DiscoverAbout ValuStrat

ValuStrat’s key strength and advantage is the experience and reputation that its senior management and team bring to the table. Led by leading industry figures and personalities, our team recognizes the importance of addressing projects from both strategic and practical perspectives. We forge together tailored teams ideally suited for each project to successfully deliver on the varied requirements of our diverse range of clients.

Key Features of Our Team
  • Most team members including senior management have past experience in top multinationals, with skill sets to support the multi-dimensional, multi-cultural and multinational nature of our work engagements
  • Senior management supervision and involvement in all projects in coordination with our clients’ representatives
  • Specialist expertise from reputed subject matter experts who bring valuable insights on specialized projects
  • Cultural alignment to each client’s organization and values
  • Deep insights and access to benchmarking and best practices

Senior Management

Shahid KaziChief Executive Officer

Shahid Kazi’s multi-faceted qualifications and extensive experience of over 20 years in various professional fields and multinational corporations including Citigroup & Siemens enable him to bring vision and insightful leadership to ValuStrat as its CEO

Saad MehmoodChief Operating Officer

Saad comes from an Investment Banking background. He is the brain behind ValuStrat’s renowned valuations system (delivering reports in 2 hours) and the founder of ValuStrat Pro Bono Advisory.

Kevin SidebottomManaging Director

Kevin has more than 30 years’ experience, combining a strong history of professional business advisory gained working for world-class firms such as KPMG and OC&C Strategy Consultants, with a variety of positions in operational management.

Declan King, MRICSDirector

With MRICS & MSCSI qualifications and over 23 years of regional and international experience in real estate, Declan leads ValuStrat’s real estate advisory and valuations business.

Khalid UmeraniPartner

Khalid is in-charge of the HILCO-ValuStrat JV Partnership's Asset Disposal. Khalid has 18 years of experience, a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from George Washington University and & a M.S. Degree in Structural Engineering from University of Illinois.

Yousuf Siddiki, CFADirector

Yousuf has over 15 years of experience in audit, banking, real estate & capital markets and has previously worked with Deloitte, Bank of America, Samba & NCB. He is a CFA charter holder & holds the Guinness World Record for “Youngest CPA in the World”

Pawel Banach, MRICSGeneral Manager

Pawel has over 12 years of experience in real estate advisory, investment advisory, asset valuation and commercial due diligence having previously worked for Land Sterling, Deloitte, Savills, Knight Frank and Prologis. He is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as well as a Polish Qualified Valuer.

Vismer Mulenga, MRICSAssociate Director

Vismer is an MRICS with over 24 years of experience is real estate and business asset valuations. He currently manages ValuStrat’s UAE real estate valuations.

Cheryl McAdam, MRICSValuation Manager

Cheryl has over 20 year’s experience in Real Estate and Property Valuations including 8 years in the MENA region. She has previously worked with Colliers International and Continental Survey & Evaluation. She is a member of MRICS, SACPVP and Appointed Appraiser to the High Court of South Africa.

Darshan Shah, MRICSSenior Consultant

Darshan is an experienced engineer with MRICS qualification and leads ValuStrat’s Industrial Consulting Division. He has multi-dimensional industrial advisory experience including technical due diligence, industrial asset valuations, techno-economic feasibility & viability analysis,lender’s engineer and project monitoring.

Khurram Merchant, CFAEngagement Manager

Khurram possesses strong skills in strategy, research, financial modelling and business valuation and has previously worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division and also as an equity analyst at Timescape Capital. He is a CFA charter holder and a silver medalist MBA from LUMS.

Najum MughalAdvisory Leader

Najum has over 9 years of experience including in advisory, finance, M&A and private equity. Najum holds an Msc in Banking & Finance from the University of Glasgow, a BA from York University and is currently pursuing his Masters at Harvard University.

Haider TuaimaResearch Manager

Haider manages ValuStrat’s real estate research department – With responsibility for our delivery of informed market commentary, bespoke research work and MIS.

Mehreen Bashir NawazSenior Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Mehreen has over 12 years of experience across industries ranging from the power sector, FMCG, financial institutions and HR advisory as well as consulting. She has previously worked for The Habib Group, Byco Oil, Colgate-Palmolive, Engage Consulting and HRSI.

Angelica ZarsadiasHR Manager

Angelica is HR Manager at ValuStrat and leads the strategic and operational functions of the group's HR division. She has over 8 years of experience in the UAE and previously worked at Rasmala Investments as an HR Advisor.

Alexandru IonescuSenior Valuer

Alexandru has 10 years of international experience in property valuations across Qatar, Oman, UAE and Romania. His previous professional assignments include valuation, feasibility studies, investment and development analysis on most asset types.

Anantha VeluHead of Technology

Anantha has over 11 years of experience working with Accenture and has built applications and systems for leading companies across US and Asia. He leads ValuStrat's technology division and manages their proprietary softwares.

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