Aqeel Karim Dhedhi is a very famous businessman and philanthropist of Pakistan. He is a very renowned member of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) with over 30 years of experience. He is one of the top notch, highly reputed and wealthiest people in Pakistan. His intellect, hard work and impressive investment policies gave him a strong position in the stock market and good name in the money making world. He is the chairman of AKD Securities Limited.
About Aqeel Dhedhi
He was born in 1957 in Karachi. He has spent most of his life in Karachi while a part of his early life in Saudi Arabia, Beirut and Damascus. When he grew up, he used to accompany his brother on business trips to Beirut. He did his first business deal when he was in grade 7th. He has been a helping hand in his father’s business since childhood and has always loved playing golf.
Aqeel Dhedhi and Stock Exchange
Aqeel Dhedhi is a very well know business tycoon of Pakistan. He came into Stock Exchange business in 1976 and set up his own office in 1984. His determination, hard work and family experience paid him off and boosted his business to a higher level. He believes stock brokers, foreign investments and the countries conditions are the key aspects that affect the volume of stock market. Despite having seen the worst conditions of stock market, he still is very optimistic about its working and success. He is considered to be a ‘Markets Man’.
AKD Group was started in 1947 by his father, Mr Abdul Karim Dhedhi, with interests in real estate and stock-broking. AKD Group is now one of the premier business enterprises in Pakistan. Aqeel Dhedhi has the reigns of AKD Group and he has been successful in bringing great market talent and insight to AKD Groups. He strongly believes in ‘First Mover Advantage’ and strictly following his beliefs, he initiated the idea of Online Stock Trading in Pakistan and now he rules the arena.
The AKD Group has an edge in Pakistan’s real estate market due to its varied interests. The Group has been a part of several residential and commercial real estate projects all over Pakistan. The Group also has interests in textiles, telecommunication and technology. AKD Group has collaborated with Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) to set-up a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Gawadar.
AKD Group is now working on making AKD tower which will serve as headquarters to AKD Group in Karachi. It will be one of the tallest buildings in Pakistan with a height of 155 meters.
His Community Work
Aqeel Dhedhi is a very well reputed person in the Pakistani business circles. People have high regards for him due to his community services and welfare activities. He provides financial aid to students for higher education and helps the deprived in all possible ways. Despite of being a businessman, he also spends his life in contributing to the non-profitable activities such as being the Trustee and Member of Board of Directors of The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital; The Indus Hospital; World Memon Organization and the Resource Development Committee of Agha Khan University Hospital. He also takes interest in health services, women empowerment, leadership development of young generation and community based assistance.
By going through his life, from what he was in the past to what he is at present, one can surely be inspired by this great personality of Pakistan. According to him, his parent’s prayers are the prime reason behind his success and fame. However, he truly reflects the following quote:
“A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”.