Afghan Biographies

Nehan, Nargis Mrs


Name Nehan, Nargis Mrs
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Minister of Mines and Petroleum (and Industries)
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Mines (and Industries)
Muhammad Alam Razim Interim Government, Northern Alliance.
Mir Moh. Sediq (2004-2005)
Eng. Ibrahim Adil (200603).
Wahidullah Shahrani stepped down because of Presidential Election 2014 (20090103-20131000),
Mohammad Akbar Barakzai (20131028-20140930)
Mohammad Akbar Barakzai acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mir Ahmad Jawid Sadat (20141209)
Daud Shah Saba (20150127-20160328 resigned)
Acting minister of Mines and Petroleum Mrs. Ghazal Habib Ghazal Habibyar Safi Ghezal Habib Yar Safi  (20160416, 20160505, 20160824)
Nomininated Mrs. Nargis Nehan ( 20170327)

Deputy Ministers of Mines:
Eng. Muhammad Akram Ghayasi Ghiasi (20100104)
Eng. Abdul Qudoos Hamidi (20100100, 20150514)
Mrs. Ghezal Habib Yar Safi Ghazal Habibyar-Safi (2016)
Deputy Minister for Financial and Administrative Affairs: Abdul Jamil Hares  Eng Abdul Jamil Haris (20140811)
Deputy Minister for Mine Affairs: Eng. Naseer Ahmand Durani (20140930)
Ibrahim Azhar, Deputy Minister of the MoMP (20150524)
Deputy Minister for Policy and Programs: Mir Ahmed Javid Sadat, Ahmad Jawed Sadat (20160824, 20170404)

Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)
Shafiqullah Shahrani (20150202)
Speaker Spokesman Spokesperson Ministry of Mines and Industries:
Mohammad Rafee Sediq Mohammad Sediqi Rafi Sediq, former TOLO journalist  (20141005, 20150211)
Muhayuddin Noori (20160718)
Zabihullah Sarwari (20170420)


2. Previous Function:
Director General of the Treasury Department at the Ministry of Finance (20120609)
Vice Chancellor of Kabul University at the Administration and Finance Department 

Senior Administration and Finance Advisor to the Minister of Education

Senior Planning and Coordination Advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education
Founder and Executive Director of EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) (2010, 20140303)
volunteered as a short-term advisor to the Minister of Interior to assist the Ministry with the establishment of the Afghan Public Projection Force (APPF) as a state-owned enterprise
appointed as Minister of mines and petroleum (20170328)
 

3. Biodata:
Mrs. Nargis Nehan holds a master’s degree in Business Management and has received international training in the areas of leadership, result-based budgeting, gender budgeting, strategic planning, good governance, peace building and conflict resolution.

In 2007 she co authored a book with Ashraff Ghani Ahmadzai: The budget as a linchpin of the state: Lessons from Afghanistan.

Nehan is a member of the Civil Society Joint Working Group (CS-JWG), the Afghan Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA), and the Supreme Council of the Central Bank of Afghanistan. She was the first female Member of Afghanistan Central Bank's Leadership.

President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has ordered the appointment of Nargis Nehan as the Minister of mines and petroleum.(20170328)

She speaks Pashtu and English

Last Modified 2017-07-05
Established 2017-03-28