Our Board of Directors comprises of eminent professionals and visionaries. It is chaired by Mr. Ariful Islam, Deputy CEO of Meezan Bank Limited.
Mr. Ijaz Farooq is currently associated with Meezan Bank Limited as the Group Head Retail Banking, SME/Commercial & Agriculture Finance. Mr. Farooq is an MBA (Marketing) from University of Punjab. He has an extensive experience of over 42 years in Pakistan’s banking industry.
Prior to joining Meezan Bank, Mr. Farooq spent 15 years with Bank Alfalah Limited, where he joined as Area Manager in 1998, and progressed to the position of Group Head-Islamic Banking. The overall planning, establishment and smooth functioning of Islamic Banking Division is to Mr. Farooq’s credit. His strategic objective setting and business planning has substantial contribution towards the success of Islamic Banking. As Group Head, he served on several committees including Central Management Committee, Central Credit Committee, Asset & Liability Committee and Human Resource Committee.
He has served at renowned entities such as Allied Bank Limited from where he started his career as Officer. As the Chief Manager for Emirates Bank International, Mr. Ijaz played a pivotal role for increasing profitability and overall result of the bank. This contribution was recognized by virtue of his nomination for Advanced Management Program (AMP) at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.