Company Leadership

AA Group of Companies has a comprehensive Executive team that provides support to the entire team in terms of Business Planning, Operations Management, Marketing Planning & Execution, Crew Training and Centralized Business services.

President

Atiq Ahmad

An internationally trained economist and a commodities trader for wheat in Dubai, Atiq arrived in Toronto in 2004 and opened his first franchise one year later. Now the winner of three worldwide Popeyes awards, including “Leader of the Year”, Atiq focuses on ensuring that all around him are successful too. “I believe that my success is because of my people. I want to give them a chance to succeed as well.”

Atiq is one of the key Franchisees of Popeyes Canada. He provides vision to his organizations for future expansion as well as guidance for the continual growth of existing businesses. Atiq has been president of MAC (Media Advisory Committee) for the brand for consecutive 10 years. In addition he has been an active part of various committees such as Beverage & Supply Chain committees.

Senior Vice President

Naseer Malik

Naseer holds a Masters degree in Integrated Manufacturing & Production Control from University of Toronto and has extensive experience in Operations Management. His vast project management experience in aerospace and auto industries helped him to apply these skills at AA Group of Companies. His key role is to develop systems to standardize restaurant functionality across the board as well as provide leadership to the group for meeting Operational Standards. In his current role Naseer also provides direction to Development and Operational teams.

Vice President Finance & Development

Junaid Ahmad

Junaid is a graduate with Masters degree in Finance and has in-depth knowledge of QSR with a decade-long hands-on experience with restaurant teams. In his role Junaid oversees new projects across Canada ranging from new site leasing to full construction and launch of Popeyes. Junaid also leads our in house Accounting team with monthly performance reviews of our great restaurants generating more than $50M revenue annually.

Director Investments & Exports

Sajjad Sadiq

Sajjad leads investments and exports divisions in AA Group of Companies. Through his education at The Government College, Punjab University, Humber College and Ryerson University and his experience of working with the Public and private organizations, in Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Real Estate fields, Sajjad has developed sharp analytical skills and a relentless work ethic. Couple this with his extensive market knowledge, reliable service delivery and strong negotiation skills Sajjad is able to maximize value for our clients on every transaction.