Hashir Ibne Irshad
FAST National University and Head, Fast Consulting
Hashir belongs to the select community of globally recognized fund managers with his professional status as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and LIFA (Licensed International Financial Analyst). A gold medalist MBA from IBA, Karachi the most prestigious business school in Pakistan, he has a long and diversified career in both corporate and academic worlds spanning over two decades. He started his career as a banker and then became a full time financial consultant working for a number of public and private enterprises. His specialty has been financial re-engineering, corporate restructuring, debt-portfolio rescheduling and feasibility study management. Besides being a professional consultant, Hashir managed other responsibilities in the corporate sector including his stay with Islamic International Trust as Project Director and with Greenwich University as a Director. At a later stage, Hashir devoted more time to academia and now for many years he has been associated with academics in a full time capacity. He remained with Hamdard University, Islamabad as the Head of Finance Faculty and later with Foundation University as Assistant Professor and Team Leader of their Executive Development Center. He was also the founding member of FAST School of Business. On the training front, he conducted various successful workshops, seminars and short courses for a number of organizations. His noteworthy recent assignments include the structural design of National ICT R&D Fund in association with MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia and OSP initiative targeted at students from marginalized and under-privileged communities across Pakistan.