May 31, 2023
In this episode, we are joined by Mehvish Muneera Ismail (BA-LL.B 2008), Company Secretary & General Counsel (Executive Vice President) at HBL Microfinance Bank (HBL MfB). Mehvish is the youngest member of the bank’s senior management and is a recipient of Pakistan’s first Women in Law Awards 2020-2021 for the category of “In-house Legal Counsel”. She is a seasoned professional with over a decade of diversified legal experience. With expertise in corporate and commercial advisory, including regulatory and legal compliance, corporate governance, company and banking laws, Mehvish’s career trajectory has exposed her to multiple legal jurisdictions ranging from Qatar, UK, US and Pakistan.
Prior to joining HBL MfB, Mehvish was the Chief Legal Officer at U Microfinance Bank Ltd. After completing her BA-LL.B from LUMS, Mehvish got an LL.M from the University of Cambridge, where she was a recipient of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Award and the Noon Educational Foundation Award, and was subsequently presented as a Cambridge Pegasus Scholar. A Member Advisory Board of the Global Institute of Law, UK, and a Finalist in the Social Action Award category of the UK Alumni Awards 2021-2022, Mehvish’s role in various initiatives, and her interest in women empowerment, has led her to become a member of the Diversity Council at HBL Microfinance Bank. She is also the focal person for the State Bank of Pakistan for implementation of a gender policy for greater participation of women in the banking sector.
Join the chat with Mehvish as she shares her journey from law to leadership, learning from diverse experiences along the way, and what she considers her biggest success.