Federal Minister for Industries & Production

Dr Shamshad Akhtar is an under-secretary-general of the UN and currently serving as the 10 executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Dr Akhtar made history after becoming the first female governor of SBP (2006-2009). Prior to her appointment as the SBP governor, Dr Akhtar served as the director general of Southeast Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Before joining the ADB, Dr Akhtar worked for 10 years as an economist in the World Bank’s Resident Mission in Pakistan. In Pakistan, she also worked briefly with the Planning Offices of both the Federal and Sindh governments.