“Always remember in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing” (Abraham Lincoln)
Ms. Andleeb Sandhu – an active, enterprising and dynamic personality is a banker, a social worker, a girl guide, a sports woman ,an ambassador and above all a Rotarian. She is a firm believer of hard work and commitment to the cause for success, and that there has to be a strong connection between mind and heart.
Andleeb has done her Executive MBA with majors in Finance and she is a Gold Medalist. She did Leadership Training Course from England and Malaysia, and Strategic Planning Course from Korea. She started her Banking career in 1996 and throughout her professional life she has strived to put forward new ideas and suggestions to improve the banking system. She has been a top performer and made new records for the bank. Currently she is with Bank Alfalah Limited.
Andleeb believes that only academic performance does not lead one to the pinnacles of success. Extracurricular activities are equally important to hone the inborn skills; therefore she has always taken part in extracurricular activities with zeal and ambition. She has participated regularly in social welfare activities from her younger and more vulnerable years. In her adolescence she joined Girl Guiding and was later on declared the best senior Guide of Pakistan. She was also selected to represent her country in ASIA Pacific workshop in Philippines where she got first position for Pakistan.She represented Pakistan in various programs of Girl Guides and NGOs as Leader in Taiwan, Maldives, England, Korea, Malaysia and Canada.
She is Black Belt in Karate, winner of Divisional Karate championship, and winner of National Kata competition.She is the pioneer and president of Pakistan Women Karate association. Currently she is General Secretary of Pakistan Karate Federation and Individual Member of Pakistan Olympic Association. As Manager Pakistan Karate Team she represented her country in Iran, Bangladesh, India, Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka. Her women karate team made all Pakistanis proud by securing 1st position in South Asian Karate Championship held in India.
She is an active member of Lahore Gymkhana Club and has been member Administration and Gymnasium Committees. She is also member of Business & Professional Women Organization.
She has also done courses of Acupuncture, & Floriculture with distinction.
She did the trekking expedition of K2 Base camp (worldwide one of the toughest trek) with Adventurer Treks and Tours.
Andleeb is an active Rotarian – member of Rotary Club of Lahore Shaheen for the last 17 years and has served at various positions at club and district level. She has been President, Assistant Governor, and Chairperson of various committees. She is the first female ever selected as GSE Team Leader of Rotary who represented Pakistan in USA. She is also the first female designated as Rotary District Trainer (D-3272) 2015-16 and represented Pakistan in Malaysia.Presently she is District Chair Membership 2017-2018. She has been involved with community through various service projects in areas such as Education, Health, Women Empowerment, Poverty Alleviation, Vocational Training, Polio Eradication and Microfinance.
In 2016 she received Rotary’s World Highest Recognition – “Service Above self Award” and Regional Award of Polio
On Women’s International Day she was honored with Inspirational Women Award.
Andleeb is a nature lover and is blessed with two daughters who are Rotaractors.