Shahid Kazi, Chief Executive Officer
Shahid Kazi’s experience spans over 20 years in a variety of corporate sectors including banking, finance, consulting, real estate, engineering and project management. Having worked for over 10 years in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Citigroup and over 4 years in engineering and industrial project management at SIEMENS, he provides insightful leadership to ValuStrat’s consulting practice. Shahid joined ValuStrat as Partner & Managing Director in 2009 and spearheaded the company’s international expansion, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. His multi-faceted qualifications and hands-on experience in various professional fields make him ideally suited to lead ValuStrat as its CEO, a position he took over in 2013. In addition to his role as CEO, he continues to be directly involved in key consulting assignments across diverse sectors.
During his stint at Citigroup, he worked in various local and regional management positions within the Corporate and Investment Banking Division in Pakistan, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates where he dealt with a whole range of corporate sectors including public sector, multinationals, local corporations and financial institutions. In addition, Shahid has in-depth experience in analysis of business, strategy and financials of countries, industries, corporations and financial institutions as well as banking sector’s risk management procedures and best practices. He has also been extensively involved in several international capital market transactions on behalf of Citigroup. Shahid has also worked in SIEMENS, Pakistan as Project Manager & Executive Engineer in the Industrial Project Management Division and this experience also adds significant value to various relevant consulting projects.
Shahid is passionate about charitable work for promoting education. He is Co-Founder of the Dubai Chapter of CARE Foundation, a renowned charity organization providing quality education to under-privileged children in Pakistan. He is also the Chairman of CARE’s Middle East Scholarship Board.
Shahid is a Britannia Chevening Scholar and holds an MBA in Finance with Distinction from Imperial College, London and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He is an active speaker at international and regional conferences, seminars and leadership events. Shahid has also received a large number of accolades and awards for a variety of exceptional academic and professional achievements.