Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shafqat Sultana, President First Women Bank

The President, CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of First Women Bank Ltd., Mrs. Shafqat Sultana, is a prudent banker and achiever par excellence. Mrs. Sultana has about 35 years of banking service to her credit, out of which, she has dedicated 20 long years to First Women Bank Ltd.

She was appointed as the President of First Women Bank Ltd. in the year 2009. Soon after taking charge, Ms. Sultana made every effort to restore the public sector status of the bank. In the same year, she succeeded in her mission when the Government decided to keep FWBL as a public sector bank.

Having done her Masters in Political Science from the University of Peshawar, Shafqat Sultana started her banking career as an officer at United Bank Ltd. in 1975. She was designated the first Lady Manager at PC branch Rawalpindi in 1988.

She joined First Women Bank Ltd in 1990 as a Branch Manager in AVP cadre, and was awarded the best Branch Manager award for two consecutive years. Besides this, she used her expertise in training & development of women entrepreneurs and served as the National Project Director- Women in Urban Credit, a joint project of UNDP and FWBL. She was eventually promoted to the rank of EVP in 2002 and then President of the Bank.

She has been a key speaker on numerous national and international forums and has addressed in the Senate and Parliament on women socio economic concerns.

Mrs. Shafqat has been the recipient of Best Sector Executive Award, Excellence Award from Laurels of honor 2009, Woman of the year Award -2009, Lifetime Achievement Award -2010 etc. She also holds to her credit many publications as well.