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Board of Directors

Mrs. Sultana is the President and CEO of First Women Bank Limited, having 37 years of professional   experience in banking industry. She is a Master of Political Sciences from Peshawar University and a great supporter for Women and Social Responsibility in Pakistan

Miss Tara Uzra Dawood holds a Doctorate in Judicial Science from Harvard Law School and has studied at Cornell University and Oxford University. Having specialization in shariah finance and law,  mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and responsible investments, she has worked for law firms in New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Brussels and California before launching 786 Investments in 2003. 


She has served on the Board of Directors of MUFAP and was appointed to the Faculty at Danube University Krems (Austria) as recommended by IIFA and EBAMA. 


She speaks globally at numerous international mutual fund and banking conferences as an authority on shariah-compliant finance as well as finance for women and children.


She also serves as a director on the Board of Directors in Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL).

Ms. Charmaine Hidayatullah is a banker by profession with over 30 years of diversified experience in the banking sector. She is serving as Head of Legal at Sindh Leasing Co. Ltd., she has a Masters degree in law and legislature (LLM) from the University of Karachi. She has served in important positions at First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) including as Head of Human Resource Department and Legal Advisor eventually being appointed as Acting President / CEO of FWBL during 2013-2014. Besides the above, Ms. Hidayatullah has played an active role in women development and has served as Chairperson of women entrepreneurship development (WED). She is also the Honorary Counsel General of Monaco since 2004.
Syed Shabahat Hussain is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Manager and Institute of Marketing Management. He has 45 years of experience as a seasoned banker from various local and international banks. He was last serving as Executive Director/CEO of Equity Participation Fund.
Syed Farhan Abbas is a Senior Executive holds Business Graduate Degree (MBA). He possess over 18 years of progressive experience within the Financial/ Banking Industry of the country and sound understanding of Corporate, Commercial, Retail, SME & Islamic Banking products with specific expertise in the area of Credit & Marketing, Relationship Management, Credit Administration, Remedial Asset & Recovery Management, Front-line Operations, Sales Management, Business Development, Negotiation, Rescheduling & Restructuring, Litigations and Back Office Administration.
Mr. Tahir Mehmood is a Fellow Member of Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan and Associate member of Institute of Chartered secretaries and Manager (Chartered Secretary Stream). He is a Senior Executive with over 16 years of extensive experience in corporate affairs, financial advisory, merger and acquisitions.
Mr. Ahmed Salman Munir is currently a management consultant, executive coach and innocence lawyer. He has more than 30 years of progressive experience working with Fortune 500 companies both inside and outside Pakistan. He started his career with Exxon Chemical Pakistan Ltd and gained first class experience in Industrial Relations and Company Secretarial functions, then moved on to The Chase Manhattan Bank and remained Head of Human Resource for 5 years in Pakistan. In 1991, he joined Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines and remained in human resource function for 16 years until 2007 gaining experience with 65 nationalities in a multilateral environment. When he took early retirement in 2007 to return to Pakistan, he was Principal Compensation and Benefits Specialist, looking after compensation affairs of 25 Asian Development Bank Offices around the world. After returning to Pakistan he remained Head of Human Resource with Summit Bank Ltd and a consultant until he retired in 2011. Thereafter he has worked as a consultant, visiting faculty at IBA, Karachi and an Executive Coach. Most recently, he worked as a consultant with Zarai Taraqiati Bank, Islamabad until Jan 2018.

Mr. Munir likes to give back to the society and work Pro Bono to help women, children and men in distress. He was on the Board of Trustees, International School Manila for 3 years and honorary Editor of Pakistan Labor Cases in 1981/82. At that time, he also taught at Punjab University Law College, Lahore. He is a University Blue and holds Tennis colors from the Punjab University and Government College Lahore.