Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Ahmer Hasan as Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank in Pakistan. He is taking over responsibility from Faizan Mitha, who will be moving to the Gulf region in a new role to assist the bank on regional business development initiatives. In his new role Ahmer will report into Ashok Aram, Deutsche Bank's CEO for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Hasan has successfully worked for Deutsche Bank since 1996 in various functions including sales, trading and origination. He was Head of Global Markets in Pakistan before moving to London in 2006. In London, Ahmer has been a senior member of the Capital Markets & Treasury Solutions division covering a broad range of clients in the Middle East, CIS and Africa regions. He has made significant contribution in building the bank's bond and sukuk origination business across the region and will continue to support the coverage efforts in maintaining the bank’s leading debt origination business across MENA region.
Ashok Aram, Chief Executive Officer MENA said: 'Ahmer brings an extensive international capital markets experience combined with a deep understanding of the Deutsche Bank Group to his new role. We are confident that Ahmer's diverse experience will enable him to further develop Deutsche Bank's franchise in Pakistan in a focused manner and connect it deeper with our international network for the benefit of our clients. He will also be responsible for maintaining strong corporate governance and regulatory compliance. I also want to thank Faizan Mitha for managing the bank’s development in Pakistan since 2011 during a challenging macro-economic period and, along with key senior colleagues in the country, maintaining a profitable and sustainable operation.'
Deutsche Bank Pakistan has offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and employs around 70 people. The bank offers strong on-the-ground presence with the ability to draw on specific product expertise from the bank’s regional and global teams, in order to provide a wide range of corporate banking, investment banking and transaction banking services.