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This profile was last updated on 10/18/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi

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AKD Group

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • honorary PhD
    Indus Institute of Higher Education
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The Arkadians, 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, son of (late) Haji Abdul Karim Dhedhi, continues the legacy as the chairman of the group. With his transformational entrepreneurial vision, the AKD Group has evolved into a vibrant, impregnable set of business enterprises operating in key sectors of Pakistan's economy, including financial services, telecom, infrastructure, manufacturing and natural resources.
Transforming the theoretical 'first mover advantage' into a pragmatic reality, Mr. Dhedhi's awe-inspiring philosophy is exemplified in many of his initiatives.
KSBL Board of Directors (BOD) | KSBL, 21 Mar 2013 [cached]
Aqeel Karim Dhedhi
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi is the Chairman of the AKD Group; one of the largest business groups in Pakistan with diversified interests such as Stock Brokerage & Investment Banking; Asset Management; Oil & Gas Exploration; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Port Operations, Real Estate Development, etc. The AKD Group is one of the two business groups that have been awarded permission by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to establish Real Estate Management Trust (REIT) in Pakistan.
Mr. Dhedhi is an active social worker and philanthropist who plays a dynamic role in the social betterment of the society by donating to educational ventures, healthcare projects and for the general uplift of the underprivileged. His philanthropic support includes providing financial aid to students aspiring for higher education in Pakistan and abroad and also to many disadvantaged families.
He contributes his time to many not-for-profit institutions as Trustee and Member of Board of Directors like: The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital; The Indus Hospital; World Memon Organization; the Resource Development Committee of the Aga Khan University Hospital; etc.
Mr. Dhedhi was awarded the "Sitara-e-Esaar" by the President of Pakistan for his services during the devastating earthquake that hit the northern areas of Pakistan in October 2005. He has also been awarded honorary PhD (Honoris Cause) degrees by Biztek Institute of Higher Education and the Indus Institute of Higher Education.
About AKD Group, 30 April 2010 [cached]
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, son of (late) Haji Abdul Karim Dhedhi, is the Chairman of the Group. Led by the Chairman's vision, the group has evolved into a vibrant set of business enterprises operating in key sectors of Pakistan's economy, including financial services, telecom, infrastructure, manufacturing and natural resources.
Mr. Dhedhi strongly believes in the 'first mover advantage' and this philosophy is clearly seen in many of his initiatives.
Uncategorized | New Pakistan [cached]
Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, Chairman of AKD Securities Ltd, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Karachi January 31, 2013. REUTERS-Akhtar Soomro
The head of the stock exchange is a former broker and the two top members of the SECP are former employees of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, founder of one of the country's biggest brokerage houses.
Nicknamed "Big Dhedhi" for his ability to move markets, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi heads one of Pakistan's largest domestic conglomerates, the AKD Group.
Dhedhi strongly denied any wrongdoing and said he purchased his gas stocks years before the announcement.
"There is nothing there. The (SECP) report totally cleared us," said Dhedhi, a burly man wearing a traditional long cotton shirt and baggy pants. "I'm proud to say that in more than 40 years of operating, we've never paid a penny in fines."
Dhedhi says he often offers advice to government officials on financial policy. His business empire includes two equity funds that were among the best performing in Asia in 2012.
"The SECP has really started listening to the market," Dhedhi said, a suited executive acting as translator.
Dhedhi remains under investigation. But even if regulators were to find him guilty of insider trading, past practice shows he would likely get a slap on the wrist. The SECP's fines are almost always a fraction above the amount of money made in the stock manipulation, and sometimes even less.
In December, a broker was fined half the amount he made from trades that manipulated the share price of tobacco giant Philip Morris.
Like KSE Chairman Nadeem Naqvi, Haider is a former employee of Dhedhi's.
"I've had lots of other jobs than just working for Dhedhi."
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi ..., 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi (Chairman)
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