Seminar on Pakistani Economy at Johns Hopkins, April 16

The Pakistani American Leadership Center cordially invites you to attend

“A Discussion with Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Dr. Salman Shah”

Monday, April 16 2007

SAIS Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University

Washington, D.C.

4:30pm – 7 :00pm

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, and is the first woman to serve in this position. Prior to her appointment to this position, she worked at the Asian Development Bank for 16 years, most recently as the Director General of the Southeast Asia Department. She also worked for 10 years as an Economist in the World bank’s Resident Mission in Pakistan. She has presented numerous papers on issues of monetary and fiscal policy, banking and capital market, international finance architecture, regulation and supervision, and corporate restructuring. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Palsley College of Technology in the U.K.

Dr. Akhtar will speak on “Pakistan’s Banking Sector Reforms: How Does It Compare with Its Neighbors in Asia?”

Dr. Salman Shah is the Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. He brings experience in academia, and the public and private sectors. He has served as Chairman of the Privatization Commission, Advisor to SMEDA at its inception, and Advisor on Public Finance for the Government of Punjab. He has been on the Board of Governors of the State Bank of Pakistan, PIA, Foundation University and Bank of Punjab. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University, and has taught at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and the business schools at the University of Michigan and Indiana University.

Dr. Shah will speak on “Pakistan in South Asia: Prospects for Regional Economic Integration”

RSVP to Jenika Kaul at, with your contact details and affiliation.


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