Basir Shamsie to helm JS Bank as President and CEO

LAHORE: JS Bank’s board of directors have appointed Basir Shamsie as the new President and CEO of the bank replacing the former CEO Khalid Imran read a notification issued here on Tuesday.

The notification issued to the Pakistan Stock Exchange read “In accordance with Section 96 of the Securities Act, 2015 and Clause 5.19.13(c) of the Rule Book of Pakistan Stock Exchange, we hereby convey the following:

This is to inform that the Board of Directors of JS Bank Limited has approved the resignation of Khalid Imran as President and CEO of the Bank and has decided to appoint Basir Shamsie as the new President and CEO of the Bank, subject to the approval of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).”

Basir Shamsie joined JS Group in 1994 and prior to being appointed as the new CEO, he served as JS Bank’s Deputy CEO while holding the office of Group Head Treasury, Investment Banking and Financial Institutions, and Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP).

At JS Bank, in addition to his Group Head functions, he is responsible to head various committees and new business initiatives. He has also served on JS Bank’s founding Board of Directors for 5 years till 2012, prior to which he served on the Board of JS Global Capital Limited as Chairman. Later in the year 2016, he joined JS Investments Limited as a member of Board of Directors.

Shamsie is a debt markets specialist and has closed over 60 debt capital market transactions, many of which have been landmark for Pakistan, such as the first commercial paper, first floating rate instrument, first perpetual bond, first bank subordinated debt, first 10-year corporate bond, and the first local Sukuk bond worth Rs8 billion for Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). Before joining JS Group, he worked in the Finance function at Upjohn Pakistan.

Shamsie holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration and Management from University of Texas, Austin. He is also a graduate of the Programme for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School.

Eleazar Bhatti
The writer currently serves as the Content Manager at Profit by Pakistan Today and is an economics graduate from Leeds Business School in the UK. He can be reached at [email protected] or at twitter.com/eleazarbhatti.
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