Dr Ishrat Husain is a renowned economist and educationist. He is a former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (1999-2005); Dean & Director of the IBA (May 2008-March 2016); Chairman of the National Commission for Government Reforms (NCGR); and Advisor to the Prime Minister [Imran Khan] on Institutional Reforms and Austerity with the status of Federal Minister (2018-2021). The Banker Magazine of London declared him as the Central Bank Governor of the Year for Asia in 2005. He received the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Currently, he is HEC National Distinguished Professor, Professor Emeritus and Chairman Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He is the recipient of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2003) and the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (2016).