Profile of Board of Directors


Mr. Muhammad Bilal Sheikh | Chairman - Non Executive Director 
Mr. Muhammad Bilal Sheikh is currently a CEO of Sindh Leasing Company Limited (SLCL). Prior to joining SLCL he was President and CEO of Sindh Bank Limited. Mr. Sheikh is a seasoned banker with over 45 years of diversified experience in banking with an impressive track record of managing the institution he has served /headed. He has headed several banks/financial institutions in the last 15 years. Prior to joining Sindh Bank Ltd., he has served as President & CEO of MyBank, President & CEO, PICIC Commercial Bank, Chairman, NDFC and DMD, PICIC Corporation Ltd. He started his banking career with the MCB Bank and rose to senior positions. 

Syed Hasan Ali Naqvi | Non Executive Director 
Mr. Naqvi has over 18 years of experience where he has served in various positions in the Government of Sindh (GoS). Mr. Naqvi has done his bachelors of Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology and passed the Civil Superior Services (CSS) examination in 1996 and is currently serving as Secretary Finance (Government of Sindh). 

Mr. Muhammad Shahid Murtaza | Non Executive Director
Mr. Murtaza is professional banker having served the banking sector in various important capacities locally and internationally. He is an MBA from University of Hawaii, USA besides having bachelor degree from Agra University. His total experience is over 41 years, managing diversified roles in Retail, Corporate and Investment Banking. He held important positions in Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Ltd. He is working as a consultant and Advisor to Al-Abid Silk Mills Ltd and also is on the Board of Sindh Bank as nominee director of Government of Sindh. He was inducted into the Board of Sindh Bank after the complying with State Bank of Pakistan's fit & proper criteria. 

Mr. Asif Haider Mirza | Independent Director 
Mr. Asif H. Mirza is currently a Managing partner of "IQ Capital Plus" primarily engaged with Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects of Ministry of Finance for Govt. of Sindh and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK). Prior to his current assignment Mr. Asif has served as Group CFO in LMKR, as CEO in Safeway Fund Limited, SEVP Investments & Corporate Finance in Crescent Leasing Corporation Limited. Mr. Asif is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. 

Mr. Kamal Ahmed | Independent Director
Mr. Kamal Ahmed has more than 30 years experience of working in insurance sector of Pakistan. He is currently holding a directorship in Chubb Insurance Pakistan Limited (formerly ACE Insurance Limited) and is also looking after its compliance and secretarial matters. Being an insurance professional, he has good exposure to the market and have a fair idea of risk profiles of various business sectors/entities operating in the country. Mr. Ahmed is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan and has completed Director’s Training Program from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Ms. Yasmin Zafar | Independent Director
Ms. Yasmin Zafar is currently visiting faculty at Department of Marketing & Management – IBA Karachi. She has a decade long banking career Marketing of Financial Services before she was associated IBA for last 20 years. She started her career as a banker in 1979 and served well reputed financial institution like MCB, Bankers Equity and Chase Manhattan Bank. She has two masters’ degrees with double major in each program; ‘Finance and Marketing’ from IBA and ‘International Business and Management’ from University of San Francisco. She has also completed 12 courses of Ph.D program with ‘ABD-All but Dissertation’ status.

Mr. Naim Farooqui | Director & Chief Executive Officer 
Mr. Naim Farooqui has served as the CEO of SLCL from January 01, 2014 to December 04, 2015. After his resignation from SLCL, he was appointed the President & CEO of Sindh Bank Limited. He resigned from Sindh Bank on April 15th, 2016 and was appointed as Executive Director, SLCL and has now been appointed CEO/Director of Sindh Modaraba Management Limited. He is an MBA from Texas Southern University, and also 
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston, USA. He has an overall banking experience of more than 32 years, mainly in Corporate and Investment Banking. His experience in the financial sector includes Sindh Bank Ltd., Pak-Kuwait Investment Co. Ltd., ORIX Investment Bank (OIB) as its Chief Executive Officer (1998-2009). During his association with OIB he served as a Director on the Board of ORIX Leasing Pakistan Ltd. He has also served as Managing Director, Operations, Asian Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd., Manila, Philippines (an affiliate of Asian Development Bank). He started his career in Financial Institutions with National Development Finance Corporation in 1983. Prior to this he served as an engineer in the United States.