Adnan Afridi, Former M.D. Karachi Stock Exchange

  • Mr. Afridi has a degree in Economics (A.B, Magna Cum Laude, 1992) from Harvard University and a degree in Corporate Law (JD, Magna Cum Laude in 1995) from Harvard Law School. Mr. Afridi has over 15 years of experience in managing businesses in emerging markets. He started his career with Monitor Company, USA as a Strategy Consultant, designing business unit and corporate strategies for Fortune 50 companies in the financial services sector. Over the past ten years, Mr. Afridi has been facilitating foreign direct investment into Pakistan by assisting in Private Equity transactions, including key privatization transactions. Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Afridi served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI).

    At the Karachi Stock Exchange, Mr. Afridi has been responsible for restructuring the organization into a commercial entity with the introduction of professional management, new products including derivatives and data-vending, enhanced branding and agreements with regional exchanges. The Karachi Stock Exchange is now well positioned to be corporatized and demutualized. Mr. Afridi is also on the Boards of Central Depository Company (CDC), National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited and Institute of Capital Markets. He is also the current Vice Chairman of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE).

    Mr. Afridi is an active supporter of charitable organizations. He is the President of the Old Grammarians Society & Trust and member of the Executive Committee (Fund Raising) of Kidney Centre.



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