Shazad Dada, CEO Standard Chartered Pakistan, has been recognised as the sixth top Advocate Executive by the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2019 supported by Yahoo Finance.
Shazad is the only Pakistani and one of two Standard Chartered executives to be recognised in this global listing of advocate executives. The 40 executives listed are senior leaders who are advocates for women in business and are dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for women. These executives work within at least three levels from the chief executive at large companies, or are the leaders of smaller organisations. The nominations were reviewed by the HERoes judging panel who scored each person on the influence of their role, their impact on women inside and outside the workplace, and their business achievements.
As CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited (SCBPL), Shazad is committed to creating an inclusive environment which leverages colleagues’ diverse strengths and positively impacts clients and communities.
Under Shazad’s leadership, Standard Chartered has made significant strides towards becoming an inclusive gender balanced organisation. Presently, 27per cent of Standard Chartered Pakistan’s workforce is female in contrast to 2014 whereby the female participation rate was 21per cent.
Shazad sits on the Standard Chartered Global D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) Council, responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the D&I strategy which covers gender equality as well. He is also the member of SC Global Community Programmes Steering Group championing the GOAL programme.