Ahmad Yama Bassam

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bassam has over a decade of national and international finance and banking executive experience in compliance and regulatory matters. He is a member of the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has acted as the Central Bank’s subject matter expert in regulatory policy development. He has been involved in organizing all relevant regulations such as AML Responsibilities, CFT, Corporate Governance, Control Regulation, Liquidity, Capital Adequacy and Large Exposure Regulation. He further advised the Da Afghanistan Bank in setting-up the Islamic banking regulatory framework that will allow for greater levels of financial intermediation utilizing Shariah-compliant banking and credit methods. He was directly involved in drafting of over 45 different documents including supervisory guidelines, Islamic banking regulation and product specific programs and services which included standard operating procedures for Da Afghanistan Bank. Mr. Bassam guided national and international banks in corresponding policies, procedures, assessments and remediation plans to ensure compliance with the regulators. He has also helped numerous banks oversee all facets of bank compliance and audit engagement within the framework of the overall corporate governance and risk management initiatives.
Mr. Bassam started his professional career at Morgan Stanley—one of the largest Investment Banks in the world. He has US public equities expertise from a considerable tenure in research, analysis, compliance and governance and headed an investment management team at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Afghanistan Commercial Bank, he founded Afghanistan Capital Markets in Kabul. He launched the True Colors Investing venture after his tenure heading Middle East North Africa regional operations and business development as Managing Director for Capitalist Partners, an international strategic consulting firm. Consequently, he developed a highly influential professional network of esteemed international executives and policymakers. Mr. Bassam has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and BSBA Science and Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He is registered with the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Asshok Sripati

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Asshok has senior audit experience at various banking institutions in India. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi. In addition, he has a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Bank Forensic Accounting Professional, and Certified Forensic Accounting Professional. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.


Ponraman Sennaiah

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ponraman is looking over finance of the bank.Mr. Ponraman is holding B.Com. from Madurai Kamaraj University, 1985.Passed ICAI Final Examinations, 1994. Associate Member of the ICAI since May 1999.Certificate Course on Data Preparation & Computer Software, 1992.CIA Certification examinations (Passed CIA Part I exam).With PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:Associate Member of Institute of Costs Accountants of India, since 1999 (ACMA).Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) from AAOIFI, Bahrain since 2012.Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from the Institute for Internal Controls (USA), February 2010.Specialized Area: –Corporate Governance-Corporate Financial Planning-Finance Management-Risk Management-Financial Reporting (IFRS)-Regulatory Reporting-Process Enhancements-Inter-Unit Reconciliations-Profit Centre Operations-Treasury Management-Strategic Business Planning-Asset Liability Management-Management Reporting-Investment Accounting-Resource Optimization-Training & Development-Audits & Taxation Planning-Legal & Statutory Compliances-Operations & Systems Audit-Internal Control & ORM-Islamic Banking. Experience:- 22 years of professional banking & Financial Organizations Experience across India,Afghanistan,Bahrain & UAE.

G.Veeranna Naidu

Chief Credit Officer

Mr. G.Veeranna Naidu is holding M.Com, 1983, Andhra University.Naidu, G. V, Chief credit officer, is a Post Graduate in Commerce from Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India. Naidu is a senior banking professional with 27 years of work experience with Indian and African Banks Exhibited strengths in working for opening 03 new start up banks in Djibouti, East Africa Instrumental in drafting Credit policy for Commercial Bank of Djibouti, a newly set up bank.
Assistant General Manager (Deputy CEO) for Exim Bank Djibouti for 03 years 06months. Areas of expertise –Operations, Credit Writing & Management- Retail & Corporate, Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance.Operational knowledge of Special Projects related to IT, System Implementation (UAT), Centralised Credit OperationsGeneral Manager, for a Forestry based manufacturing Industrial unit in Tanzania,

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