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  • Murtaza Syed to assume charge as acting SBP governor as Reza Baqir's term ends

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    Dr Murtaza Syed, an eminently qualified economist with rich IMF experience, will assume charge as Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday (May 6) following the end of Dr Reza Baqir s three-year tenure.

    Dr Murtaza Syed, the senior most Deputy Governor SBP, will take over as Governor of the central bank following the three-year term of Dr Reza Baqir as Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) came to an end on May 04 (Wednesday).

    Dr Murtaza Syed, an eminently qualified economist with rich IMF experience, will assume his responsibilities as the governor SBP today (Friday).

    According to the SBP, Dr Syed has more than 20 years of experience in macroeconomic research and policy making and worked with the IMF for 16 years before resigning to join the State Bank of Pakistan. Dr Syed has a PhD in economics from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and has delivered lectures on public policy at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.