Pervez Nasim - Chairman
Br. Pervez Nasim is a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certified Management Accountant (CPA). He is a founding member and Chair of the Board of the Islamic Co-operative Housing Corporation Ltd., first Interest-Free Home Ownership and Investment projects in North America, and for that he has been volunteering his time since its inception in 1980 in Toronto.
Br. Pervez Nasim is also Chairman & CEO of Ansar Co-operative Housing Corporation and a number of Ansar Financial Group of Companies that organized the 3rd International Islamic Banking, Finance & Insurance (Takaful) Conference held in Ottawa, Canada in May 2007. Ansar Financial Group Companies are managing investments in excess of $85 Million on Interest-free basis in various Projects and Joint Ventures in Canada.
Br. Pervez Nasim is also Chairman & CEO of first Interest-free Public Company in North America known as Ansar Financial and Development Corporation. This company is listed at Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) and trades as "AFD".
Br. Pervez Nasim was employed by the Ministry of Finance in Canada, from where he took early retirement in 2004 after twenty-seven years of service, so that he can devote more time to the various Islamic Financing & Investment Projects. During the past thirty five years he has made a number of presentations on ISLAMIC FINANCE AND INSURANCE (TAKAFUL) in various INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE conferences held in Chicago, Houston, Los Angles, Toronto, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Trinidad, Chittagong, Jakarta, Riyadh, Dubai, Nairobi, Tanzania, Monterrey Mexico, Brunei Darussalam, Malta and at Harvard University, London School of Economics in England and at Crans Montana Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.