Ghazanfar Azzam
President and CEO
Mobilink Microfinance Bank

Ghazanfar AzzamGhazanfar Azzam is the President and CEO of the Mobilink Microfinance Bank. As a renowned Pakistani banker, Ghazanfar has several achievements to his credit in commercial, consumer, retail, SME and micro-banking. He has been an integral part of the establishment and successful running of two of the nation’s leading microfinance banks – FINCA (2008) and Mobilink Microfinance Bank (2012). He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP), a member of the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) Steering Committee at Kohsar University, Muree, a recipient of the prestigious Hubert Humphrey Fellowship and a graduate of IBA, Punjab University.

Under Ghazanfar’s capable leadership, Mobilink Microfinance Bank is positioned as the largest digital bank in Pakistan and has been awarded quite a few widely-coveted titles from the national and international finance and banking communities over the last decade.

Ghazanfar Azzam’s career began with Pakistan’s largest commercial bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) after which he moved on to work for some of the best private sector commercial banks such as Union Bank, Prime Commercial Bank, and Bank Alfalah. He has also served as Senior Consultant at Shore Bank International (now Enclude) and Head of SME Downscaling at the USAID-funded WHAM project from 2005 to 2007.

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Male Champions of Change Pakistan 

Ghazanfar Azzam is a Member of the Male Champions of Change Pakistan group which was established in 2018. The Pakistan group includes representatives from various sectors including hospitality, telecommunications, information technology, micro-finance and sport. Members are committed to leading on gender equality, diversity and women’s empowerment within their organisations and in society as a whole. 

Male Champions of Change Pakistan is a member organisation of the Champions of Change Coalition.