Mr. Zubyr Soomro is a leading banker of international repute with more than 36 years of senior management experience spread across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, UK and Pakistan with Citibank. He has also served as Chairman and President of United Bank Limited and successfully restructured the bank for privatisation. He is a member of Boards of numerous entities including the State Bank of Pakistan, Grameen Foundation USA, Grameen Jameel UAE, LRBT, Acumen Pakistan, and Aitchison College. Mr. Zubyr Soomro is also a Member of the Economic Advisory Council setup by the government in 2013 to oversee and advise on economic policies/issues. Following his retirement from Citibank, he established Hikmah Consulting in 2009, a financial services consulting firm focusing on strategy, risk, and capacity building for institutions in the MSME sector, development and delivery of corporate governance programs for boards and senior management of commercial banks and Microfinance Institutions, and senior level sales for Fortune 50 companies around the world. His contribution to the local financial sector and especially his role in the financial sector reforms that he oversaw as the Chairman of the Pakistan Bank Association, merited him a Quaid-e-Azam centenary Gold Medal from the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Both the industry and regulator regularly solicit his involvement in various forums and committees. He holds a BSc Honours in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Masters in South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African studies, London University.