KARACHI - The Ministry of Finance has announced the appointment of Chief Operating Officer NBP, Qamar Hussain, as President National Bank of Pakistan on acting charge basis with immediate effect through a notification issued Sunday. Qamar Hussain prior to joining NBP in 2009 had worked with American Express Bank as their Senior Director Global Credit, New York, and earlier as Country Manager Bangladesh. He had also been associated with the Chase Manhattan Bank, in Pakistan and USA. Hussain is a distinguished banker and brings with him rich experience in various aspects of banking, particularly in Corporate Finance and Credit/Risk Management, and has excelled in strategic planning and business management. During his tenure with NBP he has made significant contribution in reorganising the field structure throughout the country, strengthened credit and risk function, reorganised corporate and investment banking group, streamlined performance management processes and as a member of banks strategic planning team has initiated business and other changes for further strengthening the organisation.