Directors Profiles


Farria Nawaz – Chairperson

Mrs. Farria Nawaz is the founding member of Absolute Group. Her primary role has been the provision of seed capital and essentially setting up the Group. She has spent more than 25 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, helping her husband in establishing his initial career. She further aided her husband in successfully setting up a trading concern dealing with medical and surgical supplies. Additionally, she was President of the Pakistani Women’s Association “Hamnawa”, during the late 90’s.

M. Hasan Nawaz – Chief Executive / Director

Mr. Hasan Nawaz brings with him a rich experience ranging from finance, banking and his passion relating to property investment & development. Essentially, serving as the team leader of the organization, his key role is to mobilize capital i.e. financial, intellectual, operational and human. His ability and consistent effort has led to success in the company’s various projects. Mr. Hasan graduated from IBA, majoring in Finance and minoring in Marketing. After a short stint with an international bank, Mr. Hasan, with the backing of his family, ventured into the property development business, constructing commercial office buildings at high-end locations of DHA, Karachi.

Farhan Abbas Sheikh – Director

Farhan Abbas Sheikh is a professional banker and has been associated with national and international banking organizations during his career. He has had outstanding experience with leading banks such as Deutsche Bank, Singapore Bank (assigned in Pakistan), Habib Bank Ltd. and Barclay’s Bank International, Dubai. He returned to Pakistan in 2011 and became a full-time entrepreneur through partnership in Gas & Oil Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. His educational background comprises of BCS, BSC Finance, MBA & LLB.

Syed Basil Muqtadir, FRM - Director

S Basil Muqtadir is a finance professional and has been associated with Absolute Group for the past three years. He has been active in the capital markets in various capacities for the last ten years. S Basil is a Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and a graduate from the London School of Economics.

Sheikh Salman Ul Haque – CFO & Director

Sheikh Salman ul Haque brings with himself extensive experience in the corporate sector with leading groups of the country like Engro Corporation, Hilal Foods and the House of Habib. He is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and completed his postgraduate studies from the National University of Singapore. The new management is part of the Absolute Group which consists of Absolute Commodities ((Pvt.) limited, Absolute Developments ((Pvt.) limited and Hasan Nawaz & Associates.

Nadeem Ahmed – Director

After an initial career in civil service, Mr. Nadeem Ahmed joined his family business and laid to his credit, the finishing of over 100 bungalows in DHA Phase 5 & 6 from 2001 to 2004. He has led operations for house building and renovations for a number of sites in DHA, Karachi. He is also key personnel in liaison efforts with DHA and other departments, namely Clifton Cantonment Board, Military Estate Office, Director Office Military Lands and Cantonment Area Karachi.

Danyaal A. Shah – Director

Danyaal A. Shah is a Senior Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank, based in London, UK. Mr. Shah has previously held significant positions within the Investment Banking Divisions at HSBC Bank in London and Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. Over his time in banking, Mr. Shah has advised some of the largest Global Financial Institutions on M&A and Capital Financing transactions across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Some of the most prominent of these transactions include the sale of HSBC Brazil to Banco Bradesco, the acquisition of Abbey Life UK by Phoenix Group Holdings and the sale of Prime Credit Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Mr. Shah holds an MBA from Imperial College London and is a CFA candidate.