The Federal Government in terms of the Banks (Nationalisation) Act, 1974 has appointed Tahira Raza as President, First Women Bank Limited with immediate effect for a term of three (03) years. Prior to her appointment as the President of the FWBL, Ms Raza was serving the NBP as its SEVP, CRO & Group Chief Risk Management. A banker par excellence and a mission driven leader for the socio-economic development of the country, Ms Raza started her career with the MCB in 1975.

In 1989, Ms Raza opted to join the First Women Bank and became one of the founding executives of the FWBL. After 14 years, she left the FWBL and joined the NBP. Her interest, persistence, commitment and continuous efforts enabled Ms Raza to avail opportunities and helped in shaping her into the competent and successful banker.

In 2012, she got the honour to be the first woman SEVP in one of the largest bank in the country. She holds MBA in Banking and Finance degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and DAIBP from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan. Ms Raza has presented numerous papers on Credit, Risk Management and Banking & Finance at national and international conferences/seminars/symposia. Apart from her professional achievements she is a keen Golfer.

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