Syed Salim Raza held the position Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, from 2009 to 2010, prior to which he was the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Business Council since 2006.
Mr Raza, who holds a Masters from Oxford University, has over 36 years of international banking experience covering credit and corporate finance, real estate and global asset management, and supervising countries and regions for the Citibank franchise. He was Country Head for Citibank in Pakistan from 1983 to 1987.
Over the past decade, Mr Raza has worked extensively on a variety of financial and development subjects, both while at PBC, and also in partnership with multilateral organizations and Government bodies.
He has been instrumental in preparing reports, surveys and recommendations covering a variety of subjects including a dynamic role for public-private partnerships; broadening and deepening of capital markets, creation of long-term corporate debt markets; corporate governance; competitiveness capacity building; and a variety of other associated themes.
Mr Raza, at present, is adjunct Professor, Political Economy, at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, besides being on various Boards, including Pakistan based NGOs.