indicators. Her core expertise lies in Microsoft .net platform, Web languages, Oracle Database Software (Reports & forms).

Wajeeha Mehtab

Research Analyst

Ms. Wajeeha has recently joined the team of KCCI as research analyst and have a strong finance professional background with a BSc focused in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University of Technology. She is a qualified Financial Analyst who is a quick learner with a solution-oriented mindset, skilled in Oracle Software, MS Excel, book keeping and financial reporting with excellent interpersonal skills. Her role in KCCI primarily focuses on research work which has been on Pakistan’s bilateral trade relations, trade agreements, taxation and other industrial sectors. She’s an analytical thinker motivated individual who consistently performs in challenging environments.