Mirza Sadeed Barlas is a Non-Executive Director of JS Investment Limited. He has over thirty-three years of experience out of which the banking experience spans above 26 years. He worked for seven years with Siemens in its Medical Division, after getting an Electrical Engineering degree from UET, Lahore. Thereafter, he did his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in 1993 and was awarded a Silver Medal with distinction in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.
He started his banking career in Corporate Banking and worked in Commercial Banking, SME Banking, Digital & Microfinancing during his career in local and multinational banks. The major part of his career has been in risk where he has worked in all facets of Risk Management covering Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Basel, Market Risk, Consumer Risk, etc. He has served in local and foreign banks such as MCB Bank, United Bank Limited (UBL), Barclays, Telenor Microfinance Bank, and JS Bank (JSBL) in the capacity of CRO and Group Head Risk, etc. His longest stay was with UBL, for about seventeen years.
Mr. Sadeed also served as a member of the Board of Directors of UBL Funds Managers, a subsidiary of UBL bank from 2015 to 2018 as a UBL nominee director and chaired the UBL Fund’s board risk and compliance committee as well, during this assignment. During his work period at UBL, he was assigned an additional responsibility of Group Head Risk International looking after the risk of UBL branches in foreign countries covering UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, etc.
Currently, he is working as Chief Risk Officer at JS Bank Limited, looking after the risk management functions, including consumer risk, ERM, market risk, operational risk, risk policies and information security.