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The gamekeeper: Sima Kamil

Asiamoney has selected two senior women who have advanced in Asia’s highly competitive banking industry. Their stories throw light on how the sector is tackling gender diversity.

Interview With Sima Kamil Head Of Corporate And Investment Banking At Habib Bank Ltd.
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Leading women

Asiamoney has selected two senior women who have advanced in Asia’s highly competitive banking industry. Their stories throw light on how the sector is tackling gender diversity.

As a top female banker in patriarchal Pakistan, Sima Kamil is used to shattering glass ceilings.

In August 2020, she became the first female deputy governor at State Bank of Pakistan, one of the most influential state positions, following a banking career in the private sector – most recently as the chief executive of privately owned United Bank.