A. Akbar Sharifzada is on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan since November 17, 2015. He has at his 28 years of experience in the Civil Service of Pakistan. He has rich and varied experience of working in different Ministries/Departments. He has been mainly associated with matters pertaining to administration and financial management. He is, at present, working as Additional Finance Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Islamabad. He holds Master degrees in English Literature and Economics. He also attended a number of courses/ workshops / seminars within the country and abroad.

Mr. Sharifzada has been director on the Boards of Equity Participation Fund, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, SME Bank Limited, Pak-Iran Investment Company Limited, House Building Finance Corporation Limited and Allied Bank of Pakistan.

He is presently also Director on the Boards of EXIM Bank of Pakistan, Civil Aviation Authority and Overseas Pakistani Foundation.