Shamshad elected as first women chairperson of PICG

Staff Reporter


Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was elected Chairperson of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, who was nominated as an independent director on the PICG Board in 2020 was “unanimously elected” in the 88th Board of Directors Meeting held making her the first woman Chair of PICG.

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar thanked the outgoing Chairman of the Board Riyaz T. Chinoy and the retiring directors for an outstanding job shaping PICG into the Institute it is today; and for the Chairman’s extraordinary leadership skills that he provided to the Board of Directors and the Institute.

Dr. Ahtar also welcomed the new and returning directors, saying she hoped the new board will dedicate significant time and energy to help grow PICG as a sustainable, progressive, and research-oriented organization.

Ahsan Jamil President & CEO PICG warmly welcomed Dr. Shamshad Akhtar as the new Chairperson as well as the newly elected and returning Board members.

He remarked that “Dr. Akhtar as Board Chair will lend great impetus to further broaden PICG’s vision of promoting holistic, stakeholder governance, research & advocacy and ESG.

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