Afghan Biographies

Fakri, Katrin Mrs.

Name Fakri, Katrin Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1969
Function/Grade Member of Supreme Council of DAB
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mrs. Katrin Fakiri was born 1969 in Kabul and migrated to the United States at the age of 10 after the Soviet invasion.  She completed a Bachelors Degree in English Literature at San Jose University where she served as President of the Afghan Student Organization.  While in the US, Katrin Fakri produced and hosted an Afghan radio program, Fanous, and was a founding member and former President of the Society of Afghan Professionals.  In 2002, she traveled back to Afghanistan and before she became Managing Director for MISFA, she founded and acted as Manager of the Parwaz microfinance program.  She is also founder and Managing director of the Afghanistan Microfinance Association. Fakri has seven years experience in corporate Human Resource management and Public Relations with Silicon Valley high tech companies. has been appointed as member of supreme council of Da Afghanistan Bank. She is holding BA in English from San Jose State University, US.

She has also earned certificates in capacity-building of Microfinance Institutions, Training of Trainers (ToT) in Women's handicrafts from Italy and in Microfinance from Bangladesh.

Before joining DAB as member of Supreme Council, Fakiri has served as HR director in US-based Net Centrex INC from 2000 to 2003.

She started her career in Afghanistan in 2003 and has worked across various organizations. Fakiri founded and worked as CEO of PARWAZ organization in 2003 and after a year in 2004, she was appointed as HR director in First Microfinance Bank (FMFB). Katrin Fakiri remained as CEO of PARWAZ organization through 2008 following which she served as CEO of Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) until 2013. Meanwhile, she also had the foundation board membership of Afghanistan Microfinance Association and established the basis for strategic policies and effective leadership in MISFA and Microfinance sector.

Fakiri holds professional knowledge, expertise and work experience in Finance, Commerce, Legal affairs and HR. Moreover, she has 13 years of work experience in Finance and Management and 5 years in the field of HR. Among her masterworks is creating an effective marketing strategy along with efforts to build opportunities for businesses. She has the honor of receiving CGAP award over facilitating ground for more than 5000 Afghan women to launch small and medium enterprises.

She has been recently appointed as member of Supreme Council of DAB as per the proposal of DAB's governor and presidential decree No. 1945 dated 20th September 2016.

Fakri holds an U.S. Passort.

Katrin Fakri speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2018-03-11
Established 2018-03-11