Mr. Atif Azim – Profile

January 1st, 2020

Mr. Atif Azim has been a Director of Meezan Bank since July 11, 2019. He is also a member of the Information Technology Committee of the Board.

Mr. Azim holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in California, and B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.

He is the Founder and Chief Executive of VentureDive, a technology solutions company that develops and invests in products and services that positively impact the lives of millions globally. VentureDive’s customers includes Careem and IslamicFinder.

He is a seasoned professional with over 15 years’ experience in the technology industry across the Silicon Valley in the United States, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. Prior to this, Mr. Azim was Founder and Vice President of Solutions at Perfigo, a San Francisco based technology startup that was acquired by Cisco Systems. While at Cisco, he was responsible for growing the network security product line to a $200m business.

Mr. Azim is actively involved with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. He is a Founder and Board Member of DotZero, a first of its kind technology incubator in Pakistan. He has also served as an advisor and mentor to a number of entrepreneurs and, as well as being an early investor in a number of technology startups; he is also part of the Angel Investor Community at Invest to Innovate.

Directorships and other recent offices held:

  • Director, Al-Meezan Investment Management Ltd.
  • Director, Dotzero (Pvt) Ltd.