Afghan Biographies

Mohsanyar, Shakib

Name Mohsanyar, Shakib
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1993
Function/Grade SDFO-Sustainable Development for Future Organization Executi
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
President Afghan Professional Network (201405)
Pearl Horizon Consulting (201601 - 201603)
Afghanistan Investment Support Agency AISA (201604 - 201612)
SDFO - Sustainable Development for Future Organization, Executive Director (201601- )

Please note: There are two bios. Please scroll down:


3. Biodata:
Shakib Mohsanyar was born 1993 in Afghanistan. He has a bachelor degree in Economics from Kateb University. He also visited Indiana University - Kelley School of Business (5 weeks). Emerging Young Leaders Award by U.S DoS. He is an active alumni of the U.S. Department of State, International Exchange program, GBI 2015 and Kabul U.S. Embassy. He has also appeared and featured on leading local and international media such as Voice of America, The Diplomat, NPR America, BBC, ABCNewsAustralia, Deutsche Welle, ARD German TV, Tolo News, The Tribune Express,, Hasht e Subh,,Khaama Press, U.S. Department of State Press Media and Indian Times as well as selected as Young Role Model by Radio Jawanan.

For the last six years working with national and international organizations in Afghanistan, he has been directly involved in a variety of community-based activities for various organizations, both as volunteer and as employee, he worked with organizations such as USAID Projects, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, Afghanistan Holding Group, World Bank funded projects and other public-private organizations.


He speaks Dari and English

2nd Bio Shakib Mohsanyar:

From a kite seller to an emerging young leader, 24 years old, Shakib Mohsanyar is the “Emerging Young Leaders Award” recipient by U.S. Department of State. He is the founder of Afghanistan Needs You campaign and founder of The Hub, a co-working and entrepreneurship center for young entrepreneurs located in Kabul city.


Mohsanyar is also serving as Executive Director for Sustainable Development for Future organization (SDFO). In SDFO, he is developing and leading projects in social entrepreneurship, brain drain and illegal immigration prevention and youth empowerment areas.


For the past seven years working with national and international organizations in Afghanistan, he has been directly involved in a variety of activities for various organizations, both as volunteer and as employee, he worked with organizations such as Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, USAID Projects, World Bank funded projects and other public & private organizations. His expertise is including but not limited to migration, workforce development, social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, leadership, private sector development as well as volunteerism.


He has developed skills in creative thinking, problem solving, and leadership with a passion for development and diverse world. He has a bachelor degree in Economics from Kateb University.


He is an active alumni of the U.S. Department of State, International Exchange program, GBI 2015 and U.S. Embassy in Kabul.


He has also appeared and his achievements have been featured on leading local and international media such as Voice of America (VOA), The Diplomat, NPR America, BBC, ABC News Australia, Deutsche Welle (DW), ARD German TV, Tolo News, The Tribune Express,, Hasht e Subh, Khaama Press and Indian Times as well as selected as Young Role Model by Radio Jawanan. He was a speaker and panelist in several programs.(20170606)


Email: Shakib.mohsanyar(at)

Phone: +93 793 145 145

Twitter: @ShakibMohsanyar


"The Hub" is established by a young entrepreneur Shakib Mohsanyar to support startups, entrepreneurs and individual consultants by providing them the required services for a functional office space.

Established in February 2017, the Hub’s primary goal is to support the new established businesses as well as startups to reduce their operation costs; and in addition, enhance the culture of collaboration and promote co-working services in Afghanistan.

“The Hub serves as a platform with excellent infrastructure and extensive network of likeminded entrepreneurs, startups, consultants and freelancers,” said Mohsanyar.

Some of the amenities offered by the Hub are printing and scanning services, internet, projector and TV, promotional opportunities, conference room, mail service and high speed internet.

More Background:
"The Hub" is a corporate co-working space and community, located in central part of Kabul city with a full-fledged shared co-working and co-office space that individuals and organizations can rent at affordable prices with every facility necessary for a functioning work space.

The Kabul Business Innovation Hub was officially launched 20160822 in a ceremony held at the International Center for Women’s Economic Development on the campus of the American University of Afghanistan. The purpose of the Hub is to accelerate the success of companies that have demonstrated business acumen and promise. “We are much more than an incubator,” said Hub Director, Destageer Haidari. “We require participating organizations to have a good track record and to meet high standards of planning and accountability.”
Invited speakers at the event included the Minister of Commerce and Industry, the President of the American University of Afghanistan, the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan, the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy, and the head of the Task Force for Stability and Business Operations. “One of our most esteemed small businesses, Atlas Edge, is a Hub participant,” said Dr. Elspeth Smith, Executive Director of the AmCham/Af. “I can’t imagine a more creative, promising company to take part in this venture.”Initially funded by TFBSO, the Hub hopes to attain sustainability through a fee-for-service scheme. The Hub is located in the International Women’s Center at AUAF.

Last Modified 2017-06-06
Established 2017-03-20