Sima Kamil was appointed as the Deputy Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) by the federal government on 25 August 2020 for a period of 3 years with immediate effect. She assumed her responsibilities on 26 August 2020, thereby becoming the first woman Deputy Governor of SBP. Before joining SBP, Ms Kamil was the first-ever woman appointed President, United Bank Limited. Earlier she served Habib Bank Limited for 16 years at various senior management levels, including Head of Corporate & Investment Banking and then Head of Branch Banking. Ms Kamil was also Director of the First Microfinance Bank for a number of years. In addition to her professional commitments, Ms Kamil takes keen interest in the social sector, primarily in education. She is Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School. Ms Kamil has a degree in business from Kingston University, UK and an MBA from City University, London. In 2019, the Kingston University, UK awarded her an Honorary Doctorate degree in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the banking sector and support of inclusivity in business leadership. She is also a certified director from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.