Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is the former governor of
state bank of Pakistan. She worked as governor state bank of Pakistan from
2006 to 2009.
She was the 14th governor of the State Bank and the first female to assume
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
was a World Bank Economist based in Islamabad until a
Fulbright sabbatical in 1987 took her to the Department of Economics at the
University. There she did extensive research on poverty. She was also a
scholar at the Harvard University in 1987.
Dr Shamshad Akhtar completed her Ph.D in Economics from Scotland's
Paisley College of Technology. She has an M.S. in Economics from
Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad and an M.A. in Development Economics
from the University of Sussex, England. In 1987 she attended Harvard
University under the Fulbright scholarship.