Aslam holds a Fellowship with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) since 2006 after having graduated in 1997. He gained audit experience in Mauritius with PWC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) and worked as a Finance Director for two vertically integrated textile manufacturing company.
In 2002, Aslam embarked on an international career with G4S in Ivory Coast acting as FD and interim MD. Within 3 years his responsibility spanned from single country to multi country as he was tasked to look after 7 countries in West Africa based out of Morocco. During that time, he also worked as FD in London with G4S Global Risks, the risk management arm of G4S. Aslam’s span of responsibility kept growing and when he left G4S early 2014, he was the Regional Finance Director for the North and West Africa clusterlooking after 13 countries, based out of Dubai.
In May 2014, Aslam joined MSS/Phoenix as CFO of the group of companies. From the time Aslam joined the group, revenue grew from circa USD10m to USD 0.5 bn in the last financial year.
Aslam’s core areas of expertise include accounting and financial management, strategic planning, business development and organisational turnaround, cross border acquisitions, new country entry, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and due diligence with industry’s best practices, devising business strategy, systems and procedure development, and organizational planning with specialization in budgeting, forecasting and valuation techniques, creating robust strategies.
Aslam has experience in multi-faceted industries and agility to adapt to new industries by simplifying the complex. An adept of disruptive strategy.
In October 2018, Aslam was honored with second place in the “Emerging CFO of the Year” Award at the annual Naseba MENA CFO Strategies Forum in Dubai. This award celebrates notable Chief Financial Officers in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) who have proven their innovative use of Information Technology, excelled in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies, and proved strong governance over their company’s operational excellence.