Rizwan Masood Raja joined Engro Corporation as SVP & Chief People Officer in February 2019.
Rizwan’s experience spans over 25 years. He was with SCB for over 15 years and, prior to that, with Jaffer Group for 9 years. He has held multiple senior roles within HR with a focus on Retail Banking, SME Business, Financial Crime Compliance & Talent Acquisition across strategic markets such as Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan and South Korea. Prior to his HR career, he managed businesses P&L and finance for Jaffer Group’s companies based in Pakistan.
Prior to joining Engro, Rizwan was serving as the Managing Director and Head of HR for Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Greater China and North Asia, at SCB. Always driven by new challenges, Rizwan was instrumental in developing and delivering projects on strategic workforce planning, leading multiple Transformation projects related to client-centricity & digitalization for Retail Bank, and being part of the Global HR transformation’s design team. One of the key achievements was the successful build up of the Virtual Bank in Hong Kong; a first for SCB globally.
As the Chief People Officer at Engro, Rizwan is responsible for providing strategic direction and overall leadership on People function and enabling its transition to a more holistic “People” orientation, with “Culture” informing behaviors. His primary focus is to implement integrated People-First framework to enable transformation across Engro Corp and Subsidiaries; Talent Development with Strong Governance, robust operations and dynamic People policies & guidelines.
Rizwan speaks regularly at various forums on topics close to his heart, such as future of work & evolution of HR function in the digital age. He is passionate about community development and is an avid cricketer.