Mr. Ahmad Javed Wafa
Vice Chairman/Acting ChairmanAhmad Javed Wafa was appointed as CEO of BMA after successfully attaining the approval of board of supervisors and Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). He has formally joined the bank on 21 December 2015 after being officially introduced to the bank. Mr. Wafa is a professional economist and banker who has previously worked as, Director Economic and Strategic Planning at the Administrative Office of the President, Director Economic Research at Afghanistan Banks Association, Chief Risk Officer at Bank e Millie Afghan (BMA), Deputy Director General Research Monetary and Fiscal Sector & Senior Analyst External Sector at Monetary Policy Department with Da Afghanistan Bank and National Economic Specialist, Afghanistan Sub-national Governance Program (ASGP) with UNDP. During his professional career as a senior economist and banker in various capacities he has had substantial contributions to financial and monetary stability of the Afghanistan economy, his contributions to monetary stability during years 2009-2011 were remarkable. Mr. Wafa completed bachelor degree in economics from international Islamic university in 2008 and joined National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan in 2011 where he successfully completed master in public policy with concentration in economic policy in 2012, after completing his master degree he has started working with the commercial banking sector, during his tenure as Executive Director at Afghanistan banking association, he has implemented strategic plan for the flourishing future of ABA and strengthen coordination among commercial banks and commercial banks with DAB and ministry of finance, Mr. Wafa was able to successfully bring stability to the ABA operations and attain confidence of members, donors and other stakeholders. During his short tenure as Director Economic and Strategic Planning at the Administrative Office of the President, he had significant role in improving 100 days strategic planning of ministries by holding seminars & meetings, he had substantial contributions in solving the issues faced by ministries in the implementation of development projects, Mr. Wafa participated in WTO final working party negotiations, and had great impact in improving the overall capacity of the directorate. Mr. Wafa has authored several papers and articles on various national and international issues related to banking sector, monetary policy, fiscal policy and international trade. Mr. Wafa is a committed professional who has strong communicating and negotiating skills, he has attended several seminars, conferences and meetings on national and international platform where he represented his country in the best possible manner.