Afghan Biographies

Chakhansuri, Haroon


Name Chakhansuri, Haroon
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1980
Function/Grade Deputy Minister for Political affairs and Foreign Affairs
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Program Officer "Finance", Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Project, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (200801-200805)
Research Services Manager, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Project, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (200805-200909)
Head of Aid Coordination, Ministry of Public Health (201301-201304)
Rural Development Specialist, The World Bank (201304-201511)
Spokesman to the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (20160200)
Presidential administrative affairs deputy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Communications and Media (20170427, 20180101)
Head Deputy office on governance and programs under the presidential office’s structure (20190701)
Deputy Minister for Political affairs and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs (20200121, 20200404)

 

3. Biodata: 

Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori was born in 1980. He was awarded BBA Management, at Kardan University Kabul, Afghanistan (2006 – 2010) and Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Administration at The University of Sydney, Australia (2011 – 2013) Chakhansuri has a Master of Public Administration degree from Sydney University, Australia.

In late 2015 Chakhansuri joined the Office of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as Special Assistant to the President. In the same year, he was promoted as the President’s Chief of Protocol. He also served as a Spokesperson to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan before being appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff for Coordination of State Affairs. In 2017, he was appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff and Spokesperson to the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and served for two years.  In 2019. Chakhansuri was appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff - Governance and Programs at the Office of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.


He was appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister – Political Affairs and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in January 2020.

He is married and father of four kids.

He speaks Pashtu, Dari, Baluchi, Urdu and English.


 

Last Modified 2020-04-08
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