Mir Ahmad Shekib
Mir Ahmad Shekib is the Research Analyst for the Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion (FLPFI) and a visiting Scholar-at-Risk at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Before joining Fletcher/Tufts, Mir worked as the Director General for Financial Inclusion, Deputy Director General for Monetary Policy Department, and Risk Manager for Financial Risk Management Department at the Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank). He has 12 years of experience in Central Banking and has worked closely with commercial banks, Mobile Money Service Providers, and Microfinance Institutions. Mir has led the efforts of the Central Bank as well as the former Government of Afghanistan in developing and implementing the first National Financial Inclusion Strategy for Afghanistan in close collaboration and coordination with the World Bank Group and many public, private, and non-government stakeholders. He has also led the Central Bank of Afghanistan initiatives in the areas of financial consumer protection, agent banking, and financial education. Mir was a 2020 FLPFI fellow and has received his master’s degree in policy economics from Williams College in the United States and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kabul University.