A senior banker with over 35 years of banking experience of which 19 years in leadership positions including 10 years as the CEO of 2 “big five” banks in Pakistan. He has an MBA Finance degree and has attended training seminars/certifications at Harvard Business School, MIT and IFC.
His most recent position was at Soneri Bank Ltd. where he served as CEO for 9 years. Prior to that he was CEO at Allied Bank Ltd. for 3 years preceded by a 7 years stint as CEO of MCB Bank Ltd. During his tenure at MCB, the bank received the prestigious EuroMoney award for 6 years in a row as best domestic bank of Pakistan and secured the highest Moody’s rating in the country.
He started his banking career with Citibank where he worked as Regional Head for Corporate Banking and subsequently as Business Head for the Product Group.
He has twice served as Chairman Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) working closely with State Bank of Pakistan on regulatory and other banking industry related issues.
Earlier he has served on the following Boards:
Dr. Nadeem Inayat joined the Board of Directors of Askari Bank on June 20, 2013.
Dr. Nadeem Inayat is Senior Director Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at Fauji Foundation. He holds a Doctorate in Economics and has over 28 years of diversified experience in the corporate sector particularly in corporate governance, policy formulation, project appraisal, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, restructuring, and collaboration with donor agencies.
He also has conducted various academic courses on Economics, International Trade and Finance at reputable institutions of higher education in Pakistan. He is also a member of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).
Mr. Mushtaq Malik joined the Board of Directors on March 31, 2017. He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and in Business Administration from Boston University, USA with specialization in International Business Management and Finance. He has also done Executive course in Project Evaluation and Management from Harvard University and Marketing Management Diploma from Delft University of Netherland.
He has also attended courses on Microeconomics BOP Management arranged by IMF and ADB at Washington DC and Manila, respectively. He enjoys excellent working relations with all the political as well as bureaucratic elite of Pakistan and has worked at the top most positions in some of the important public sector organizations especially Ministry of Finance. He headed the Board of Investment (BOI) as a Federal Secretary and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) as Chairman. Also has been representing Pakistan at various international forums and has been the Economic Minister and Financial Advisor in the Embassy of Pakistan at Washington, DC.
He was on the Board of HBL and ECO bank for 5 years and 2 years, respectively and has served for 15 years in the Government of Punjab in various positions such as DG Local Government, Director of Industries and Mineral Development, Secretary Excise and Taxation, Secretary Environment Protection Development, Secretary Population Welfare and MD Punjab Mineral Development. Presently he is the advisor to MAS Group of Companies Ltd, Lahore, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd, EPGL, FDH & SPARS Ltd and also holds directorship on the Board of following companies:
Mr. Abbas brings with him rich experience in Governance, Public Administration, Personnel Management and Financial Management.
He holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Karachi. He joined Pakistan Navy in June 71 and after completion of training got commissioned in 1973. He got inducted into District Management Group in March 1980.
During his 33 years long span of illustrious public service, he has worked as Deputy Commissioner of District Jhelum, Gujranwala and Faisalabad where his role included Administration of Criminal Justice, Civil and Revenue legal matters and monitoring of development projects. He also held senior assignments at provincial level, such as Provincial Secretaries of Labor, Transport and Industries in the Government of Sindh, besides being Secretary Social Welfare, Women Development with the Government of the Punjab.
Additionally, he has worked as Director General Lahore Development Authority as well as Director General Parks and Horticulture Authority Government of the Punjab. Mr. Abbas was elevated to the highest positions as Federal Secretary Ministry of Housing and Works, Managing Director Pakistan Housing Authority, Chief Secretary Government of Sindh, Secretary Board of Investment and finally before retirement as Secretary to the Ministry of Interior, where he dealt extensively with Financial and Administrative matters. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sindh Bank.
He has also represented Pakistan at various International Conferences, Seminars, meetings and UN sponsored forums.
Mr. Abid Sattar has over 38 years of rich and diversified experience covering corporate, institutional, retail and consumer banking, both in Pakistan and overseas. Prior to joining Askari, he was based in Singapore heading International Business for Asia and Africa Regions for Habib Bank Limited. During his previous assignment at HBL Pakistan, he has held the positions of Head of Global Operations and Head of Retail and Consumer Banking. His earlier experience includes senior level positions with Citibank, Standard Chartered and Chase Manhattan banks.
Mr. Sattar has a proven track record of leading and building efficient and excellent teams. He is well known for hiring talent, maintaining highest standards of compliance while expanding and growing businesses.
He holds Masters in Economic and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, UK and is a Gold Medalist in MBA Finance from the Punjab University, Lahore.
Mr. Abid Sattar also holds directorship on the Board of Pakistan Petroleum Limited.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Mustafa Khan, HI (M) (Retired) joined the Board of Directors on June 20, 2013.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Mustafa Khan, HI (M) (Retired), was commissioned in Pakistan Army in April, 1974. During his long meritorious service in the Army, the General Officer had been employed on various command, staff and instructional assignments including the prestigious appointment as Chief of General Staff and Corps Commander of a Strike Corps/Commander Central Command.
The General is a Graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta and Command & Staff College Fort Leavenworth USA. He is also a graduate of Armed Forces War College Islamabad (National Defence University) and completed Senior Executive Course from USA and holds Master Degrees in War Studies and International Relations. He has attended Finance for Executives Course at INSEAD France.
In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been conferred the award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military). The General brings along a vast and diversified experience in operational, administration, management and evaluation systems up to various level of Command.
Presently the General holds the offices of Managing Director of Fauji Foundation and is Chairman on the Board of various Fauji Group of Companies including Fauji Cement Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Fauji Cement Company Limited, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (Formerly Mari Gas Company Limited), Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited, Foundation Power Company (Daharki) Limited, Daharki Power Holdings Limited, Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminal Limited, FFC Energy Limited, Foundation Wind Energy-I Limited, Foundation Wind Energy-II (Pvt) Limited and Managing Director of Fauji Oil Terminal & Distribution Company Limited. After the recent acquisition of Askari Bank Limited by Fauji Foundation Consortium, Managing Director Fauji Foundation is also Chairman of the Bank.
An avid reader and a keen golfer.