Farzin Khan

Farzin Khan

Independent Director

Farzin Khan is presently serving as National Consultant – Programme Management and Stakeholder Coordination Expert at United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Pakistan. Previously, she has served as National Programme Manager – AML and FATF Support for Pakistan with UNODC from 2019 till 2021. In her former roles, she successfully completed her tenure as Deputy Chief of Project for USAID’s Financial Market Development (FMD) Project from 2016 till 2019. In these recent roles with leading donors in the development sector, she has handled extensive support portfolios at national level for various regulatory and financial institutions and gained extensive experience of Financial Oversight & Regulation, Compliance & Corporate Governance, Stakeholder Communications & Advocacy, Project Management & AML/CFT Compliance mechanisms.

Ms. Farzin possesses fifteen years of local and regional experience across legal & regulatory enforcement agencies, regional governmental bodies and donor sectors. She has served for ten years as the Deputy Secretary General of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE)-an industry association comprising of 24 securities market institutions from South Asia as well as from Mauritius and UAE. In earlier assignments, she worked in a number of national level regulatory institutions such as the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP).

In 2016 she worked as a consultant on a number of corporate governance assignments and successfully graduated as a Certified Director from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as per SECP approved program. She is currently serving as an independent director on the boards of Postal Life Insurance Company Ltd. (PLIC) and Citi Pharma Ltd, Ghani Global Holdings Ltd. as well as ISE Real Estate Management Trust (ISE REIT Management Company Ltd).

She holds an MBA in Finance as well as a Masters in Financial Management from the University of Bedfordshire Business School, United Kingdom, besides having attended many other professional development programs, seminars and conferences. She has the distinction of being an IVLP Scholar under the United States funded Program on Financial Reforms.

Alongside her professional accomplishments, she is happily married for eighteen years and has a fifteen-year-old son. In her own words she greatly values work life balance and never fails to stand for promoting gender equality and an enabling rather encouraging environment for female professionals and leaders.