Maheen Rahman was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of InfraZamin Pakistan in 2020 and has played a crucial part in setting up IZP’s base operations and its initial structure. Maheen has over twenty years of experience in investment banking, research and asset management.
In her previous appointment, Maheen Rahman served as the Chief Executive of Alfalah GHP Investment Management where, under her leadership, Alfalah Investments has grown to be one of the largest asset management companies in Pakistan. Prior to that, Ms Rahman was the Chief Executive of IGI Funds, during her tenure, IGI Funds turned into a profitable entity from a loss incurring fund. Her other roles include, Head of Research at BMA Capital Management, Associate at ABN AMRO Bank and a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch. She has the experience of working across multiple geographies during her career.
Maheen has been featured on Fortune’s “40 Under 40’s women to watch” list, in 2015, as the youngest head of Alfalah GHP Investment Management and the only female CEO in an industry where her rivals were all men. After becoming the CEO of IGI Funds, she turned around the fund’s financial performance and made it into a profitable entity. Maheen doubled the assets under management in her first year at the helm of IGI and led the firm to a 15% ROE. The gains came even as industry assets shrank 7% in the year ending in June 2010, according to the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan. Investors who bet on Ms Rahman were rewarded with a 443% return from her IGI Stock Fund since its inception, 117% points more than the benchmark index and the biggest gain among 34 peers tracked by Bloomberg. In 2013, Alfalah acquired IGI Funds and Maheen Rahman was appointed the CEO of the newly merged entity.
In addition to her extensive work experience and professional achievements, Maheen holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and a Master of Science in Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School in the UK.