Shabbir Hamza Khandwala

Shabbir Hamza Khandwala is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan and carries with him over 40 years of diversified experience of various sectors, namely banking, investment banking, mutual fund, manufacturing and professional firm. He is a strategic thinker and has depth knowledge of corporate governance and risk management and now he is on the boards of two listed companies in Pakistan.

Shabbir was appointed in January 2023 as an Independent Director on the Board of Lucky Cement Limited. He is also an Independent Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Macpac Films Limited, a listed company on Pakistan Stock Exchange.

Shabbir is a certified director from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. He had remained director of Al-Meezan Investment Management Ltd and Faysal Management Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

Shabbir has been Chief Financial Officer and Group Head Finance of Meezan Bank from March 2005 to September 2022. Meezan Bank is the fourth largest and most profitable bank in Pakistan and has the highest market capitalization. He was primarily responsible for finance and accounting disciplines of the Bank and closely worked with the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors.

Shabbir had a holistic role in Meezan Bank and was actively involved in the strategy formulation of the Bank in the last 17 years as it has grown from a small bank to the fourth largest bank in Pakistan and advised the management on shareholders' matters. He played key role in the successful merger of HSBC Pakistan with Meezan Bank.

Shabbir has been involved in lending activities of the Bank as he has been member of the Bank's Credit Committee since 2011. He on daily basis granted approvals to various credit proposals after detailed review and deliberations. Therefore, he has depth knowledge and experience of risk management

Shabbir was also member of the Bank's Management Committee, Asset Liability Management Committee, Compliance and Operational Risk Management Committee and Investment Committee.

He has also performed duties of the Company Secretary of the Bank for five years. He played pivotal part in drafting and approval of Employee Share Option Plan and in the formation of the Meezan Bank Foundation.

Shabbir has in depth experience of financial sector and prior to joining Meezan Bank, he worked at KASB Group for 10 years in various capacities and was CEO of KASB Securities, CEO at KASB Premier Fund and Executive Director at Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari & Co. Ltd. KASB had an affiliation with Merrill Lynch whom they represented in Pakistan.

Shabbir carries with him manufacturing experience as he worked with Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd, a large cement manufacturing company for 4 years.

He has also worked with A.F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants for 9 years in various capacities, a member firm of the PwC network.

Shabbir is also involved in social and community activities and is a member of the following:

  • Member, Fund Raising Committee of the Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital;
  • Member, Fund Raising Committee of the Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital;
  • Member, Chamber Sub-Committee of Sind Club
  • Member, Finance Sub-Committee of Boat Club and has been member for more than 10 years;
  • Member, Rotary Club of Karachi South.

Shabbir had also been member of following:

  • Member, Finance Sub-Committee of Sind Club for 5 years; and
  • Member, Governing Board, Pakistan American Cultural Centre.