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Senior Management

Shahid Kazi, Chief Executive OfficerShahid KaziChief Executive Officer

Shahid Kazi’s multi-faceted qualifications and extensive experience of over 28+ 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 Sidebottom - Managing Director ValuStat AdvisoryKevin SidebottomManaging Director, Advisory

Kevin has more than 35 years of 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 MSCSI, Managing Director and Group Head, Real EstateDeclan King, MRICS MSCSIManaging Director and Group Head, Real Estate

With MRICS & MSCSI qualifications and over 25 years of regional and international experience in real estate, Declan leads ValuStrat’s real estate advisory and valuations business.

Jang Shabbir, MRICSManaging Director & Head of Real Estate, KSA

Jang has over 25 years of extensive experience in the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various facets of real estate. He is ValuStrat's Managing Director & Head of Real Estate for Saudi Arabia and leads real estate valuation and advisory business in KSA.

Yousuf Siddiki, CFA, CPADirector & Partner, KSA

Yousuf has over 20+ 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, FRICSDirector & General Manager, Qatar

Pawel has over 17 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, MRICSVismer Mulenga, MRICSDirector, 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 commercial real estate valuations.

Cheryl McAdam, MRICSCheryl McAdam, MRICSDirector, Residential Valuations

Cheryl has over 25 year’s experience in Real Estate and Property Valuations including 13+ 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, MRICSDarshan Shah, MRICSDirector & 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 MerchantKhurram MerchantDirector, 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.

JOHN MCGOWANDirector, Transaction Advisory

With over 30 years of experience across Europe, Middle East and Asia, John leads ValuStrat’s transaction advisory business. During his career, John has advised Corporates, Family Offices, Private Equity, REITs, Funds, High Net Worth Investors on a global basis on acquisitions and divestments in various sectors including Infrastructure, Hotels, Commercial Offices, Student Housing, Energy, Education, Healthcare and Automotive.

Haider TuaimaHaider 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.

FraserFraser Maldoom, FRICSDirector – Capital Chartered (UK subsidiary)

Fraser has more than 34 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate advisory in both public and private sectors, having previously worked for Inland Revenue/Valuation, Stiles Harold Williams and Healey & Baker and Barnard Marcus.

robinRobin Jones, MRICSDirector – Capital Chartered (UK subsidiary)

Robin has more than 25 years of experience in real estate advisory & valuations in both public and private sectors, having previously worked for Colleys and Ashdown Lyons.

KASHIF UR REHMANKashif ur RehmanAssociate Director, Advisory

Kashif has over 18+ years of experience in Financial and Management Consultancy, Transaction Advisory, Audit & Assurance, covering a diverse range of sectors across different geographies. He has worked at various management level positions in organisations including EY, where he spent over 9 years with 4 years as Manager Transaction Advisory Services.

SEAN SWINBURNE, MRICSSean Swinburne, MRICSManager – Commercial Valuations

Sean is an MRICS qualified Registered Valuer of the RICS with over 10 years’ experience specialising in asset valuation. He currently holds the position of Manager of Commercial Valuation at ValuStrat (UAE).

Mehreen Bashir NawazHead of Human Resources & Administration

Mehreen has over 15 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 14 years of experience in the Consulting, Marketing and Communications industry working with prominent brands. He has been instrumental in significantly enhancing the ValuStrat brand. Saadain is a recipient of various performance excellence awards during his career.

Abdur RahmanAbdur RahmanHead of FV & Technology

Abdur Rahman has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of areas. Abdur Rahman’s multi-faceted expertise in technology, surveying and client management enabled us to offer unique Field Verification and Mandoob solutions to our banking clients, resulting in faster decision making and improved operational efficiency in their lending processes.

sheraz KhanSheraz KhanHead of Autos & Heavy Equipment

Sheraz Khan has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of areas. His deep knowledge in Automobile and Heavy Equipment valuations has enabled ValuStrat to become a very reliable source of data and analytics for top banking clients who finance such assets extensively.

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 client recognises 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 specialised projects
  • Cultural alignment to each client’s organisation and values
  • Deep insights and access to benchmarking and best practices