Our People

  • Name: Fahd Hashim
    Ttile: Partner & CEO
    Email: fahd@al-tayseer.org
    Tel: +92 21 35292482
    Location: Pakistan
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    Fahd specializes in M&A Buy-side and Sell-side financial due diligence for corporate and private equity buyers. With 3 years of active transactional experience, Fahd has provided accounting, auditing and consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, private equity, technology, media, energy and retail. Notable clients include Apollo Management, Cerberus Capital Management, Comcast, Apax Partners, Schlumberger,AXA Financial andAIG.

    He has hands on experience on working with multiple service line transaction teams, including financial due diligence, tax, employee benefits, risk management information systems, valuation and strategy representatives.

    Fahd has been involved in numerous engagements where he has assessed quality of reported earnings, working capital and cash flows of target businesses and assisted clients to determine the appropriate acquisition price. He has drafted numerous due diligence reports identifying key deal issues, financial and operational trends, potential purchases price adjustments which were used in negotiations and accounting management for public-debt filing issues during acquisitions.

    Prior to joining Al Tayseer, Fahd was an experienced consultant with a Big Four accounting firm in their Transaction and Valuation services practice.

    Fahd has earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics with a finance concentration from the University of Texas. He also has a Masters in Accounting and Financial management.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State ofIllinois,USA.

  • Name: Edwin Silvester Das
    Ttile: Managing Director
    Email: edwin.das@altayseer.com.my
    Tel: +6012 203 7150
    Location: Malaysia
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    Edwin, a graduate from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A., and a professional member of the British Institute of Management-United Kingdom, started his career as a banker. He has over 25 years of experience in the banking / financial industry and has been involved in all aspects of banking which includes retail / corporate banking and corporate finance both locally and abroad. He moved into the corporate scene in 1996 where he was appointed as  Executive Director of Goodnite Holdings Berhad and as Director ofMCLBerhad (both companies listed on Bursa Malaysia) to restructure and re-engineer  their financial growth and expand their international market. In addition to this, he was also the Financial Adviser of UH Dove Berhad.

    In 2001 he took up an international position with Oracle Corporation as their Financial Services Industry Expert for Asia Pacific. He was instrumental in playing a key role in the marketing and implementation of Oracle’s “e-business suite” amongst the financial sector throughout Asia Pacific.

    After his contract with Oracle he moved back to Malaysia to do the restructuring for Sitt Tatt Berhad (a company listed on Bursa Malaysia). He was later appointed as a Non-Executive Non Independent Director for PJ Bumi Berhad (a company listed on Bursa Malaysia) and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd. Mr. Das was instrumental in turning around PJ Bumi Berhad with the implementation of Risk Strategies and Policies and the streamlining of the Group’s Asset Liability Management. He was also a member of the Groups’ Audit Committee where stringent accounting standards were implemented to be in line with the Securities Commission’s guidelines. His appointment was seen as very positive in the business environment.

    Edwin is indeed very much a banker by profession and has many years of valuable experience and knowledge, in restructuring of companies and re-scheduling of old debt and raising new capital and equity. He has been involved in various Public Listed and Government Linked Companies and he is known for his Corporate Governance within the companies he has worked with.

  • Name: Patrick Fais Chen
    Ttile: Director Legal
    Email: patrick.chen@altayseer.com.my
    Tel: +6019 2620353
    Location: Malaysia
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    Patrick has 26 years of experience as a lawyer and in the corporate sector. During this time,  Patrick has developed a wide range of experience in the property, banking and retail sectors including in specific areas such as franchising, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, business development as well as crises management and corporate litigation and more recently, legal documentation and structures for Islamic finance. Up until June 2010, Patrick was Head of Legal and Compliance for a GCC based Islamic bank in Malaysia. He was part of the founding team that set up the Islamic bank in Malaysia from scratch. As part of his legal, compliance and company secretarial functions, he was responsible for helping set up various off shore funds structures, primarily inLabuanincluding a real estate fund which invested in the landmark Pavilion project inKuala Lumpurand on whose board he sat as a representative of the Fund. Patrick has also represented the Islamic bank on the boards of other investments including in the Malaysia government’s Southern Corridor project, Iskandar Johor.

