Asif Hashim

Head Of Financial Institutions at Soneri Bank Limited

Asif Hashim has a solid work experience in the financial industry, with a particular focus on financial institutions (FIs). Asif started their career at MCB Bank Limited in 1995 as a Senior Relationship Manager, where they developed structured products with partner banks and conducted financial analysis and risk assessments of FI proposals. In 2007, they joined National Bank of Pakistan as the Unit Head of FI Sales & Marketing, where they oversaw the FI Global Trade Sales Team and managed the FI Trade Asset Desk. Asif also developed structured trade products based on client requirements. In 2015, they joined Soneri Bank Limited, initially as Vice President, responsible for managing relationships with banks, FIs, DFIs, public sectors, and multilateral agencies. Asif later became the Head of Financial Institutions, where they further enhanced existing relationships and facilitated trade, treasury, and payment business for SBL clients.

Asif Hashim began their education at Karachi University in 1989, where they pursued a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Physics from 1989 to 1992. Concurrently, they also completed a Bachelor's degree in Accounts, Economics, and Management from Karachi University from 1992 to 1993. Asif then went on to obtain a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Core subjects including Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics from 1989 to 1993.

After completing their studies in the field of science, Asif Hashim shifted their focus to banking and finance. Asif attended the Institute of Bankers Pakistan from 1998 to 2001, earning a degree of DAIBP (Diploma of Associate of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan) with a specialization in banking.

In 1994, Asif Hashim pursued their MBA degree with a specialization in Finance from the School of Business & Commerce. Following this, they attended the Karachi University from 1994 to 1996, earning an M.A. degree in Economics.

Asif Hashim undertook further education in corporate secretarial studies at the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan from 2007 to 2008. Asif obtained the ACSP (Associate Company Secretary of Pakistan) degree during this period.

Overall, Asif Hashim has a diverse educational background spanning a range of fields including Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounts, Economics, Management, Banking, Finance, and Corporate Secretarial studies.


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  • Head Of Financial Institutions

    April, 2018 - present

  • Vice President

    December, 2015