Dawood Khan

Managing Partner

Dawood is the Managing Partner of Dawood Saif & Co. chartered accountants, and is responsible for the delivery of firm’s multidisciplinary services to the clients. Dawood has worked in the Arabian Gulf region for over 7 years and has held managerial position with Deloitte & Touche (M.E) prior establishing DS with the rest of the team in 2018. Dawood has also worked with Deloitte & Touche Pakistan office for over 7 years serving different corporate clients in both audit and advisory departments of the firm. 

Dawood’s experience of over 14 years spans around assurance, financial advisory and consultancy and his clients have included manufacturing, distribution and trading organizations, premier banking and financial institutions, oil & gas companies, construction, a wide variety of public companies, privately held businesses and governmental organizations .His working style is characterized by accessibility and commitment to his clients and his conviction that the auditor should pro-actively offer constructive advice and support of value to his clients, building on the intimate knowledge gained by virtue of the role.

In his role as Managing Partner, Dawood is responsible for all aspects of practice management including relationships with regulators and key clients, risk management, the development and implementation of resource recruitment, training and retention strategies and he takes an active interest in the development of the firm’s professional staff and specialist industry capabilities. In addition to our audit, Dawood will be available to meet with the Board and shareholders several times a year to discuss other topics impacting the management of the business.

Dawood is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also holds a Bachelors in Commerce Honors (Accounting).


Ahmed Saif-uz-Zafar

Partner – Assurance & Advisory

Saif is a Partner in Dawood Saif & Co. Chartered Accountants (DS). He is in practice since 2015 through a firm now merged in the DS. Saif is an experienced audit and finance professional with over a decade experience in the field. Before starting his practice, he was associated with the Big 4 firm Deloitte & Touche (Pakistan and UAE offices) for more than 7 years.

During his career he has handled numerous clients providing variety of services related to audit, finance, tax and business improvements. Saif’s clientele spans over a diverse range of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, trading, construction, non-profit organizations, government institutions and financial sector.

Saif’s professional experience has given him the opportunity to acquire leadership qualities and take responsibilities. Having worked with variety of business owners he possesses the required skill set to understand the need of the client and how to provide best value addition possible. As a partner in the firm he is focused on client relationships and quality of the firm’s deliverables. In addition, he is keen in technical and personal development of firm’s staff and firm as a whole.

Saif is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.


Rizwan Chhapra

Senior Director – Assurance & Advisory

Rizwan is the Senior Director Advisory and Audit of Dawood Saif & Co. Chartered Accountants and is responsible for providing Business and Financial Advisory services. Before Joining DS, he has strategic level experience of various manufacturing and retail businesses. Rizwan’s experience of over 10 years enriched him with detailed knowledge of audit assurance, financial advisory. His clients have included manufacturing concerns including textile and prominent pharmaceuticals, Airline, gas exploration, construction both local and multinationals

In his last position he was Group Head of Audit Department at Al Rahim Textile and Al Rahim Retail (Kapray and Zellburry brands), where he was reviewing operational and financial KPI’s and formulation of strategies for their achievement. Lead a retail fashion brand as COO and work for the establishment of brand personality, architecture and value. He has worked with Deloitte & Touche Pakistan and Abu Dhabi offices, and served varied clients of diversified industries.

In his role as Senior Director Advisory & Assurance, Rizwan would be serving clients for Business performance evaluation and due diligence, developing business plans, feasibilities and strategies. Assessment of various business models, competitor strategies and market evaluation. Conducting business and audit risk assessment and developing internal control framework, business Process Reengineering and improvements including business automation and ERP implementations.

Rizwan is a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) from Association of Certified Chartered Accountants UK. He is also Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Singapore Quality Institute International (SQII).


Muhammed Iftikhar Khan

Director – IT Services

Muhammad Iftikhar Khan is the Director IT Services of DS; and is responsible for providing IT solutions to the firm’s clients. He has hands on experience of varied enterprise, web and mobile applications comprising SharePoint, ASP.NET, Java, PHP, jQuery and AngularJS. Iftikhar has extensive industry knowledge and experience of 18 years in both structured programming languages and object oriented programming(OOP) with the implementation of unit testing, refactoring and optimization. His Core strengths are system architecture & modelling, Process implementation and devising innovating ideas for automation of the business infrastructure and processes

He has served customers across the globe, mainly in the United States, UK and Australia. He has also developed comprehensive accounts management solution for various retailers, steel industry and real estate developers.

In his role as Director IT Iftikhar would be serving clients for Business automations, developing mobile and web applications, database architecture and relationship diagrams, security & outsourcing solutions and ERP implementations.

Iftikhar has a degree of bachelors in engineering (Computer Systems) BE (CS) from NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi.

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