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Management Team

  • Tahira Raza

    President/CEO
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    Tahira Raza

    President/CEO

    Ms. Tahira Raza, President & CEO First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), assumed office on April 23, 2014. Prior to her appointment as President of FWBL, Ms. Raza was serving the NBP as its SEVP, CRO & Group Chief Risk Management.

    A banker par excellence and a mission driven leader for the socio-economic development of the country, Ms. Raza started her career with MCB in 1975. In 1989 Ms. Raza opted to join the First Women Bank and became one of the founding executives of FWBL.

    After 14 years she left FWBL and joined NBP. Her interest, persistence, commitment and continuous efforts enabled Ms. Raza to avail opportunities and helped in shaping her into the competent and successful banker. In 2012 she got the honour to be the first woman SEVP in one of the largest bank in the country.

    She holds MBA in Banking and Finance degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and DAIBP from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.

    Ms Raza has presented numerous papers on Credit, Risk Management and Banking & Finance at national and international conferences/seminars/symposia. Apart from her professional achievements she is a keen Golfer.

  • Naushaba Shahzad

    Head Risk Management & Credit
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    Naushaba Shahzad

    Head Risk Management & Credit

    Ms. Naushaba Shahzad Head Risk Management and Credit has a successful banking career history with FWBL and a well known personality as having a diversified banking experience, solution finder; prompt responsive, and a woman who delivers in crises.

    She manages and supervises the entire credit portfolio of the Bank including syndicate financing, corporate credit, SME and consumer financing. She is the focal person for all credit related issues i.e. guidance / advice to branches, liaison with corporate clients, product development, training of credit team. Her performance can be measured from threefold increase in credit portfolio and reduction of classified portfolio to 1.51% only during her tenor. She is also member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and Executive Credit Committee, and played an active role in the decision making and policy-making arena. She also worked as Head of Financial Services Desk.

    She has diversified and successful Banking experience of 21 years with First Women Bank limited. She is the only executive of FWBL who has been awarded “Best Executive of the Year award” thrice for her extra ordinary performance. Also she was awarded the “Best Employee of the Year award” in 2001. She has a distinguished academic career, has done her Master of Science in Statistics and stood first in the university, was awarded a Gold Medal by Punjab University (broke previous record of Punjab University for securing highest marks). An outstanding student throughout her academic career, was also given the “National Youth Talent Appreciation Award”.

  • Muzaffar Khan

    Treasurer
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    Muzaffar Khan

    Treasurer
  • Faisal Jan Sarhindi

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Faisal Jan Sarhindi

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Sarhindi brings with him 18 years of valuable experience in senior roles in the banking sector as well as the corporate world. His previous employers include KPMG Saudi Arabia, National Bank of Pakistan, myBank, Southern Networks Ltd. Prior to joining First Women Bank Ltd. he was working as Director, Risk Advisory with KPMG.

  • Mohammed Saleem Shaffi

    Head Operations
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    Mohammed Saleem Shaffi

    Head Operations

    Mr. Shaffi brings with him 28 years of diverse banking experience starting from Faysal Islamic Bank of Bahrain E.C., ANZ Grindlays / Standard Chartered, Faysal Bank Limited & lastly with Samba Bank Limited. His last held position at Samba Bank was Senior Vice President & Head of Centralized Operations. At Samba, he remained instrumental in revamping the Branch Operations, standardization of SOP related to Branch Operations & providing leadership to Branch Operations team by adhering to Bank’s policy framework. Additionally, he re-vamped the SoP’s for Centralized Operations and streamlined the CPU’s successfully. Besides he has also acquired technical & leadership trainings across his career in various Banks.

    On the academic front, he is Masters in Business Administration from Hamdard University, Karachi.

  • Kashif Karimi

    Head IT
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    Kashif Karimi

    Head IT

    Mr. Kashif Karimi brings with him 15 years of broad based experience in Software Development, Banking Systems & IT consultancy services.

    Prior to joining FWBL, Mr. Karimi was serving WorkForce Software as the Director Software Development, Karachi – Pakistan. He has also remained associated with various organizations – locally and abroad.

    He has spearheaded many IT initiatives including Core Banking Application, Retail Banking Services, Loan Origination, ERP Implementations & Support, Business Intelligence; SharePoint based content management and Call Centre application.

    Mr. Karimi holds MS in Information Systems from DePaul University, Chicago and MBA (Finance) from IBA, Karachi.

