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Zahid Ur Rehman Khokher
Mr. Zahid Ur Rehman Khokher was appointed as the Acting Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) effective 15 April 2017 by the Council of the IFSB in its 30th meeting on 6 April 2017, upon the retirement of Mr. Jaseem Ahmed.
Mr. Zahid Ur Rehman has been working with the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) since January 2008 and has more than 19 years of regulatory and standard-setting experience in the financial sector. He supervises the standard-setting and research programmes of the IFSB, including the annual flagship Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report. He also oversees the prudential database project on Islamic financial indicators. Apart from leading the implementation of Integrated Result Based Management Framework for the organisation, his role involves fostering relationships with the IFSB members, Multilateral Development Banks and other international organisations.
Before assuming the position of Assistant Secretary-General in June 2013, his experience with the IFSB includes working as senior project manager and team lead for preparing new standards and guiding principles for Islamic finance, while adopting global regulatory reforms on liquidity, capital adequacy and supervision. He was also closely involved in assisting the member countries in the implementation of IFSB standards.
He has also worked as Joint Director in the Islamic Banking Department, State Bank of Pakistan, where he was involved in assignments related to the introduction and enhancement of prudential and regulatory framework for Islamic banking sector in the country. His experience in the central bank also includes on-site inspection, foreign exchange supervision, and treasury.
Zahid is a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF, Malaysia (2009). He holds Masters in Business Administration (2005), Computer Science (1998) as well as Statistics (1995). He also holds PGD in Islamic banking and insurance from IIBI, London, UK (2001).
He is a member of the Basel Consultative Group.
May 2011 - April 2017
Professor Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim
March 2003 - April 2011
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