Syed Ali Raza

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Syed Ali Raza
ChildrenMir Hussain Raza[1]

Syed Ali Raza is a Pakistani businessman and author.


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


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  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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