• Woodbridge, ON Canada

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

Naseer Malik

Senior Vice President

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.

Atiq Ahmad

President

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.

Ebrahim Ismail

Managing Director AA Travel & Tourism

Ebrahim Ismail is a Travel industry courteous veteran with over 29 years of experience who has held various leadership positions in Retail and Sales throughout his career. He started his career as a travel consultant after graduating from IATA’s Headquarters in Montreal. He joined the travel industry as a travel consultant and grew into a senior management position by learning and implementing extensive knowledge of the leisure and corporate travel sector.

During his illustrious career, Ebrahim has been providing the best values of travel and tourism to his clients by arranging incentive vacations, group travels, tour packages, corporate travel, Hajj and Umrah services, etc.

Ebrahim has a vast network of industry contacts and is passionate about his knowledge sharing and the best possible practices. He thrives on the creation of innovative tools and solutions that enable peers and stakeholders to excel in their roles.

Junaid Ahmad

Vice President Finance & Development

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.

Atiq Ahmad

President

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.

Naseer Malik

Senior Vice President

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.

Junaid Ahmad

Vice President Finance & Development

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.

Ebrahim Ismail

Managing Director AA Travel & Tourism

Ebrahim Ismail is a Travel industry courteous veteran with over 29 years of experience who has held various leadership positions in Retail and Sales throughout his career. He started his career as a travel consultant after graduating from IATA’s Headquarters in Montreal. He joined the travel industry as a travel consultant and grew into a senior management position by learning and implementing extensive knowledge of the leisure and corporate travel sector.

During his illustrious career, Ebrahim has been providing the best values of travel and tourism to his clients by arranging incentive vacations, group travels, tour packages, corporate travel, Hajj and Umrah services, etc.

Ebrahim has a vast network of industry contacts and is passionate about his knowledge sharing and the best possible practices. He thrives on the creation of innovative tools and solutions that enable peers and stakeholders to excel in their roles.

Atiq Ahmad

President

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.

Atiq Ahmad

President

Atiq is a renowned economist by profession who arrived in Canada in 2004 with a diversified trade experience in export and import of commodities in the Middle East. Being a visionary entrepreneur, he opened his first franchise of Popeyes within one year in Canada and gained an exponential growth over the years to open a series of Popeyes reaching to 42 locations within Ontario and Saskatchewan. He is a recipient of three worldwide Popeyes awards, including “Leader of the Year”. Atiq believes that his success is because of his team members, and he wishes to give them a chance to succeed as well.
Atiq has been president of MAC (Media Advisory Committee) for the brand for consecutive 10 years. In addition, he played an active role in various committees like, Beverage & Supply Chain.
In 2018, he envisaged to establish “AA Group of Companies”, having divisions of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLK), AA Commodity, AA Investment and AA Travel & Tourism.
Through his professional acumen, he leads his organization for continual growth of the existing businesses.

Naseer Malik

Senior Vice President

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.

Junaid Ahmad

Vice President Finance & Development

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.

Ebrahim Ismail

Managing Director AA Travel & Tourism

Armilita Andres

Director of Operations (Popeyes Division)

Aamir Sheeraz

Managing Director AA Commodities

Taimoor Hassan

Ops Manager Popeyes

Amjad Ahmed

Assistant to President

Hatib Sheikh

Ops Manager Popeyes

Faatir Chaudhary

Ops Manager Popeyes