Nesar Yosufzai has been serving the banking sector of Afghanistan since April 2008. He holds Bachelor's in Economics, MBA in Finance, Masters's in AML/CFT and is an academic GOLD MEDALIST. He learned and gained extensive experience in the banking sector of Afghanistan. His areas of expertise include Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT), Financial Crime Investigations, Risk Management, Credit Information Bureau, and Asset Recovery.
Yosufzai joined the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) community in May 2016 and achieved his certification as "Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist" (CAMS) in July 2017 and is the first CAMS6 holder from Afghanistan. He is also an "AML/CFT Qualified Assessor" learning the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 4th Round Mutual Evaluation Methodology.
He joined the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) community in Nov 2017. He achieved his credential as "Certified Financial Crime Specialist" (CFCS) in Feb 2018, going through a rigorous examination providing an objective measure of an individual's broad-based knowledge on diverse financial crime topics.
His achievements include; (i) leading the project and efforts to establish the first electronic and modern Credit Information Bureau - Public Credit Registry in Afghanistan, (ii) introduction of the first Credit Report, (iii) coordinating the efforts with relevant AML/CFT stakeholders to get off Afghanistan from the Compliance Document of FATF "Grey List" in June 2017, and (iv) he led the first National ML/TF Risk Assessment (NRA) in Afghanistan.
He has attended several training workshops, plenaries, and international conferences. He has obtained qualified pieces of training facilitated by well-known international agencies in more than 25 countries, delivered specialized presentations at international conferences, and demonstrated his country. He has also been recognized by different local and international agencies and achieved numerous recognition and appreciation letters and awards.
Yosufzai, with skills in multi-team management and project delivery, has closely worked with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, UNODC, IFC, US-Treasury, Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, and National Crime Agency.
Yosufzai is a frequent speaker in Dari, Pashto, and English languages. In order to maintain continued development in his areas of expertise, he has been providing visiting lectures/coaching support upon request. He has delivered CAMS coaching classes at the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance, where numerous students got certified.