SHAZAD DADA CEO/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Shazad is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Ltd., effective 3 October 2014.
Shazad is a graduate with honours from University of Pennsylvania with Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Arts degrees, and also has an MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a seasoned banker and a prominent capital markets professional, with over 20 years of diverse experience with renowned financial institutions in the United States and Pakistan.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Barclays Pakistan. His experience spreads across Corporate, Investment and Retail Banking. Shazad was additionally the Head of Regional Transaction Services Steering Committee for Asia and India, UAE & Pakistan. He has also worked at the Deutsche Bank Securities Inc in New York for over 15 years in various capacities; last as the Managing Director in the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Advisory Group and was Head of Media M&A practice in the Americas. Moving back to Pakistan in late 2005 to head Deutsche Bank AG Pakistan as the Managing Director, Chief Country Officer and Head of Global Banking, Shazad has played an instrumental role in leading the turnaround of their Pakistan franchise.
Shazad is on the Board of Trustees of Developments in Literacy (DIL) Pakistan and a member of the Board of Directors of Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, The Karachi Stock Exchange and AISEC. He has held various senior level positions in the past, including Chairman of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange, Member Board of Governors of British Overseas School, Council Member of Institute of Bankers and also Pakistan Banks Association, where he has played a key role in shaping the overall banking industry in Pakistan to its current prominence.
Besides this, Shazad is also associated with various reputed charitable organizations. He is an avid golfer with a keen interest in chess and a number of sports including tennis. Shazad is married to Samira and has three children, two sons and a daughter.