CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr Syed Bashir Ahmad (commonly known as Bashir) is a seasoned banker with more than 25 years of experience in Financial Services. Bashir is married with three children and is a keen advocate and supporter of ensuring a sustainable future through charitable causes across the globe, namely in education and healthcare.
Over the years, he has held multiple senior management positions with the likes of ABN AMRO, ING and Bank of Singapore in London. Bashir played an instrumental role in creating the Private Banking Division in both ING Bank and Bank of Singapore in London. Bashir took on an entrepreneurial approach and founded Halkin Investments Holdings Limited in 2010 and acts as a CEO to date.
Bashir has been involved in the financial structuring of large real estate transaction throughout his career. He is a strong believer in real estate and is convinced it is an asset class that can provide risk-adjusted return backed by tangible assets.
Ashfaq Ahmed (Ash) has two decades of banking experience. Starting his career at National Westminster Bank, moving to ABN Amro Bank in 1999 to join the Credit team. He has held multiple senior positions as a Private Banker for ABN Amro Bank, Société Générale Hambros and CBH Europe, covering Asia, Middle East and African markets.
Ash holds a level 4 IAD (Investment Advice Diploma) and a level 3 CeMAP qualification (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice). He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI). Holds a degree in Geography from the University of London.
With a proven record of helping clients structure their debt requirements and acquiring key contacts over the last 20 years, Ash will help you find your best-suited debt solutions.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Noor is a Fellow of ICAEW and ACCA, bringing with him over 20 years of experience having worked with Grant Thornton, BlackRock and KPMG. Noor worked as a consultant with Ballymore Properties, a leading property developer in the UK before joining Halkin Real Estate. He has led numerous client-facing engagements in various business sectors providing a range of services including statutory audit, financial reporting, international taxation, risk management, and regulatory compliance
As part of the integrated service we offer to clients, we work very closely with Richard Hughes, who leads the London banking and finance practice at one of the UK`s largest law firms. Richard has 35 years` experience as a City finance solicitor and, in particular, he is an expert on all aspects of real estate finance. Richard understands the level of service that Halkin`s clients expect and, in matters where legal input is required, he works with Halkin and our clients to help achieve commercial objectives. Richard has significant experience in property development and redevelopment. He has also worked on matters ranging from the Emirates Arsenal Stadium to regional housing estates. He has worked on many high-value residential property matters involving refinancing, refurbishment and redevelopment. We are pleased to be able to call on his wide-ranging expertise when we need to.