Dr. Ishrat Husain is currently Dean & Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. He was Pakistan’s State Bank Governor from 1999 to 2005. During his tenure as State Bank Governor, he was credited with introducing far reaching reforms within Pakistan’s banking sector that contributed to the revival of the economy, transforming Pakistan’s central bank into one of the strongest and independent institutions. He was named Central Bank Governor of the Year for Asia by London’s Banker magazine.