SadaPay recruits Harvard LLM, Zainab Samantash, as Head of Legal

We’re pleased to announce that Zainab Samantash has joined SadaPay as our Head of Legal. This appointment is a testament to SadaPay’s emphasis on enlisting top-tier talent to help in achieving its mission to bring modern financial services to millions of Pakistanis. She will be based out of our Islamabad office and will work closely with the compliance function to build a robust legal infrastructure for our innovative financial products.

Zainab obtained her LLB Honors from the University of London with a First Class Distinction and later completed her LLM from Harvard Law School. She has since undertaken many notable representations in her legal career. She most recently represented Tencent Corporation, in connection with the ban on PUBG mobile game by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, which was later overturned. She also represented the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan in connection with the unauthorized access and breach of internal corporate databases. Additionally, she has also advised Google LLC, a former White House advisor, and has worked as part of the legal teams representing various high-profile government officials.

We are excited to have Zainab Samantash join SadaPay. She has a great personality, skillset, and experience. We believe every fintech needs to be well within the boundaries of the law and Zainab is the best person to help us out with our legal needs. Her attention to detail and understanding of the local laws on the fintech circuit in Pakistan impressed us all. We wish her all the best and look forward to working with her.

– Abdul Qadir Sultan, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

In her new role, Zainab will be managing all legal affairs related to the structure of the company including guiding on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. She will also be overseeing the negotiation and drafting of contracts, risk management, and the development of plans and policies. Her strategic thinking and deep knowledge of legal frameworks solidify her ability to lead SadaPay’s legal wing as we continue to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of what is possible in the financial landscape of Pakistan.