Afghan Biographies

Ahmadi, Ershad


Name Ahmadi, Ershad
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth
Function/Grade ex Deputy minister
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Worked for UNDP, WHO and ActionAid,
External relations officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Program advisor for the Ministry of Rural Development in Afghanistan MRRD (2005).
Chief of Presidential Programs (also known as the Office of Strategy and Planning) for the Office of the President of Afghanistan (20080202).
Adviser to President Karzai (20091208)
Deputy High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption  (20091202-201305013)
Charge d’affaires at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa (20110300-20111000)
Director-general of 5th Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (20121230, 2013)
Deputy minister of foreign affairs political (20130514-20150121)

3. Biodata:
ahmadi_ershadAhmadi Ershad  was born and raised in Kabul and stayed in Afghanistan during the course of the civil war. He completed a master’s degree in governance and development at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He wrote his thesis on governance reform in Indonesia. He also received a United Nations University fellowship onhuman rights and peace-building in Tokyo.

Ershad Ahmadi was mentioned as  the deputy head of the newly established High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan (2009). The agency is now lobbying the Afghan government to compile a list of the 100 most corrupt public officials so they can be dismissed. Ahmadi  has strong british links. He writes analysis papers for the british Royal United Services Institute. So far he has a clean record and seems to be not corrupt.

President Hamid Karzai appointed senior career diplomat Ershad Ahmadi as deputy minister of foreign affairs for political affairs, replacing Jawed Ludin.(20130514)

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