Board of Directors | Summit Bank

Board of Directors

H.E Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah

Mr. Husain Lawai
Vice Chairman

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 has previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at MCB Bank and Director at Security Investment and Finance Limited, UK. He established the Pakistan branches of Faysal Bank Limited(previously Faysal Islamic Bank) , the first Islamic Shariah compliant bank  in Pakistan. He was also General Manager, Emirates NBD Bank for Pakistan and the Far East.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
He was President and CEO of Summit Bank Limited from November, 2008 to February 2016 and currently he is the Vice Chairman of Summit Bank Limited. Mr. Lawai is the Chairman of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan. He is also serving on the Boards of GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan, Wyeth Pakistan Ltd and the Searle Company Limited, and is the CEO of The Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) Council.

Mr. Lawai is also on the Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School & Virtual University of Pakistan.

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.

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Last Updated 2018-03-13

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