State Bank of Pakistan appoints governor

The President of Pakistan appointed Dr Shamshad Akhtar as governor of the State Bank of Pakistan on Saturday 3 December for a period of three years.

She is the first woman in the history of State Bank, who has been appointed as SBP Governor. She will be the 14th Governor since the establishment of the State Bank in 1948.

Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Senior Economist in Country Operations at the ADB in 1990, is currently the Director General, ADB, Southeast

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