Hamdiya al Jaff leads Iraq's only successful state bank. Her only experience in banking is with the failed Rafidain bank. She was installed last summer by Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to replace a protege of banker-politician Ahmed Chalabi.
Hamdiya al Jaff leads Iraq's only successful state bank. Her only experience in banking is with the failed Rafidain bank. She was installed last summer by Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to replace a protege of banker-politician Ahmed Chalabi. Roy Gutman/MCT
Hamdiya al Jaff leads Iraq's only successful state bank. Her only experience in banking is with the failed Rafidain bank. She was installed last summer by Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to replace a protege of banker-politician Ahmed Chalabi. Roy Gutman/MCT

Dysfunctional banking sector helps keep Iraq in economic shambles

December 25, 2011 12:01 AM

UPDATED September 25, 2013 12:11 PM

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