Minister of Industry and Commerce
Mr. Ajmal Ahmady is the Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, the Senior Economic Advisor to H.E President Ashraf Ghani, and a TAPI board member. He was born to a religious family in Ghazni Province. He finished his elementary and secondary studies in Afghanistan; he gained his higher education abroad. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Economics and Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from UCLA. He previously spent eight years in the asset management industry investing in global macro, emerging markets, and corporate strategies for some of the largest asset managers in the world. He has also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank, an EM private equity group, the US Treasury Department and the Afghan Ministry of Finance. After the establishment of the National Unity Government, he worked as the senior economic adviser for the President for four years, and on February 6, 2019, he was appointed as the acting minister of Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Afghanistan.