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 fifteen 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.

Sidra Arshad

Research Analyst

Ms. Sidra has over 3 years of diverse experience in economic research and analysis where her focus of research has been on Pakistan’s bilateral trade relations, trade agreements, taxation and other industrial sectors. Ms. Sidra is a result oriented team player with excellent analytical and management skills. She is currently doing her MBA from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), and holds BS (Economics) degree from University of Karachi.

Iffraah Rehman

Research Database Officer

Ms. Iffraah has recently joined the team of KCCI Research for web and database support. Her responsibilities at work include web management and development, maintaining economic indicators and financial database which is essential for research. She has almost completed her Bachelors in Computer Science from Institute of Business Management with majors in web and database Development. Her core expertise lies in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL.