Prior to taking over as SBP Deputy Governor, Kazi had been serving State Bank of Pakistan as its Executive Director since December, 2002. He had been Group Head of Banking Supervision since June, 2010 and was responsible for On-Site Examination, Off-Site Surveillance and Enforcement actions over all banks in Pakistan. In this capacity, he gained repute within the banking community as a high caliber professional known to handle difficult issues and situations.
Born in 1957, Kazi, the senior most Executive Director of State Bank of Pakistan, served the National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) the training arm of the central bank as its Managing Director from December 2002 to June 2010. He successfully converted NIBAF into a premier centre of learning that is recognised in the whole region.
Joining the State Bank of Pakistan in January 1997, he headed many key departments of the Bank, which include Banking Inspection Department, Banking Supervision Department, Credit Information Bureau, Banking Policy and Regulations Department, World Bank Consultancy Project and Agricultural Credit Department.