    Patrick started his career in 1984 as a practicing lawyer in Malaysia specializing in banking, property and corporate litigation, after which he joined one of Malaysia’s leading financial services and property groups as its Chief General Counsel which included coverage of businesses and listed companies across 17 countries including the U.S., Australia and HK.  In 1997, Patrick was appointed President & CEO of the Group’s listed holding company in the Philippines, with control of a savings bank and credit card subsidiary and served as the Group’s Country Head for the Philippines till the year 2000. He stayed on in the Philippines to join a privately owned US branded retail-based group which was involved then with fashion (Guess), music  (Tower Records), fast food (Carls Jr) and fitness (Gold’s Gym) as Executive Director.

    Upon his return to Malaysia in 2003, Patrick joined a public listed property company as its Corporate Affairs Director overseeing human resources, corporate communications, legal and special projects. During this time, he also served on the board of another associated listed company, and was acting Executive director for its departmental store business before joining the Islamic bank in April 2005.

    Patrick studied in the UK from his A levels, and was admitted as an Utter Barrister to the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1983.

  • Name: Tio Shio Jan
    Ttile: Director Finance
    Email: sj.tio@altayseer.com.my
    Tel: +6012 3728090
    Location: Malaysia
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    Jan has over 10 years of experience in strategic planning, programme management and corporate re-invention. She began her career with one of the Big Five consulting firm namely Arthur Andersen Malaysia and subsequently Ernst & Young Malaysia, working in multiple projects across industries – financial services, technology, healthcare etc. Her involvement in these projects includes financial & operations review, strategic planning & visioning facilitation, performance benchmarking as well as development of business plans. Rising through the ranks, she was quickly tasked to lead teams to execute strategic businesses and corporate initiatives.

    Jan then joined the financial services industry starting with Southern Bank where she headed a team to drive, co-ordinate and monitor the various re-invention initiatives. Subsequently, her role later expanded to include advisory support and outputs for Managing Director’s decision making and management processes in Hong Leong Bank. Jan’s last posting in the financial services industry was as a Manager for Special Projects at a GCC based Islamic bank in Malaysia.  Her responsibilities included supporting the Managing Director in the bank’s strategy formulation and ensuring strategic plan execution.

    Prior to her current appointment at Al Tayseer, she was responsible for the corporate development of a leading end-to-end solution and service provider of smart card innovation and technology headquartered in Singapore. She played a pivotal role in bridging alliances with key players to form partnerships, expanding its services, and successfully initiating several key showcases in the Asian region.

    Jan graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Masters of Science in International Business. Her internship was done at TD Waterhouse Investors Services in the United Kingdom.

  • Name: Frank Oh
    Ttile: Director Business Development
    Email: frank.oh@altayseer.com.my
    Tel: +6012 323 1953
    Location: Malaysia
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    Frank has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry occupying key positions in commercial banks both local and foreign. Frank’s first banking job was with a finance company known as Kwong Yik Finance in the credit marketing department for commercial loans,  Industrial Hire Purchase and government guaranteed loan schemes.  Frank’s portfolio then was the financing of equipment and heavy machinery related mostly to the construction industry. In 1997, he joined Sime Finance and was appointed as the deputy branch manager for one of the bank’s core branches located in the city centre. Frank’s role then was to assist the branch manager in the branch’s day-to-day marketing, operation, deposit-taking and loan recovery which involved retail to small-medium-enterprise (SME) customers.

    He eventually joined Maybank Finance where he was in-charge of the marketing and processing of share/equity finance for the bank bank’s Special Loan department. Besides share margin accounts (which was used by clients, both retail and institutional, to finance the trading of shares on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange), Frank’s portfolio includes financing of Initial Public Offerings (IPO)  shares, Rights Issues, Private Placement, Warrants, Loan Stocks and Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOS).

    He later joined the holding company of Maybank Finance, Maybank and was appointed as the Head of Product Development and Campaign Management for the bank’s auto finance business. Among the notable new car financing products and programs developed by Frank for Maybank was the car refinancing and zero-interest car finance.

