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Arif Khan

Arif Khan

Director

Gulfstone Capital

Director, Gulfstone Capital

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Gulfstone Capital

Director

Gulfstone Capital is an investment banking advisory boutique headquartered in Mumbai, India providing specialized financial and strategic consulting services to Asian & MENA region corporates. Gulfstone Capital serves as a gateway between Asian & MENA region investment opportunities and global private equity investors.

Gulfstone advises corporates on their valuations, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, launching IPOs, improving their productivity and increasing their bottom line. Gulfstone has a team of professional Business Analysts with proven practical experience in areas such as Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Process Re-engineering, Change Management, Cost Reduction and Capital Markets.

Responsibilities:
• Jointly led the origination and execution of private equity advisory transactions in India, Africa & the Middle East.
• Constructed and reviewed financial models and information memorandums to determine valuation and rate of return on investment opportunities and shared these with potential investors.
• Delivered assignments across various sectors but with key focus being in Food & Agri and Energy and Power Sectors.

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Standard Chartered Bank Qatar

Director, Origination & Client Coverage

• Spearheaded revenue growth and developed relationships by cross-selling Wholesale Banking products including Corporate Finance, Advisory, Capital Markets, Project Finance, Structured Trade Finance, Risk Management and Transaction Banking.
• Conducted in-depth financial and operational analysis to produce comprehensive credit applications for financing sanction.
• Delivered global financing solutions by utilizing the Bank’s wide geographical footprint, specifically in emerging markets. Developed solutions for oil & gas companies in collaboration with specialists to address requirements of liquidity management in the MENA region.
• Monitored and managed risk on an ongoing and proactive basis (in coordination with credit analyst team) to assess the quality & standing of the portfolio and to identify material risks and take corrective actions.
• Part of the core focus group that formulated the Qatar LNG strategy and its marketing.
• Recognized as a key resource for origination and execution of complex transactions that involved multiple product partner interactions including corporate finance, private equity and mergers and acquisitions.

Career

Standard Chartered Bank

Senior Audit Manager, Group Internal Audit

• Responsible for leading and conducting assigned audits and risk reviews across all SCB consumer businesses.
• Participated in 9 audits/ risk & business reviews and thematic audits (AML, KYC etc) over the course of 12 months covering credit risk management, business strategy, management controls and risk analytics across Mortgages & Autos, Credit Cards & Personal Loans and Small and Medium Enterprise business segments.
• Influential in developing a risk control matrix for the credit cards and personal loan segment in order to move GIA towards a risk based audit methodology.

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Standard Chartered Bank

Head of Risk Asset Review, Credit Risk

• Managed and conducted periodic reviews of portfolio of risk assets and other elements of revenue for the bank (Consumer (Secured and Un-Secured), Corporate and Global Markets) by managing a team of 7 individuals across three different cities.
• Instrumental in developing strategies and recommendations for management to facilitate business growth under appropriate risk parameters.

Career

Wise Partnerships

Junior Commodity Trader (Oil & Natural Gas)

• Responsible for trading WTI and Brent Futures on the ICE Trading Platform up to a limit of $250 Million with a daily trading VAR of $0.7 Million.
• Purchased and executed futures necessary for hedging strategies on behalf of senior traders for transactions greater than $250 Million.
• Responsible for reconciliation, monitoring and updating of existing positions and compilation of daily profit and loss reports for trading.

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University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Science (BS), Joint Honors Actuarial Science & Computer Science

Karachi Grammar School