About Us

Board of Directors

Mr. Ziauddin Haidari – Chairperson

Ziauddin Haidari is a banking professional with over 15 years of banking experience in various management positions in Treasury and Banking Operations. He has been working with The First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan in different positions such as Manager Banking Operations, Deputy Head of Treasury and Commercial Banking, Head of Operations, Chief Operating Officer over past 13 years and prior to joining The First Microfinance Afghanistan he has also worked with FMFB-Pakistan for a few years.

He holds a master’s degree in accounting and finance from The University of Lahore and a Bachelor from the University of Punjab Pakistan with various international certifications in banking and treasury. 

Mr. Salim Khan – Vice Chair

Mr. Salim Khan currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of OXUS Afghanistan. Previously he worked with FINCA Afghanistan, FINCA Pakistan, The First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) Afghanistan, FMFB Pakistan, AKRSP Pakistan and AKDN Afghanistan.

He has a master’s degree in commerce and accounting with Distinction. He is an International Certified Expert in Risk Management, SME Lending and Microfinance.

Mr. Hojatullah Fazly – Board Member

Mr. Hojatullah Fazly is an international political economist, and private sector development practitioner; his research interests span the fields of global political economy, international relations, and development studies. He is a professional in the areas of business development, financial management, and institutions building.
Mr. Fazly holds two MA degrees, in International Development Studies from Erasmus University-Rotterdam, and in the Global Political Economy from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Currently, Mr. Fazly serves as the CEO of Harakat-Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization.

Prior to joining Harakat, he has worked as the CEO of International Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan, Policy Analyst with Society for International Development in the Netherlands, Policy and Governance Advisor with UNDP, and Change Management Specialist with US government Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Ms. Rayhana Karim – Board Member

Ms. Rayhana Karim is a private sector practitioner with extensive experience in business development, private sector growth and institution building. She began her career in London in the legal field before successfully establishing her own business in the hospitality industry. In recent years, she has applied her skills and experience in leadership, development, strategy, and complex operational management to empower Afghan women to contribute to Afghanistan’s sustainable economic development as a strategic advisor to the Afghan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI). She is also involved in various sector coordination, advocacy and business support initiatives as a private sector consultant.
She holds a master’s degree in business law from the University of Strasbourg and an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship from EM Strasbourg Business School.

Mr. Hashim Khushnood – Board Member

Hashim Khushnood is a professional with over 20 years’ experience in various positions in Aga Khan Council. He holds a master’s degree in Advance Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management from University of Della Svizzera Italiana from Switzerland. He obtained Diploma certificate of Strategic Initiative on mountain and climate change to address the environment and economic issue to enhance the mountain sustainability from International Program on sustainable management of mountain areas from University of Tuscia in Italya, also hold Diploma in Livelihood & Market from Coady International Institute -Canada. Currently, Mr. Hashim Khushnood serves as the National Manager on Economic Inclusion of Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan.