Ayaz Afridi is an accomplished Credit and Compliance Risk Professional with over 20 years of Retail, SME and Commercial banking experience across several geographies including the United States, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Ayaz is result-oriented with a proven track record of performance in Credit Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-money Laundering, FATCA and Operational Excellence. At Citibank, he was the Regional Credit Head for Citibank in the Middle East and was also the Credit Training and Risk Development Head for Citibank for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) region. His most recent position was as Chief Credit Officer-Retail for a large bank covering UAE, and Egypt.
Ayaz has a Bachelors from Boston Univeristy in Economics and Computer Science, and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. He has very strong quantitative skills, team-building and a balanced risk/reward approach. Also as he has worked and lived in various cities across the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa he has a Global perspective on Risk Management, Compliance, Operational Risk and approach. He is also fluent in English and French.