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Management Team

Faburama Ceesay

Chief Executive Officer

Faburama Ceesay joined FMFB-A as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2014. After five year with FMFB-A as CFO, he now fills the position of Chief Executive Officer effective February 2020. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. He is also a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK since 2006. He has a rich experience of over eighteen years in Corporate Relationship management, Financial and Treasury management. Prior to joining FMFB-A as CFO, he has worked in Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd as Financial Controller and Standard Chartered Bank, Kabul as Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2012. He has also worked in Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia Ltd as Head of Finance and Risk Management from 2004 to 2005.

Naqibullah Aman

Chief Finance Officer

Naqibullah Aman has been with FMFB-A since August 2011. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Kardan University, Kabul. He is pursuing his professional studies of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in American University of Afghanistan since 2016. He has diversified experience of over eight years in financial reporting and management and is one of the integral part of finance department during this time with FMFB-A. Prior to joining FMFB-A, he has worked with ACF (French NGO) as a financial analyst, based in Kabul who were working for the eradication of poverty in under developed countries.

Ziauddin Haidari

Chief Operating Officer

Ziauddin Haidari is a banking professional with hands on experience of banking operations and treasury. He has been with The First MicroFinance Bank Afghanistan since Oct,2010 in various positions in operations and Treasury. He has been instrumental member of management in growing main stream revenues for the bank after joining FMFB-A. He holds a master degree in accounting and finance from The University of Lahore and several certifications in banking and treasury management. Prior to FMFB-Afghanistan he has also worked with FMFB-Pakistan for few years and has nearly 10 years of experience in banking, his core competencies include trading, liquidity management, investment portfolio management & management of branch banking operations.

Nilawaty Baher

Chief Human Capital

Nilawaty Bahar has over fifteen years of vast experience in human resources strategic management that includes setting up HR policies/procedures, managing personnel administration of organizations with 1000-2000 employees, facilitating organizational development, change management process, implementing Human Resources Information System (HRIS), and localization capacity building initiatives in post conflict and disaster affected countries. Nilawaty Bahar completed her Master of Science in Humanitarian Logistics and Management from Universita della Svizzera italiana – Switzerland. She has a bachelor degree in mathematics and computer science from University of Indonesia. She has a diploma in learning and development from Charter Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Rahim Dad Dehpoor

Acting Chief Credit Officer

Rahim Dad joined FMFB-Afghanistan in October 2016 as Manager Internal audit, upon resignation of the Chief Internal Auditor, Rahim Dad worked as Acting Chief Internal Audit until December 2017. he now fills the position of Deputy Chief Credit Officer & acting CCO effective July 2019. he has obtained his Master Degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in Microfinance Field Operation, Risk Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Product Development, Portfolio Management and quota carrier administration. prior Joining FMFB-A, he has worked with FINCA as Deputy CFO, MUTAHID DFI as Head of Risk Management, with FMFB-A as risk & Compliance Manager from 2009 to 2016. He has also worked with Afghanistan Rural Microcredit Program (AKDN) as parent program of FMFB in the capacity of Deputy National Program Coordinator to extend the outreach of the institution and used to manage twenty-four Microcredit Branches with having $36M loan portfolio.

Homayoun Nikseyar

Head of Business Strategy and Marketing

Homayoun Nikseyar joined FMFB-Afghanistan in January 2006 as Branch Manager in Herat, He was then promoted to Marketing Manager position in Head Office and since then worked in different positions within the same department as Product Development Manager and Sr. Manager Business Strategy and Marketing. He has a B.S degree in Business Administration from KARDAN University-Kabul, B.A degree of English Language from Herat University. He is Certified in Digital Money from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in US and attended the Expert in Microfinance certificate training program of Frankfurt School of Business Management. His experiences spans across different business segments in terms of Products Development, Research, Marketing and Sale. He has hands-on experience in development of Small business, Group, Agriculture, Housing, Consumption, and deposits` products. Managed promotional communication of all new products and services across FMFB`s footprint. Liaised with donors for funding applications and provided results-based, high standard, timely donor reporting, worked actively in the development of a cashless branch model using mobile money technology and involved in several other client-focused innovations.

Hamid Nooryar

Acting Chief Internal Auditor

Hamid Nooryar has joined FMFB-A as Deputy Chief Internal Auditor, he is also Acting the role of Chief Internal Auditor. Hamid will be responsible for managing and supervising the Internal Audit function. Hamid is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of UK since 2018. He has also obtained several professional qualifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He holds his BSc degree from Oxford Brookes University of London, and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. Hamid has a diversified experience of over 14 years in various international organizations with global businesses and adopted a broad and progressive role of Internal Audit.

Hashmatullah Mustamand

 Acting CIO

Mr.Hashmatullah Mustamand has been with FMFB-A since August 2016, He has a Master Degree in management and Information technology degree from Kardan University. He has been working in Afghanistan banking industry since 2008, Mr.Mustamand has started his professional career with Afghanistan International Bank (AIB) in the capacity of In-charge Advances MIS & Accounting and Branch Manager till 2012, He joined Afghan United Bank in Core Banking Solutions department until 2016. Mr.Mustamand has led Islamic banking implementation and multiple core banking upgrade projects and has the experience of core banking migration and multiple banking application solutions. He recently worked as Senior Application Manager with First MicroFinance Bank Afghanistan. He owns multiple IT Service and Infrastructure Certifications from globally recognized bodies.

Saduddin Haziq

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Saduddin Haziq, an Afghan national, has extensive experience in the legal and compliance field and worked with various Government and Non-Government organizations both of International and National repute. He has performed several key roles while holding important positions in the Legal and Compliance departments of these organizations. Currently Mr. Haziq is employed as Chief Compliance Officer with The First Micro Finance Bank-Afghanistan, a leading MicroFinance bank of the country. His employment with the bank has been duly approved by the Central Bank of Afghanistan. His past experiences include Chief Compliance Officer with Afghan United Bank, Legal Advisor and Compliance Officer with Afghanistan International Bank (The largest commercial bank of the country), Director of Law with the Afghanistan Ministry of Finance and Legal Officer with USAID on the Afghanistan Government Economic Project. Mr. Haziq holds an MBA degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Law with honors from International Islamic University. Mr. Haziq is a Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist (CAMS) and active member of the ACAMS.

Zia Qasemi

Head of Professional Services

Zia Qasemi, an Afghan national, has over 15 years of administrative, procurement and human resource management experience in various international companies and agencies. He has worked in different key positions and played a significant role in developing policies and procedures throughout his carrier. Currently, Mr. Zia Qasemi is employed as Head of Professional Services with The First Micro Finance Bank-Afghanistan.  , a leading commercial bank of the country. Mr. Zia holds a master’s degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Universetta Della Swizzera, Lugano, Switzerland and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Kardan University, Kabul Afghanistan. Prior to working with FMFB-Afghanistan he worked in Aga Khan Foundation and prior to that Task Force Innovation International and lead a team of administrative, logistics, transport, inventory, IT, security and Procurement for nearly 16 years.