Versatile finance professional looking for a position where my talent, enthusiasm and experience can be drawn upon for business success and allow me opportunities to learn and develop professionally

  • Proven experience in financial planning and analysis, asset backed financing, interim and term lending, project and portfolio management, financial modeling, covenant compliance, due diligence, risk assessment and compliance, stakeholder management
  • Extensive knowledge of operational and under-construction infrastructure projects including drafting and negotiating financing, security and project agreements - closed financing transactions of over C$950 million by raising multilateral loans, export credit and syndicated/bilateral commercial bank debt
  • Adroit communicator with strong problem solving and issue resolution skills, adept at negotiations with counter parties with ability to build and maintain effective and long term business relationships
  • Strong analytical skills with focus on results and practiced in supporting management decision making through preparation of research reports, industry analysis, presentations and what-if analysis
  • Ability to use various business applications including Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Reuters KTP, SAP, SharePoint, EDMS, Outlook, Lotus and various CIBC applications (COINS, PRM, TISA, ECIF, Actimize)



Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA, CGA

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Chartered Certified Accountant, FCCA

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, London, UK

Work History

Work History
Jul 2015 - Present

Business Analyst

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto, Canada
  • Manage Credit Processing and Trade Finance transaction operations for a large and diverse portfolio of Corporate Clients
  • Dealing directly with clients and internal counterparties to process credit applications and ensure seamless trade finance transactions and related reporting
  • Responsible for the identification, assessment, monitoring and control of trading operational risks in retail and business banking, using data analytics and system applications to establish root cause in events of policy non-compliance, document findings and recommend improvements to resolve issues
Jul 2014 - Apr 2015

Unit Manager Finance

Fauji Fertilizer, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Oversaw project progress of various subsidairy companies, presented updates to the directors on a quarterly basis through continuous monitoring of project progress, financial and non financial KPIs
  • Set up a new special purpose entity for owning and operating a US$265m thermal power plant to ring fence sponsor’s balance sheet and advised on its organizational structure, hiring phases, compensation and benefits benchmarking with industry, project management framework and tax structuring
  • Reviewed and approved all professional services contracts and invoices for the projects, monitored compliance and initiated settlements
  • Supported monthly closing through provision of various expense data, accruals and interest calculations
Jun 2007 - Jul 2014

Manager Corporate Finance & Planning

GDF Suez, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Maintained Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable records, monitored credit periods, receivable follow ups, initiated payment requests and compliance with internal payment approval mandates
  • Initiated all major supplier and professional consultants payments, executed electronic funds transfers and foreign exchange remittance transactions thorough online banking platforms
  • Performed treasury operations, FX trading and investments involving a ~US$140 million cash pool
  • Collaborated in preparation of financial statements, audits, statutory disclosures under applicable accounting policies and periodic group reporting on key performance indicators
  • Served as Internal Risk Officer for GDF Suez Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) exercise for risk identification, implementation of risk control measures control and monitoring of risk evolution
  • Developed and updated financial forecast and pricing models for various investments, selloffs and budgeting decisions and conducted project valuations and sensitivity analysis
  • Prepared and deployed credit risk and treasury policies for the company and monitored compliance
  • Advised Human Recourses and Administration Department in calculation and analysis of Mercer and Hay level benchmarking, analysis of business performance scoring and its impact in year-end bonus calculations
  • Hired and trained a total of 5 finance and administration professionals in my team and oversaw their career progression and professional development