  • Mehwish Khan

    Head Audit
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    Mehwish Khan

    Head Audit

    Mehwish Khan is heading FWBL Internal Audit Department reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

    Mehwish Khan is a Certified Chartered Account (ACCA) from UK. She holds a Bachelor in Applied Economics from the University of Oxford Brookes at UK. She holds a prestigious international certification in audit. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from USA. Mehwish has nearly 8 years of experience in Banking Audit and assurance, roles in global audit firms and one of the country’s largest commercial banks. Prior to her current role, Mehwish served at Allied Bank where she contributed effectively towards Audit and Risk Review teams covering various business lines and was also recognized for revising their Audit Manual with reference to Risk Based Audit Techniques. As Incharge of Internal Audit Division at First Women Bank Ltd., Mehwish is passionately concerned with attaining optimal internal controls, best of class risk based audit practices, positive and constructive audit approach, high compliance standards, and a demonstrably superior ethical behavior tradition within the organization.

  • Shaheen Zamir

    SVP/ Head Marketing & PR / Spokesperson
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    Shaheen Zamir

    SVP/ Head Marketing & PR / Spokesperson

    SVP/ Head Marketing & PR / Spokesperson

    Shaheen Zamir is the Head of Marketing & PR as well as spokesperson of the Bank. Masters in Commerce and Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) and qualified from the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (AIBP), she has a rich experience in the field of Marketing & PR, Product Development, Business Development, Women Development , HR and Management.

    She started her career as an officer with FWBL and on the basis of her outstanding performance; in 2009 she was designated as Head of Marketing & PR. In 2011 Women Entrepreneurship Development Division was established and she became the Head of the Division. From 2011- 2013 she also headed the FWBL –Gender Equity Program funded by USAID.

    Recently she envisioned, developed and launched products such as FWBL Smart Account, FWBL GoldEncash and also introduced Bancassurance.

    Shaheen Zamir is known as a “proactive executive”, team builder and tactical planner with the ability to attract and secure key players in building strong and lasting business relationships. She has been instrumental in getting Bank’s international and national recognitions such as the International Business Award, Global Micro Entrepreneurship Award 2005, Brands of the Year Award 2011 & 2012, Consumer Choice Award and FPCCI Achievement Award 2012-2013.

    Recipient of FWBL Employee of the year Award 2002, Working Lady Award 2003 by Tareen Publications for which she was nominated by the President FWBL, FWBL Young Leader Award 2005, FWBL Executive of the Year Award 2007, Star Award (South Asia Publications) etc. in her professional career.

    Besides this, she has been a distinguished PTV Newscaster, PBC Broadcaster, DJ of FM 101 and high profile Award Winning Compere.

    She enjoys the unique distinction of conducting various prestigious programs chaired by Prime Ministers and Federal Ministers of Pakistan, Governors and other dignitaries. She got numerous awards, trophies, gold medals and commendation certificates in her brilliant performance.

  • Zarina Sial

    Head Compliance
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    Zarina Sial

    Head Compliance

    Ms. Zarina Sial joined First Women Bank Ltd., in March 1996. Currently she is heading Compliance Division and liaison with SBP. She is also a member of IT Steering Committee and Chairperson of Compliance Committee.

    Ms. Sial completed DAIBP in the year 2000. She has more than 16 years experience in Branch Banking Management. Ms. Sial set up the Compliance Division in FWBL in the year 2010 by developing manuals, procedures at Head Office and Regional level. She is proficient in planning and developing strategies, evaluating control guidelines, analyzing organizations critical support requirements along with being a team player.

  • Yasmin Rizvi

    Head Credit Administration
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    Yasmin Rizvi

    Head Credit Administration

    coming soon.

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    Mr. Shahid Mughal joined First Women Bank Ltd., in February 2002. He is the Head of Operations . He is also member of the Executive Committee, IT Steering Committee and ALCO. He plays a pivotal role in strengthening the financial discipline, internal controls systems and in formulating policies and procedures for various activities. He was awarded as ‘Best Executive’ for two consecutive years.

    Mr. Shahid Mughal is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan. He started his banking career in 1992 from Emirates Bank International in Internal Audit Pakistan, where he went up to the position of Manager Internal Audit Pakistan. In between, he was also the Manager Operations for EBI Sialkot Branch. In 1997 he was awarded by EBI as the ‘Best Employee of the Year’.

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    Mr. Shahid Mughal joined First Women Bank Ltd., in February 2002. He is the Head of Operations . He is also member of the Executive Committee, IT Steering Committee and ALCO. He plays a pivotal role in strengthening the financial discipline, internal controls systems and in formulating policies and procedures for various activities. He was awarded as ‘Best Executive’ for two consecutive years.

    Mr. Shahid Mughal is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan. He started his banking career in 1992 from Emirates Bank International in Internal Audit Pakistan, where he went up to the position of Manager Internal Audit Pakistan. In between, he was also the Manager Operations for EBI Sialkot Branch. In 1997 he was awarded by EBI as the ‘Best Employee of the Year’.

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