With over 25 years of experience Yasir is working as the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) since August 2017. Yasir has been instrumental in the development of the microfinance sector of Pakistan with a clear emphasis on sustainability and creating an impact during the last ten years. PMIC provides wholesale funds to Microfinance Institutions and bank and it also plays an important role of sector developer by contributing at policy levels.
In his previous assignment as Group Head, Financial Services Group with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) he has worked with microfinance institutions, strengthening their systems, management and governance and building ecosystem by working with credit bureaus, audit &IT firms, regulators and others. This has further strengthened the basic infrastructure of the sector that helped in its growth during the last few years, and it is now rated amongst the best in the world. He also managed livelihood improvement health, education and social mobilization portfolios of PPAF therefore he has a more holistic view of development interventions.
Prior to pursuing his passion of financial inclusion, poverty alleviation and a sustainable microfinance sector, Yasir has served at several important positions in commercial and investment banks for more than twelve years. His diverse banking experience has been in the areas of Treasury, corporate finance, accounts & finance, investment banking and product development.
He serves on various Committees of National Financial Inclusion of Central Bank and Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He is a regular speaker at Summits, Conference and Meetings at national and international forums. Yasir is well recognized internationally, as an expert of running apex institutions and their transition based on the new realities and stage of development of microfinance sector.
Yasir is a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (FCMA) of Pakistan and holds a master’s degree in Economics from University of Sydney, Australia. He has done numerous Leadership courses from reputed international universities.