Jayanta Ray (Chief Executive Officer)
A career banker working since 1983 with United Bank of India (a premier Public Sector Bank in India) in different key areas of modern days banking. During his long 26 years employment in the banking sector in different positions working across India, he had gained experiences in working into Bank’s Operation, Retail banking, Credit, Trade Finance, FOREX and International Banking Department(s). He was a visiting faculty in the Bank’s Staff Training College on Trade Finance & International banking. In the year 2014, he joined GHAZANFAR Bank as Chief Risk Officer heading the Risk Management Department of the Bank being approved from the Central Bank of Afghanistan (DAB). In the year 2016, having found his skill set, leadership quality and working proficiency in Afghanistan’s banking system, Board of Supervisors of GHAZANFAR Bank nominated him for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Central Bank of Afghanistan (DAB) had approved and confirmed his incumbency as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. His scholastic persuasion includes a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Xavier’s College Calcutta India, a Master of Commerce from Calcutta University India, a Master of Business Administration from National Institute of Personnel Management India, and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
Khisrow Fazli (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)
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.
Ali Mushtaq (Islamic Head)
Mr. Ali Mushtaq was born in Pakistan and acquired the education in Peshawar by securing the degree of LLB from Peshawar University. The acquired degree assisted him to get profound knowledge of Shari’ah Law, particularly Islamic financial transactions. He left to Australia to secure Post Graduate Certificate in Business from Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia) and afterwards he also secured Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and finance from Pakistan. At his return from Australia, he joined Ghazanfar Bank (Kabul, Afghanistan) and worked in Credits & Islamic Investment Department for three years. In his tenure with Ghazanfar Bank, he successfully held the charge of Deputy Chief Credit Officer, Acting Chief Credit Officer and Head of Islamic Investments. He then joined Islamic Bank of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand) in 2011 and discharged his responsibilities as Assistant Vice President and “Islamic Banking Specialist” for three years. He had rejoined Ghazanfar Bank in capacity of Acting Head of Islamic Banking Windows in March, 2015 and currently, he has taken the charge of Head of Islamic Banking window.
Farhad Sallihi (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Farhad Sallihi is a proven banker with almost 12 years of banking experience in the field of Treasury, Corporate Investment and Financial Management. He started his banking career with Afghanistan International Bank and served most of his banking career with Bank Alfalah Ltd Afghanistan. He has been graduated having B.A. in Economics from Kabul University. Mr. Sallihi is a Chartered Certified Accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom (ACCA). He has also been awarded the membership certificate of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment of United Kingdom (CISI) in the year 2018.
Mr. Sallihi is a member of the Membership and Licensing Technical Committee of Certified Professional Accountants of Afghanistan (CPA-Afghanistan) at the Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan. He was also an ACCA/ Financial Management instructor at the Professional Development Institute of American University of Afghanistan. He has joined Ghazanfar Bank as on 30th September 2018 as ‘Chief Financial Officer’.