Executive Director, Development Finance Group - State Bank of Pakistan
Syed Samar Hasnain, Executive Director, Development Finance Group of State Bank of Pakistan is responsible for overseeing flow of financial services to the priority sectors. These sectors include Agriculture, Microfinance, SMEs, Infrastructure, Housing & Islamic Finance. Prior to holding this position, he has headed Infrastructure, Housing and SME Finance Department where he was responsible for promoting these priority areas. Mr. Hasnain also held position of Director, Agricultural Credit & Microfinance. He also holds over a decade experience of Exchange Policy formulation and providing an enabling regulatory environment for both Agricultural Credit and Microfinance Sectors. Mr. Hasnain holds international exposure of trainings, seminars, conferences and has represented Pakistan in a number of International events and bi-lateral & multi-lateral negotiations. Successful transformation of a segment of informal market into proper formal regulatory network has been one of his key achievements over last few years. Before joining SBP, he has worked for a Development Financial Institution in Pakistan in private sector. Mr. Hasnain holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from NED University and Cost & Management Accounting qualification with number of distinctions.