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Alumni Success Stories

Alumni of the Month

Jun 2021

Sultan Hameed Qarar

Mr. Sultan Hameed Qarar holds a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Kardan University. He is the Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Management Board for FINCA Impact Finance in Afghanistan, a financial institution offering responsible and innovative financial services to low-income people worldwide.

Mr. Qarar has more than 11 years of experience in commercial banking and microfinance. He has served as a member of the Audit Committee and Board of the banks in Afghanistan and as a Consultant for U.S-based J.C. Owens Global Consulting and worked on different assignments in Afghanistan. He is also Vice President & Executive Board Member of the U.S-based "The Institute of Internal Auditor" (TheIIA) chapter in Afghanistan.

Outside of his current role, he reveals some of the proudest and rewarding moments of his career," the most rewarding moments in my career were when I became the first Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential holder in the country and when I received "FMH Auditing Excellence" Appreciation Letter in 2016 after a successful audit assignment in Africa and the moment I received Kardan University's Forty Under Forty Award."

Mr. Qarar says that his studies at Kardan University were one of the best decisions in his career and helped him be prepared for the professional world, "Studying at Kardan University was one of the best decisions I have made. Because in Kardan University, besides knowledge and education, we had the opportunity to self-reflect and learn things that we were passionate about, and how to embrace change," he said.

A dedicated and ambitious professional, Mr. Qarar thrives on inspiring others and being a role model for them. "instead of looking for role models, I try to become one. I would love to be an inspiration for people around me by being attentive to my colleagues' needs, enjoying my time at work, and bringing some positive energy to the office. I constantly work on my skills and knowledge, learning new things and doing new things. If my subordinates see such an example, it will inspire them," He added.

Reflecting on his professional success, Mr. Qarar reveals, "My family, especially my mother and father, have helped a lot on my journey to success. My uncle's encouragement and advice also have played a critical role in my academic and professional success."

His advice and tips to other students and alumni, "Believe in yourself and your strengths, love yourself, become your priority, strive to be the "you" you want to be, nourish your body, mind, and soul, invest in self-improvement every day, and never stop trying. You are the creator of your destiny."
Mr. Qarar enjoys traveling and reading books, "I was traveling a lot before the global pandemic. One of the exciting parts of the trip for me was buying books, and during my free time, I enjoy reading books. Since I believe in a quote by Ernest Hemingway saying that "there is no friend as loyal as a book." We wish Mr. Qarar more success in his professional career.