Zahid Rahim


Mr. Zahid Rahim last served Arab National Bank as the Head of Corporate Bank. He was
additionally responsible for the Financial Institution Group, Islamic banking Division, Projects
and structured Finance Division and strategic investments Group which primarily comprised an
Insurance company, an operating lease financing company and a home financing company – all
in joint venture with strategic partners.
He has previous long experience in working with a major international bank Standard
Chartered Bank – over a period of 35 years, spanning nine countries over UK, Europe, Middle
East, Africa and South Asia.
He has held several prominent roles at Standard Chartered Bank. In his last appointment
there, he served as the chief Executive Officer for Levant, covering Jordan Group, Lebanon,
Syria, Egypt and as the Regional Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for South Asia,
based in Dubai and Jordan. In previous roles, Mr. Rahim served as the Chief Executive Officer
for Pakistan (1996-2000) and Sri Lanka and as Executive Director for Corporate and
Institutional Banking in East Africa.
He is a graduate in Arts and an Associate Member and Fellow of the London Institute of
Bankers. He also holds an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.