Zaheer Mehdi is the Chief Government & Corporate Relations Officer at Engro Corporation Limited. He joined Engro Corporation as Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs in July 2018.
Based in the Islamabad office, Zaheer has been instrumental in maintaining and nurturing relationships with the government and associated authorities. He has developed government affairs strategies that advance Engro’s mission and goals with the government.
A business graduate, Zaheer started his professional career with international banks. His banking career spans over 30 years, mainly in corporate banking, with multinational as well as local banks. He has undertaken foreign assignments in Kenya and Oman for over 10 years. Key achievements during his corporate banking career include setting up ‘Structured Trade Finance’ and ‘Developer Finance’ business which contributed in sizable revenue generation for the organizations.
Prior to joining Engro, he served as Managing Director / General Manager-North for Standard Chartered Bank where he worked closely with the Government of Pakistan, winning mandates for EURO Bond & Islamic Sukuk issuance and balance of payment facility. He has also held the position of CEO of Standard Chartered Modaraba, a full-fledged Islamic Financial Institution.