British Pakistan Foundation welcomes Hammad Akhtar as a new Board Member.

Hammad Akhtar is the Head of Corporate for Financial Services at Pinsent Masons. He advises insurers, reinsurers and banks on a broad range of transactions including M&A, portfolio transfers, reinsurance, reorganisations and de-risking. He is ranked as a Leading Individual in the current edition of Legal 500 for Insurance. He won the ‘Best Asian Professional in legal sector award’ in 2015. 

Hammad started his career at Herbert Smith becoming a partner in 2010. He joined Ashurst in 2013 and assumed his current role in 2017. Hammad has been heavily involved in recruitment, progression and diversity throughout his career.

He was the graduate recruitment partner at Ashurst for a number of years and a member of the partnership committee in which capacity he interviewed over 120 candidates for partnership. He was one of the founding members of NOTICED, the inter-firm multiculturalism network, and currently co-chairs Pinsent Masons’ network, FREE.