Afghan Biographies

Jalili, Noorullah Sayed

Name Jalili, Noorullah Sayed
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1974
Function/Grade Candidate 2019 Presidential Election
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Director of the Kabul-based road-construction company Amerifa (20071128)
Presidential Election 2019 Candidate (20190109)
3. Biodata:
Sayed Noorullah Jalali, son of Sayed Abdulrahman Jalili, was born in in Rodat District, Nangahar Province. He is a Sayyed from Nangarhar province who graduated from Kabul Medical University.

Jalili went to a high-school located in Balkh named "Lesi Nowbahar-e-Balkh". He had the burden of supporting his family from a young age. Dr. Jalili lost his father at a young age and was put lots of pressure on to support a family of 7. During the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and the war against the Mujahideen, there was a lot of damage done and people went through a lot of misery, losing homes and family members. Out of now choice, Jalili had to move to Jalalabad and was in a financial crisis. Jalili had to work in order to make money to support his family.

He previously worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Taleban. He is the director of the Kabul-based road-construction company America. Both he and his company worked as contractors with the US military (according to diplomatic sources). He is owning companies such as AMERIFA Construction company, a company based in Afghanistan aiming to rehabilitate and reconstruct the infrastructure of Afghanistan. The company has completed a vast amount of projects which have received total revenue of $250M during the first few years of the company's launch. AMERIFA has partnered with organizations such as US Army of Corps Engineers(USACE).

U.S.-led coalition troops killed 22 road construction workers with airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan because of mistaken intelligence reports.

Engineers and laborers had been building a road for the U.S. military in mountainous Nuristan province, and were sleeping in two tents in the remote area when they were killed, said Sayed Noorullah Jalili, director of the Amerifa road construction company, based in Kabul, the capital. There were no survivors, he said.(20071128)

Jalali is a candidate of the Afghan presidential election and enrolled himself on Thursday Jan 10, 2019 with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) as a presidential nominee. (Madar-i-Watan team) Khalil Ruman and Dr. Cheragh Ali Cheragh are Jalili’s vice presidents in his electoral ticket.(2019011)

Khalil Ruman was an unseccessful Wolesi Jirga 2010 election candidate form Bagrami District, Kabul Province. Dr. Chergh Ali Cheragh was a medical advisor and the chief of Academic Affairs in the Ministry of Higher Education (2005). He was also a running mate in Presidential Election 2009 for Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

Khalil Roman (Tajik) and communist-era official who served as former President Mohammad Najibullah’s chief of staff, nominee for the first vice president in Syed Noorullah Jalili’s Madar-i-Watan presidential election team has resigned. Roman in his resignation to Jalili wrote that due to health issues he was unable to continue work with the Madar-i-Watan team. Jalili confirmed the resignation of his deputy and said a new face would be soon introduced as nominee for first deputy.(20190808

Jalili is married and has 4 children.

He speaks Dari, Pashtu and English.


Last Modified 2019-09-28
Established 2019-01-10