Syed Shabbar Zaidi
Syed Shabbar Zaidi is a graduate with distinction from Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore, and a Chartered Accountant. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (FCA). He has served as President, ICAP (2005-2006); President, South Asian Federation of Accountants (2008); caretaker minister for Finance, Board of Revenue and Excise & Taxation, Government of Sindh (April-June 2013); Territory Senior Partner, A.F. Ferguson & Co (2014–2019); Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (2019/20). Among his non-profit work, he is a founder trustee of Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) and member, Board of Governors, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. He is the author of A Journey for Clarity – An Analysis of Some Accounting Concepts in Taxation Matters; Pakistan: Not a failed State; Panama Leaks: A Blessing in Disguise – Offshore Assets of Pakistani Citizens; Rich people Poor Country – The Story of Fiscal and Foreign Exchange Policies in Pakistan; The Serene Self; Faith with Intellect; and OECD’s Multilateral Instruments & Pakistan’s Bilateral Double Tax Avoidance Agreements.