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.

(1st Row From Left to Right) Deputy Secretary General M.Fareed Khan, Vice President M. Rehan Hanif, President Muffasar Atta Malik, Chairman Businessman Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak, Secretary General S.M.H Rizvi and Director Research & Development Uzma Taslim.

(2nd Row From Left to Right) Asad Bilal Sheikh (Research Analyst),M. Kamran Khan (Research Analyst), Shehzad Mubashsher Baggia (Deputy Director Research & Development Dept),Sunny Kumar (Research Database Officer), Yasir Nawaz Farooqui(Research Analyst).

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.


Asad Bilal Sheikh

Research Analyst

Mr. Asad Bilal Sheikh has a background in Finance and Supply Chain Management, having completed BBA(H) from Institute of Business Management (IoBM). Mr. Asad’s areas of specializations include study of Pakistan’s economy, its bilateral trade and trade agreements and analyses of different industries. He is a regular contributor to KCCI’s research publications which include E-Bulletin, Infonalysis and Economic Horizon. Mr. Asad is an excellent team player, loves to take on challenging assignments and harnesses high ambitions to contribute positively to the organization.


Yasir Nawaz Farooqui

Research Analyst

Mr. Yasir Nawaz Farooqui is a business graduate from Institute of Business and Technology (IBT) and currently pursuing his MBA from Institute of Business Management (IoBM). His expertise includes industrial analyses, study of business and industrial trends for identification of business opportunities investor awareness. Before joining KCCI, Yasir has worked as intern in finance departments of Philips Pakistan and AGP Limited. Yasir enjoys doing analytical work on global developments having direct and indirect impact on Pakistan’s economy.


M Kamran Khan

Research Analyst

Mr. M Kamran Khan has a background in Finance and Supply Chain Management, having completed his BBA (H) from Szabist. His role in KCCI focuses on research work on various sectors of the global economy with a greater emphasis on Pakistan. His focus is on adding value to the synergy of KCCI’s Research Team by his active contribution to Chamber’s various research products. Kamran is an analytical thinker and a motivated individual with a desire to consistently perform in a challenging environment.


Sunny Kumar

Research Database Officer

Mr. Sunny Kumar is a Computer Science graduate from Bahria University. He is well versed in main programming languages and principles of database design. His responsibilities at KCCI include web, database and graphics development. Prior to joining KCCI, Sunny has interned at National Bank of Pakistan (IT Security), Osaka Battery (ERP System) and Ali Engineering Works (IT). He is a keen developer who strives for best practices in his field. His expertise includes WordPress Development , Programming Languages (HTML , CSS,PHP , Python) Databases( MySQL, SQL) Graphics Designing , Video Making and Designing.


Talat Andleeb

Deputy Secretary

Ms Talat Andleeb holds a degree of M.A Economics from University of Karachi and associated with KCCI since 2008. She is currently tasked with updating and verification of KCCI membership data within the research department to ensure proper communication with KCCI members and enhance the reach of the research department’s publications. She also takes part in day-to-day research activities to support smooth running of departmental operation.