Saturday, April 20, 2024

Zafar Masud Elected as the new Chairman of the Pakistan Banks’ Association (PBA)

Pakistan Banks’ Association (PBA) is pleased to announce that Mr Zafar Masud, President & CEO – The Bank of Punjab (BOP), has been elected as the new Chairman of the Association.

This change is subsequent to Mr Muhammad Aurangzeb, the sitting PBA Chairman, assuming the role of Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue for Pakistan earlier this month. To effect this change, the PBA Executive Committee (EC) met and unanimously elected the following:

  1. PBA’s sitting Senior Vice Chairman, Mr Zafar Masud (President & CEO – The Bank of Punjab) as Chairman of the Association.
  2. PBA’s sitting Vice Chairman, Mr Yousaf Hussain (President & CEO – Faysal Bank), as Senior Vice Chairman and;
  3. Member of the Executive Committee, Mr Ahmed Khan Bozai, (Managing Director & Citi Country Officer – Citibank N.A., Pakistan) as the new Vice Chairman of the Association.
  4. The Association firmly believes that, under the new leadership, it will continue to effectively represent the banking sector through further nurturing close relationships with all the key stakeholders, including the State Bank of Pakistan. It will increase its focus on aligning banks to further build up the technology & digital framework, maintain the highest compliance standards, and play a strong role in increasing financial inclusion. Additionally, it will coordinate with banks to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), middle markets, and financing of large infrastructure & industrial projects deemed critical for the country.

PBA expresses its gratitude to Mr Muhammad Aurangzeb for his significant contributions during his tenure as Chairman PBA and is confident that its new Chairman, Mr Zafar Masud, and the Executive Committee, will continue to guide the organization towards greater achievements and significant milestones.

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