Afghan Biographies

Asad Sakhi Farhad

Name Asad Sakhi Farhad
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1948
Function/Grade Ex Deputy Minister
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Commercial Banker and Life Insurance salesman in California (1979 - 2004)
Director General of Civil Service IARCSC (2004)
Deputy Minister of Finance (20051214)
World Bank Advisor to the Ministry of Mines (2007)
helped to establish Afghanistan’s first privately owned insurance company, ICA (20080131)
Lecturer Dari and Pashto at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Ca and public policy to master’s program students at the Bellevue University (2009)

3. Biodata:
Asad Sakhi Farhad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1948. He moved to Ankara, Turkey with his family where he attended primary and middle schools. After returning to Afghanistan, he graduated from the Habibia High School in 1966 at the top of his grade. That gave him a full scholarship to attain his bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the American University of Beirut. After working in Afghanistan for 3 years he was awarded a Fullbright scholarship for graduate studies in the US. His graduation from the State University of New York coincided with the communist takeover in Afghanistan. After the soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1979, he applied for political asylum and became a U.S. citizen.

He is married.

He speaks Dari, Pashtu and English

Last Modified 2018-11-29
Established 2018-11-29