Jalal is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (“DCEO”) of FINCA Tanzania, who, in conjunction with the CEO, is responsible for the strategy and general management of the institution.
Jalal brings with him proven expertise in microfinance lending, operations and finance. Jalal served as Chief Financial Officer of FINCA Tajikistan from 2015 to 2020. He played an important role in developing and implementing a turn-around strategy where FINCA Tajikistan became profitable after three years in the negative.
Before joining FINCA Tajikistan, he worked as a Partner at BDO, based in Dushanbe, in the Audit & Advisory Group where he managed a portfolio of around 100 external audits and risk advisory clients each year, including many local banks and microfinance institutions. Prior to BDO, Jalal worked at PWC in Pakistan within the area of Assurance & Business Advisory Services.
He is a certified financial consultant from the Institute of Financial Consultants USA and Canada. Jalal also studied chartered accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and ACCA, UK.