Shahid KaziGroup Chief Executive Officer
Shahid Kazi’s extensive professional experience spans over 30 years in a variety of corporate sectors including consulting, banking, finance, 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 growth to become one of the leading consultancies in the region. He also led ValuStrat’s international expansion, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom 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.
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. He has also been extensively involved in several international capital market transactions on behalf of Citigroup. Shahid’s project management experience in the Industries & Automation Division of SIEMENS also adds significant value to various consulting projects.
Shahid is passionate about charitable work for promoting education. He is an active volunteer and Board Member of CARE Foundation, a renowned charity organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in Pakistan.
Shahid is a Britannia Chevening Scholar and holds an MBA in Finance with Distinction from Imperial College, London and a 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.