Chief Operation Officer

Kashif joined East Africa Bank on 3rd August 2014 and is charged with the responsibility of ensuring smooth growth through harmonized process and innovative Shariah compliant banking facilities.
Prior to his appointment as COO Kashif has led Gulf African Bank’s product development and Shariah compliance department, where he successfully refined, developed banking products and implemented a comprehensive system for Shariah audit & compliance.
Kashif started his career in Pakistan with AlBarakaIslamic Bank. He worked in credit operations and administration units; launched consumer financing and managed the initial portfolio of Ijarah(Islamic leasing) financing. He then moved to Gulf African Bank – first fully Shariah compliant bank in Kenya (and in East Africa).
A Pakistani native, he earned B.Ss and M.Sc in economics (and Islamic economics) from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He received specialized training from The Institute of Bankers Pakistan,Leasing Association of Pakistan, Centre for Islamic Economics Karachi and Kenya Institute of Management.