Dr. Mohammad Salem Omaid
ChairmanDr. 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.