H.E Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah
Mr. Husain Lawai
Mr. Muhammad Zahir Esmail
President & CEO
Mr. Shehryar Faruque
Mr. Asadullah Khawaja
Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan
Mr. Mohammad Faisal Shaikha
H.E Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah – Director & Chairman
H.E. Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah is the Chairman & founder of Nasser Abdulla Lootah Group (NALG) setup more than 45 years ago in the UAE. The Group has a well diversified strategic portfolio that includes travel, shipping, cargo, logistics, mineral water, real estates, trading information technology, interactive media, production and brand media communications.
H.E. Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah is Patron of the Australian Business Council – Dubai. Based on strong leadership capabilities he was appointed as the Director for the office of the Late Vice President, Prime Minister Sheikh Maktoum of Dubai.
Mr. Husain Lawai –Vice Chairman
Mr. Husain Lawai is a seasoned banker having vast experience in the banking and financial services industry. He is the Chief Executive of The Institute of Bankers Pakistan and also the Vice Chairman of Summit Bank Limited. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, GlaxoSmithkline Pakistan Limited, Wyeth Pakistan Limited and The Searle Company Limited.
Apart from his current corporate sector engagements, Mr. Lawai has served as Chairman, Board of Directors of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and Sanofi- Aventis Pakistan Limited.
On the banking side, he was the first President and CEO of MCB Bank Limited, after its privatization in 1991 and served for six years. He was President and CEO of Summit Bank Limited from 2008 till his retirement in 2016.
He is credited with being a key enabler of the local Islamic banking system through the formation of Faysal Islamic Bank (now known as Faysal Bank Limited), the first Islamic Shariah compliant Bank of Pakistan and Regional General Manager of Emirates NBD Bank, for Pakistan and Far East. He was also a Director of Security Investment and Finance Limited U.K and Advisor to several UK & European banks.
A staunch promoter of education, he is also a member of Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School and he served on the Board of Governors of Virtual University of Pakistan. On social welfare front, he assumed the office of Regional Vice President of World Memon Organization (WMO) for Pakistan for three years beginning from October 2017.
He holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
Mr. Muhammad Zahir Esmail – President & CEO
Mr. Muhammad Zahir Esmail is a graduate from Karachi University and a seasoned banker with 45 years of experience in the banking industry. At the start of his banking career, he served Habib Bank Ltd for six years as manager of different branches in Karachi and then joined Habib Bank AG Zurich in Dubai. His in-depth banking knowledge, customer friendly approach and assiduity compelled Habib Bank AG Zurich’s top management to open a subsidiary of the Bank in South Africa and he was assigned the role of General Manager and Executive Director of the Bank from 1995 to 2000 following this, he took charge of Habib Bank AG Zurich Pakistan’s operations as Chief Executive Vice President and Country Head. Within a span of a few years there, he managed to spread a large network of branches in Pakistan. He then served Habib Metropolitan Bank Ltd as Chief Executive from October, 2006 to March, 2008.
Mr. Esmail is a qualified post graduate diploma holder in Islamic Banking. He joined Bank Islami Pakistan Ltd as Head of Corporate and Retail Banking, where he served for 9 months, and then joined Arif Habib Bank Ltd as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate, Retail/Branch Banking, Consumer, SME & Commercial Banking. After Arif Habib Bank’s merger, Mr. Esmail was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the new formed Summit Bank Ltd, where he served for 8 years.
Currently he is President and CEO of Summit Bank Limited since February 2016.
He has worked under different conditions and in various capacities from Branch Manager to Chief Executive, General Manager, Country Head and Executive Director, and undoubtedly possesses diversified and rich banking experience, multifaceted exposure and versatility in handling matter of the banking and financial sector.
He was awarded 37 times Gold Medal (One Tola Gold Bar) on his best performance and was also declared as Best Administrator in whole Habib Bank AG Zurich, in the Bank’s Annual General Meeting held in Dubai in the year 2006 by the President Mr. Haider Habib.
Mr. Shehryar Faruque – Director
Mr. Shehryar Faruque has more than 30 years of experience on various positions of Ghulam Faruque Group. He has completed his B.A. Marketing & Management from Davis & Elkins College (USA). Currently, he is on the Board of NBP Fullerton Asset Management Ltd, as well as on the of several companies of Ghulam Faruque Group.
Mr. Asadullah Khawaja – Director
Mr. Asadullah Khawaja has 35 years of experience in the field of investment banking. During his last 5 years of service, he served as Managing Director Investment Corporation of Pakistan (ICP) 1995-2000.
Mr. Khawaja also held additional charge as Chief Executive of Bankers Equity Limited (BEL) and National Investment Trust Limited (NITL). He has also served as Chairman of Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of Pakistan (PICIC) and Packages Ltd, and is presently Chairman of Arif Habib Corporation Ltd.
Mr. Khawaja has attended several professional training courses on public sector policy and management, investment analysis, and portfolio management, conducted by various institutes such as Harvard University, the World Bank, the University of Pennsylvania, etc.
Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan – Director
Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan joined Rupali Bank Limited as Managing Director & CEO on 28th August, 2016.Prior to this assignment, he was Managing Director of Probashi Kallyan Bank, Deputy Managing Director of Sonali Bank Limited and CEO & General Manager of Sonali Bank (UK) Limited. Mr. Prodhan started his banking career as Financial Analyst in Sonali Bank Limited from the year 1984. During his long banking career he worked in different branches as Branch Manager, Corporate Branch Incumbent, Head of Local Office, Principal Office and Head of various Divisions in Head Office.
Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan completed his B. Com (Hon’s.) & M. Com in Management from Dhaka University. He is a Diploma Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh. He attended a number of training programs/workshops/seminar at home & abroad. Mr. Prodhan is a Rotarian and involved with a number of social activities.
Mr. Mohammad Faisal Shaikha – Director
Mr. Faisal Shaikha is a graduate from the University of Karachi having degree in Commerce. He is a seasoned banker with 34 years of experience in the banking industry in various fields such as Branch Operations, Treasury and Financial Institutions. He has served in Chase Manhattan Bank for 4 years, in Faysal Bank for 17 years and now his association with Summit Bank spans over 13 years. His in-depth banking knowledge, vast experience in treasury has led him to the top position in the management and now is serving as a Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions in the bank.
He was the President of Financial Markets Association of Pakistan (FMAP-ACI Paris) from 2012 to 2014 and remained involved in a number of social activities.
He has attended several professional training programs/workshops/seminars both at home & abroad encompassing courses on International Financial Markets and Financial Derivatives, Treasury and Portfolio Management, Correspondent Banking, International Trade & Payments conducted by various banks which includes ABN-Amro, Standard Chartered Bank, Mashreqbank and Habib American Bank, etc. He has also attended Asian Development Bank’s meetings in Frankfurt-Germany.