Shamshad Akhtar is a businessperson who has been at the head of 6 different companies. Presently, Dr. Akhtar holds the position of Chairman of Sui Southern Gas Co. Ltd., Chairman for Karandaaz Pakistan and Chairman at Pakistan Stock Exchange Ltd.
She is also on the board of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and Engro Fertilizers Ltd.
In the past Dr. Akhtar held the position of Chairman of Arif Habib Corp. Ltd., Chairman at State Bank of Pakistan, Vice President-Middle East & North Africa at The World Bank, Secretary of United Nations Economic & Social Comm For Asia & Pacific and Chairman for Karachi Grammar School.
Shamshad Akhtar received a graduate degree from the University of Sussex, an undergraduate degree from the University of the Punjab, a doctorate from the University of Paisley and a graduate degree from Quaid-i-Azam University.