Zafar Masud
CEO
Bank of Punjab

Zafar Masud

Zafar Masud is a development and social impact focused banker, entrepreneur and public sector expert with a 30-year career in International Banking, Development Finance, Energy and Corporate Governance.

Zafar has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), and has contributed to the revitalization & transformation of National Savings, Ministry of Finance (MoF). He also rendered his services as Director on the Boards of major public and private sector entities. Since April 2020, Zafar has been serving as President & CEO of The Bank of Punjab (BOP) – the second largest public sector bank in the country. He is also leading the Board of Directors of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited – the largest entity in Pakistan in terms of market capitalization, as its non-executive Chairman.

Zafar Masud is an MBA (‘93) with specialization in Banking from the most prestigious Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi (IBA Karachi). He’s also an alum of the world renowned business school Insead, Fontainebleau France Campus, qualified in Corporate Governance. He’s a regular contributor to local and international media, including Tedtalk, etc., on the topics of banking, economics and energy and is also an author of a publication in two volumes titled “Out of the Box” which is a collection of his various newspaper articles, write-up and presentations on these topics.

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Champions of Change Pakistan

Zafar Masud is a Member of the 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.