Board of Directors
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Levesque is a Founder, Chairman Chief Executive Officer and Director of Qwest Investment Management Corp.
He is also Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (Ultimate Designated Person) Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.; both companies are subsidiaries of Qwest Investment Management Corp. Mr. Levesque is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Qwest Funds Corp.
Mr. Levesque has over 35 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry. He is recognized for his broad knowledge, skills, experience and leadership in:
- Venture capital
- Financial services
- New business formation and development
Mr. Levesque is a founder and/or director of several private and publicly-traded companies in a variety of industries.
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Sohail is the Chief Financial Officer for all Qwest Group companies and a director of Qwest Investment Management Corp., Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Heritage Bancorp Ltd. Sohail is responsible for managing Qwest’s financial affairs, including finance, accounting, performance management, capital, treasury, and taxation. As a member of Qwest’s Executive leadership team, Sohail is also responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of Qwest Group companies.
Sohail joined Qwest in 2019 bringing with him significant financial services experience. His career spans over 19 years in financial services, working in North America, Europe, and emerging markets of Asia. Prior to joining Qwest, Sohail spent 13 years working in London, United Kingdom, in leading retail and investment banking firms such as Barclays, NatWest Group and Nationwide Building Society. He has also been associated with KPMG UK’s Banking and Capital Markets division. Working with these prestigious organizations, Sohail led and is recognized for delivering various IFRS, finance regulatory and finance change projects, most notably IFRS 9. He has also led acquisition and due diligence projects and has acted as a finance and accounting advisor to senior management on various strategic matters.
Sohail is a Canadian CPA, CGA, Fellow Certified Accountant from UK and a Fellow Chartered Accountant from Pakistan. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Karachi. He was trained as a CA in the financial services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Chief Investment Officer
Don is the Chief Investment Officer, Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager), Dealing Representative and Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
As Chief Investment Officer, Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager), Dealing Representative and Director, Don is responsible for leading Calgary-based portfolio management efforts in:
- Developing investment processes
- Monitoring existing investments
- Conducting investment analysis
- Designing, backtesting and implementing quantitative trading systems
- Performing strategic and financial due diligence across a wide range of industries and investment structures
With Don’s 20+ years of experience in the Canadian financial sector, along with his extensive network of industry relationships, Don has developed the capacity to originate, evaluate and structure new business organizations in various sectors: technology, media, resources and renewals.
Don is also actively involved in mentoring professionals in the investment management process, identifying new investment strategies that fill a need in an evolving investment landscape and partnering with investment management firms to deliver new products.
Don holds two bachelor’s degrees with distinction — Commerce and Computer Science — at the University of Calgary. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.