Corporate > Management


Javed Yousuf Edhi (CEO)

Mr. Javed Yousuf Edhi, as Chief Executive Officer of National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT), brings his immense business and technical knowledge in Digital Strategy with Business Strategy and proven track of delivering large value IT & digital transformation project encompassing to 30+ years in various leadership roles at local and foreign banks in Pakistan. In his extensive career, Mr. Edhi has also established MNET Switch as CEO for shared ATM services in Pakistan and provided leadership in technology business development, digital financial services, cultivation of new and organic business opportunities to ensure successful delivery in highly dynamic banking industry. In his previous role, Mr. Edhi has worked as Group Chief Business and Technology Officer in Khazana Enterprises Limited where he has spearheaded the development of state-of-the-art products including 911 – Pakistan Emergency Helpline (PEHEL), Domestic Cloud Services and SaaS Applications. Prior in his career, he had been CIO, Group Head Operations & Technology, and Group Head Digital Innovation in prestigious banks including Citibank, MCB, HBL & Silkbank. Mr. Edhi holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from ISACA, USA and qualification in Digital Money from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

Syed Hassan Haider Rizvi (General Manager - Operations)

As General Manager at NIFT, Hassan brings over 26 years of experience in banking technology, Core Systems implementation, IT Operations and Project Management. He is well-versed in leading design, development and the delivery of complex projects and solutions. He is an active participant in planning, analyzing, and implementing solutions in his current role. Hassan’s focus at NIFT is on overall operations of the clearing business and the transformation of Automated Clearing House (ACH) to Electronic Clearing House (ECH) with includes Image Based Clearing System (IBCS) and Digital Cheque Initiatives. He also look after Digital Financial Services Operations and Products designing & development. His role with technology solutions for the company is fortified through a lengthy tenure with Bank of America (Pak), Union Bank Limited (Pak), Habib Bank Limited (Pak/Intl.) and Saudi Investment Bank (KSA) where he oversaw IT systems and applications. Hassan is a Commerce graduate along with various certifications in Computer Science & Software development as well as CISA, CGEIT and Prince2 certifications.

Syed Faraz Javed (General Manager - Digital Financial Services/ePay)

Mr. Syed Faraz Javed joins National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT) as General Manager – Digital Financial Services and is heading ePay. Before joining NIFT, he was working as CIO at NayaPay and looking after business partnerships, growth, and technology operations. He has also worked in key positions at Lakson Business Solutions, Cybernet, DataCheck, and Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC). He is an astute professional with over 22 years of work experience in the field of financial technologies, payment systems, business operations, software and IT management, information security, and risk management. Mr. Faraz specializes in establishing and growing business units, and departments and converting them into success stories. He has a proven record of developing and successfully implementing company-wide digital and business strategies for achieving business objectives and has successfully delivered mid to large-scale projects, especially in the space of payments and financial technologies, information technology, and information security. He has been a part of organizations in various executive management and leadership positions and played an instrumental role in their success. He has worked closely with the banks, FIs, regulators, govt. organizations, payment processors, international and local payment schemes and has established a strong network. He possesses valuable insights, keen analytical skills, and a team approach to implementing best practices to achieve business excellence. Adept at working in high-pressure environments with strict deadlines and multiple deliverables.

Khwaja Asif Karim Ahmad (Head of Risk & Compliance)

Khwaja Asif Karim Ahmad joins NIFT as Head of Risk & Compliance with 25+ years of experience primarily in Information Technology as well as Information Security, Risk and Compliance from leading ‘Wall St.’ Financial firms. He lived in the US for 17 years, bringing a versatile experience as part of portfolio. He is Master of Science (Finalist) - Computer Information Systems from The City University of New York (Brooklyn College), NY, USA. A few of the powerhouses he has worked for include GE, JPMorgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan, Instinet (formerly Thomson Reuters), Bank of New York Mellon Company. In Pakistan, previously, he has worked for CDC and PMEX. He is first in Pakistan to lead an organization to achieve Business Continuity Management certification BS 25999. His portfolio includes managing, establishing and Implementing, Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Process & SOP Management, Head of Application Development, and IT Services & Strategic Planning. His professional expertise range from Executive Management & Governance, Corporate Compliance, SDLC, IT Strategy & Planning, IT Audit, Project & Program Management, both in the US and here locally. He was up until recently a Senior Consultant & Trainer – Cyber Security, Info. Sec. (ISMS), Business Continuity Planning (BCMS), Disaster Recovery, which included conducting independent IT Audit at a DFI and an Entertainment Industry. He is a recently certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Auditor and ISO 27001 Information Security Lead Auditor via PECB, Canada

Daniyal Alvi (CFO & CS)

Daniyal Alvi is a Chartered Accountant with more than 14 years of experience specializing in Financial Control & Planning, Digital Transformation, and Business Intelligence & Analytics areas in Digital Financial Services, Startups, Telecommunication and Shared Service Centers entities. Prior to joining NIFT, he has been working in Telenor Bank (Easypaisa) where he headed the Business Planning & Analytics department supporting the management and the shareholders in business strategy & exponential growth as well as management of funding requirements with the shareholders and investment banks. During his association with Telenor Bank, he successfully organized the integration of Easypaisa Mobile Financial Services business with the legacy Banking organization after its acquisition by Telenor Group and lead the Organizational Transformation projects with the Board to uplift the legacy organization into a modern digital banking entity. Before that he has worked as Head of Finance for establishing various Digital Financial Services entities in South East Asia with support from Telenor Group. His initial assignment in Telenor had been to establish a captive Shared Service Center for Telenor Group for Finance and Technology functions serving more than 10 OpCos in Europe and Asia while leading the Financial Control function for Telenor Pakistan through Shared Services model. Daniyal has started his professional career from KPMG Islamabad office and has worked in KPMG Saudi Arabia and KPMG UAE for a few years in Audit and Transaction Advisory departments.

Syed Taufeeq Rauf (Head of Information Technology)

An IT and management professional with 20+ years of exceptional track record in driving business excellence through efficient execution of high-end IT projects as well as developing turnkey IT applications for some of the leading entities in the region, seeking a challenging position with a dynamic organization to contribute accrued skills in formulating organizational objectives and charting a mutually beneficial growth path.

Syed Haider Abbas (Head of HR & Admin)

Syed Haider Abbas joined National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT) as the Head of HR & Admin.With over 30 years of experience in various man-management and leadership roles in his career. Mr. Abbas brings in a proactive code of conduct in the organization and endeavours that his presence promotes Positivity and prevents Negativity. He is a result oriented leader with a broad range of functional experience related to a varied range of Decision making , Admin / HR / Security processes , Procurement and Regulatory implementation etc.