Annual Report 2018

Your Partner for Growth

Management Profiles

Anthony Barned

Chief Executive Officer,
Chairman of Management Board

Mr Barned assumed the position in April 2016, having worked with the Bank in an advisory role and chairing the Audit Committee for the previous seven years. He brings more than 40 years of international commercial banking experience, with the Barclays Group and Bank of Ceylon, and as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London.

Lalit Kumar Jha

Chief Finance Officer,
Member of Management Board

Mr Jha holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience, mainly in the banking sector. He has been CFO at AIB since 2010, having previously been senior vicepresident at Dresdner Bank, New Delhi, and head of accounts and taxation at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, New Delhi.

Asadullah Fayzi

Chief Operating Officer,
Member of Management Board

Mr Fayzi holds the position of COO, having joined AIB at its inception in 2004 as head of IT and subsequently CIO. Previously he was IT manager for Afghanistan Reconstruction Company. He was appointed to his current position during 2012. He holds a Master of Science (Telecommunications) from Istanbul Technical University.

Mohammad Taofiq Mir

Head of Strategic Planning

Mr Mir began his banking career in 2006 with AIB. He managed electronic banking channels and was head of retail banking before becoming head of strategic planning in 2014. He also leads the Bank’s programme to enhance financial crime compliance. Mr Mir holds a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Bishwajit Mazumder

Head of Internal Audit

Mr Mazumder, is a qualified chartered accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified information systems auditor. He also holds a law degree from India and is a USA-certified fraud examiner. He has more than 30 years’ experience in banking in various institutions in different geographies and cultures, including more than a decade of heading internal audit.

Zulfiqar Ali Khan

Chief Risk Officer

Mr Khan has over 10 years of experience as a central and commercial banker. He joined AIB in 2014 as of Head of Islamic Banking and has also managed banking for small business, trade finance, and business and commercial banking. Mr Khan is a candidate for a PhD in Islamic finance and already holds a Master of Science (Banking and Finance) and a Bachelor of Economics.

Curtis Faulkner

Acting Chief Credit Officer

Mr Faulkner retired with 30 years’ experience as a regulator with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. He has since worked as a consultant on banking projects with the FDIC, IMF, ADB, and USAID, including three years as a consultant for Da Afghanistan Bank. Since 2015, he has worked for AIB in various consulting roles and was appointed to the Acting CCO position in August, 2018.