Junaid IqbalManaging Director, Careem
Junaid is a results-oriented, entrepreneurial and people-focused senior management professional with a consistently strong record of accomplishment in leading turnaround and growth strategies.
With a background in economics and financial leadership, Junaid’s professional experience is varied, demonstrating his ability to tackle diverse challenges head-on. He has been successful in different sectors; from being on the launch-team for CNBC Pakistan in 2005 and anchoring its flag-ship show ‘Power Lunch’ to co-managing a $381mn transaction in 2014 as CEO of Elixir Securities, the largest such transaction in Pakistan in the last 7 years.
As a result of his years of experience steering institutions towards growth, innovation and success, Junaid is often invited to provide his expertise in multiple forums, including US President Obama’s 2010 Summit on Entrepreneurship and on TV as a regular commentator on Pakistan’s economy.
More than anything else, Junaid, who is one of the youngest CEOs in Pakistan’s financial sector, enjoys a good challenge – the tougher the challenge, the more rewarding it is to resolve.