IN THESE CONNECTED days of social networking, the Linked-ins,
Facebooks and Zoominfos are as good places as any for a
preliminary check on the credentials of a far-flung banker or
are down: poker-playing Sherkhan Farnood (right) has
taken Kabulbank to the brink. It is now in the hands of
the central bank
Except, it seems, if that
person is Sherkhan Farnood, the erstwhile
chairman/owner/founder of Kabulbank, the troubled Afghan bank
that is now in the intensive care of the countrys central
bank after a crippling run on it in August.
To check out Farnood, and
perhaps explain how the wayward Kabulbank came close to
derailing the worlds $50 billion post-9/11
nation-building adventure in Afghanistan, a revealing place to
look would be the websites of the worlds poker-playing
community, where his exploits are legion.
Heres what the colourful Farnood...