MANAGEMENT TEAM



MR. SIKANDER LALANI MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. Sikander Lalani is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP). He was awarded with Gold Medal for securing first place in Chartered Accountancy examinations. He also received a Gold Medal from the ICMAP for getting distinctive marks in Financial Management.

He completed the executive program in Management at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburg, USA and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Colorado, USA.

Mr. Lalani completed his Articleship in 1981 from A.F Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants, affiliate of Price Waterhouse International. During his stay there, he rapidly advanced to the position of an Audit Manager and led the audits of various Multinational and National Organizations.

In 1985, he joined Daudally, Lalani & Co. Chartered Accountants as a Partner tasked with leading the Audit and Assurance and Consultancy divisions.

Mr. Lalani has been in the profession for over 30 years and currently serves as the managing partner of the firm. He has considerable experience in providing statutory audit and assurance, due diligence, financial advisory and management consulting services across a wide spectrum of industries.

Mr. Lalani has advised various corporate entities and SMEs on local and international growth strategies, turnaround strategies and M&A opportunities. He has experience advising companies operating in many industries including but not limited to, real estate, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, trading, pharmaceutical and hospitality.

As a seasoned professional with a vast international business and governmental network, Mr. Lalani is uniquely positioned to advise businesses as they seek to grow and enhance profitability.

MR. SOHAIL LALANI - PARTNER

Mr. Sohail Lalani is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

Mr. Lalani completed his Articleship in 2002 from Khalid Majid Husain Rahman, a member firm of Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu International. During his training in Deloitte, he was engaged in audits of various Multinational, National and Government owned organizations.

In 2003, he joined Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited and served till June 2005.

In June 2005, he joined Daudally, Lalani & Co. as Senior Manager and in 2006 he was promoted as partner of the firm.

He is responsible for managing the Audit Division. He is experienced in managing audit engagements of manufacturing, trading, professional service, industrial, corporate, community and non-profit organizations.

He also manages the corporate affairs of our clients which include formation & liquidation of companies, company law procedural matters and other corporate services.

He plays an active role in management consultancy, financial advisory and due diligence assignments of various clients. He also works with high net worth individuals and family offices to analyze their local and international investments and long term tax strategies in line their citizenship and residency plans.

MR. GIBRAN LALANI - ADVISOR

Mr. Gibran Lalani holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and an MBA from the INSEAD, France/Singapore (consistently ranked amongst the world's top 5 MBA programs by the Financial Times). He is also a certified Blue Ocean Strategist from the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute at INSEAD which positions him to provide businesses advice on growth, competition and market entry strategies. He is also a certified Blue Ocean Strategist from the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute at INSEAD which positions him to provide businesses advice on growth, competition and market entry strategies.

Gibran has been affiliated with Daudally, Lalani & Co. Chartered Accountants since 2008 after working in the Financial Services/Investment Banking industry in New York, USA. In his previous role he served as Assistant Vice President at Radian Asset Assurance (New York, USA) focusing on Infrastructure Finance, Project Finance, Public-Private Partnerships and Public Finance. He worked on various high profile transactions such as the Chicago Skyway, New York Port Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), Florida Citizens Hurricane Damages Liquidity Financing and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. While at Radian Asset Assurance (New York, USA) and CIFG (New York, USA), Gibran originated over US$1 billion in transactions and structured financial guarantees and credit default swaps on over US$ 5 billion of debt exposure.

Prior to working in the Financial Services Industry, Gibran served as a legislative and policy advisor to the President of the City Council of Philadelphia, USA. In this role he wrote the President's speeches, created and implemented community and economic development policies, proposed legislation and worked with real estate developers and business groups to encourage urban revitalization.

MR. ALY LALANI - ADVISOR

Aly Lalani holds a B.Com in Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Aly joined Daudally, Lalani & Co. Chartered Accountants in 2009 after working in Investment Banking in New York, USA. In his previous role Aly served as an Associate - Structured Finance at Seabury Group, a firm providing investment banking, advisory and consulting services to the aviation and aerospace industries.

There, Aly focused on structuring aircraft and other asset-backed financing transactions, bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring and conducting due diligence for private equity and other investors. He worked on the restructuring of the US$ 1.6 billion dollar US Airways term loan and liquidity raise of $1 billion in 2008 and the Air Canada liquidity program in 2009, raising US$ 1 billion in liquidity.

Prior to Seabury, he worked as a Vice President at The Transportation Group (Capital), a boutique investment bank in New York.

MR. MOHAMMAD RAZA SENIOR MANAGER, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Mr. Mohammad Raza is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (ICSP). He is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) since August 22, 1989.

He completed his audit training with M/s. A.F. Fergusons & Co. Chartered Accountants, affiliate of Price Waterhouse International in 1984. He received world gold medal in Auditing from London Chamber of Commerce.

He has extensive experience in audits of listed and non-listed companies, societies, partnership firms and individuals engaged in varied fields: manufacturing (food, textile, ship building, engineering, tents, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, glass and plastic products etc.), banks and financial institutions, insurance, trading (domestic, import, exports), services (hospital and health care, education, software houses, advertising agencies etc). Besides statutory audits, he has lead assignments in internal audit, audits on behalf of Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments and Controller of Insurance [Now Director Insurance under Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)]. He has worked on corporate law services for several companies including incorporation, submitting annual and other returns to Registrar SECP, maintaining statutory books including minutes of Board and general meetings, voluntary winding up of companies etc.

His tax experience includes making and filing income tax & sales tax returns for clients, obtaining tax exemption certificates and refunds, representative of clients at various forums from tax officers, commissioner to Appellate Tribunal. He has also led various assignments of advisory and assurance including strategy studies, system development and implementation.

His other assignments include research surveys for customer satisfaction, specialized consumer product and business development.

MR. IRFANULLAH SENIOR MANAGER, TAX SERVICES

Mr. Irfan is Graduate in Commerce and is a member of Income Tax Bar Association.

He specializes in the area of taxation and since the start of his professional career he has been working in Tax Division. As Divisional Head, he looks after the Income Tax and Sales Tax affairs of clients including companies, firms and individuals.

He represents clients at all levels of Income Tax Authorities including the Income Tax Tribunal.

MR. MOEZ MOHAMMAD ALI – ASSISTANT MANAGER

Mr. Moez is Commerce Graduate and Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). He is experienced in Audit Services and has also considerable experience and exposure to the services sector and management consultancy.

He has been staffed on various audits in wide range of industries and companies. The audit assignments included exposure to different types of accounting and internal control systems, both computerized and manual.