Adnan Ali

CEO & Director PayFast


I’ve had a professional journey of over 18 years where I’ve been leading Digital Banking, ADC, Digital marketing and have witnessed 5 banks mergers, where I’ve been a key member during the bank’s management and Steering committee meetings. Later on, I transitioned to become an entrepreneur focused on spearheading Pakistan’s first Payment Gateway Fintech regulated by SBP – PayFast.

I’ve actively taken part in Pro-Bono work as I’m an active mentor at NIC and provide guidance to various startups on how to raise investments, product development life cycles and enrichments, financial projections, budgeting & Valuation, etc. I am also a part of various representative bodies such as Pakistan Fintech Association, where I am the chairman of the knowledge Management Committee, which is basically the knowledge Hub for the association. I am also a part of the advisory board of PAFLA (Pakistan Freelancers Association) whereby we are responsible for nurturing the youth and guiding the potential of this huge workforce which can significantly impact economic development in Pakistan, i.e Freelancers.

I am considered highly ambitious, a strategic thinker, and a results-oriented professional with a special knack for simplifying complex issues into easily understood simple blocks. I’m also an expert in the development of launching new, and re-engineering non-performing products.