Mr. Rizwan Ata takes charge of BankIslami as its New President & CEO

Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)

BankIslami, Pakistan’s leading Islamic financial institution, has appointed Mr. Rizwan Ata as its new President & CEO.

Mr. Rizwan Ata has bought with him a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of the Islamic banking industry to his new role. Having been associated with BankIslami for the past five years in the capacity of Group Head Distribution. Mr. Rizwan Ata has played a pivotal role in driving the bank’s exceptional growth and success during this period. Moreover, he also held the position of Deputy CEO before taking the charge as the President & CEO of BankIslami.

Before joining BankIslami, Mr. Rizwan Ata held various leadership positions in both local and international banks. He served as the Group Head of Islamic Banking at Bank Alfalah, the Group Chief of Islamic Banking at Allied Bank, and held leadership roles at Meezan Bank as the Group Head of Branch Network and SME. His extensive experience also includes leadership roles at Emirates Bank International.

Mr. Rizwan Ata’s impressive professional journey is complemented by a strong academic background. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and possesses leadership and management certifications from renowned institutions such as INSEAD and the University of London.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rizwan Ata stated, “I am deeply honored and excited to lead BankIslami in this new chapter. I am committed to building upon the strong foundation laid by my predecessor, Mr. Syed Amir Ali, and working collaboratively with our talented team to further strengthen our position as a leader in Islamic banking in Pakistan. Together, we will continue to deliver innovative and Shariah-compliant financial solutions to our valued customers.”

BankIslami is honored to have a professional management team, underpinned by the unwavering support of its strong sponsors in the form of the JS Group. JS Group is one of the biggest groups in Pakistan with stakes in almost all sectors including Banking, Insurance, Energy, Education, Technology, Food, and Social Welfare. BankIslami remains committed to continuing its upward trajectory, serving its customers with excellence, and contributing to the growth and development of Islamic banking in Pakistan.

As BankIslami embarks on this new chapter under the leadership of Mr. Rizwan Ata, it is confident that the bank will not only sustain its momentum but also thrive further, thanks to the dedication and expertise of its talented employees.

CBD PUNJAB’S CEO IMRAN AMIN LEADS PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING FOR GHORA CHOWK FLYOVER

Completion Of Retaining Piles For Ghora Howk And Progress On Multiple Key Projects Of CBD Punjab Discussed.

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir)

Punjab Central Business District Development Authority also known as Central Business District Punjab (CBD Punjab), is making significant strides in its ongoing projects under the dynamic leadership of CEO Imran Amin. A progress review meeting was chaired by CEO CBD Punjab Imran Amin to closely examine the progress of the Ghora Chowk Flyover, Executive Director Technical CBD Punjab, Riaz Hussain, provided a comprehensive briefing on the ongoing progress of the project The meeting was attended by the Director Business Development CBD Punjab, Ali Waqar Shah, Director Marketing CBD Punjab, Waseem Siddiq, Director Architecture CBD Punjab, Sameer Aftab, Director Construction CBD Punjab, .Asif Babar, along with officials from Nespak and NLC. CEO CBD Punjab, Imran Amin, stressed the importance of adhering to the vision and directives of Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Raza Naqvi to ensure the timely completion of the project. While addressing the meeting Imran Amin said, “We are fully committed to completing the project in the stipulated time. This project is pivotal for the prosperity of the region, and will improve overall mobility in the area.” During the meeting, the technical team reported that all 33 retaining piles for the Ghora Chowk Flyover are completed and the boundary wall is also near completion. They also highlighted the round-the-clock work at the Ghora Chowk site, with three rig machines in operation. Additionally, the pile load test for the Ghora Chowk Flyover is also completed.

CEO CBD Punjab Imran Amin was also given a brief update about other projects of the authority including the upgradation of Walton Road, the construction of a road connecting CBD Punjab Boulevard, CBD Quaid District, and Walton Road, the construction of an overhead crossing bridge at Walton railway crossing, the infrastructure development of CBD Punjab and the construction of the parking plaza at CBD Punjab project site.