Afghan Biographies

Ahmadzai, Ajmal Ghani


Name Ahmadzai, Ajmal Ghani
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Advisior to President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Co-founder Afghan Sports Federation in the U.S. in 1989,
1999 to present he served as the President of the non-profit organization International Victims of War,
1990 to 2000 CEO of A-Zai Enterprises-Investment Co., a consulting and investment real estate company in Arlington, Virginia,
Spokesman and media liaison during the first Loya Jirga from April to July 2002,
Founding Board Member and Vice President, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce AACC,
President of the Afghan Sports federation in the USA,
Advisior to President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (20170213)

3. Biodata:
ghani_ajmalAjmal Ghani completed his higher education in General Studies/Management in the U.S. Prior to that he attended secondary schools in Afghanistan, Iran, France, and the U.S. Ajmal Ghani is a Founding Member, a Member of the AACC Board of Directors, and the current Chairman of the Board. He was one of the key authors of AACC’s bylaws and formulation of existing programs and policies. He was also instrumental in the opening of the AACC Kabul office and the establishment of the USAID-funded Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) in Afghanistan in 2004.

He possesses over two decades of professional experience in management and providing advisory services to international and domestic associations and companies and has first-hand knowledge of Afghan affairs, having spent much of his time on the ground in Afghanistan since December of 2001. He has been a participant/observer of every major political event in Afghanistan since 2001 and he has been serving as Senior Advisor for several international development companies working in Afghanistan. Simultaneously, he is a private investor in several projects in Afghanistan in the areas of agribusiness, tourism, construction, and sports management.

It is rumored, that Ghani, who wrote a new law about procurement to stop the rampant corruption, gave the gas contract for the military to his cousin Ajmal Ghani. Maj.-Gen. Gordon Davis, of Resolute Support’s combined security transition command, says flatly, “That’s an urban myth. We contract the fuel. We have no contract with Ghani’s cousin.”(20160312)

He is fluent in Dari, Pashto, French, and English.

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