Mr. Haroon Askari holds an MBA degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and has been working as Head of Operations at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) since December 2005 till he was appointed as Acting Managing Director of the Exchange on November 01, 2010. In addition, he is also a member of Textile Institute, London.
Mr. Askari carries a diverse experience of around 37 years in different businesses. His professional life began when he established business in London by the name of SSH Associates. He successfully managed SSH Associates for about 18 years before returning to Pakistan and then acquired the membership of KSE in 1993. He continued the brokerage business at KSE till 1999 during which period he was accredited as broker dealer for various financial institutions and as financial advisor for a leading Investment Bank.
From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Askari remained engaged in real estate business in USA and UK before he established and managed Pakistan's first ever stock market and financial news channel, SUN TV from 2003 to 2005.
Mr. Haroon Askari is the Chairman of Voluntary De-listing Committee besides being the member of Human Resources Committee, Investment Committee, Committee for hearing appeals of members and Committee for handling cases of suspension or expulsion of members and imposition of fines. Mr. Askari also represents KSE on the Board of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited, National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited and Institute of Capital Markets.