Dr Shamshad Akhtar
: ڈاکٹر شمشاد اختر
) was appointed by the President Pervez Musharraf
as the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
for three years in December 2005. She is the 14th governor of the State Bank and the first female to assume this position. Previously, she also held positions with the Asian Development Bank
Born in the city of Hyderabad, Sindh
, Dr Akhtar completed her Ph.D in Economics
from Scotland's Paisley College of Technology
. She has an M.S. in Economics
from Quaid-e-Azam University
and an M.A. in Development Economics
from the University of Sussex
. In 1987 she attended Harvard University
under the Fulbright programme
. Furthermore, she served in the World Bank
prior to joining the State Bank of Pakistan.
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar took over as Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
on January 2, 2006 for a three-year term. Dr. Akhtar, who is the first woman and the 14th Governor of the State Bank since its inception in July, 1948 brings rich experience, both national and international, to her new assignment.
Prior to her appointment as SBP Governor, Dr. Akhtar has been serving the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) as its Director General, Southeast Asia Department since January, 2004. Earlier, she was Deputy Director General of the Department. She also held the position of Director, Governance, Finance and Trade Division for East and Central Asia Department of ADB.
Dr. Akhtar began her career in ADB in 1990 and rose to the position... Read More