Muhammad Mian Soomro (born 19 August 1950) is a Pakistani politician who served the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan from 2003 to 2009. Soomro comes from a renowned political family of Sindh province that has been active in public life since 1923. His father, the late Ahmad Mian Soomro, was a seasoned parliamentarian who was Deputy Speaker of the West Pakistan Assembly and a member of the Senate and helped establish the Senate Committee Systems. He is grandson of Khan Bahadur Haji Moula Bux Soomro, a great political figure. He was the 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 16 November 2007 to 25 March 2008 and became the Acting President of Pakistan upon the resignation of Pervez Musharraf on 18 August 2008.
An internationally recognised professional banker, Soomro held various top positions both at home and abroad in national and international organisations.
He has also worked in important positions for major banks:
- Bank of America
- general manager and chief executive officer of International Bank of Yemen
- Faysal Islamic Bank of Bahrain
- MCB Bank
- Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited formally known as Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan
- Federal Bank of Cooperatives
- President, National Bank of Pakistan
Soomro earned great recognition for his achievements during his time with these organisations. He was also instrumental in the establishment of microcredit banking in Pakistan.
He also held a position at the board of directors of Shell Pakistan Ltd. Source