Abid Sattar was elected as a member of the Board of Directors on December 23, 2020. He is the Chairman of the Board Human Resource Committee and a member of the Board Nomination and Enterprise Risk Committees.
Sattar is a seasoned banker with over 35 years of extensive experience in corporate, consumer and retail banking, both in Pakistan and overseas. Currently, he is serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Askari Bank Limited. Earlier, he was associated with Habib Bank Limited (HBL) for over a decade, managing key assignments as Head of International Banking Asia and Africa Region based in Singapore and Head Retail and Consumer Banking, Karachi. He played a pivotal role in post privatization transformation of retail bank at HBL.
Prior to this, he also served as Regional Head of Consumer Banking for Northern Gulf and Levant at Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Punjab University with a gold medal and an M. Phil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
Sattar has a proven track record of leading and building efficient teams with a reputation of hiring talent, maintaining highest standards of compliance while expanding and developing various businesses.
He is married with one daughter. Sattar is an avid golfer and traveler with keen interest in reading history and current affairs.