Ms Sima Kamil was appointed as the Deputy Governor of SBP by the Federal Government on August 25, 2020 for a period of 3 years with immediate effect. She assumed her responsibilities on August 26, 2020.
Ms. Kamil is the first woman appointed as Deputy Governor of SBP. She has over 35 years of experience in diverse fields of commercial banking, including Branch Banking; SMEs, Rural, Consumer and Corporate financing; and, investment banking. She has worked in various international banks including American Express Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in areas of Corporate Banking and Risk Management.
Before joining SBP, Ms. Kamil was the first-ever woman appointed President of a private sector commercial bank - United Bank Limited. Earlier she served Habib Bank Limited for 16 years at various senior management levels, including Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and then Head of Branch Banking. Ms. Kamil was also associated with Microfinance as Director of the First Microfinance Bank for a number of years.
Ms. Kamil has a degree in business from Kingston University, UK and an MBA from City University, London. In 2019, the Kingston University, UK awarded her an Honorary Doctorate degree in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the banking sector and support of inclusivity in business leadership.
She is also a certified director from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.