Shahzad, analytical minded with a belief in thought leadership, has strong insight into dynamics of rating business of over a decade. Shahzad is an apex member of PACRA’s Rating Committee. In this capacity he regularly meets leadership of a diverse set of entities in PACRA’s universe – more than 100 currently. This has enabled him to lead a number of initiatives to evolve and refine development of comprehensive and structured analytical approach for assessing interconnected risks of various businesses. Meanwhile, his capability to take team along and mentoring helped him to assume leadership role. Appointed to his current position in July 06, Mr. Saleem has held several positions beginning his career as an analyst at PACRA in 2000. He leads multiple developments at PACRA including technological advancements and rating criteria with a structured and consistent approach. While being responsible for overseeing work planning, execution and its monitoring, his role includes mentoring an expanding team of young analysts and guidance to unit heads. Prior to joining PACRA, he was associated with a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and worked there for more than 5 years, taking his overall working experience to 17+years.