Afghan Biographies

Farooqi, Hamidullah


Name Farooqi, Hamidullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1953
Function/Grade Kabul University Chancellor
History and Biodata

1. Former Chancellors Kabul University:
Mohammed Akhbar Popal 2002-2004),
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (2005 - 2008 ),
Prof. Dr. Rahman Ashraf (2008),
Prof. Hamidullah Amin Ameen (2008-2012),
Prof. Dr. Habibullah Habib (200120902-20160812)
Hamidullah Farooqi (20160813)

Vicechancellor for Academic Affairs:
Prof. Mohammad Salim Rahimi (20121126)

Vicechancellor for Administrative Affairs:
Mohammad Hadi Hedayati (20120500, 20140607)

Vicechancellor for Student Affairs:
Dr. Abdul Rauf Guhari (20120000-)

Other Departments Kabul University:
Kabul University has 260 Professors (20111006)

Law and Political Affairs Department of Kabul University:
Nasrullah Stanikzai, head of the law and political affairs department at Kabul University (20091028),
Mohammad Haroon Mustasem is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Kabul University andLecturer in Law at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) (20090120),
Professor Shehla Farid (20091028),
Humaira Haqmal , Mrs. (20091028),
Gul Rahman Qazi (200911028),

Dean of Kabul University’s medical school:
Shirin Agha Zareef Zarif (20101006)
Emal Habib,·Chairman of the microbiology department at Kabul University’s medical school (20111005) Dr Emal Habib Ullah Shinwari? Emal Habib Asadullah from Jalalabad, Nangahar Province?


2. Previous Functions
Minister of Transport (20090316-20100100)
Elected Member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) (2008 – To date)
Member Afghanistan -Pakistan Peace Mini Jerga (2008 To Date)
Co-founder Mesbah Institute (Private Higher Education Institute) * 2007- To date
Chairman (elected) and  Co-Founder Brishna Think tank (2007 – To date)
Member Afghanistan -Pakistan Peace Jirga (2007-2008)
Member Chambers Reform Commission (CRC) (2007)
Member SAARC CEO’s Committee (2006)
Leading the Afghanistan delegate to Turkey Business Cooperation Center Istanbul, Turkey (2006–To date)
Elected Board Member Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) (July 2005-To date)
Chairman International Model School (IMS) now (Beacon House High School, the first Private School in Afghanistan (Sep 2005-2008)
Elected CEO Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) (2005 – To date)
Founder and Member of Board of Directors Aid and Correlation Center for Professors and Lecturers (Apr2004–To date)
Elected Chairman of Board of Directors Bank-e Millie Afghan Kabul, Afghanistan (July 2003–To Date)
Professors and Lecturer Faculty of Economics, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan (2003)
President and CEO Hamed - Lais construction Company L.L.C., Kabul - Afghanistan (2002-To date)
Member Afghan American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) (2002-To date)
Elected Member of Board of Directors Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) (2002-2003)
Founder and elected Member of Board of Directors Afghanistan Traders and Industrialists Center (MATSA) (ATIC). (2000–To Date)
Member Afghanistan Artists Union (1998–To date)
Member Association for Democracy in Afghanistan (1995-To date)
Frequent Contributor as an Economic and Political Commentator for Local and International Media Afghanistan, USA and many other Countries. (1995-To date)
Member Afghan National Islamic Council of Immigrants, America (ANIC) (1995)
President and CEO United Molding Ltd., Global Export and Import Ltd. and Hashmat Ltd., New York (1977-1982)
Member of Finance and Trade Department Ministry of Planning, Gov. of Afghanistan (1979)
President Hashmat leading company Limited, Afghanistan.
Chairman of Ashraf Ghani's anti graft team (20150416)
Kabul University Chancellor (201608113)

3. Biodata: *
farooqi_hamidullahDr. Hamidullah Farooqi Hamiduallh Faruqi was born 1953 in Afghanistan. Educational background: 1995 M.A. General Economics and Business Administration Queens College, City University of New York, Thesis “North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)” 1976 B.A. Economics (Trade and Commerce Development) Faculty of Economics, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan .1972 Baccalaureate, General Science Habibia High school, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Asadullah Ramin, brother of a former Cabinet minister, and a brother of Hamidullah Farooqi, former Transport Minister, was arrested in the US.  [Source: Daily Arman-e-Milli] Possibly this was  Stateside activity of FBI’s Afghan Major Crimes Task Force? (MCTF) (20100902).

He is a member of the interim council of Right and Justice Party of Afghanistan (20111107)

Hamidullah Faruqi is a Kabul University lecturer of the faculty of economy (20120516) and economic analyst. He views that anticipation of the World Bank towards Afghanistan has been optimistic while its threat has not been taken into account and the judgment that economic growth after 2014 will be between 3 to 4% is threatening new financial crisis. 
Handpicked by Ashraf Ghani to oversee his anti-graft campaign is Farooqi, a Kabul University economics lecturer who was part of the president's election campaign last year.(2014)

Languages: Dari Fluent (spoken and written), Pashto Fluent (Spoken and Written), English Fluent (spoken and written)

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