He has mostly been associated with the financial services industry during his over 30 year career. He has worked in a diverse range of roles, both within and outside Pakistan.
He has worked in a diverse range of roles, both within and outside Pakistan.
He began his career with Citibank in 1982 and assumed various roles with the Bank for 11 years across Karachi, Lahore, New York and Bahrain. Thereafter, he joined ABN AMRO Bank in Pakistan and served as its Country Manager for three years. In 1998, he was transferred to Singapore to run ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific consumer banking business followed by a stint at the headquarters in Amsterdam. During his time in Europe, he had the opportunity to rejoin Citibank and look after the Bank’s Corporate and Consumer businesses for the Central and Eastern Europe region for the next 4-5 years. Post that, he assumed a two year position in Dubai after which he returned to Pakistan in 2007 as President for MCB. In 2011, after a fulfilling three years at MCB and a short stay at Soneri Bank, he joined the Abu Dhabi Group, one of the largest investors in Pakistan with a diverse range of businesses in the country. This led to his current role as President of Bank Alfalah and President of the Abu Dhabi Group for Pakistan. Atif received his schooling at Aitchison College in Lahore after which he studied Economics at Columbia University in New York.
Currently Mr. Bajwa serves as Chairman and Director of The Pakistan Business Council.