Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited (SCBPL) announced the appointment of Saadya Riaz as Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking (CPBB).
Saadya Riaz has been associated with Standard Chartered (SC) for 17 years. Prior to this appointment, she has held a number of key management positions with the Bank and for the past five years she has led Affluent Client Segments, at a global level based out of Singapore. Previously, she has worked in the Africa & Middle East Region (AME), as the Regional and Country Head of Segments, AME and UAE, and as Country Head Wealth Management, Priority, and International Banking for Pakistan. Saadya holds an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, IBA – Karachi, and is also a Sustainability Champion’ at the Bank.
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Rehan M. Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan stated, “I am very pleased that Saadya is joining us to lead our next phase for Private and Business Banking (CPBB) business. Her deep insights of the market coupled with wealth of international experience will enable us meet evolving and fast-growing industry and client needs. Our focus on digitising our offerings and services continues and I am sure Saadya will accelerate and improve that further along with enriching value proposition for affluent segments.
He further added, “She will closely work with key partners and stakeholders to strengthen our brand, grow key business units, and enhance our Bank’s contribution to key Government of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan agendas especially on Financial Inclusion front. We are really excited for this next phase of CPBB journey.”
Saadya’s appointment in the key leadership position within the Bank also reflects Bank’s commitment to advancing diversity within senior ranks to make the Bank a more innovative, productive and profitable entity.