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Banking Tech Awards
1st December 2022
Royal Lancaster Hotel

Abrar Mir
Chief Innovation & Financial Inclusion officer at HBL


Abrar Mir is the Chief Innovation & Financial inclusion officer at HBL. He is responsible for delivering the Digital, Data and Inclusion agenda of the Bank. Abrar has a proven track record of taking a concept from ideation to strategy, execution and ramp up across a range of functions and businesses in multiple organizations. He is thoughtfully innovative, strategic and creative thinker with a strong “entrepreneurial” outlook. He has a keen interest in finding ways to leverage the evolving digital technology to significantly expand financial inclusion in a financially viable and sustainable manner.   Abrar has expertise in developing, deploying and positioning innovative and large scale Digital, Mobile, Internet, G2P & B2B banking solution while managing risk, AML and compliance issues.

He has also led his organization to win many Global awards including those from GSMA, Global Finance, IDC etc. Abrar has been a regular guest speaker on Digital payments and Mobile Banking at various international forums including the likes of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GSMA, EBRD, UNDP, FI 2020 by Accion, CGAP, DFID, SEEP etc. 


Abrar has more than 28 years of diverse industry and functional work experience within and outside Pakistan. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from USA.

Speakers at this event