Syed Ali Raza

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Syed Ali Raza
ChildrenMir Hussain Raza[1]

Syed Ali Raza is a Pakistani businessman and author. He became the President of the National Bank of Pakistan,[2] being the longest serving President of the bank up to that point, and has also worked at the North African branch of Bank of America.[3]


Raza was born to Syed Hashim Raza. He graduated from London School of Economics with Bachelor of Science in economics. He also holds a Master of Science in Administrative Sciences from Cass Business School and a graduate degree from Karachi Institute of Business Administration.

While serving as the President of the National Bank of Pakistan, Raza eliminated over 3,000 jobs and closed 250 branches, raising the bank's profits and lowering its bad loans.[4]

In 2006, BusinessWeek included Raza in their list of the "25 Stars of Asia", ranking him among the top 4 financiers in Asia.[5][6][7] Raza has also been given a Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, the highest award a citizen can receive.[2]

Raza resigned from his post in 2012 for unstated reasons.[8]


  1. ^ "PAC seeks report on gas price raise". Nation. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Interview: Syed Ali Raza". Daily Times. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Syed Ali Raza - a sublime banker". The Nation. May 15, 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  4. ^ Mangi, Naween A. (July 10, 2005). ""Aggressive Evolution" In Pakistan". Business Week. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  5. ^ "'Business Week' honours NBP President Ali Raza". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  6. ^ "NBP chief honoured". Daily Times. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ "STARS OF ASIA: FINANCIERS". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Chairman NBP Syed Ali Raza resigns". The News Tribe. Retrieved 13 November 2012.

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