Sadia Khan, MBA'95D

 

President
INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA)

Sadia Khan is the President of the INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA). She served as a member of the Executive Committee of the IAA between 2012 and 2015 and prior to that was the Founding President of the National Alumni Association of Pakistan. Since obtaining her MBA from INSEAD in 1995, Sadia has remained an active member of the INSEAD community, participating in various forums around the world.

Sadia has pursued a versatile career path traversing investment banking, financial regulation, family businesses and entrepreneurship across three continents. With Masters degrees in Economics from both Cambridge University, U.K and Yale University, U.S.A, Sadia started her career at Lehman Brothers in New York. Since then she has worked with various international institutions and local regulatory authorities, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Philippines, the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the State Bank of Pakistan. She is currently the CEO of Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, a company she founded in 2011 while working as the Group Executive Director in her family-owned business, Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd.

Sadia has been a passionate advocate of corporate governance since the past two decades. While at the ADB, she helped implement corporate governance reforms in a number of member countries in South East Asia. As a senior member of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan she was responsible for introducing the first Code of Corporate Governance in Pakistan. Since then she has served as a member of various Task Force/Committees responsible for introducing Corporate Governance Guidelines for State Owned Enterprises and for Family Businesses.

As a corporate governance practitioner, she has served on various boards as an Independent Director including the First MicroFinance Institution, Kashf Foundation, Habib Bank Asset Management, Pakistan Cables, Karandaz, Punjab Board of Investment & Trade, National Testing Service and as a Non Executive Director on the Boards of the United Arab Shipping Agency Company and the Delta Group of Companies.

Sadia serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Pakistan France Business Alliance and has in the past served as the Chairperson of Alliance Francaise. In 2014, the French Government recognized her contributions to France-Pakistan relations by awarding her the prestigious French award, "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" (Knight of the National Order of Merit).

Sadia was a member of the Global Agenda Council on Pakistan convened by the World Economic Forum during 2012-14. She has contributed regularly at international conferences and events as a speaker and panellist on issues ranging from multiculturism to women entrepreneurs.

She has been serving as the Honorary Consul General of Finland in Karachi since 2012.

She is married and has two daughters.

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