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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

Kevin SidebottomManaging Director, Advisory

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, MRICS MSCSIManaging Director and Group Head, Real Estate

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.

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.

Pawel BanachGeneral Manager, Qatar

Pawel has over 13 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.

Yousuf Siddiki, CFA, CPADirector & Partner, KSA

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”

Jang ShabbirDirector & Head of Real Estate, KSA

Jang has over 23 years of extensive experience in the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various facets of real estate. He is ValuStrat's Director & Head of Real Estate for Saudi Arabia and manages the firm's KSA business for all real estate valuations.

Vismer MulengaDirector, Commercial Valuations

Vismer is an MRICS with over 25 years of experience in real estate and business asset valuations. He currently manages ValuStrat’s UAE real estate valuations.

Cheryl McAdam,MRICSManager, Residential Valuations

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, MRICSAssociate Director & Head of Industrial Consulting

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 MerchantAssociate Director, Advisory

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, KSA

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.

Khalid UmeraniHead of Industrial Divestments

Khalid is in-charge of the HILCO-ValuStrat JV Partnership's Asset Disposal. Khalid has over 25 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.

Haider TuaimaHead of Real Estate Research

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

Julian MarwitzBusiness Development Manager, UK

Julian brings over 8 years of international experience and is working in our new London office to grow our business and network in UK. He holds a Master of Sciences in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford.

Mehreen Bashir NawazHead of Human Resources & 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.

Saadain LariHead of Marketing

Saadain has over a decade of experience in the Advertising and Communications industry working with prominent brands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from SZABIST and is a recipient of various performance excellence awards during his career.

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
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