Former Afghanistan Central Bank chief Abdul Qadir Fitrat dies

Abdul Qadir Fitrat, the former governor of Afghanistan’s Central Bank, died Sunday, April 28, in the United States after a long illness.

Appointed central bank governor in 2007, Fitrat resigned from the position on June 27, 2011.

In the late 1990s, he worked for the International Monetary Fund in the U.S. Between 2000 and 2001, Fitrat was employed by First Union National Bank in Northern Virginia, before moving on to the World Bank.

Fitrat became a key figure following the 2010 Kabul Bank scandal.

Fitrat was born in Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan.

He attended primary school in his native province and secondary school in Kabul.

He then moved to Pakistan and received a degree in economics from the International Islamic University.

He immigrated to the United States and earned a master’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.