Afghan Biographies

Hewad, Gran

Name Hewad, Gran
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1983
Function/Grade Spokesperson and Director General of Communications MofA
History and Biodata

1. Spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Ahmad Zaher Faqiri (20101226)
Janan Mosazai Musazai (20110604, 20121223, 20131116 appointed Ambassador in Islamabad, Pakistan)
Shakib Mustaghani, Ahmad Shakib Mustaghani Ahmad Shekeb Mustaghani (20140127, 20140830), 20150815, 20160118)

Sibghatullah Ahmadi (20181122, 20191004 fired by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai 20191006)
Mirwais Nab has been appointed by the president as acting spokesman for foreign ministry. Late Sunday night (20191006)
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah made a statement countermanding Ghani’s dismissal of Ahmadi. Abdullah stated that Spokesperson Ahmadi will continue in his role until after the election results have been announced.

MoFA spokesman Gran Hewad (20200112)
Deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA):
Sirajul Haq Siraj Siraj-ul-Haq Siraj (20141127, 20150419)

2. Previous Function:
Executive officer at the Secretariat of the Admin Board of the Wolesi Jirga
Director of Communications Department at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Research Manager for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Researcher for Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Afghanistan’s Program Manager for Geneva Call
Spokesperson and Director General of Communications MofA

3. Biodata:
Gran Hewad, born in 1983, is the youngest and the only son of a middle-class family who was born in a remote village in Puli Khumri - Baghlan province. He received his undergraduate degree in B.A - Economics from Kabul University and attended his M.A classes in Peace, Development and Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

He is married and father of two daughters.




Last Modified 2020-02-17
Established 2020-02-17