Mr. Junaid Farid


Master of Business Administration – Accounting & Finance, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Burlington, ON Vice-President DeGroote MBAs for Impact
Passed Level 1 of the CFA Program
Bachelor of Commerce, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, QC


Commercial Strategy Analyst:

May 2017 – Aug 2017. Bombardier, Montreal, QC
Created a Bottom-up Financial Forecast in excel to identify opportunities and formulate long-term company strategy
Conducted research and analysis on industry dynamics and developed templates for quarterly competitor updates
Analyzed and compared actual and forecast sales data in excel to evaluate the success of marketing campaigns
Mapped data from external sources (Flight Global and Oxford Economics) using pivot tables and tableau for 10-year Market Forecast

Equity Research Analyst:

Sep 2016– Dec 2017. Al-Meezan Investments, Karachi, SB
Prepared equity valuation reports for steel manufacturing companies using a Discounted Cash Flow Model (DCF) in excel
Conducted research in commodities market looking into the supply and demand dynamics of iron and steel sector
Submitted an extensive report highlighting buy or sell recommendations on various scripts to higher management
Attended analyst briefings and worked on ad-hoc projects such as impact of global interest rate on the stock market

Financial Analyst – Development Financing:

Jan 2017 – Apr 2017. Region of Peel, Brampton, ON
Researched and proposed the adoption of Area Specific Development Charges to avoid urban sprawl and improve allocation of actual development costs
Project Coordinator for the implementation of a cloud based system to collect development charges which reduced the short-term debt financing for the Region of Peel
Prepared report for higher management on legislation pertaining to Municipal Capital Facilities and the tax implications on the Region

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and International Marketing:

Jan 2013 – Aug 2015. Akhuwat Microfinance Services, Lahore, PB
Identify opportunities and potential partners to increase outreach; collaborated with provincial and federal government to replicate interest free loan schemes in more than 400 cities/towns of Pakistan
Collaborated with academia from the University of Oxford to develop an Asset Based Micro-Lending product leading to innovation and product diversification within the industry
Led the team on developing the Tourism Assistance Program (TAP) by creating a web based portal to introduce homestay concept in Northern Pakistan
Part of team that initiated the Akhuwat Cloth Bank Program; which has distributed more than 1.5 Million clothing items to the economically disadvantaged people
Prepared proposals to apply for a technology based grant from the State Bank of Pakistan and other international donors (DFID) to implement an ERP system within the organization
Team member for ERP solution evaluation, procurement and implementation that enabled us to catalyze the organizational change process in the organization
Collaborated with a local telecom company to introduce mobile based re-payment solution for our borrowers via a network of telecom agents
Attended global conference on Microfinance and represented Akhuwat on multiple platforms and international events

Market Manager, North America:

Jun 2011 – Dec 2012 Navitas, Lahore, PB
Improved relationships with existing partners by improving accessibility and service levels followed by extensive
training on products; within one calendar year sales increased by 30%.
Identified and enrolled new partners within the region; these new partners constituted 30% of total regional
revenues by year-end
Prepared a comprehensive competitor analysis report using data from salesforce highlighting the shift in consumer
Led weekly team meetings to formulate market penetration strategies and assess performance in accordance with