KARACHI - Yaseen Anwar on Thursday assumed the charge of the office of Governor State Bank of Pakistan. The Federal Government last night notified the appointment of Anwar as SBP Governor for a period of three years from the date he assumes the office. Anwar is the 17th Governor of SBP since its inception in 1948. Prior to his appointment as SBP Governor, Yaseen Anwar was appointed Acting Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan on July 18th, 2011. In this capacity, he also served SBP from 3rd June, 2010 until 8th September, 2010. Anwar has served State Bank as its Deputy Governor since 29th March 2007, and managed all the four clusters of the Central Bank i.e. Banking, Reserve Management, Monetary Policy and Operations; SBP subsidiaries - Banking Services Corporation (BSC) and the National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF). Anwar has served on the Boards of SBP, Pakistan Security Printing Corp. (PSPC), Policy Board of SECP, Board of NIBAF and SAARC Payments Council Board. He is a member of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of SBP Central Board and has interacted with the IMF under the Standby Arrangement with Pakistan. He has also served as an alternate to the Governor on the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) Board. As a senior global banker, Anwar had brought 33 years of international banking experience to SBP.