Board of Directors

Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) is the only depository in Pakistan

Abid Ali Habib


Abid Ali Habib

Mr. Abid Ali Habib is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Abid Ali Habib Securities (Private) Limited and the Director of Aba Ali Habib Securities (Private) Limited.

Mr. Habib has been nominated on CDC’s Board by the Board of Directors of KSE. At CDC, he also serves as Deputy President of Disciplinary Tribunal and member of Audit Committee. In the past, he has been elected as Director of KSE for various terms between the years 1995 and 2011 and is now on the Board for the first term of 3 years in demutualized environment. During these years, he has chaired various Committees constituted by the Board.

He played the central role in conceptualization, planning and design of internet-based order routing system and also supervised, implemented and tested Karachi Automated Trading System. As member of Demutualization Committee of KSE during the years 2005, 2006 and 2010, Mr. Habib was the key figure in preparation of Preliminary Report on proposed demutualization of KSE, identifying various issues and recommendations thereon, in line with existing models and international practices.

Mr. Habib held the position of Chairman, Companies Affairs/Corporate Governance Committee of KSE for the years 2010 and 2011. Some of the major achievements of this term included (i) various amendments in Listing Regulations; (ii) action against delinquent/non-performing companies in violation of Listing Regulations; (iii) revision of annual listing fee; (iv) mechanism for verification of rumor mongering in the market pertaining to listed companies/securities; (v) implementation of revised Code of Corporate Governance; (vi) measures for disclosure of information to market participants/investors pertaining to sale/purchase of securities by any director, CEO or executive or their spouses; and (vii) revision of criteria for selection of Top Companies.