Alumni Profiles

Shakeel Anjum

Organization Information

Urban Sole is a project of Shafi Group having a retail network of more than 40 outlets across Pakistan. Company has official license of Pierre Cardin brand for country to produce and sell the product. The brand philosophy is to provide quality leather product and develop a strong portfolio retail network across the country.

Describe the work that you do in your role

I am looking after their retail network nationwide. My core responsibility is to achieve top line and bottom line financial targets. In addition to that i have the responsibility to manage CAPEX and OPEX budgets, managing 300 retail staff members and smooth running of retail operations.

Indicate previous experience and/or areas of career proficiency/achievenments

Very after graduation, i have got the opportunity to work with leading multinational and national level retail organizations like BATA Pakistan, METRO Cash and Carry Pakistan, Chen One, Stylo Shoes, Leisure Club, Ruba SEZ Group, Urban Sole etc. During this almost 15 years of career history i have been part of strategic team to launch new project and business process rejuvenation.
The skills set include Retail Operations Management, Brand Development and Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management of Fashion and Footwear Retail Business.

Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

The biggest achievement in my career was the launch of METRO Cash and Carry Project in Pakistan and part of pioneer team to bring the concept from papers to property.
In my early career I was part of BATA Pakistan Wholesale Department rejuvenation in terms of business practice and product offering.
Another milestone in my career was STYLO SHOES RETAIL OPERATIONS EXCELLENCY and GROWTH Management.

Write your activities and achievement if you were member of any club or society in UMT?

Not an active member of activities though

What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

Barkat Market campus, Professor Nizamuddin, Professor Mubeen's early morning lectures, Professor Waqar's marketing class with a name tag and he took off my shoes to show to class that he is wearing loafers, Professor Tahir's Management accounting class and my silly questions from presenters, the soft personality of all the time Prof. Dr Tashfeen, the marketing gimmick of showing movie clip in OB class, the terror of BSP and Brand Management/Faisal Ejaz Khan and lot more.