Syed Ali Raza is the Chairman and President of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), the largest commercial bank of the country. Mr. Raza is a graduate of the London School of Economics and M.Sc. in Admn. Sciences as well as a Fellow Member of The Institute of Bankers inPakistan. He started his career in 1974 with Bank of America, arising to become Managing Director and Regional Manager for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for Bank of America.
He was awarded ‘The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award 2007’ by Asian Banker in its issue of June 2007. The Sitara-e-Imtiaz was conferred upon him by the Government of Pakistan for his outstanding contribution in August 2005. ‘Business Week’ of ‘The McGraw Hill Companies’ in its July 2005 edition has adjudged Mr. S. Ali Raza as one of the twenty five Leaders of Asia at the Forefront of Change and has identified these leaders as Stars of Asia. Mr. Raza‘s capabilities were recognised by the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan when he was awarded a Gold Medal in 2003.
Mr. Raza is the Chairman of some subsidiaries of NBP, and is on the Board of a number of institutions. He has also been past President of the American Business Council of Pakistan and a member of the Managing Committee of the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Pakistan.