    In 2005, Frank joined a GCC based Islamic Bank in Malaysia and was given the task of heading the bank’s automotive division involving the trading and floor-stocking of cars using shariah based concepts. As one of the bank’s pioneer staff, Frank was instrumental in developing and launching the car trading transaction in 2005 which was the first in Malaysian banking industry. The division went on to include equipment finance and receivables’ financing for motor vehicles.  Amongst the assets financed were buses, tractors, bulldozers, trailers, small aircraft, medical equipments, factory production lines, cars and motorcycles.

    Frank graduated from University of Central Oklahoma, USA in 1995 with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing.

  • Name: Abd Jabar Abd Rahman
    Ttile: Director Banking
    Email: ab.jabar@altayseer.com.my
    Tel: +6012 288 1557
    Location: Malaysia
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    Jabar has spent his entire 33 years working life in the banking industry. His experience includes bank/branch management, business development, retail and consumer banking, commercial banking, treasury and audit. Before joining Al-Tayseer, Jabar was with a GCC based Islamic bank in Malaysia where he joined as one of the pioneers when the bank opened for business in 2005. He was entrusted to grow the commercial banking business of the bank which by 2009 accounted for a significant percentage of the bank’s portfolio.

    Upon graduation in 1977, Jabar joined HSBC Bank Malaysia as a management trainee. During his long career with HSBC he had been exposed to different aspects of the bank’s operations but with heavy bias towards credit / lending. He had a five year stint in Treasury and two years in Audit. He was also entrusted to manage three of the bank’s large branches and this gave him a wide exposure to retail and consumer banking. He was Head of SME, Investment and Insurance prior to moving to Islamic banking.

    Jabar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from University of Malaya.

  • Name: Naveed Rabbani
    Ttile: Financial Consultant
    Email: naveed.rabbani@al-tayseer.org
    Location: Pakistan
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    Naveed Rabbani is working with Al-Tayseer as a consultant since January2011. Inhis professional career of more than 8 years he was associated with multinationals like KPMG Saudi Arabia and Pakistan offices and Atlas Honda Pakistan, where he gained diverse experience in the field of audit, tax, finance and accounts.

    He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

  • Name: Moiz Tapal
    Ttile: Associate Financial Consultant
    Email: moiz.tapal@al-tayseer.org
    Location: Pakistan
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    Moiz Tapal, CFA Level II candidate is a MBA from the IBA and has been with the Al Tayseer team for the last year. He works closely with senior members of the Syndications and Debt Capital Markets team. His work encompasses participating in the financial structuring and legal documentation process, preparing financial models and information memoranda, liaising with clients and different regulatory bodies for transaction-related matters, coordinating with different consortium members and marketing instruments to prospective investors.

  • Name: Haseeb Aquil Khan
    Ttile: Analyst
    Email: haseeb.khan@al-tayseer.org
    Location: Pakistan
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    An MBA Graduate with more than five years of experience in Banking & Leasing. Haseeb joined Al-Tayseer Consulting in May 2011 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Al-Tayseer, Haseeb worked with Pak-Gulf Leasing Company Ltd as Asst. Manager (Lease Operations) & he was also the Officiating Manager (Operations) for one year till the date of his last day.

  • Name: Fahd Ansari
    Ttile: Senior Consultant
    Email: fahd.ansari@al-tayseer.org
    Location: Pakistan
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    Fahd Ansari has over 5 years of experience in financial planning, project finance and management consultancy. Before joining Al Tayseer, Fahd was working in a Financial Analyst role at Engro in the Power Sector. This provided him with an opportunity to play a leading role in the holding company mandated to develop Engro’s future projects in the energy and power sectors – comprising strategic analysis, modeling and development of business opportunities ranging from green-field projects to mergers and acquisitions.

    Prior to that, he worked as a Management Consultant at Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates (a leading management consultancy representing Watson Wyatt Worldwide in Pakistan). He worked as an individual contributor working on numerous projects encompassing financial planning, market research and strategic business planning.

    He has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration and a BSc from the NUCS – FAST .