Board of Directors



Dr. Shujaat Nadeem
Chairman

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 in derivatives 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, pen.org.pk), 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. 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. SBL is now heading towards digitalization and automation for providing better consumer experience at their convenience

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 Master degree 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
Director

Mr. Aiman Gusti possesses more than 29 years of banking experiences. He started his banking career in 1991 with Samba Financial Group (SFG) KSA. Mr. Gusti is Head of Service Management Group since August 2020. Prior to that, he was the Chief Internal Auditor of Samba Financial Group since 2017 after spending 4 years as 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-Inma 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.

Ms. Zeeba Ansar
Director

Zeeba Ansar possesses over 27 years of diverse experience in the Corporate & Banking sectors that includes aggressive business development, client coverage, marketing of corporate products, setting up of early warning systems and strategizing/structuring facilities for Non-Performing Loans and instituting strong and diligent recovery drives.

Ms. Zeeba was with NIB Bank Limited, where she served as Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking Group for two years and prior to that she worked in United Bank Limited for more than nine years where her last role was as Regional Corporate Head. She was also associated with Faysal Bank Limited for about five years where she progressed to the position of Corporate Head (Southern Region) and before that, she was with Deutsche Bank Limited, where she worked for almost eight years. She started her career from Shell Pakistan Limited, where she worked for over 4 years in their Planning department. She holds an MBA Degree from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Currently, Ms. Zeeba is also on the Boards of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited and Cherat Cement Company Limited, holding the position as Independent Director.


Mr. Timour Pasha
Director

Mr. Timour Pasha is a Senior Corporate Banking Professional with over 29 years of banking experience. Over 12 years with Samba Financial Group (which recently merged with National Commercial Bank and renamed Saudi National Bank). Prior to this he spent 17 years with Citigroup. Mr. Pasha is currently holding the position in Saudi National Bank as Head of Risk (under the Wholesale bank Risk architecture) for International, Financial Institutions and Treasury.
                     
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) countries including Algeria, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon and DRC Congo, where he worked on this position 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.

Mr. Humayun Murad
Director

Mr. Humayun 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 venture leasing companies in Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kazakhstan. He held Board positions in all the JV companies

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 his services to Pakistan’s leasing industry.

Hafiz Mohammad Yousaf, FCA
Director

Hafiz Mohammad Yousaf is a highly qualified professional having diversified qualifications from the renowned Institutions of Pakistan, USA, and Canada.  He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), Fellow Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Member of Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (CICPA) besides being member of many other renowned international professional institutions.

Mr. Yousaf possesses over three decades of diversified post qualification experience as a Chartered Accountant  in various specialized fields, having served on various leadership positions with key governmental, public and corporate entities (including two decades at a Big 4 professional accounting firm as Partner in Pakistan) which covers corporate compliance and regulations, governance and oversight, accounting and auditing standards setting, assurance and audits, corporate finance and restructuring, consulting and financial advisory services, etc.

In the recent years the key areas of his focus are the high-end policies formulation and implementation, strategic directions, oversight of regulations and business operations, governance initiatives and organizational reforms and business decisions making, etc. at some of the most important corporate sector entities of the country. Yousaf has a unique and versatile exposure of having served Pakistan’s top regulators including State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank of the country) and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as a board member and chairman of audit and oversight committees respectively besides being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
                                                                                                 
Mr. Yousaf has the honor of serving the council of ICAP for eight years (2009-17) in various leadership positions including being its President for 2015-16 term and represented Pakistan on various prestigious international forums including International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), International Accounting Standard Board (IASB), Asian Oceana Standards Setters Group (AOSSG), CA Worldwide (CAW) and South Asian Federation of Accountants for many years on different meetings and conferences.

Currently he is serving as a Board Member of some leading corporate entities of the country including SAMBA Bank Limited, Kot Addu Power Company Limited, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation and Security Papers Limited where he is also the Chairman of various important committees of the respective boards.

In recognition of his credentials, Yousaf is appointed by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), as a member of its very prestigious forum Public Interest Monitoring Consultative Committee (PIMCC) to represent Pakistan. The seven-member PIMCC shall have an oversight on the functioning of the AAOIFI Accounting Board (AAB) and AAOIFI Governance and Ethics Board (AGEB) to ensure public interest is duly served.

Mr. Tariq Javed
Director

Mr. Tariq Javed has thirty-three (33) years’ experience as a Central Banker, Banking Supervisor and Senior Adviser in SAMA (the Saudi Central Bank). His major contributions included the development of national policies and reforms of the banking sector and the development of financial laws and regulations. He was a key contributor in 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. He played a key role in the implementation of the Basel I, II and III Standards and in implementation of corporate governance and risk management systems and processes in the Saudi banking sector.

After leaving SAMA in 2019, he founded Carlyle Square Consultancy that serves the Middle East Financial Sector by providing a range of perspectives to spark change through leading edge management consulting as well as technology, design and digital ventures.

Prior to SAMA, Mr. Tariq Javed had 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 audits of Government Departments, Agencies and Corporations. Before this, he worked for four (4) years as a Senior Audit Manager in a leading Canadian audit firm, now part of Ernst and Young. His work included financial consultancy and audits of leading Canadian banks, insurance companies, stockbrokers, Airlines, Shipping, Textile, Electronics and other companies in a variety of industries.

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

Mr. Hussein Eid
Director

Mr. Hussein Eid possesses professional career of more than 16 years including 13 years in banking industry. Currently, he is holding the position of Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and CFO for Wholesale Bank at the Saudi National Bank (“SNB”), KSA. He joined National Commercial Bank (“NCB”), KSA in May 2008 and worked in majority of the functions within Finance Group including Financial Control and analytics for Corporate, Treasury & Retail, External and Internal Financial & Management/Performance Reporting and analytics, Regulatory Reporting, Accounting Policies, ECL & IFRS 9, Technical Accounting & Financial Systems, Accounting & Finance Operations including Tax/Zakat/VAT, payments and GL, Performance, Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting. Before joining NCB, Mr. Hussein was associated with Saudi Economic & Development Company (SEDCO HOLING), Jeddah KSA, for a period of about 3 years and worked as in the Finance Division. He started his career with Unilever Arabia in June 2004 in Finance Division.  

Mr. Hussein holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) from King Abdul Aziz University, KSA. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Colorado State Board of Accountancy, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, USA, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds the Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

 Mr. Hussein Eid also is a board member in ORYX regional private equity fund company in Bahrain.