Executive Leadership
Following are the profiles of key leaders of AbacusConsulting. The individuals have distinguished profiles, with extensive consulting and industry experience and international qualifications.

Chairman / President Asad Ali Khan - AbacusConsulting

Asad Ali Khan
Chairman / President
Asad Ali Khan is Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President at AbacusConsulting. He has been involved in the management consulting work for over 30 years, with strategic leadership roles, undertaking a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and advising multinational, governments and multilateral organizations. He has served as a senior partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting, covering the Middle East and Pakistan region. His diverse portfolio includes working as a thought leader and visionary for a variety of clients in the industry and commerce. He has also been involved in top-level consultancy at the Board level and has acted as an advisor to professional Board member on Corporate Boards of several multi-national companies in Pakistan and the Middle East.

Board Member Paul Batchelor - AbacusConsulting

Paul Batchelor
Board Member
Paul Batchelor is a Member of Board of Directors at AbacusConsulting. In the past he has served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was Global Geography Leader and Head of Global Strategy from 2000 to 2004. He also worked for Coopers & Lybrand, in different capacities, such as Executive Director, Head of Consulting in Europe and Chairman of the Worldwide Consulting Business and Deputy Head of UK Consulting. He spent his early career as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow and UNDP Economist in Swaziland and Malawi. He also worked as an economist and planner, and then as Chief Economist in the Malawi Government. Presently Paul is the Chairman of Crown Agents UK, Oxford Policy Management UK and International Advisory Councils of Transparency International. Paul went to the University of Cambridge where he developed his interest in geography and development economics.

Global Leader Aamer Chaudhry - AbacusConsulting

Aamer Chaudhry
Managing Director
Aamer Chaudhry is the Head of our Business Transformation Solutions (BTS) vertical and has a diverse experience of over 20 years, having worked with KPMG in England and PwC Consulting in Pakistan and the Middle East. Aamer has conducted and directed several projects (Public and Private Sectors) relating to capacity building, financial reforms, business process re-engineering, ERP system development and implementation, formulation of policies & procedures, institutional restructuring, fiscal decentralization, development of medium term budgeting framework and training for trainers. He has demonstrated experience of directing and managing complex retransformation projects with a keen insight into public sector reform issues and the cultural sensitivity required for clients. His experience ranges from high level economic and policy analysis through operational management and financial reviews to detailed planning, design and implementation. He has undertaken work with a broad range of public sector clients in central and local governments funded by the international agencies. In addition, Aamer also acted as National Consultant for the Public Financial Management and Accountability Assessment (PFMAA) assignment for the NWFP province with the World Bank. Aamer is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) from England & Wales, Fellow Member of ICAEW and ICAP and a member of the Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada/USA.

Global Leader Abbas Ali Khan - AbacusConsulting

Abbas Ali Khan
Managing Director
As a Global Leader in our firm, Abbas is a member of our Board of Directors and is the executive leader of our Information Technology Solutions (ITS) vertical. Abbas has founded and brought to market five independent business units/ specialized service areas in Abacus, all of them now considered as market leaders in their own respective space. His areas of focus are Enterprise Solutions, Digital Banking Solutions, Business Process Outsourcing and Public Sector Transformation Solutions. He works across a broad range of industry verticals including Financial Services, Telecom, Public Sector, Consumer Markets, Industrial Goods and the SME Sector. Abbas also serves as a leader in company-wide governance roles such as Monitoring & Evaluation, Industry Specialization, Access-to-Talent and Corporate Information Systems. Before joining Abacus Consulting in the year 2000, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England. Abbas has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mathematics and Computation from the University of Oxford.

