February 12, 2019 (MLN): The Federal Government of Pakistan has appointed Mr. Arif Usmani as President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Bank of Pakistan for the next three years, with immediate effect.
This information was disclosed in an official press release circulated by the Finance Division and signed by the Deputy Secretary to the Government, Mr. Rauf Ahmed.
Mr. Usmani served as Global Head of Wholesale Banking at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC since July 23, 2012 and as Managing Director and Citi Country Officer of Citibank N.A. Pakistan.
He started his career with Citi Pakistan in 1981 as a Unit Head for the Corporate Banking Group and since then held a number of senior positions.
He has 35 years of experience across several geographic markets and senior positions in various banking disciplines, including a number of critical Risk Management positions in the Asia Pacific region.
He won several awards over the course of his career including the Managing director's Performance Award for 3 years in a row for his role in SAMBA. He is also considered a leading authority on risk within Citi and is regularly called upon to lead training sessions for Citi training centres around the world. Mr. Usmani holds a First Class B.Sc (Hons) degree from Imperial College, University of London and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science.
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