Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan
Sadia Khan was appointed Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan in March 2020, the first female to hold the post. Prior to this, she served as the President & CEO of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Sadia has pursued a versatile career path traversing investment banking, development finance, financial regulation, family business and entrepreneurship across three continents. With a Master’s degree in Economics from both Cambridge University and Yale University, Sadia began her career at Lehman Brothers in New York.
After getting her MBA from INSEAD, she worked with various international institutions and local regulatory authorities, including the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines and the State Bank of Pakistan. For the past two decades, Sadia has remained a passionate advocate of corporate governance and has served on various boards as an independent director. Her book entitled ‘Corporate Governance Landscape of Pakistan’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
In 2014, the French Government conferred on her the prestigious French award “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite” (Knight of the National Order of Merit). From 2012 - 2020, she served as the Honorary Consul General of Finland in Karachi. Her leadership and strategic management skills were recognised in a Case Study published by INSEAD in 2021, during her tenure as President of the INSEAD Alumni Association. She was also recognised by the International Director’s Network as the first recipient of the Good Governance Award in 2021.