Famous Bankers from Pakistan

List of notable or famous bankers from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in Pakistan and even some popular bankers who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from Pakistan is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Shamshad Akhtar and Shaukat Aziz.

This historic bankers from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani bankers of note?" and "Who are the most famous bankers from Pakistan?" These prominent bankers of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani bankers.

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  • Agha Hasan Abedi
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    Agha Hasan Abedi (Urdu: آغا حسَن عابِدی ‎), (14 May 1922 – 5 August 1995) was a Pakistani banker and philanthropist. Abedi founded Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in 1972.Abedi underwent a heart transplant operation in 1988, and died of a heart attack on 5 August 1995 in Karachi.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1922-1995)
    • Birthplace: Lucknow, India
  • Ishrat Husain is a Pakistani banker and economist who served as the dean of the Institute of Business Administration (2008-2016) and the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (1999-2006). He presently serves as Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Institutional Reforms & Austerity.
    • Age: 82
  • Mahbub ul Haq
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    Mahbub ul Haq (Urdu: محبوب الحق‎; 24 February 1934 – 16 July 1998) was a Pakistani economist, politician and international development theorist who served as the 13th Finance Minister of Pakistan from 10 April 1985 until 28 January 1988.After graduating in economics from Punjab University, he won a scholarship to Cambridge University obtaining a second degree. Subsequently, he received his PhD from Yale University and conducted postdoctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School. He returned to Pakistan to serve as the Chief Economist of the Planning Commission during the 1960s and moved to the U.S after the election of the socialist government led by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. At the World Bank he worked as the policy director throughout the 1970s and also the chief economic adviser to Robert McNamara.He returned to Pakistan in 1982 and in 1985 became the country's Finance Minister, overseeing a period of economic liberalisation. In 1988 he moved back to U.S. where he served as the Special Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator William Henry Draper. At the UNDP, Haq led the establishment of the Human Development Report and the widely respected HDI, which measures development by well-being, rather than by income alone. He returned to Pakistan in 1996 to establish the Human Development Center in Islamabad.Haq is considered to have had a profound effect on global development. Haq's 1996 book Reflections on Human Development is said to have opened new avenues to policy proposals for human development paradigms, such as the 20:20 Global Compact and the setting up the UN Economic and Social Council.Amartya Sen and Tam Dalyell termed Haq's work to have "brought about a major change in the understanding and statistical accounting of the process of development." The Economist called him "one of the visionaries of international development." He is widely regarded as "the most articulate and persuasive spokesman for the developing world".
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1934-1998)
    • Birthplace: Jammu, India
  • Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi
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    Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (Urdu: معین الدین احمد قریشی‎; 26 June 1930 – 22 November 2016) was a Pakistani American economist and civil servant who served as Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan in an acting capacity from July to October 1993. Qureshi also served as the senior vice president of World Bank.
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Mian Soomro (Sindhi: محمد میاں سومرو; born 19 August 1950) is a Pakistani politician and a banker who currently serves as the Federal Minister for Privatization and Aviation. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Senate from 2003 to 2009, the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2007 to 2008 and the acting President of Pakistan from 18 August 2008 to 9 September 2008. Soomro hails from an influential Sindhi feudal family that has been active in national politics since 1923. His father, the late Ahmed Mian Soomro, was Deputy Speaker of the West Pakistan Assembly and a member of the Senate and helped to establish the Senate Committee Systems. He is the grandson of another politician, Khan Bahadur Haji Moula Bux Soomro. He was Prime Minister of Pakistan in an acting capacity from 16 November 2007 to 25 March 2008 to oversee the 2008 General Elections and became the 3rd Acting President of Pakistan upon the resignation of Pervez Musharraf on 18 August 2008, both by virtue of his office of the Chairman of the Senate.
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shahid Javed Burki
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    Shahid Javed Burki (Urdu: شاہد جاوید برکی) is a Pakistani American professional economist who has served as a Vice-President of the World Bank and as de facto Finance Minister of Pakistan on a caretaker basis. He has written extensively on economic development and on the political history of Pakistan.
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Shimla, India