Ali Haider Zaidi
Category: Alumni Featured Stories, buic
Published on: October 13, 2020

Executive Director

Country Head – Global Corporates &

Head of Global Banking, Northern Pakistan

Standard Chartered Bank.

BBA (1995-1997)



Born and bred in Islamabad, Ali obtained his education from different prestigious institutions in Islamabad including a BBA degree from Bahria. Ali represents the inaugural batch of Bahria University BBA Program 1995-96.


Post completion of his MBA degree, Ali joined banking profession. He has over 20 years of banking experience covering Corporate, Investment and Institutional Banking across diverse client segments with renowned financial institutions in Pakistan.


Currently, Ali is working with Standard Chartered Bank where he is leading bank’s Global Corporates business across the country. Moreover, Ali is also heading bank’s Global Banking business for Northern Pakistan which entails Sovereign / Government of Pakistan, Multilaterals, Foreign Missions and International NGOs coverage.


Covering assorted portfolios throughout his career, Ali has vast experience in origination and execution of big ticket deals including Advisory, Debt Capital Markets (Sovereign Euro Bonds, Sukuks and TFCs etc.), Multilateral backed offshore transactions, Corporate Finance, Transaction Banking and Financial Markets transactions across multiple industries and clients.


Ali loves to interact with people from varied backgrounds.  He also likes to read books and magazines.  He has also developed keen interest in gardening.  On a personal level, Ali is associated with Rotary Club and supports various social causes from time to time.


Ali is married to Mehwish who teaches at NUST Creative Learning School.  Mehwish and Ali are proud parents of three adorable daughters.