Board Of Supervisors

Mr. Arsalah ZAFARI, Ph.D. (Chairman)


Dr. Arsalah ZAFARI is the Head of the Islamic Banking and Finance Department at the Afghan International Islamic University. He received his BA in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence from Kabul University, his Master degree in Sharia (Islamic law) from International Islamic University Pakistan, and his Ph.D. in Islamic Commercial Law from Necmettin Erbakan University, a prestigious university in Turkey.
He has been appointed as a lecturer at government universities and has been teaching different subjects in undergraduate and postgraduate programs since 2015. In the academic field, he has published several finance and banking-relevant articles in national and international journals. Meanwhile, he has presented unique papers at national and international conferences in Afghanistan and Turkey. Mr. Zafari has also served as an editorial board member of several high-ranking national journals and acts as a reviewer for top-tier international journals. He attended different physical and virtual programs, such as AAOIFI and Nadee Al-Iqtesaad Al-Islamee (a financial unit at Kuwait University). He obtained different professional certificates from international financial institutions.
In addition to his research and academic experience, his Excellency provided Islamic banking and finance training, products, and consultancy to several financial administrations. On the other hand, he has served in various managerial positions and could head different authorities in financial institutions.


Mr. Hamayoun GHAFOURZAY, Ph.D.  (Member)

Dr. Hamayoun GHAFOURZAY is the Head of the Accounting Department at the Economics Faculty of Kabul University. He received his BA in Business Administration from Nangarhar University, his MA in Banking and Finance from Kabul University, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Gazi University, a prestigious university in Türkiye. He received a fully funded scholarship from the Turkish Scholarships Program in 2015.
As a Lecturer and Guest Lecturer, he taught Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Risk Management, and Advanced Financial Accounting in undergraduate and graduate programs at reputable universities in Kabul. He has published in peer-reviewed high-status national and international journals. He has presented papers at international conferences in Afghanistan, Türkiye, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Georgia.
Dr. GHAFOURZAY also serves on the editorial boards of several high-ranking national journals and acts as a reviewer for top-tier journals. In addition to his research and academic experience, Dr. GHAFOURZAY provides training and consultancy to various organizations. He has management experience for reputable businesses in Afghanistan.

Mr. Jannullah Zahir (Member) 










Mr. Jannullah Zahir was born on April 02, 1986, in Khogyani district Jalalabad- Afghanistan. He has ten years of rich banking experience in central bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank) and commercial bank as senior auditor and finance Manager in Zadran Groups of Companies with an excellent background of economics and Political Science studies. Mr. Zahir is currently member of the Board of supervisors of Pashtany Bank (PB) since 2019. Besides being the member to the Board of Supervisors of PB, Mr. Zahir also work as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in Irfan Zahir Groups of companies. Mr. Jannullah Zahir is holding a M.A degree in Economics from Osmania University-India, B.A in economics from the Kabul University, B.A in Political Science and Public Administration from American University of Afghanistan and he is Certified Expert in Financial inclusion from Frankfurt School of Business and finance-Germany.  Mr. Jannullah Zahir has visited various countries and participated in numerous academic conferences throughout his life career. Mr. Zahir has also participated in various international seminars including South Asian Economic Meet in Lahore-Pakistan, finance and banking conference in Hyderabad-India and internal audit at central bank of Turkey- Ankara-Turkey.  He has also received many trainings such as Internal and External audit, internal controls, banking and finance, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), banking financial reporting standards, Advance Accounting at AIBF (Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance) and leadership programs at AUAF (American University of Afghanistan).