About Author:

Mr.Shahid Kazi
General Manager & Partner
ValuStrat Consulting

Shahid Kazi has over 17 years of experience in a wide variety of corporate sectors such as consulting, banking, finance, engineering and project management. He has held numerous local and regional management positions in the Middle East during his 10 years at Citigroup and 4 years at SIEMENS and possesses a wealth of experience in strategic and financial analysis of countries, industries, corporations and financial institutions, as well as a deep understanding of financial sector services, risk management and best practices.Mr. Kazi currently spends his time between U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia as General Manager & Partner, ValuStrat Consulting FZCO, a very successful regional consulting company involved in management and strategy consulting, valuations, and asset advisory services. He is also International Advisor for Recipco Holdings Ltd., an international company headquartered in London, involved in establishing a revolutionary new system for non-monetary trade through its trade-marked ‘Capacity Exchange’ and ‘Universal Trading Units (UTUTM)’.Post the global financial crisis, Mr. Kazi has also developed a keen interest in identifying and conducting research on the fundamental flaws in the current global financial system, and then sharing his findings and ideas at professional and personal levels. He is an active speaker at various regional and global conferences, seminars and forums. Mr. Kazi is an active member of CARE Foundation, Pakistan – a charity organization providing quality education for underprivileged children in Pakistan. He is also Co-Founder of CARE Foundation’s Dubai Chapter and Chairman of CARE’s Middle East Scholarship Board.Mr. Kazi is a Britannia Chevening Scholar and holds an MBA in Finance with Distinction from Imperial College, London and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honours from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He has received a large number of accolades and awards for a variety of exceptional academic and professional achievements.

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