Mr. Bokhari is a career banker with 32 years of experience in domestic and international banking. He started his banking career in 1985 with Bank of America, where he handled diverse assignments over 15 years. Subsequent to leaving Bank of America in July 2000, Mr. Bokhari joined Habib Bank Limited where he was Head of Corporate and Investment Banking.
In May 2004, Mr. Bokhari took charge of UBL as President and CEO and remained in this position until June 2014. During this ten-year period, UBL ventured into new diversified business and revenue streams namely consumer financing, e-commerce, branchless banking, asset management and general insurance. UBL became the second largest private commercial bank in Pakistan with a network of over 1300 branches including 18 branches in 7 countries. UBL in 2014 had an asset base of US$10.8 Billion and PBT of US$290 Million. Mr. Bokhari was also the Chairman of UBL Tanzania, UBL AG Zurich and Director of UBL UK.
Mr. Bokhari had a two-years stint ending in December 2016 as President and CEO of NIB Bank (Wholly owned subsidiary of Fullerton Financial Holdings- Temasek, Singapore).
Mr. Bokhari has also served as Minister of State & Chairman Board of Investment (BOI), Prime Minister Office, Pakistan, from March 2020 to June 2021.
Mr. Bokhari has been actively involved with private sector programs for health and development of education in Pakistan. He was founding Director of the Karachi School for Business and Leadership affiliated with the Judge Business School, Cambridge, U.K. Mr. Bokhari has also served as Director State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Board & Member Monetary Policy Committee. He also serves on the Board of Governors of Shaukat Khan Memorial Trust (SKMT), Patients’ Aid Foundation, Kidney Center, and Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture.