Biography of deputy for Administrative and Financial Affairs

Biography of Ajmal Hameed Abdulrahimzai, Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance;
Mr. Abdulrahimzai was born in Logar in the year 1986. He is graduated from Mohammad Agha High school and attended University of Nangarhar from 2005 to 2009 and achieved first grade. Mr. Abdulrahimzai has successfully passed Indian scholarship scheme entrance exam in 2010 and completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with first division major in Finance from Osmania International University in 2012.
Mr. Abdulrahimzai has worked in different governmental and non-governmental organizations and has 15 years of working experience in public finance and administrative, Strategic Relations, Project Management and teaching areas. During 2003 – 09, he worked with Awaz Communication Center, Keleed Group and Asia Foundation in different positions which later in 2010 he was assigned as Project Manager for Awaz Communication Center project.
In 2012 -15 Mr. Abdulrahimzai worked as Finance Specialist in UNDP with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and also as Finance and Accounts Advisor through one of USAID projects in the Ministry of Education. He also served as part time lecturer and Head of the Business Management Department during 2012 – 15.
Mr. Abdulrahimzai started serving as Senior Strategic and Public Communication Advisor at Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 2015 that soon he became Director and Spokesperson to the Ministry of Finance and served till 2018. During his tenure as Strategic and Public Communication Director and Spokesperson, Mr. Abdulrahimzai was awarded with Meer Masjidi Khan and Meer Bacha Khan high level government medals and three first rank appreciation letters by the president of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for his valuable achievements in providing the accurate and on time information about the economic and financial affairs of the country to the media and public in Ministry of Finance. He also received the title of Spokesperson of the year in a conference held by the youth of Ministry of Information and Culture and Civil Society organizations in 2017. Meanwhile he received the Golden Key Award by Access to Information Commission for sharing the information with the public and media with accuracy and on time. On January 27, 2019, Mr. Abdulrahimzai was awarded the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) distinguished Alumni award 2018. He was selected among 170 ICCR member countries’ scholars and more than 20,000 Afghan graduates from different Indian universities for his achievements in serving for different government agencies.
In 2018 by a presidential decree Mr. Abdulrahimzai was assigned as the Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), he was officially introduced to MoIC officials on August 8, 2018.