Afghanistan Banks Association

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

Afghanistan Banks Association

Mr. Mirwais Sherzad

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mirwais Sherzad is an Afghan national with more than 15 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. He is a professionally qualified banker with expertise in general banking, finance and human resource management.

A result oriented proficient starting his professional journey with Azizi Bank in 2007 as a customer service representative and successfully ascending the steps to become the President and Chief Executive Officer (acting) of the bank. In his career period of more than 15 years, Mr. Sherzad handled diverse roles and responsibilities.

During his professional tenure between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Sherzad also served as the Deputy CEO of Bakhtar Bank now Islamic Bank of Afghanistan which is the 100% subsidiary of Azizi Bank. He was involved in the historic conversion of the bank into the first full-fledged Islamic Bank in Afghanistan. He has been responsible in supervising, leading and controlling the operations and management of the bank for its smooth transition. Mr. Sherzad was also engaged himself with different departments, entities and stakeholders, where beside controlling of all departments, he was mainly responsible for monitoring and supervising the entire HR activities from all perspective.

He is a MBA from Kardan University, Afghanistan and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nangarhar University, Afghanistan and he also got his certification in Islamic Banking and Finance from NIBAF (National Institute of Banking and Finance) Islamabad, Pakistan.

He is a passionate leader with a strong long term vision of building a sustainable strategy and a healthy corporate governance, technological advancements and a defined human capital management coupled with innovative ideas and creativeness. He is flexible, resilient and strong in problem resolutions.

Over the years, Mr. Sherzad developed himself as a leader with strategic thinking and business acumen and the capacity to make decisions which is result driven. His contributions towards refining the banking structure earned him appreciations & accolades.