Board of Directors

NameDesignationOffice Address
Mr. Zafar Masud President & CEO The Bank of Punjab, Head Office BOP Tower, 10-B, Block-E-II, Main Boulevard, Gulberg-III, Lahore.
Mr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan Director Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Block P, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad.
Mr. Iftikhar Ali Sahoo Director Secretary Finance, Finance Department, The Government of Punjab, Civil Secretariat, Lahore
Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib Director Founding Chairman/Executive Director, Akhuwat, 19-Civic Centre, Sector A-2, Township, Lahore
Khawaja Farooq Saeed (*) Director 403-Sadiq Plaza Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore
Mr. Saeed Anwar(*) Director 108-A, Block-E/I, Halli Road Gulberg-III, Lahore
Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jillani Director House No. 1, Street No. 8/7, Sector - B-2, Bahria Enclave, Islamabad
Mr. Kamran Hafeez Secretary to the Board The Bank of Punjab, Head Office BOP Tower, 10-B, Block-E-II, Main Boulevard, Gulberg-III, Lahore

(*) Retired on 30/06/2018 and are allowed to continue to perform their functions till their successors are elected


Zafar Masud is a seasoned banker and entrepreneur, focus on Development Finance, with 27 years of proven track record of success and delivery. Served at top positions for multinational banks in Pakistan and abroad, including Regional Managing Director & CEO for Southern Africa, Barclays Bank plc. - responsible for three countries and represented on Board of Directors, managing total balance sheet size of US$3Bn and around 10,000 people. Worked at senior levels in Citibank, Dubai Islamic Bank and American Express Bank.

Before that until August 2018, worked as Director General, National Savings,Ministry of Finance. Initiated digitization of organization, including online banking and ATM Cards with the support of Gates Foundation, DfID and World Bank. Successfully included Persons with Disabilities and Shuhadah Families in welfare products of National Savings and set in motion launch of Overseas Pakistanis Savings Certificates.

Most recently, was working as CEO (Interim) for InfraZamin Pakistan - a DfID,UK driven initiative - a first of its kind credit enhancement company for social infrastructure financing in Pakistan.

Has extensive experience of working at Board of Directors level for major public and private sector entities including State Bank of Pakistan , Member of Independent Monitory Policy Committee, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Port Qasim Authority, Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power(Private) Limited and Gadoon Textile Mills Limited.

Member of IMF motivated Task Force on Framing SOE Law, set-up by the Ministry of Finance.

Regular contributor to the local media on the topics of finance, economics and energy.


Mr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan is serving as Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan. He did his MBBS from University of Peshawar and MBA (Public Service) University of Birmingham, UK. He held various positions in Government and has 24 years diversified professional experience. His professional expertise includes Public sector financial management.


Mr. lftikhar Ali Sahoo is an officer of Pakistan Administrative Service and is currently posted as Finance Secretary, Government of the Punjab. He joined Civil Service in year 1999 and held various senior positions in Government of the Punjab and across Pakistan including Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Secretary Planning & Development Board, Punjab and Commissioner, Multan. He has 20 years of diversified professional experience in his credit.

He obtained his degrees of MA in Political Science from University of the Punjab, Lahore and MA Social Policy from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has participated in various trainings / workshops / conferences / seminars at National & International levels.


Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib is a prominent social worker, highly sought consultant, and a distinguished literary figure of our country. He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore and joined civil service of Pakistan (DMG) in 1985. While moving towards higher echelons in his dynamic career, he resigned in 2003 with an intent to dedicate himself to become a social entrepreneur and bring about paradigm shift in the society by founding a unique and largest interest free microfinance organization- “Akhuwat” wherein he is Founding chairman/Executive Director. Akhuwat being envisioned with a commitment for a poverty free society had disbursed over $207 million on various initiatives. Besides supporting the Chief Minister Punjab, as Advisor on Poverty Alleviation and Social Development, he renders honorary services for many Civil Society Organizations and NGOs.

He has been awarded “Life Time Achievement Award, 2014” by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Thomson Reuters on 29th October 2014 at Dubai. The President of Pakistan awarded him “Sitara-a-Imtiaz” in 2010 on account of his contributions made for social development and poverty alleviation.


Khawaja Farooq Saeed is a retired Justice of Lahore High Court, Lahore and former Chairman, Income Tax Tribunal Pakistan. He holds M.A and LL.B from Punjab University. He holds Role of Honor from Government College, Lahore. He was awarded Pakistan National Blue, three Gold, three Silver and three Bronze medals in National Games of Pakistan. He has attended dozens of international conferences, seminars in the field of Fiscal Law, enjoinment sports for all, sports for peace and sports leadership, in and outside Pakistan. He also contributed various papers and delivered a number of lectures.


Mr. Saeed Anwar is a senior retired banker having 26 years of varied and rich banking experience. He started his career in UBL in 1967 as an Officer; he rose to the position of SEVP. He remained member Board of Directors United Bank Ltd. and Allied Bank of Pakistan during the period from 1996 to 2002. He was associated as a Chairman of National Savings Government of Pakistan on a brief assignment during Oct-2000 to Jul-2001. Thereafter, he served on various advisory assignments of United Bank Ltd., SMEDA, Zari Taraqiati Bank Ltd., and Global Trade Corporation, CANADA.

He holds B.Sc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. Chemical Technology from Punjab University, Lahore. He is also a fellow of Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.


Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani joined Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service in 1984 and retired as Federal Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance in 2018. During his long and distinguished career he has held various senior positions in the Government and has diversified professional experience to his credit.

He remained posted in Pakistan and USA in various capacities having close interactions with donors like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, United Nations Development Program, European Union and Bilateral Economic Development Partners.

He was on the Board of Directors of Pak-Arab Refinery Company, Pakistan International Airlines Company, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Government Holding Private Limited, National Highway Authority, National Engineering Services Pakistan, Pakistan Television and Islamabad Electric Supply Company.

His international exposure comprises as first Secretary in Pakistan’s Mission to United Nations, delegate to the UN General Assembly and the focal person for Plenary Session to General Assembly. He held various positions as nominee of the Government of Pakistan i.e. i) Alternate Governor of the World Bank, Washington DC, ii) Alternate Governor of Asian Development Bank, Manila, iii) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Beijing, iv) Alternate Governor and Director of Islamic Development Bank and member of Finance Committee, v) Director Pak-China Investment Company Limited and was Chairman of its Finance Committee.

He was leader of Pakistan’s delegation to the Annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank in Tunisia (2018), Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines (2018) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at Mumbai, India (2018). Attended World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting in Washington DC and Annual Meetings of the World Bank/IMF in Bali, Indonesia.

He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and Bachelors with Major in Economics from Government College Multan.

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