Ahmir Mansoor

COUNTRY EDITOR

Pakistan



Company: MCB Bank Ltd.
Title: Head of Trade Services
Address: 96, Khayaban-e-Hilal, Phase VI, Defence Housing Autority, Karachi-Pakistan
Phone: 5850004
Mobile: 0300-8237069
Email: ahmirm@yahoo.com


PERSONAL PROFILE:
Nationality: Pakistani
Date of birth: March 09 1962
Marital Status: Married (one child)

EDUCATIONAL PROFILE:

2005 International Trade Specialist Accreditation with Distinction
The eBusiness School of Ireland
1995-96 Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A)
Dissertation: "Changes in Banking Strategies and Culture in the 1990\'s
Resulting from Competitive Pressure".
Sheffield Business School, Sheffield, U.K.
1992-93 Diploma: Associate of the Institute of Bankers
Institute of Bankers, Pakistan
1982-84 Bachelor of Commerce
University of Karachi.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • "Pros & cons of empowered workforce" Dawn Economics & Business Review-March 17-23,2003
  • "Overview of Banking Changes in the 1990\'s" Pakistan Bankers Digest, January-March, 98
  • "Customer Service", Pakistan Bankers Digest, July-September 1997
  • "Bills of Lading"; Journal of the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan. September 1995

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Conduct courses for the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan, on Documentary Credits, Understanding Letters of Credit, Branch Banking etc. from time to time.
  • Design and conduct customized trade workshops for multinationals companies specific to their needs (i.e. Shell, ICI, SMEDA, PSO, UBL, NBP, State Bank of Pakistan etc)
  • Provide solutions to specific trade-related problems.
  • Computer Literate

    EXPERIENCE PROFILE:

    June 2006 - to date Senior Vice President - Head of Trade Services MCB Bank Ltd.
    Responsible for the development of the trade service for the corporate and commercial clients including the underlying policies, documentation and procedure for trade services.
    Responsible for training, development of training material on UCP 600. Since 2003 Associate member of the 'Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce' representing MCB.
    Feb.2002 - May 2006 Vice President - Training Division - MCB Bank Ltd.
    Develop & conduct training courses for Senior Managers and other staff on Documentary Credits, Operations & General Banking. Develop & conduct Documentary Credit workshops for the multinational companies.
    Provide Trade Solutions to the field problems.
    SYMBOLS training -- New system acquired by MCB
    Jan.1997 - Jan.2002 Manager Asset Services - MashreqBank psc Karachi Pakistan
    (Corporate title 'Assistant Vice President')

    Managed the Asset Services Department of the Bank which included Import, Export, Refinance and Guarantees. All processing of trade transactions were centralized in Karachi & usage of Globus System allowed real time processing on a Pan-Pakistan basis. Implemented Employees Productivity Analysis.
    Acted as Karachi Branch Operations Manager
    Managed the front & back office activity of the Karachi Branch which included General Banking, Trade Finance & Treasury Operations.
    Mar.1993 - Dec.1996 Manager-Export--- Standard Chartered Bank, Karachi, Pakistan
    Responsible for the processing of all export related transaction of assigned portfolio including Negotiation, Collection & Refinance.
    Jan.1992 - Feb.1993 Manager-Import - Union Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan.
    Assigned to set up Import Department, which would be responsible for the opening of Letters of Credit, Lodgment/Retirement of PAD, Issuance of Guarantees & State Bank of Pakistan reporting etc.
    Nov.1988 - Dec.1991 Audit Officer - Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)
    Conducted the audit function for the UAE & Egypt branches

    COURSES/CONFERENCE ATTENDED:

    • ICC Commission on Banking Technique & Practice meetings on UCP 500 Revision
    • Attended ICC's Banking Commission Conference on 'Understanding the UCP 600" Paris 26 October 2006
    • Trade, cash & finance: Making forfeiting work for you---ICC Paris 16 March 2005
    • Pakistan Trade & Transport Facilitation Conference Dec 6,2003 (organized by UNCTAD & the National Trade & Transport Facilitation Committee Secretariat)
    • Course Developers Workshop conducted by the United Nations at UNCTAD house Karachi{ten days} from 8th to 19th July,2002
    • Three months orientation at SCB at Trade Business Development Center in London-- April 95
    • Certificate in French stage 1--- Sheffield Hallam University May 31 1996
    • Foreign Exchange and Dealing Activities, BCCI,London,U.K.{three months} Aug.88-Nov.88
    • Regional Training and Development Centre, BCCI, Karachi.{one year}Jun.87-July.88