Saba Nisar Ahmed is a PhD candidate at the University of Twente. Her doctoral research focuses on the factors responsible for the non-realization of the goals of the microfinance sector in Pakistan.
- Microfinance in developing countries
- Development finance
- Master of Science (University of Twente, 2008). Specialization: Financial Management.
- Masters in Business Administration, (Institute of Management Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 2005). Specialization: Finance.
- Bachelor in Business Administration (Honors), (Institute of Management Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 2004). Specialization: Finance.
- Jan 2011 – Feb 2011: Consultant and field analyst (Intern) at NRSP Microfinance Bank, Pakistan. Worked on assessment of bank loans. This internship was done as a part of PhD work.
- Nov 2010 – Dec 2010: Consultant and field analyst (Intern) at Pakistan Microfinance Network, Pakistan. Formulated a research tool to assess the perceptions of Microfinance practitioners. This internship was done as a part of PhD work.
- Feb 2006 – Feb 2007: Credit Analyst at Department of Consumer Risk Management, ABN-AMRO Bank, Pakistan. Gained practical experience in customer interactions. Responsibilities include credit analysis, internal verifications and daily MIS reports.