Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ebrahim Qassim

Mr. Ebrahim Qassim joined the Board of Directors of National Foods Limited in 2000. He served at a British Pharmaceutical Company in Pakistan for 3 years at different capacities finally as Country manager. Later Mr. Ebrahim Qassim set up his own distribution business by the name of Premier Distributors in 1971, which has now a well-established network throughout Pakistan.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange in the year 2000. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of English Biscuits Private Limited, Coronet Foods Private Limited and is also the Chairman of Shield Corporation Limited.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Ebrahim Qassim has also been part of the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) in the past.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tahira Raza

Ms. Tahira Raza, President & CEO First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), assumed office on April 23, 2014. Prior to her appointment as President of FWBL, Ms. Raza was serving the NBP as its SEVP, CRO & Group Chief Risk Management.
A banker par excellence and a mission driven leader for the socio-economic development of the country, Ms. Raza started her career with MCB in 1975. In 1989 Ms. Raza opted to join the First Women Bank and became one of the founding executives of FWBL.
After 14 years she left FWBL and joined NBP. Her interest, persistence, commitment and continuous efforts enabled Ms. Raza to avail opportunities and helped in shaping her into the competent and successful banker. In 2012 she got the honour to be the first woman SEVP in one of the largest bank in the country.
She holds MBA in Banking and Finance degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and DAIBP from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.
Ms Raza has presented numerous papers on Credit, Risk Management and Banking & Finance at national and international conferences/seminars/symposia. Apart from her professional achievements she is a keen Golfer.