Executive Director Fatima Asad-Said - AbacusConsulting

Fatima Asad-Said
Regional Director
Fatima Asad-Said, Regional Director, is an integral member of the top leadership at AbacusConsulting, a leading international professional services firm offering cutting edge technology, outsourcing and consulting solutions to clients across three continents. Her portfolio includes leading the Human Capital Solutions business, and internally the Corporate HR and PMO functions. She is, also, CEO of AbacusELS (a subsidiary of AC) offering HR outsourcing solutions, and responsible for strategically managing the alliance partnership with Mercer, a leading global HR consulting firm. She has over eighteen years of change management, organizational structuring and human capital development experience through strategic formulation and project management roles. An MBA from LUMS, she started her career with Coopers & Lybrand International and then PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through her business experience and project leadership, in strategic change, governance, and human capital management, she possesses significant expertise for adding value to clients on the development of organizational strategies that effectively integrate human capital practices with long-term strategic business plans and capacity building. Her extensive experience has allowed her to partner and advise national and international clients across leading private, public and multi-national sectors at the Boardroom level. She also is a board member of various organizations such as Kashf Foundation and Kaarvan Crafts and serves as advisor to various boards, international associations, and entrepreneurial ventures like i2i (Invest to Innovate), PHCF and SHRM Pakistan. She is also currently the President for the SDSB Luminites Association 2015-16.

Director Jhonson Gill - AbacusConsulting

Johnson Gill
Regional Director
Johnson Gill is the Head of Outsourcing, Healthcare Solutions, and Abacus Learning Services business vertical. He has extensive experience in Customer Relationship Management Outsourcing having worked for both North American and domestic customers. He also has experience leading and managing large and complex outsourcing projects in various industries such as Telecom, Banking, and Healthcare etc. Johnson has been involved in several customer relationship management projects which contained building superior customer experience, increasing loyalty, and improving retention in a multi channel and highly competitive environment. He has been pivotal in developing healthcare solutions and Abacus Learning Service businesses for AbacusConsulting; the former serving healthcare industry needs of integrated Health Information System (HIS) and Electronic Health Record (EMR), and the latter offering high value trainings including Oracle certifications. Johnson holds masters degree in English Literature and Linguistics and is going through Executive MBA degree from LUMS.
Director Ayub Khan - AbacusConsulting Ayub Khan
Regional Director
Ayub Khan is the Regional Director and Head of the Public & Development Sector portfolio of Abacus. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a Balanced Scorecard Professional, USA. His overall experience spans nearly 20 years in the field of management consulting, strategy management, public financial management, program & project oversight and management, advisory and assurance in Pakistan and UK. He has managed and executed several large scale public and private sector projects in the areas of budgeting, business process reengineering, institutional capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, change management, design & implementation of performance management systems through Balanced Scorecard. He has in-depth experience in directing and managing country wide public sector reform programmes with various tiers of government, public sector organizations and development agencies and understands well the sensitivity and ways of working of these institutions. He has also led/moderated multiple capacity building workshops for the Audit and Accounts Institute of Pakistan, LUMS University and participated as one of the panellist in various book reviews on strategy, performance and change management. Being head of his department he has contributed significantly in diversifying the business portfolio by developing professional alliances with national and international partners and development agencies.

Executive Director Alliya Haider - AbacusConsulting

Alliya Haidar
Executive Director
Alliya Haidar is the Head of our Corporate Finance & Strategy Consulting (CFSC) vertical, with more than 18 years of management and consulting experience in a varied and multinational environment - nearly 11 of which have been spent with AbacusConsulting and its legacy firms Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting. Alliya has led and contributed to numerous consultancy assignments in a diverse portfolio of industries with primary focus on energy, hospitality, fertilizer, textile, cement and others, where she has been involved in planning, strategizing, coordinating and implementing projects. Her industrial knowledge and wide market exposure allows for a more comprehensive perspective to any project. Alliya's core competency areas include business strategy, privatization and investment, regulatory issues and analytical studies. She also holds the additional portfolio of 'Geography' at the corporate level. Alliya has an MBA from LUMS with majors in Corporate Finance and Marketing Strategy; and a Bachelors degree from Kinnaird College.
 

Executive Director Arshad Iqbal - AbacusConsulting

 

Arshad Iqbal
Executive Director
Arshad Iqbal is a SAP ERP specialist with over 16 years of experience in core business processes and functionality supported by SAP R/3, particularly in the areas of Sales, Distribution and Material Management. With strong capability in business process modeling, system configuration, customization, integration and project management acquired through hands-on experience of SAP implementation at blue chip companies, Arshad has the rare distinction of being able to advise clients on strategic issues concerning ERP, system development, ROI and road maps aimed at achieving corporate vision on a fast track basis. Arshad holds Master Degrees in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from QA and Gomal Universities, respectively.

