Advisory Board

Mr. Yaseen Anwar

Mr. Yaseen Anwar's international banking and regulatory experience spans over 40 years. He retired as the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank) where he spent seven years. At the Central Bank he negotiated and signed the country's first Currency Swap Agreements with China and Turkey and in 2012 became only the 7th Central Bank to sign an Agency Agreement with the Peoples Bank of China to invest in local Government Bonds. As Governor, he had oversight of over 40 banks, impacted Monetary Policy, and elevated the Branchless Banking model/strategy for Financial Inclusion.

As Governor, he also served on the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) Financial Stability Board (FSB) for Asia. Aside from his current responsibilities with ICBC and IMI, he has been an active keynote speaker and panelist at global forums promoting the internationalization of the RMB in the SDR basket of Reserve Currencies and the One Belt One Road initiative.

Prior to the Central Bank, he worked in New York, London, Paris, and Egypt with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch in various senior capacities that included Corporate Banking, Syndications, M&A, Project Finance, Alternative Investments, Asset Management, Export Finance, and Payments.

He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the prestigious International Monetary Institute of Renmin University. His various past Board appointments include Chairman of Eco Trade Development Bank, Turkey, the American Turkish Society New York, American Middle East Association, U.S. Pakistan Economic Council, United National Bank Ltd. U.K., and member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

Lt. General (R) Sabahat Husain

Lt. General (R) Sabahat Husain has had a distinguished career in the Pakistan Army, where amongst many prestigious positions, he has commanded a corps and served as Chairman Pakistan Ordinance Factories, one of the largest industrial complexes in the country. He has also served as the Chairman Wah Noble Group of Companies and Chairman Punjab Public Service Commission. Lt. General (R) Sabahat is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Government of Pakistan and member of Governor KPK's FATA Reforms Commission.

He is currently serving as the Chairman of GS Global Pvt. Ltd., a management consulting firm which focuses on Change Management, Investment Fund Management and a host of related fields. Along with this, he is a member of a global organization called Association of Change Management Professionals Global (ACMP Global). General Sabahat also provides his expertise to a think tank working for global and regional peace.