Afghan Biographies

Arian Bank

Name Arian Bank
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
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History and Biodata

The Central Bank of Afghanistan has cancelled the operating license of the only Iranian Bank which was operating in Afghanistan.

The Arian Bank started its operations under a joint venture between Bank Melli of Afghanistan Iran’s Sedarat Bank in 2004.

However, officials in Central Bank of Afghanistan have said that the operating license of Arian Bank was cancelled since the bank was not respecting the laws and regulations of the government.The Central Bank officials are saying that Arian Bank was operating in defiance to the orders and instructions of the Central Bank of Afghanistan besides having no contribution to the economic development of the country.(20190519)

Afghan money traders said they were told this month (August 2012)  by American officials to not conduct business with Arian Bank, an Afghan bank owned by a pair of Iranian banks.(20120821)

Arian bank is established in Afghanistan with the patronage of two major Iranian banks, Bank Melli and Bank Saderat Iran. Arian Bank (“the Bank”) is a limited liability company incorporated in Afghanistan. The Bank is registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on June 25, 2004 and received commercial banking license from the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on December 04, 2004. The Bank is a 50:50 Joint venture between Bank Saderat Iran (BSI) and Bank Melli Iran (BMI). The Bank is primary engaged in commercial banking services in Afghanistan.

Head Office and Main Branch  
Shir Ali Khan Street (charahi torabaz Khan) Shahre now Kabul - Afghanistan
Tel 0093 (0) 20 220 3997
Fax 0093 (0)20 - 220 - 4010
Name of CEO


Mr. H. Bahadori

Fon 0093 (0) 20 220 3995

E-mail of CEO
Name of COO Mr. A. Atarodi
on 0093 (0) 20 220 3997
Email of COO
Name of CFO Mr. M. Sarfaraz Batthi
Fon 0093 (0) 20 220 3997
Email of CFO
Main Branch (KBL/AFG)  
Name of CM Mr. FA. Sarvari
on 0093 (0) 220 3994
Fax 0093 (0) 220 4010
Name of DM 0093 (0) 220 4010
Herat's Branch  
Name of CM

Mr. Abdul Hadi Raoufi Moqadam

Fon 0093 (0) 40 233 059

Fax 0093 (0) 40 233 058
Name of DM Mr. Shaikhzada
write to us at
Working hours 8:00 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 16:00
Working Days Saturday - Thursday


Last Modified 2012-08-21
Established 2012-08-21