Mr. Arbab has been working in the development and commercial banking sectors for the past 40 years, with a focus on financial inclusion, SME, Agriculture and digital finance. He has served as Senior Advisor, South Asia with CGAP/World Bank, Regional Director at Enclude, a global advisory firm that is supporting financial inclusion. Before joining Enclude, Mr. Arbab was the Managing Director of the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA), an apex institution for the microfinance sector in Afghanistan. He was also a founding member of the management team of the Bank of Khyber in Pakistan’s Khyber-Paktunkhwa Province, Head of BOK’s small and microfinance division in the mid to late 1990s. In addition, he has served in senior positions with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program and the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan.
Amjad Arbab has a strong track record of successfully managing multiple donor and commercial projects and institutions in Pakistan and the region and has led diverse teams of international experts and consultants. He holds a Masters in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University/SAIS, Washington DC as well as a Masters in Political Science from the University of Peshawar.