Aftab Ahmed Diwan

Mr. Aftab Ahmed Diwan joined CDC in 1999 and is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer. He has previously served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2017 and Head of Operations from 1999 to 2004.

Mr. Diwan is a seasoned professional in the field of Custodial Services. He started his career with Citibank in 1981. During his long tenure with the bank, Mr. Diwan had varied exposure in different operational and business areas, which also included offshore assignments. He served Citibank Romania as Securities Business Manager looking after both business and operational activities and Citibank United Kingdom as part of the project team for Securities related Cash Exception Project.

He has represented CDC and the Pakistan Capital Market on various international forums including the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and International Securities Services Association (ISSA). Furthermore, he is a member of the Executive Committee of Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depositories Group (ACG) and also represents the Asia-Pacific Region on the Executive Board of World Forum of CSDs (WFC), the global body of five regional Securities Depositories associations.

Mr. Diwan also spearheaded the creation, design and implementation of various projects to support Capital Market of Pakistan including the National Clearing and Settlement Services project. He is also serving as a Director on the Board of Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (formerly Institute of Capital Markets), and ITMinds Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC).