Board of Directors

Dr. Shujaat Nadeem

Dr. Shujaat Nadeem 

Dr. Shujaat Nadeem serves as the Deputy CEO for Business for Samba Financial Group (SFG) since February 2019, and also serves as Chairman of Board for Samba Pakistan since 2013 and the Chairman of Samba Global Markets Limited since March 2016, he is also a board member of Samba Capital. Dr. Nadeem joined Samba Financial group in Oct. 2003 as the Group Treasurer and was instrumental in building the Global markets and Investment business for the bank over the years and continues to serve in multiple other senior committees and boards on behalf of the bank.

Before joining Samba, Dr. Shujaat Nadeem was with Citi group. He started his career with Citi group New York in 1993 and during his career he held key positions in London and New York inderivatives trading. He was promoted to the MD title in 1999 as head of interest rate options trading in London. In 2000, Dr. Shujaat Nadeem took responsibility as Head of the MENA region Citi group sales and trading franchise where in addition to building some key customer relationships he had extensive interaction with the regional regulators and worked closely with several central banks to advise them on market regulatory reforms.

Dr. Shujaat Nadeem is also one of the founding members of PEN (Progressive Education Network,, a non-profit philanthropic organization in Pakistan, committed to promotion of primary and secondary education for the under privileged children.

Dr. Nadeem holds a BSc, MSc. & Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. 

Mr. Humayun Murad

Mr. Murad carries professional experience of four decades in the financial sectors in UK, Pakistan and Middle East. He is a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Mr. Murad was associated with ORIX Leasing Pakistan Ltd since its inception in 1986. In 1989 he became its CEO and held the position until December 31,2010. Concurrently he was MENA Regional CEO of ORIX Corporation, Japan until March 31,2016. He established the ORIX joint ventures in Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kazakhstan.

In the past he was Independent Director on the Boards of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund and Pak-Oman Investment Company. Currently he is Advisor to Al Hail Holding, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In 2007 he was awarded Sitara-e-Pakistan for services to Pakistan’sleasing industry.

Mr. Arjumand Ahmed Minai

Mr. Arjumand Ahmed Minai joined SBL Board in December 2017 as an Independent Director. He has over 42 years of varied experience in the UK and Pakistan with major MNCs engaged in Manufacturing, Banking, Non-Banking Finance, Audit, Information Technology, and Management Consultancy.

Mr. Minai has served for over 14 years, on the Boards of listed companiesin the Pharmaceutical and Financial Industry. He is currently servingon the Board of Marie Stopes Pakistan as Director and Chairman Audit Committee. He is also a visiting faculty at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, and a Volunteer for raising funds for theprofessional education of the underprivileged youth of Pakistan.


Mr.Minai was with the Standard Chartered Group for about ten years, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Leasing Ltd., as Head of Islamic Banking & Strategic Projects ofStandard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) and Managing Director Standard Chartered Modaraba. He also worked as Chief Financial Officer of Union Bank.

Mr. Minai is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant, UK. He holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Pakistan. Major areas of his expertise include Finance & Accounting, Audit, Corporate Governance, General Management,Corporate Planning, H.R. Management, IT. Management, Company Secretary, Productivity Enhancement and Change Management.

Ms. Ranya Nashar

Ms.Ranya Mahmoud Nashar is the CEO of Samba Financial Group since February 2017. Ms Ranya is a board member of Samba Capital, Samba Bank Limited in Pakistan, and Samba Global Markets Limited. she also serves on the board of directors of the Saudi Space Authority, Institute of International Finance (IIF), The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). The Board of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) appointed Ms. Rania as amember to its Advisory Committee.She has held several positions in the group, where she has worked for more than 20 years. Her most recent position was as the general manager of the Internal Audit and Risk Group. She has worked in several departments, including private banking, retail banking, AML/CFT, Compliance, and Internal Audit. She earned a certificate ingovernance, risk management, and compliance in collaboration with George Washington University School of Business. In addition, she isa certified anti-money laundering specialist of the American Anti-Money Laundering Association.

Sheholds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from King Saud University and she completed a Leadership Development Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Shahid Sattar
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Shahid Sattar joined SBL in August 2013 and brings with him four decades of experience in the local and global banking and financial Industry. Mr. Sattar's major experience lies in Retail Banking, Consumer Finance, Branch Operations, Cash Management, Remittance Business, SME and Commercial,Corporate and Islamic Banking.

Prior to joining SAMBA Bank Limited, he has worked in UBL, as Head of Corporate & Cash Management and later as Head of Retail,Commercial, Consumer (including Cards, Assets, and Products & Marketing). From September 2010 till December 2012, he was heading NIB Bank Limited as Head of Retail, Commercial & Consumer. He has also worked as Head of Retail & Remittance Business in BankAl-Bilad, Saudi Arabia from November 2007 to September 2010.

Mr. Shahid Sattar, has worked in MCB, from August 1998 till October 2007,holding various positions including Head of SAM, Head of Retail Commercial & Consumer, prior to that he has worked in CITI Bank Pakistan in Corporate from 1992 till 1998. He has also worked in Centralized Credit in BCCI from 1981 till 1991 serving at Cairo,London & Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Sattar’s key agenda in formulating SBL's strategic direction includes Commitment to Business Growth and Increasing Revenue,Controlling Cost, Rationalization of Organizational Structure and improving Service Quality. In addition to that his main focus was to upgrade SBL’s Technology which has now implemented T-24 Core Banking System.

He has held many directorships at MNET Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (ATMSWITCH), Bank Al-Bilad Investment Co. Saudi Arabia, PICIC Insurance Co., PICIC Asset Management Co., UBL Asset Management Co during his career and currently holding directorship of Insta Plast (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. Sattar has done Bachelor in Science (B-Sc.) in Textile Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Punjab. He has also attended many national and international Seminars and Conferences.

Mr. Aiman Gusti

Mr.Aiman Gusti possesses more than 28 years of banking experiences. He started his banking career in 1991 with Samba Financial Group (SFG) KSA. Mr.Gusti been Chief Internal Auditor of Internal Audit Group since 2017. Prior to that, he was manager of the internal audit program for the treasury, investment, and financial markets. He has held several positions at treasury departments of the National Commercial Bank,Al-Enma Bank, and Saudi American Bank.

Mr. Aiman Gusti holds Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) with majors in Mathematics.

Mr. Timour Pasha

Mr.Timour Pasha is a Senior Corporate Banking Professional with 28 years of banking experience working with Samba Financial Group, 11 years and prior 17years with Citigroup. Currently, Mr. Pasha is holding the position in Samba Financial Group as Regional Head of Risk International Branches covering UAE and NPCs for both Corporate and Investment Banking divisions as well as the FIand Treasury RSCO for the bank.                                                                                                                                          

Mr.Pasha started his career in 1992 with Citi group in their Corporate Banking Group and worked up to Country Corporate Banking Group head in 2004 for UAE. In 2006 moved with Citi group as Regional Head of Risk, Central & West Africa and Algeria where he was responsible for the portfolio of the Corporate & Commercial and Investment bank for six (6) coverage countries, Algeria, Senegal, Cote D’ivoire,Cameroon, Gabon and DRC Congo in which position he worked till 2008. In 2009, he joined Samba Financial Group (SFG) – Corporate & Investment Banking.  

He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance Major) from Lahore University of Management Sciences and also a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Karachi University, Pakistan.

Tariq Javed
Independent Director 

Mr. Tariq Javed having thirty-three (33) years’ experience as a Central Banker and a Banking Supervisor as the Senior Adviser in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia). His major contributions in the development of national policies and reforms of the financial and banking sectors and in the development of financial laws and regulations.

Mr. Javed is a key contributor to the development, evaluation and assessment of the central bank’s strategic and operational plans and in-licensing decisions for local and foreign banks' presence in Saudi Arabia. His key management role in the implementation of theBasel I, II and III Standards and in implementation of corporate governance and risk management systems and processes in the Saudibanking sector.

Mr. Tariq Javed has nine (9) years’ experience as a Director General(Audit Principal) in the Office of the Auditor General of Canada,leading special audits on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of programs and on attest audits of Government Departments, Agencies and Corporations. 

Mr.Tariq Javed has nine (9) years’ experience of which four (4) years as a Senior Audit Manager in a leading Canadian audit firm, now apart of Ernst and Young. Work included financial consultancy andaudits of leading Canadian banks, insurance companies, stockbrokers, Airlines, Shipping, Textile, Electronics and other companies in avariety of industries.

Mr. Javed is a Chartered Certified Accountant, from Quebec, and is amember of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada. He holdsa bachelor's degree in Commerce from Pakistan and is an alumni of Harvard University.

Hafiz Muhammad Yousaf

Hafiz Mohammad Yousaf is a highly qualified professional having diversified qualificationsfrom the renowned Institutions of Pakistan, USA, and Canada.  He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and is also a Gold Medalist in the CA Final Examinations.  

Mr.Yousaf possesses over three decades of diversified experience as a Chartered Accountant, (including two decades at a Big 4 accounting firm as Partner/Country Leader Consulting). His areas of specialization are corporate finance and restructuring, corporate compliance and regulations, governance and oversight, assurance; consulting and financial advisory services.                                                                                                  

Mr. Yousaf has the honor of serving the council of ICAP for eight years(2009-17) in various leadership positions including its President for 2015-16 term. He has also served on the Boards of State Bank of  Pakistan (SBP) and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) including also chairing their Audit and Oversight Committees respectively.