Board of Directors
Mohammad Naeem MukhtarChairman / Non Executive Sponsor Director
He is Chairman of the Board of Allied Bank since 2004. He has done his MBA from Cardiff Business School U.K., Post Graduate diploma in Textiles from U.K. and Chartered Textile Engineer (CText ATI) from The Textile Institute in Manchester, U.K. He has 27 years of experience of Finance and Industry. Besides Chairman of Board of Directors of Allied Bank, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of M/s Ibrahim Fibres Limited, Director of M/s Ibrahim Agencies (Pvt.) Limited and Pakistan Business Council and Member Board of Governors of National Management Foundation, the parent body of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Sheikh Mukhtar AhmadNon Executive Sponsor Director
He had started his business career immediately after migrating from India at the time of Independence of Pakistan in 1947 and contributed to the industrial and business growth of Pakistan through his entrepreneurship skills and business acumen. He has over 51 years of experience in establishing and successfully managing various industrial and financial companies.
He has been on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank Limited since 2005 and is a “Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of M/s Ibrahim Fibres Limited, Ibrahim Agencies (Pvt.) Limited and ABL Asset Management Company Limited.
Muhammad Waseem MukhtarNon Executive Sponsor Director
He holds Master’s degree in Total Quality Management (TQM) from University of Glamorgan, Wales, U.K., and has diversified 15 years of experience of Finance, IT and Industry. His strategic guidance played a vital role in technological up-gradation of the Bank. He has been on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank Limited since 2004 and is a “Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He is also a Director on the Boards of M/s Ibrahim Fibres Limited, Ibrahim Agencies (Pvt.) Limited, ABL Asset Management Company and Arabian Sea Country Club.
Abdul Aziz KhanIndependent Director
He has enriched and diversified experience of more than 49 years in the fields of General Banking, Credit, Lease Finance, Business Development and Administration including 9 years international banking holding key positions in different countries including Switzerland. He is on the Board of Allied Bank Limited since 2004.
Mubashir A. AkhtarIndependent Director
He is a law graduate and has 46 years of banking experience in local and international markets. His extensive international banking experience includes key assignments in Turkey, Qatar and UK. He is a Financial Consultant of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and remained actively involved in various assignments of ADB especially on capital markets development and reforms of NBFIs in Pakistan.
He has been on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank Limited since 2006 and is a “Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Pervaiz Iqbal ButtIndependent Director
He is an Electrical Engineer and has 43 years of experience in marine engineering and other heavy industries. His extensive and diversified exposure of Industrial Management effectively compliments the decision making process at the board level.
He has been on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank Limited since 2007 and is a “Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
A. Akbar SharifzadaGovernment Nominee Director
He has 26 years Civil Service career in the Government of Pakistan and has remained posted in different ministries gaining wide ranging policy making and administrative experience. Presently he is a Joint Secretary and functioning as Special Assistant to the Federal Finance Minister. He holds a Masters degree in English Literature and Economics. He has also attended multiple courses within the country and abroad.
He has been nominated as Director on the Board of Allied Bank Limited by the Government of Pakistan since January 2012.
Sheikh Jalees AhmedExecutive Director
He has more than 37 years of diverse experience in the fields of Financial and Industrial Management. Allied Bank benefits from his professional expertise particularly in the areas of strategic and financial planning, systems and controls and Human Resource Management.
He has been on the Board of Directors of Allied Bank Limited since 2004 and is a “Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Khalid Ahmed SherwaniChief Executive Officer
He is a seasoned professional with management experience of over 40 years in the areas of operations, finance, marketing, and information technology within the financial services industry. His track record includes restructuring UBL during 1996-2000, restructuring and recapitalization of ABL during 2000-04 and leading its turnaround during 2004-07.
He holds a Masters degree from the University of Karachi and is a ”Certified Director” from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. During his career, he has worked in top management positions as Senior Executive Vice President/President, UBL and Managing Director HBFC, Administrator IIBL and President / CEO ABL.
He joined ABL in June, 2010 after having served earlier in the same capacity for 7 years. He currently also serves on the Boards of Directors of Habib Allied International Bank U.K., ABL Asset Management Company Limited, 1 link Guarantee Limited and the Cancer Foundation.