It’s time to solve the NBP leadership mystery. Finance Minister Asad Umar has appointed Zubyr Soomro as Chairman Board of Directors, National Bank of Pakistan today with immediate effect. Zubyr Soomro is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 6 different companies and presently is Chairman for Pakistan Microfinance Investment Co. Ltd.
He is also on the board of 7 other companies. In his past career he occupied the position of Chairman for Karachi Stock Exchange, Chairman & President for United Bank Ltd., Chairman at Pakistan Banks’ Association, Chairman at Pakistan Banks’ Association and President at American Business Council.
Zubyr Soomro Career
Zubyr Soomro retired as CEO for Citibank in Pakistan in 2008. He holds 33 years of international banking experience of which 28 years were at Citibank with assignments in various countries. He also worked in Jordan as Regional Head for Iraq, Syria and Jordan; in Saudi Arabia as Head for Contracting and Construction Financing for Citibank’s affiliate, SAMBA; in Turkey as Chief Executive of SAMBA; and in UK, initially as Head for Middle East Africa (UK) and thereafter Emerging Markets (UK) for Citibank’s wealth management business.
Mr. Zubyr Soomro sits on various advisory boards including Acumen in Pakistan. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Master in South Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African studies, London University.