Afghan Biographies

Maiwandi, Shah Zaman


Name Maiwandi, Shah Zaman
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1976
Function/Grade Chief Operating Officer at CETENAGROUP
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Media sales and sponsorship manager (2007)
Chief Operating Officer at CETENAGROUP (2013)

3. Biodata:
Shah Zaman Maiwandi was born 1976 in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province.  After graduating at Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, Schah-Zaman started his career in 2007 as a sales and sponsorship manager for a media and marketing company in the UAE. He then joined CETENAGROUP in Afghanistan as a project manager and gained experience in HR, Management, Procurement, Business Development, and Customer Relations. During the next two years Schah-Zaman managed Q Holdings’ trade activities in the Middle East. Since the beginning of 2013 he has been in the position of the Chief Operating Officer at CETENAGROUP. He worked in the Ghani presidential campaign in PR and marketing.  Shah Zaman Maiwandi has been nominated by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as Urban Development Minister.(20150112)

Schahzaman Maiwandi, the nominee for the Ministry of Urban Development, said he has started the process of renouncing his German citizenship.

Maiwandi, said he has full faith in lawmakers and hopes they “do the right thing and recognize the fresh, young faces in this new Cabinet.”(20150120) Rejected by Wolesi Jirga because of dual citizenship.(20150121)


He holds a German Passport.

Last Modified 2015-01-21
Established 2015-01-12