ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Ashraf Mahmood Wathra as the Governor State Bank of Pakistan on Monday.
Ashraf Wathra, presently working as the interim SBP chief, after its previous governor Yasin Anwer had resigned in late January.
Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra assumed charge of the office of Deputy Governor (DG), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on March 11, 2013.
Mr. Wathra brings 35 years of commercial & investment banking experience to his new assignment. Prior to joining SBP, he was serving the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) as its Senior Executive Vice President & Group Chief, Credit Management Group, since October, 2012.
Before joining NBP, Mr. Wathra served Habib Bank Limited from April 1999 to September 2012 in various responsible capacities
He was attached with Faysal Bank Limited from May 1992 to March 1999 in senior positions
From 1978 to 1992, he had been associated with BRR Capital Modaraba, Emirates Bank International, American Express Bank Ltd. and ANZ Grindlays Bank. He also served as Director at Habib Finance International, Hong Kong and Habib Finance, Australia.
He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Details credit The State Bank of Pakistan.