Mr. Yaseen Anwar today assumed the charge
of the office of Deputy Governor, State Bank of
Pakistan. The Federal Government has earlier
notified Mr. Anwar’s appointment as SBP Deputy
Governor for a period of three years from the date he
assumes the charge of the post.
A senior global banker, Mr. Anwar brings 33
years of international banking experience to his new
assignment. Prior to taking over as SBP Deputy
Governor, Mr. Anwar was associated with M/s.
Kraken Financial Group, London as its Executive
Vice-president since 2003.
He has worked closely with various financial
institutions and brokerage firms in Pakistan over the
past three years and developed an in depth
understanding of the financial services sector and the
economic reforms in the country.
Mr. Anwar, with deep corporate business relationships in U.S., Europe, and the Middle
East, has established a broad range of hands-on experience in managing rapidly growing business
units of renowned global financial institutions with detailed knowledge and oversight of the
regulatory environment, operations, payments and credit related matters. As a Non-Executive
Director on the Board of United National Bank Ltd. (U.K.) over the past six years, he has
developed strong expertise in the U.K. financial services regulatory framework on corporate
governance as well as senior level ties with the U.K. Financial Services Authority.
He was Director-Private Banking, Riggs & Co., London from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Anwar
spent nine years with Merrill Lynch & Co., New York/London as its Vice- President from 1992
to 2001. He also served Bank of America for 15 years from 1976 to 1991 in various responsible
capacities such as Vice-President & Section Head for the Global Export Finance Group & the
Middle East (1984- 1991), Assistant Vice-President, New York (1982-84), Assistant Manager,
Cairo, Egypt (1979 – 1981) and Assistant Manager, Paris/London (1976-1979). He was trained at
JPMorgan Chase, New York from 1973 to 1975.
Mr. Anwar was the Founder and President of the Pakistan Bankers Association, U.K.
from 1997 to 1999. He was also the Member of the Arab Bankers Association, U.K. In New
York, Mr. Anwar had served as an Executive Director on the American Turkish Society, Director
on the US-Pakistan Economic Council, Director on the American Middle East Business
Association, and Member of the Council on Foreign Relations - PR