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Board of Director

Board of Director of Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance is known as highest decision-making and policy-making body of AIBF.  Board of Director of AIBF is composed of four members. Board of Director of AIBF sets a meeting once each three months or more frequently when needed.

H.E Khalil Sediq Chairman and Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank

H.E Khalil Sediq attained vote of confidence on 8 July 2015 from Wolesi Jirga as Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank.

Mr. Khalil Sediq has completed his primary school in Chahar Asyab district, Kabul and secondary education in Habibia High school. After completion of high school, he joined Economics faculty of Kabul University and obtained his bachelor degree in macroeconomic in 1970. Following his graduation from university, he started to work as an employee in Da Afghanistan Bank and served in different sections of Da Afghanistan Bank. In 1980, Mr. Sediq has worked as director general of foreign trade department and then appointed as director general of research department in 1981. He has headed the money and credit committee of central bank for nearly five years alongside other duties. Mr. Sediq has worked closely with IMF advisors in Research department between 1971 and 1981. In 1982, he was appointed as first deputy of Da Afghanistan Bank based on presidential decree and served for 4 consecutive years in this position. In this period, he has actively participated in the IMF and World Bank meetings. From 1986 to 1989, he has worked as advisor to Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank.

In 1991, as per presidential decree, Mr. Sediq was appointed as the Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, but due to the insecurity and worsening situation in Afghanistan, he moved to the United States of America where he worked in SunTrust Bank of Silver Spring state of Maryland from 2001 to 2006. As per the request of shareholders of Afghanistan International Bank (AIB), Mr. Sediq took the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in this bank and remained at this position until 2015. He has also served as Chairman of Afghanistan Bank’s Association (ABA) for more than two years.

Mr. Sediq has served as board member of Harakat (Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility) from 2009 to May 2015, board member of American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014 and board member of AIBF (Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance) from 2011 to 2014, and played a significant role in leading these agencies.

Mr. Sediq had active participation in a regional seminar on Importing, providing and supplying policies for least developed countries of ESCAP zone held by GATTITC/UNCTAD in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has also followed financial analysis and policy training in the IMF institute in Washington DC in 1979.

Mr. Khalil Sediq, a well-experienced and qualified banker with 30 years of work experience in different positions of the banking sector inside and outside Afghanistan, was appointed as Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank after attaining vote of confidence from the Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) and was officially introduced by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to his post in 13th July 2015.

Mr. Khan Afzal Adawal First Deputy Governor Da Afghanistan Bank

Mr. Khan Afzal Hadawal previously working as a President & CEO of Bank ie Milli Afghan was appointed as alternate Governor for International Monetary Fund (IMF) Afghanistan & 1st deputy governor of Da Afghanistan Bank (Central bank) under the decree#6310 dated Dec 18, 2011. 1st deputy governor Hadawal is a member of the board of director of Afghan Red Crescent Society, and was an advisor to the Governor & General Counsel of DAB from 2005-2009, he has also worked as a head of legislative & regulatory dept in Oct 2003-2005. Hadawal was also head of licensing & regulation department in a reformation project of USAID/Bearingpoint at DAB from Sep 2002 to Sep 2003. During the year 2002 he also served as an advisor at National Security Council, Counter Narcotic Directorate (CND). Mr. Hadawal was project development officer at Sanayee Development Foundation (SDF), Kabul, Afghanistan.

Mr. Hadawal played a key role in the establishment of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Afghanistan, and was leading the legal framework for the financial sector of Afghanistan, particularly the banking law, DAB law, Anti Money laundering law, combating financing terrorism law as well laws on secure transaction on immovable and movable property.

Mr. Khan Afzal Hadawal holds his Master in Finance & Financial law, LL.B (Hons) & B.A from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has participated in many national and international conferences and headed several delegation of Afghanistan.

Mr. Mukesh Verma Maiwand Bank Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mukesh verma, having graduated from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in Mechanical Engineering in the year 1983, has a varied experience of different industries like screw compresses, automobile tires, power generation and banking. Having joined the second largest bank of India, Punjab National Bank in 1988 as a Technical Officer entrusted with the job of appraising industrial loans, he has risen to the rank of Assistant General Manager in the year 2010.

Mr. Bahram Barzin MISFA Operation Director

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Bahram Barzin joined the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) in 2010 and is currently its Managing Director. Before joining MISFA, he was Deputy Chief of Party for one of the USAID’s largest rural finance projects in Afghanistan. Prior to that, Mr. Barzin served as Senior Program Manager on a number of development and humanitarian projects focusing on policy management, justice sector reform, human rights, and humanitarian relief operations. He has also served as a Lecturer at the Balkh University for a year.