Tahira Raza is the current President and CEO of First Women Bank Ltd (FWBL). She was appointed in this capacity on 23 April 2014. Prior to this she has served as the Chief Risk Officer, Head of Risk Management and Senior Executive Vice President at National Bank of Pakistan. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Pak Elektron Limited since October 28, 2011.
Considered to be one of the excellent bankers and a mission driven leader for the socio-economic development of the country, Tahira Raza started her career with MCB in 1975. In 1989 she opted to join the First Women Bank and became one of the founding executives of FWBL.
Her interests, persistence, commitment and continuous efforts enabled her to avail opportunities and helped in shaping her into the competent and successful banker. In 2012 she got the honour to be the first woman Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) in one of the largest bank in the country.
Tahira Raza is the hold holder of MBA in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and ‘Diploma Associate Institute of Bankers Pakistan’ (DAIBP) from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.
Tahira Raza has presented numerous papers on Credit, Risk Management and Banking & Finance at national and international conferences, seminars and symposia.
Apart from her professional achievements she is a keen Golfer.