Executive Director Naveed Hussain - Executive Director

Naveed Hussain
Executive Director
Naveed is our head of ITS-ADM practice area of the firm. He is business and IT Leader, highly skilled IT professional, with proven track record of successfully delivering large scale IT assignments in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Middle East. His area of focus include Public Sector IT consulting, Mobile Banking, Branchless Banking and Enterprise Mobile Solutions. He has over 14 years of experience in the IT field, which include seven years of Management Consulting experience. Naveed is an experienced IT strategist with intensive experience of managing several large scale consulting projects related to IT advisory, e-Government, IT strategy development, IS/IT roadmap development, System & Business Integration, Custom software design, development & Implementation, ERP systems implementation, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments, Branchless Banking, Enterprise Mobile Solutions, IT standards definition and IT Governance Framework designing and implementation. Over the period, Naveed has independently managed various assignments in public and private sectors, which include Central Government, Provincial Government, Banking, Telecom, Automotive, Consumer Financing, HealthCare, Education, Trading, Manufacturing, Merchandising and Real Estate. Naveed holds BS Computer Sciences and MBA Management Degree.
Executive Director Muhammad Asad Manzoor - AbacusConsulting Muhammad Asad Manzoor
Executive Director
Muhammad Asad Manzoor is an Executive Director and Industry Leader for SAP & IT solutions for Industrial Goods & Services, Textiles and Mid-Market segment of the firm. He has more than fifteen years of experience with professional firms and acquired specialized skills in the area of business planning, sales forecasting, business development, business process re-engineering, business analysis, marketing plans, technology implementations, team management, project management, change management and so forth. With the deep industry knowledge and business process exposure with different ERP solutions, Asad has contributed in the growth of AbacusConsulting by bringing over 300 SAP implementations both locally and internationally. He also looks after company's operations in UAE. Asad holds MSc. Computer Science degree with specialization in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s degree from Hailey College, University of the Punjab and has extensive experience of managing complex ERP projects in various industries.

Executive Director Haider Naqvi - Executive Director

Haider Naqvi
Executive Director
Haider Naqvi is Executive Director and Country Manager for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is an exceptional leader with more than 20 years of experience and specializes in ERP, Business Intelligence and developing people leadership skills. In addition to this he is also involved in defining overall strategy and direction for the transformation, providing strategic vision and mentoring diverse groups of business functions. He is successfully running KSA business operations since more than four years where he managed to extend Abacus customer portfolio not only in Saudi Arabia but also in Jordan, Libya and Iraq. Prior to his current responsibility, he was Head of MMEP practice at AbacusConsulting Pakistan where he successfully transformed Abacus MMEP practice which is now one of the best running practice areas of Abacus Consulting. Prior to joining Abacus Consulting Haider Naqvi spent his time with different consulting firms at senior management positions. Haider Naqvi holds an MBA (Finance) degree from The International University of Missouri USA. He is certified consultant of SAP, Epicor Scala & Microsoft Great Plains.

Shoaib Khan - Vice President Financial Sector Solutions

Shoaib Khan
Vice President
Shoaib Khan is the Vice President and Head of Financial Sector Services practice at AbacusConsulting. He has a strong business acumen and technology background with a focus on Mobile Financial Services. He led many successful technology implementations of Digital Banking and Payments solutions in Pakistan, Middle East and South East Asia for large and medium-size financial institutes. He is a seasoned professional who brings with him years of unmatched experience and business insights in sales, business development, marketing strategy, product positioning, competition analysis, solution pricing, and brand promotion for products and services in IT Sector. He played a vital role in developing Financial Sector Solutions business for AbacusCosnulting. With his extensive industry experience and charismatic leadership, he continues to add value to client businesses. He is an IT graduate with brilliant expertise in Digital Finance, Mobile Payments, Contextual Commerce, Omni-Channel Banking, Blockchain Technology and Financial Inclusion.