Mr. Irfan Siddiqui (President and CEO) – Profile

January 1st, 2020

Mr. Irfan Siddiqui is the founding President and CEO of Meezan Bank. He is also a member of the Information Technology Committee and of IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board. Having articled with Coopers & Lybrand, London from 1975 – 1979, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has held several senior management positions including Chief Executive Officer at Al Meezan Investment Bank Limited, General Manager at Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company, Chairman, Al Meezan Investment Management Advisor to the Managing Director at Kuwait Investment Authority, Manager Finance and Operation at Abu Dhabi Investment Company and Senior Business Analyst at Exxon Chemical (Pakistan) Ltd.

Current Positions:
  • Member of Board of Trustees, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • Member of Government of Pakistan Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission
  • Member of IBA Centre of Excellence in Islamic Finance, (CEIF), Board of Management
  • President of the Islamic Finance Association of Pakistan
  • Member of Government of Pakistan sub-committee on awareness, training and capacity building for Promotion of Islamic Banking in Pakistan
  • Council Member, Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP)
  • Chairman, Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) HR Committee
  • Member of Steering Committee of Housing & Construction Finance
  • Member Steering Committee for providing strategic guidance regarding implementation of Federal Shariat Court (FSC)’s judgement on Riba
  • Chairman of Steering Committee on Media Campaign – Improving Islamic Finance Literacy
  • Member of State Bank of Pakistan, Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing Implementation Task Force (ETF)
  • Member of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Capital Market Advisory Council
  • Member of Ministry of Finance Steering Committee for Establishment of Hajj Fund
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Al-Meezan Investment Management Limited
Other Recent Offices held:
  • President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of Managing Committee, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of Government of Pakistan Steering Committee for ‘Promotion of Islamic Banking in Pakistan’ (2013 – 2016)