Team

Leadership Team

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    Talal Ahmad Gondal

    CEO TAG
    Talal has plenty of leadership experience both as an operator and as an investor in tech companies. His previous management roles were at the Amazon Venture Capital team as a Senior Manager, as Venture Partner at Lunar Ventures, and as an Investment Manager at Edison VC. He started his career in banking at the Bank of New York Mellon before trading it to work in a hyper-growth startup environment of tech startups like trivago and Fyber in Germany. He is a graduate of Rotterdam Business School
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    Alex Lukianchuk

    Chief Technical Officer
    Alexander has more than a decade of experience in building products and services for the financial industry. He started his career as a software engineer at Credit Europe Bank before moving to Deutsche Bank where he became Delivery Manager/AVP for their FX and FI trading platforms. He was an early employee and led engineering teams at NasPay and Data Travel. His last stint was with N26 where he led the tech team that launched the mobile bank in US market. He holds a master’s degree in IT and Economics from MSAU.
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    Lt. Gen Muhammad Afzal

    Chairman
    Lt. Gen Afzal (r) has played key roles in establishing CPEC in Pakistan and has previously served as the Chairman of NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) where he successfully addressed the first and second Covid waves in Pakistan in 2020. He has also held the position of Engineer-in-Chief for the Pakistan Army and has acted as Director General for the M.I. He is also lauded as the main architect of the revamping of the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and increasing the financial outlook of the organization by 700%. He is spearheading Government Relations at TAG.
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    Talib Rizvi

    Executive Director
    A committed career banker, with forte of building, motivating and leading Teams. Result and performance-based team-leading approach for achievement of business targets and strategic objectives. Over twenty-four years’ experience in banking & finance. Impeccable career as CEO/ Group Executive/ Group Head of large-scale Banks and financial institutions. Holder of two Masters’ Degrees, both from premier educational institutions. Attended multiple leadership and executive development courses at world premiere universities and business schools including INSEAD, Stanford, world Bank,IFC, World Economic forum, ING Bearing etc

Management Team

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    Maleeha Mimi Bangash

    Director Business Development
    Maleeha forms the core of the Management Team at TAG bringing years of expertise from the World Bank Group and banking experience from local giants such as UBL and Al-Habib Bank. She has worked as Head, Ease of Doing Business & Investment Climate along with the government of KPK and a Managing Director under the World Bank. She also has key industry insights having worked on investments and strategy for JS investments and GIZ Germany. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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    Syed Zaka

    Head of Payments and Cards
    Zaka previously led Product & Digital Banking at Dubai Islamic Bank in Pakistan. He has an expansive career in banking having worked at international groups like Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered and later leading consumer finance and business liability at Faysal Bank and Burj Bank respectively. He is a Commerce graduate of Karachi University and a Business graduate of the Canadian School of Management.
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    Hufsa Malik

    Head of HR
    Hufsa joins TAG as the Head of HR after an impressive career in Banking. She has most recently served as the Vice President of Apna Microfinance Bank. She has previously served as Manager for Operations along with Wealth Management at Bank Alfalah and a Partner in multiple positions at Habib Metropolitan Bank. She has an MBA from Bahria University Islamabad.

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