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Ishrat Hussain Edit Profile

also known as Usmani

economist , government agency administrator

Ishrat Hussain is a Pakistani banker and economist, who is the Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. Dr. Ishrat was the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan's Central bank from 2 December 1999 to 1 December 2005. He also lead the National Commission for Government Reforms for two years from May 2006.

Career

State Bank of Pakistan

Husain became the Governor of Pakistan's Central Bank in December 1999. During the next six years, he implemented a major program of restructuring of the Central Bank and steered the reforms of the banking sector, which are now recognized by the World Bank and IMF to be among the best in developing countries. The main ingredients of the program were merit-based recruitment, competency-enhancing training, performance-linked promotion, technology-driven business process and induction of high-level skilled human resources. He placed great emphasis on practicing values such as integrity, trust, teamwork for the entire work force starting from the top.