Afghanistan Banks Association

د افغانستان د بانکونو ټولنه
Afghanistan Banks Association
Voice of The Banks

Afghanistan Banks Association

Dr. Mohammad Salem Omaid

Chairman

Dr. Omaid is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Azizi Bank since 2016.
A result oriented proficient starting his professional journey with Azizi Bank in 2006 as a Finance Officer and successfully ascending the steps to become the President and CEO. In his career span of more than 14 years, Dr. Omaid handled varied roles, having rich & extensive experience in Finance & Accounting, Corporate Accounts, Trade Finance, Corporate Credit Financing, Operational Banking, Investment Banking and Retail Banking.
He has been the founding pillar in ensuring Azizi Bank reaches the top of the helm and considered as the most preferred bank in the country. Today he is the leader of one of the top bank in the country, internationally acclaimed for its digital innovation, professional customer service, responsible banking and strong corporate governance.
Dr. Omaid’s contribution towards refining the banking structure in the country earned him appreciations & accolades not only from the Govt. & Public bodies within the country but also from the international agencies worldwide.
Dr. Omaid’s experience and knowledge for a sustainable growth earned him several international accreditations and he is the only afghan conferred with the honorary professorship of Academics, Oxford. He is also associated with the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Afghanistan chapter in addition to being the Member of the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) UK, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce UK, The World Confederation of Businesses USA, and The Bankers Association of Finance and Trade (BAFT) USA.
He is also the recipient of the Asian Banker “Young Banker” Award in 2017, being the only one from the Central Asian Region till date.
In June 2020, he has been conferred with the Hony Doctorate by the European International University (EIU), France.
Born in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan in 1983 and raised by a well-educated family of doctors, Dr. Omaid graduated from Afghanistan and went on to complete his post-graduation in Banking & Finance from Pakistan & India. Later, he also completed his thesis on Business Administration and Financial Management and obtained the PHD from one of the premier institution in India.
A visionary leader and a highly respected citizen in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Mr. Abdul Aziz Babekarkhail

Vice Chairman

Mr. Abdul Aziz Babakarkhail was born in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. He has lived in Norway, and worked with different sub national local government agencies in Norway. He has earned a Cand.Oecon (Msc in economics) 1992-1998 from university in Oslo.Mr. BabaKarkhail worked with different governmental and international organizations in Afghanistan. He worked as adviser to minister of Finance in (2003 - 2005), Seconded by Beaning point /USAID.He worked as a senior adviser to DAB`s governor and acting director of monetary policy (2006-2007). Mr.BabaKarkhail worked as senior adviser to head of IDLG (2008-2011), seconded respectively by UNDP and GIZ (German Development agency). He also worked as senior policy and strategy adviser at the ministry of Counter Narcotics (2012-2013) and he also worked as CEO ( chief executive officer ) Pashtani Bank (July 2017 - march 2019 ).

Mr. Awais Akram

Vice Chairman

MR. AWAIS AKRAM, COUNTRY MANAGER, BANK ALFALAH
Profile:
Mr. Awais Akram is working as the Country Manager of Bank Alfalah Afghanistan since June 2019. He joined the bank as Management Trainee in 2006 and has been working with the same bank for over 13 years now.
Positions Held:
In addition to serving at Treasury, Head Office Pakistan, he has also served as Head/ Manager Treasury & Corporate Wholesale Banking at Bahrain Operations and Head/ Manager Treasury at Afghanistan Operations for a total of 7 years. He possesses diversified experience in Treasury, Financial Institutions, Corporate, Branch Banking, Trade Finance and Credits.
Educational Background:
He has done his Bachelors in Computer Sciences – Honours (BSCS) from Government College University Lahore and also holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lahore School of Economics (LSE).
Further, he has also cleared Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Certification as well.

Mr. Faburama Ceesay

Board Member

Faburama Ceesay joined FMFB-A as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2014. After five year with FMFB-A as CFO, he now fills the position of Chief Executive Officer effective February 2020. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. He is also a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK since 2006. He has a rich experience of over eighteen years in Corporate Relationship management, Financial and Treasury management. Prior to joining FMFB-A as CFO, he has worked in Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd as Financial Controller and Standard Chartered Bank, Kabul as Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2012. He has also worked in Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia Ltd as Head of Finance and Risk Management from 2004 to 2005.

Mr. Khisrow Fazli

Board Member

Khisrow Fazli started his banking career since year 2007. He joined Ghazanfar Bank in January 2009 and held the position of Chief Compliance Officer till January’ 2010. From May’2016 to September’2019 he has worked in the position of Chief Operation Officer and from September’ 2019 he has been elevated to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He is a banking professional with almost 12 years of experience in key areas of operation and compliance departments. He has been graduated from Dunya University of Afghanistan having BBA. He holds MBA from Swiss UMEF University of Afghanistan.