R. Zakir Mahmood

Mr Zakir Mahmood holds a Masters degree in Engineering and an MBA majoring in Finance both from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has over 34 years of working experience with international and local banks in various parts of the world including Europe, the Middle East and Pakistan. In the year 2000, Mr. Mahmood was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Habib Bank Limited. Mr. Mahmood has played a major role in the restructuring and shaping of HBL for privatization. Mr. Mahmood continued as President and CEO on acquisition of HBL by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and has played a key role towards its growth.

Mr Mahmood also serves on the Boards of Habib Allied International Bank Plc, UK, Habib Finance International (Hong Kong) Khushhali Bank and Jubilee General Insurance Co. Ltd. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the Pakistan Business Council, the Pakistan Banks Association and Institute of Bankers Pakistan.

In April 2011, Mr Mahmood was appointed Co President of the Pakistan - France Business Council. He is also member of the World Economic Forum (Geneva).

Prior to joining HBL, Mr​ Mahmood has served Credit Agricole Indosuez as General Manager UAE and Head of Corporate Banking and as Senior Vice President Pakistan during the period 1991-2000. He has also served in various senior positions with Bank of America in various facets of banking in Europe, Middle East and Pakistan during the period 1977-1991.

​Mr Mahmood joined the AKU Board in 2013.​​