Board of Directors:
Syed Majeedullah Husaini
Syed M. Husaini joined the Board as director of Askari Bank Limited on July 05, 2013. Currently, he is serving as President & Chief Executive of Askari Bank Limited.
Mr. Husaini is Masters in Economics from Karachi University and has obtained professional certifications by the National Association of Securities Dealers, USA and North American Securities Administrators Association.
He brings experience of over 30 years in Banking, of which the first ten years were spent overseas with a number of International Banks in Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and the Middle East. His assignments led him to successfully manage diversified areas of banking business including foreign trade finance, Commercial and Corporate finance and Liability management. He played a significant role in developing training programs and has remained faculty member with a number of Financial Institutions.
Through a major part of his career, Mr. Husaini has held key positions which required expertise in startups of Financial Institutions, infrastructural and business development for Commercial Banks in developing countries. He helped in establishing the Rozgar Micro Finance Bank at Karachi and became the first CEO of that Bank. This provided him with a perspective on issues of poverty alleviation through a program of small business loans.
His other major assignments in Pakistan include President KASB Bank, CEO of a Modaraba, Head of Corporate Banking Group, MCB and at National Bank of Pakistan.
Mr. Farrukh Iqbal Khan
Mr. Farrukh joined the Board as a nominee director of Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) on July 05, 2013. Mr. Farrukh has got mix of experience (over 19 years) of both as Central and Commercial Banker. During his career, he got experience in the area of Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Risk Management,
ad Compliance and Credit and General banking. During his ten years (1993-2003) experience as Banker at State bank of Pakistan, he involved in the field of off-site and on-site supervision and regulation of Banks/ NBFI. He had carried out on-site inspection of various commercial banks working in Pakistan and has played active role in formulation of various regulatory frameworks.
Currently he is working as "Chief Credit Officer" in AKBL. Previously he had headed the Internal Audit department of AKBL for around one and a half year. Besides, he had also served for six years as head of Internal Audit in KASB Bank Limited.
Mr. Farrukh is CISA and CICA qualified. He also holds Banking Diploma from IBP and has done Masters in Business Administration. He also has "Certificate of Director Education" from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and also serving as nominee Director on the Board as well as Audit and HR Committee of "Askari General Insurance".
Mr. Khurshid Zafar
Mr. Khurshid joined the Board as a nominee director of Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) on July 05, 2013.He is currently working as Group Head Corporate and Investment Banking at Askari Bank Limited. He joined Askari Bank Limited in July 2010 as Executive Vice President and Regional General Manager – South and was elevated as Group Head Commercial Banking in 2011.
Mr. Khurshid possesses a vast experience of over 23 years in the field of Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Retail and Commercial Banking.
He has served in various Investment and Commercial Banks at senior positions and has attended number of local and foriegn training courses. He holds an MBA Degree from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Mr. Shahid Azmi
Mr. Azmi is a seasoned investment banker. He has been associated with Merrill Lynch, Dubai, E.F. Hutton & Co., London and Lehman Brothers Inc. London, looking after various functions like asset management, mutual funds, interest rate swaps and dealing in futures and options. Mr. Azmi did his MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 1975. He was also one of the sponsor directors of Askari Bank and served at the same position till Early 2005 for the Bank.
Mr. Sufian Mazhar
Mr. Mazhar is an MBA (MIS and Finance) from McGill University, Canada and graduated in 1999. He has experience of strategic business operations, IT systems, quality control methodologies, business analysis and design, entrepreneurship and process engineering. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Tix Hub and an Associate Professor of Business Management at a leading educational institute of Pakistan.