Sarmad Shaikh

Sarmad Shaikh

Senior Digital Financial Services Consultant

Sarmad Shaikh is a Senior Digital Financial Services Consultant in the World Bank Group’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice. His work focuses on policy, regulatory and institutional reforms to increase financial inclusion through digital financial services. Sarmad supports programs in South Asia and West Africa.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group in early 2012, Sarmad has over 3 years of experience in the private financial sector, working at Citibank’s corporate finance and investment banking advisory.

Sarmad is a Fulbright Scholar and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

In his free time, Sarmad loves to write, draw comics and conduct rigorous financial analysis.