Asaf Akhtar

Director Of Compliance at Qenta

Asaf Akhtar has a diverse work experience spanning over several years.

Asaf started their career at the State Bank of Pakistan in 1998 as an Officer Grade II, where they conducted onsite inspections of commercial banks and handled daily operations in the foreign exchange department.

In 2006, they joined United Bank Ltd. as a Senior Risk Analyst, where they supervised middle office functions and analyzed new product proposals.

From 2008 to 2011, Asaf worked at Dubai Islamic Bank, Pakistan as the Unit Head of Regulatory Compliance & AML/CDD. Asaf assisted the Head of Compliance and maintained communication with regulatory bodies.

Asaf then joined Emaan Islamic Banking, Silkbank Pakistan as the Head of Internal Controls, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs from 2011 to 2015. Asaf played a crucial role in launching Islamic banking operations and forming internal structures.

From 2015 to 2018, Asaf held the position of Head of Operation and Technology at Emaan Islamic Banking, Silkbank Ltd., where they ensured regulatory compliance and spearheaded cross-functional projects.

In 2018, they transitioned to the role of Head of Compliance and Internal Controls at Emaan Islamic Banking, SILKBANK Ltd. Pakistan, overseeing compliance within the organization and establishing effective policies and procedures.

Most recently, Asaf joined Qenta Inc. in 2022 as the Director of Compliance. Their responsibilities include developing and maintaining a risk-based compliance management program for global digital assets and payments, ensuring adherence to anti-money laundering regulations, and implementing targeted financial sanctions.

Throughout their career, Asaf Akhtar has demonstrated expertise in compliance management, regulatory affairs, and risk assessment.

Asaf Akhtar pursued their education in a chronological order. In 1994, they enrolled at Quaid-e-Azam University and completed their Master of Science degree in Economics, specializing in Trade and Monetary Policy in 1996. Later, in 2005, they attended PIMSAT and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Accounting and Finance in 2006.



  • Director Of Compliance

    May, 2022 - present

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