Afghan Biographies

Ahmadi, Ajmal Ahmady

Name Ahmadi, Ajmal Ahmady
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Minister of Commerce and Industry acting MoCI
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of commerce and industry MoCI:
Hedayat Amin Arsala (Nangarhar),
Dr. Mir Mohammad Amin Farhang (2006),
Wahidullah Sharani (2008),
Dr. Anwar-il Haq Ahady stepped down because Presidential Election 2014 (20100628 -20131000)
Mohammad Shakir Kargar Mohammad Shaker Kargar (20131225-20140930)
Mohammad Shakir Kargar acting Minister (201401001)
acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Muzamil Shinwari(20141212)
Humayoun Rasa (20150418)
Mrs Kamela Sidiqi (20181201 acting)
Ajmal Ahmady acting minister of industry and commerce (20190206)

Deputies Ministry Commerce, Trade and Industry:
Adib Farhadi (20100513 terminated),
Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Yalaqi Yelaqi Ailaqi Aylaqi (20100118, 20110424),
Dip. Eng Mutasil Komaki, Motasel Kumaki, Email: eng_komaki(at), Phone: +93 (0)799320300 Deputy Minister of Commerce (Industry), Secretary to the Minister (2008, 20100807, 20130116)
Muzamel Shinwari, Muzamil Shinwari Mozammel Shinwari, deputy minister for trade (20121120, 2013118, 20140128)
Commerce and Industry Deputy Minister Qurban Haqjo (20170320)
Mrs. Kamela Sediqi (20170529, 20180629)
Zahruddin Shirzada (20190109)
Mrs. Muqaddesa Yourish (20190325)

Commerce and Industries Ministry Spokesman:
Waheed Ghazi Khil Wahid Ghazi Khel Ghazihel Waheedullah Ghazikhail (20110604, 20121104)
Spokesperson to the Ministry of Commerce:
Musafir Qoqandi
Musafer Qoqandi (20150118, 20160705, 20170814)
Director General, International Trade, Ministry of Commerce:


2. Previous Function:
Adviser of President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on financial and banking affairs (20170724-20190205)
Minister of Commerce and Industry acting (20190206)

3. Biodata:
Ajmal Ahmady He was born to a religious family in Ghazni Province. He finished his elementary and secondary studies in Afghanistan; he gained his higher education abroad. He has obtained two Masters degrees from Harvard University in the field of business administration as well as economy and public administration. Master of Economics and Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from UCLA. Ahmadi has eight years of experience in investment management with the newly established and small markets and has also worked with Booz Allen Hamilton, World Bank, EM Grouop, US Treasury Department and Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan. Ahmady is a TAPI board Member.

Ahmadi’s refusal to attend a briefing session in the lower house forced the MPs to suspend his authorities effective from Monday, 13 December 2020. Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the Parliament, said. “From today on, we do not recognize Ajmal Ahmadi as the minister of industry and commerce. His endorsement on any contract will be considered a crime.”

However, a spokesperson for the Industry and Commerce Ministry said they have been responsive enough to the parliament. He further added, “The parliament can reject or approve the budget as a whole but (suspending) a part of the budget is not the authority of the MPs.”(20200114)

Ajmal Ahmadi is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

He speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2020-04-09
Established 2019-02-06