Afghan Biographies

Osmani, Ali Ahmad

Name Osmani, Ali Ahmad
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1972
Function/Grade Minister of Water and Energy
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Water and Energy Minister of energy and water:
Mohammad Ismael Khan (2004-2009)
nominated Minister of Water and Energy  20120215
Ismael Khan Minister of Water and Energy stepped down because Presidential Election 2014 (20120305 - 20131000)
Mohammad Arif Noorzai (20131028-20140930)
Mohammad Arif Noorzai acting Minister of Water and Energy (20141001)
acting Minister of Water and Power Ghulam Faruq Qarizadeh (20141209)Eng
Eng Ali Ahmad Osmani (20150418)

Deputy Water and Energy Minister:
Shujauddin Ziayee (20111022)
Amanullah Ghaleb (20160524)
Abdul Baseer Azimi Abdul Basir Azimi (20170215, 20170904) Abdul Basir Azemi, deputy head of the administration and finance department (20180128 suspended)

Ministry of Water and  Energy Location:
Kabul Address: Address Darullaman main Road, Kabul, Afghanistan Office Email: . Office Phone: 020- 240 1303
Contact Person 2: Mr. Gulam M. Amin Post Title: Deputy Director Mobile: 0700 298 882
Contact Person 3: Mr. Parvez Kakar Post Title: Executive Assistant to Minister Mobile : 0799 620 005/0700 030 466 Email:

2. Previous Functions:
Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Herat University
Project Manager of Project for Assessing the Needs and Needs of Badghis Province Provinces
Head of Procurement of Herat Field Project Shindand Institute and Border Police Projects
Coordinator of EU and World Food Assistance Funds at the Institute (CHA) in the western provinces of Afghanistan
Minister of Water and Energy (20150418)
3. Biodata:
Ali Ahmad Osmani son of Haji Shah Ahmad was born in 1972 in Herat city. He went to high school in Iran and returned to do his BA at the Engineering Faculty of Herat University. In 2000, he was hired as an engineer for the Food for Work Program of the World Food Program (WFP) where he soon became project coordinator. He started teaching at the Engineering Faculty. In 2007, he got his MA in Hydraulic Engineering from Ferdousi University of Mashhad, Iran. In 2008, he left his teaching job and joined Banat a private company. Since 2012, he is teaching in private universities in Kabul. Usmani formerly served as coordinator for European Union programs in Western Afghanistan and taught at Herat University.

Ali Ahmad Osmani has been picked as Water and Energy Minister.(20150321) He was confirmed by Wolesi Jirga.  (20150418)

Ali Ahmad Osmani got a 124 vote of confidence on Jan 1, 2018  after MPs called for his impeachment due to his alleged poor performance in the ministry.. Osmani was summoned to parliament for spending less than 60% of the budget and allegations of illegal hiring in the ministry.‚Ä®Osmani got 124 votes of confidence, 36 votes of rejection, six invalid votes and one blank vote.(20180101)

He speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2018-01-28
Established 2015-03-22