Afghanistan Banks Association

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

Afghanistan Banks Association

Mr. Ahmad Javed Wafa

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Javed Wafa is a professional economist and banker. He was appointed as the President/CEO of Pashtany Bank after attaining the approval of DAB on March 16, 2019. Mr. Wafa was appointed in December 21, 2015 as the President/CEO of Bank-e-Millie Afghan (BMA) and successfully completed his assignment in March 15, 2019. During his tenure, BMA was leading bank in terms of profitability with sustainable base. The bank underwent significant reforms, strategic planning and expansion in its market share. Moreover, international corporate governance standards, internal control and compliance measures were put in place. During his tenure, the bank successfully completed its modernization goals. During February 2016-March 2019, he was First Vice Chairman of Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) and remained as Acting Chairman. He previously worked as Director Economic and Strategic Planning at the Administrative Office of the President, 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. Mr. Wafa has also worked as a 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 specialization 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 & its members 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 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 on job training in Central Bank of Italy, Macroeconomic Diagnostics in IMF, Washington D.C. USA, Monetary Policy, Exchange rate and Capital flows in Central Bank of Switzerland and attended several seminars, conferences and meetings on national and international platform where he represented his country.