Khalid Kabeer

Chief Operating Officer; Chief Executive Officer, Vitas Group

Khalid Kabeer has been working with Vitas Group since 2012. Before becoming CEO in August 2021, he was the COO of Vitas Group. Khalid brings over 18 years of cross-functional experience in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) lending. At Vitas Group, he is responsible for developing and executing its global business strategy in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

During the last two years, he led the process to redefine the vision and spearhead an ambitious long-term shift to a data-centric, digital-first lending model for MSMEs. Khalid is involved in the group’s digital transformation and resultant change management and the establishment of Vitas Ventures, an early-stage fintech venture investment portfolio. Before joining Vitas Group, he led the transformation of the small enterprise lending operations of Kashf Foundation into Kashf Microfinance Bank. Khalid was also a pivotal member of the transformation team, which led to establishing the bank in 2007 and serving as its first CFO.

Earlier, as the CFO of Kashf Foundation, one of the largest microfinance institutions in Pakistan, he led a debt transaction that raised debt from commercial banks, the first transaction of its kind in microfinance in Pakistan.