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Board of Directors

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  Jeffrey Brampton Mundy Brampton Mundy was formerly CEO of FMFB-Tajikistan and prior to that amassed more than 30 years of experience in various divisions of HSBC Bank in Europe, various locations in South and East Asia and the Middle East, including as Chairman of the Management Board of HSBC Bank in Kazakhstan, and as Regional Director of HSBC Bank in Eastern India. He has also served on the boards of banks in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and as a Trustee of several UK-based charities. Brampton holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Oxford University and a Masters of International Law from the University of London.
  Jesse Culain Fripp   Jesse Fripp is the General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, a member agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. He provides strategic and governance leadership to an inclusive finance investment portfolio of three fully regulated commercial banks,  seven nonbank finance companies, and a regional financial holding company. He also serves on the Boards of Supervisors for the First MicroFinance Bank institutions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, the Board of Directors of the First MicroFinance Foundation Egypt, as well as the Executive Committees for the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and the Aga Khan Health Services. Jesse’s prior experience includes executive and senior roles with Enclude Ltd, ShoreBank International, Bearing Point Emerging Markets, and Global Communities/Vitas Finance. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University. Jesse holds a Masters in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a BA from Warren Wilson College.
  George David Woods, Member David has extensive experience in financial and non-financial boards.  He is a director of NZ Green Investment Finance and of Whai Rawa Fund Ltd, a trustee of The Gift Trust, former Chair of the Impact Enterprise Fund, and Deputy Chair of the NZ National Advisory Board on Impact Investing.  He also sits on two overseas boards for the Aga Khan Foundation as an independent director, First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan, and First Microfinance Company Egypt.
Muzaffer Miraj Khawaja, Member Muzaffer Miraj Khawaja, Member Muzaffer Khawaja has headed Banking Operations for Citibank and ABN-AMRO Bank in Greece, Pakistan, and the UAE as Chief Operating Officer for over 16 years through a career that started with Saudi American Bank (Samba) in Riyadh and has spanned 33 years and several countries. As COO, his areas of responsibility have included Operations, Technology, Risk, Finance, Infrastructure Support, Human Resources, Audit, Legal, and Compliance for corporate banking, investment banking, private banking and consumer banking businesses. During his banking career, he has worked extensively in the areas of business development, Outsourcing, Mergers and Acquisitions integration, Operational Risk and Compliance. During his long career in Citibank, Muzaffer Khawaja was also involved in in-house consulting involving process re-engineering and efficiency improvement in various European and Asian countries. He has also held directorial positions in Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd. Pakistan, ABN-AMRO Securities Greece, ABN-AMRO Insurance Greece, ABN-AMRO Asset Management Services Greece, ANN-AMRO Investment Bank Greece and ABN-AMRO Services Company Dubai,In 2007 Muzaffer Khawaja established a management consulting and business solutions Company in Dubai, under the name of Acumen FZ LLC, at which he held the position of Managing Director. During this period Muzaffer Khawaja worked extensively in the areas of organizational transformation, leadership, Employee Engagement and High Performance Culture with several banks in the region. During 2016, Muzaffer Khawaja has worked with Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) as its Chairman, and prior to that as Advisor where he worked closely with the office of the Chief Minister of Punjab and with other senior government officials and business leaders of the province with the objective of helping to further develop PBIT’s capabilities and align its objectives and capabilities with the needs and requirements of its stakeholders Muzaffer Khawaja has studied at the London School of Economics and University of Karachi and holds two Masters of Science Degrees in Economics and Applied Economics. During his long banking and consulting career Muzaffer Khawaja has travelled and worked extensively in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA. He currently holds directorial positions as independent director in First MicroFinance Bank Afghanistan and Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania.
Dr. Anand Kumar Chartered FCSI, Member Anand Kumar is a senior banker with over three decades banking experience in the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Middle East regions coupled with a sustained record of achievement within regulatory and compliance framework. Among other assignments in India, Singapore, he contributed in setting up Retail Banking operations of ICICI Bank in the United Kingdom and later on spearheaded international business of ICICI Lombard UK (General Insurance services) covering GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) among others. Subsequently he worked as Advisor Strategic Initiatives & Head Retail Banking for Bank of Baroda UK. He is credited with rolling out retail banking products such as e-banking, debit/credit cards and online bonds. Being board member, he worked as Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive with Union Bank of India (UK) ltd for seven years, looking after compliance, risk, IT among other business-related operations. He is now Non-Executive Director with UBI(UK)Ltd. Dr. Kumar is well qualified with an MBA, LLB, PhD, he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Security & Investments, UK, an ICA certified Compliance functionary and has been trained at Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK on Managing Financial Services. He had undergone “Role of Director” and “Strategy of Director” courses from Institute of Directors, UK. He has been on the Global Financial Compliance exam panel by Chartered Institute of Security & Investment, UK. He runs a foundation in India ( aimed at vocational education, health and environment. He also served as Director for Microfinance Club UK board for two years.