Shahid Sattar

Independent Director

Mr. Shahid Sattar is a seasoned professional with the distinction of being one of the most successful bankers who, over the last 41 years has worked in Corporate, Institutional, Consumer and Islamic Banking with leading Multinational and Local banks, Domestically and Internationally. He has established himself as a thought leader and a change agent who has the ability to look through the wide lens and at the same time narrow down to critical issues and opportunities to deliver exceptional and sustainable results.

In his role as President and CEO of Samba Bank Limited (SBL) from August 2013 to July 2022, he has delivered record earnings in all years by building a top of class management team and focusing on key areas including, new business, operational efficiencies, technology rollout, and strong and business-savvy risk management.

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

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

Mr. Shahid’s forte is formulating SBL’s strategic direction including commitment to business growth and increasing revenue, controlling cost, rationalization of organizational structure, and improving service quality. 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., and UBL Asset Management Co., during his career. He currently holds directorship of Insta Plast (Pvt.) Ltd., and National Insurance Company Ltd.

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

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