ISLAMABAD – LEAD Pakistan, an NGO, Board of Governors (BOG) has nominated State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) former governor Dr Ishrat Husain, as its chairman. LEAD Pakistan former chairman Dr Adil Najam passed the baton to Dr Ishrat to assume the new role, in a BOG meeting. “I feel very excited and happy, on assuming the responsibility as chairman, Board of Governors, LEAD Pakistan. For me this will be a learning experience because the development agenda is changing towards climate change, inclusive, and sustainable development. Association with LEAD will be quite an enriching experience,” said Dr Ishrat. According to Dr Adil, Dean, Frederick S Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, “It has been a great honour to have served as chair of the board of LEAD Pakistan, which is a stellar board in all respects. It is a board that brings together Pakistanis of the highest intellectual caliber and integrity. I am delighted that Dr Ishrat Husain, one of Pakistan’s most brilliant minds, is taking over as LEAD’s chair and have no doubt that he will take the organisation to new heights.” LEAD Pakistan CEO Ali Tauqeer Sheikh and BOG secretary welcomed the new chairman. “Dr Ishrat’s guidance will significantly contribute to achieving unprecedented milestones towards the ideal of sustained leadership for environment and development,” Ali said in a statement.