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Innovative banking initiatives for Non Resident Pakistanis
A Talk by The Governor, State Bank of Pakistan accompanied by Deputy Governors

Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM in London

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Dr Reza Baqir
Governor @State Bank of Pakistan
Dr Reza Baqir has been the Governor SBP since 5 May 2019. He has 18 years of experience with the IMF and 2 years with the World Bank. He was the Head of the IMF's Office in Egypt and Senior Resident Representative since Aug 2017. He has also held positions as IMF Mission Chief for Romania and Bulgaria, Division Chief of the IMF's Debt Policy Division, Head of the IMF delegation to the Paris Club, Deputy Division Chief of the IMF's Emerging Markets Division, IMF Resident Representative to the Philippines, and numerous other positions. His research has been published in top journals of the economics profession, including the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Dr Baqir holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an A.B. (Magna cum Laude) from Harvard University.
Dr Murtaza Syed
Deputy Governor @State Bank of Pakistan
Dr Murtaza Syed has been the Deputy Governor of SBP since 27 January 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience in macroeconomic research and policy making. He worked with the IMF for 16 years before resigning to join SBP. Most recently, he served as Advisor in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, overseeing the planning and implementation of IMF training and technical assistance programs around the world. Dr Syed has a PhD in economics from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. He has published papers on a variety of macroeconomic issues, including fiscal and monetary policy, financial stability, economic crises, investment, demographics, poverty and inequality. He has also delivered lectures on public policy at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
Ms Sima Kamil
Deputy Governor @State Bank of Pakistan
Ms Sima Kamil has been the Deputy Governor of SBP since 26 August 25, 2020 . She is the first women appointed as Deputy Governor of SBP. She has over 35 years of experience in diverse fields of commercial banking and investment banking. She has worked in various international banks in areas of Corporate Banking and Risk Management. Before joining SBP, Ms. Kamil was the first-ever woman appointed President of a private sector commercial bank , United Bank Limited. Earlier she served Habib Bank Limited for 16 years at various senior management levels, including Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and then Head of Branch Banking. She has been the Director of the First Microfinance Bank for a number of years. Ms Kamil has a degree in Business from Kingston Univ, UK and an MBA from City Univ, London. Kingston Univ UK awarded her an Honorary Doctorate degree in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the banking sector and support of inclusivity in Business Leadership.