Governor Wathra holds important positions within Pakistan including the member of Monetary and Fiscal Policies Coordination Board, National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) Council, National Executive Committee on Anti Monetary Laundering (AML), and Chair of the Board of Institute of Bankers in Pakistan (IBP), NFIS Steering Committee, and Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC).
Governor Wathra’s association with the SBP started when he assumed charge of the office of Deputy Governor, on March 11, 2013. The Federal Government notified his appointment as Deputy Governor, SBP on March 5, 2013 for a period of three years from the date he assumed office.
He brings 35 years of commercial, corporate and investment banking experience to his assignment. Prior to joining SBP, he has been associated with various international and national banks and worked in various regulatory regimes in leadership positions; including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc. He also served as a member of Board of Directors of Habib Finance International Hong Kong, Habib Finance Australia and as First Vice Chairman of Himalayan Bank Nepal for several years.
He had started his career with Grindlays Bank Plc in 1978 after completing his Masters in Business Administration.