He is a seasoned banker with over 40 years of experience. He earlier served Allied Bank as CEO for two successive terms from 2000 to 2007 before reappointment in June 2010 and played a key role in the turnaround of the bank since its restructuring in 2004. Before joining Allied Bank he was associated with United Bank Limited as CEO and House Building Finance Corporation as a Managing Director.
He joined Allied Bank’s Board in 2004 and has more than 36 years of diverse experience in the fields of Financial and Industrial management. He has completed Board Development Series Certificate Program from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and is a “Certified Director”. Allied Bank benefits from his professional expertise particularly in the areas of strategic and financial planning, systems and controls and HR management.
Zia Ijaz has over 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of accountancy, financial management and Commercial & Retail Banking in domestic & international markets. He has held numerous Senior Management positions during his career, including Chief Financial Officer of ABL, and Group Chief – Commercial and Retail Banking Group. Mr. Zia Ijaz is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and CPA from AICPA, USA.
Mr. Iqbal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters in Business Administration degree with extensive experience in the field of Corporate & Investment Banking. Allied Bank is one of the leading corporate and investment banks in the country. The Corporate & Investment Banking Group has been the recipient of numerous awards conferred by locally and internationally recognized institutions.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He possesses vast & diversified experience of having worked for more than 20 years in multinational and local banks as well as in leading industrial organizations of Pakistan. While working with various institutions he held the key positions like Chief Financial Officer, Head of Planning & Corporate Affairs, Head of Credit & Marketing besides representing his institution on the Board of Directors of various companies as nominee director.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has diversified experience of more than 21 years including over 17 years of experience in the banking industry where he has held senior management positions in Finance, Taxation and Corporate Affairs in HBL, MCB and BOP. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan on Banking Committee and Pakistan Banking Association’s subcommittee on Accounting and Taxation. He took up the assignment of the Chief Financial Officer at Allied Bank in October 2008.
He joined the bank in year 2006. He is a seasoned HR specialist having multi-faceted national and international professional work experience in a wide variety of HR functions for over 26 years in different business sectors, including commercial banking, non banking financial institutions, pharmaceuticals industry and retail/consumer businesses. He has a bachelors degree in engineering, a masters degree in computer science and business administration with specialization in human resource management.
He commenced his professional career with Allied Bank in 1983 and has 29 years of banking experience to his credit in key slots in Business as well as Supporting Groups. He completed MBA from IBA, Punjab University in 1982 and professional qualification (DAIBP) in the year 1986. He has participated in numerous domestic and International conferences and represented Allied Bank as trainer on different forums within Pakistan and internationally. He’s currently serving the bank as Group Chief of the Commercial & Retail Banking Group, ABL.
He is a seasoned banker having more than 26 years of extensive experience in the areas of trade finance, corporate banking and risk management with distinguished international and domestic banking institutions. He joined Allied Bank in March 2005 as Chief Risk Officer and successfully revamped the critical function of Risk Management in line with modern best practices. As part of Allied Bank’s human capital development strategy, Group Chiefs are rotated on an on-going basis across various groups to broaden their exposure and in August 2011 Mr. Fareed Vardag was therefore transferred as Group Chief of Audit & Risk Review. This change augmented the Bank’s audit function inducing a new perspective and vigor.
Hafeez But has been instrumental in helping teams successfully achieve objectives in the field of Risk Management and Banking Operations. Under his leadership, projects such as centralization of Trade Factory and Business Process Re-engineering have been successfully completed. He has over 40 years of experience in both local and foreign banks with a record of meeting and achieving targets. He has been directly involved in improving ABL’s branch Banking Operations and Risk Management Function. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. Considering his multi-faceted experience in banking, he has been assigned the responsibility to head Compliance Group in August 2011.
Mohammad Abbas Sheikh possesses diversified experience of 25 years in the local and international banking industry. During last 12 years, he successfully headed Remedial Asset Groups of two large Banks of the country and settled numerous old and chronic defaulters’ accounts. Mr. Abbas also took up the assignment of Group Chief – Special Assets Management, ABL and headed the group for 8 years. He currently holds the position of Chief, Islamic Banking, Allied Bank.
He has a long association with Allied Bank spread over 30 years and has remained posted in various banking areas during his career. His qualification includes DAIBP, M.A. and LL.B. He has been appointed as Company Secretary of the Bank in April 2010 and looks after Corporate Affairs Group.
He joined Allied Bank in 2008 as Group Chief Information Technology and possesses over 20 years experience in the area of IT Planning & Development, Project Management & Systems Implementation. Prior to joining Allied Bank, Mr. Mujahid was heading the IT Department at Ibrahim Group. He has to his credit the successful implementation of various IT projects during his extensive career. Currently he has been mandated with the task of implementing T-24 at Allied Bank, the state of the art core banking application and host of other IT initiatives aimed at enhancing customers’ experience and bank’s operational efficiency.
He is a seasoned banker having more than 35 years of diversified experience in the banking industry. He is an Associate of Institute of Bankers, Pakistan and holder of distinction in “Banking Law & Practice”. He joined Allied Bank in 2006 as Group Head- CRBG North and served in the same position at Central-1. He has attended numerous courses/seminars in Pakistan and abroad on different issues confronting Banking and Finance.
He was heading the Operations Group at Allied Bank since January 2007. He has a vast banking experience of 39 years in senior positions covering areas of Retail Banking, Foreign Trade, Operations and Credit while associated with major commercial banks. He has served with Askari Bank Ltd., as a member of pioneer team, prior to joining Allied Bank, with demonstrated record of developing business, processes and branch network.