Director General and Chief Financial Officer
Mr Al-Karim Haji, Director General and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the financial affairs of AKU. Much of his time is spent liaising with government officials and working with multilateral and bilateral funding organizations to secure financing for the University’s expansions, establishing business development offices facilitate commercialization of intellectual property and pursuing income generating activities.
Mr Haji is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network Endowment Investment Committee and formerly sat on the Board of the First Microfinance Agency Pakistan (Private) Limited. He is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia and a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Mr Haji has been actively involved in community service including serving two terms on the Senate of the University of British Columbia, a Board member of what is now FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Canada and other voluntary positions with the United Way.
Prior to assuming his position at AKU as Chief Financial Officer in 2002, Mr Haji was the Principal of his own corporate finance firm, Intercontinental Capital Corporation. Before this he was a Vice President at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Canada, Inc. focusing on mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, funding planning and funding for companies in the technology sector.