Mr. Husain Lawai is the Chief Executive of The Institute of Bankers Pakistan. The IBP is the only recognized institute in Pakistan dedicated to developing and providing competent human resources and improving professional capability in the banking sector.
He is Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of Summit Bank Ltd. In Addition, he is Chairman of the Boards of Central Depository Committee, and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Ltd. He further offers his expertise to GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan, Wyeth Pakistan Ltd. and The Searle Company Limited as a member of their respective Boards.
Mr. Husain is credited with being a key enabler of the local Islamic banking system through the formation of Faysal Islamic Bank, the first Islamic Shariah Compliant Bank of Pakistan. He is a seasoned banker with vast experience in the banking and financial services industry of this region. His significant career has seen him serve, most recently, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Bank, a position he retired from in February 2016, and as the President and CEO of MCB Bank, Regional General Manager, Faysal Islamic Bank, and Regional General Manager for Emirates NBD.
In terms of international work experiences, Mr. Husain has notably served as the Director of Security Investment and Finance Limited – United Kingdom, External Advisor to several UK & European Banks. Apart from this, Mr. Husain is also well-known as a staunch promoter of education across the country. He is a member of Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School and served as Member of Board of Governors of Virtual University, Lahore.
The MCB Talent Hunt program under Mr. Husain’s supervision was also responsible for scouting many test and one day cricketers of Pakistan Cricket Team.
He holds a MBA degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.