Sima Kamil becomes CEO of UBL; First Woman to Lead Pakistani Bank

Sima Kamil becomes President & CEO UBL. Sima Kamil has assumed the role of President & CEO UBL on Thursday, 1 June 2017.

Sima Kamil has assumed the role of President & CEO UBL on Thursday, 1 June 2017. UBL’s Board of Directors has expressed its good wishes for Sima Kamil and has welcomed her to the UBL family.

She joined UBL as Deputy CEO on 28 March 2017. During this transition period, she has become well acquainted with all business, support and control functions of the Bank.

Sima has met a cross-section of UBL’s customers and stakeholders across Pakistan and assured them of UBL’s continuous support on the back of UBL’s vast product suite and ever-improving customer service.

Upon assuming her new role, Sima Kamil said, “UBL was rightly judged Pakistan’s Best Bank 2016 and even more than this, UBL today is a force to be reckoned with in the banking industry. It stands as a financial giant in Pakistan that has continuously demonstrated a strong and robust track-record, a true embodiment of its progressive and innovative spirit”.

Sima started her career at American Express Bank and went on to work at ANZ Grindlays and Standard Chartered. She served at Habib Bank for the last 16 years, first as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and then as Head of Branch Banking.

Her 30 years of overall experience in Banking have included assignments in Risk Management, Retail, and Corporate & Investment Banking.  She is also the Chair of the Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School and on the Board of the Notre Dame Institute of Education.

She has a degree in business from Kingston University, UK, and an MBA from City University, London. She is the first woman to head a major commercial Bank in Pakistan’s 70-year history.

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