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Mr. Zubyr Soomro

Independent Director
Mr. Zubyr Soomro

Mr. Zubyr Soomro is a distinguished figure with over three decades of experience in international banking, having held senior roles at Citibank across the globe. Recognized for his leadership in the privatization and restructuring of United Bank Ltd (UBL) in Pakistan, he was awarded the Quaid-e-Azam Centenary Gold Medal by the State Bank of Pakistan in 2004. Mr. Soomro has played a crucial role in financial inclusion and poverty alleviation, leading the Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company and earning a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pakistan Microfinance Network in 2023.

He has been invited to speak on bank restructuring projects by the World Bank, IMF, and IFC, and held the chairmanship of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and the United National Bank,UK. Mr. Soomro's influence extends to policy-making, education, and philanthropy, serving on the boards of all three financial services regulators in Pakistan, the Economic Advisory Council of Pakistan and on the boards of prestigious educational institutions.

Mr. Soomro holds a BSc Hons from the London School of Economics and a Masters from the School of Oriental and African Studies, with executive education from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, he chairs the Board of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and contributes to the boards of Acumen Pakistan and other notable trusts, while also managing his family's agricultural interests in Jacobabad.