Afghan Biographies

Asadullah Zamir

Name Asadullah Zamir
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Minister
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Finance advisor Ministry of Rural Development (20030100-20040600)
Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education (2007-2009)
Director General of Program, Ministry of Agriculture (20090700-20120700)
Senior Policy and Program Advisor to the minister of Mines August 20120800- 20131000)
Founder of NGO (Humanitarian Organisation for Local Development (2008)
Deputy head of the USAID’s Mining Investment and Development for Afghanistan Sustainability (Midas) project (2015)
Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (20150418, 2016)

3. Biodata:
Assadullah Zamir Asadullah Zameer son of Haji Muhammad Asad was born in Kabul. He has received accreditation by the Institute of Management and Leadership as a “Certified Strategic Planner”. Assadullah received BBA, MBA, and M.A in Economics from the California State University East Bay as a Fulbright Scholar in 2006. He is an active member of civil society in Afghanistan. In 2008, he established the Humanitarian Organization for Local Development (HOLD). He has served on the Board of Director of a number of NGOs. Assadullah has been the President of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Afghanistan since its establishment in 2007. He has worked as Finance Advisor to the Minister of Rural Development from 2003 to 2004 and a s the Economic Development Consultant to the Minister in 2005. He has also served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education from 2007 to 2009. He has worked as Chief Program Coordinator and General Director of Programs to the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. He was confirmed Minister of Agriculture by Wolesi Jirga. (20150418) He is one of the co-founders of Fourteen Hundred / 1400, a group of young(ish) Afghans interested in influencing policies. He is the youngest member of the new Ghani/Abdullah cabinet

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