London, UK


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Khesrow Sangarwal

Based in London, Khesrow is a Medical Doctor, having graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK. Khesrow writes for the BBC on scientific, medical and environmental issues.

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Kudsia Kaker

Kudsia Kaker is an entrepreneur and currently director of an international corporate events company, Qatalyst Global. Her role is continuously evolving as the company grows and launches into new industries and regions. Her main objective is to meet clients expectations at an event by perfectly executing onsite delivery. She works...

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Kazem Sharan

Based in London, Kazem Sharan is a consultant for Ten10, the leading software technology testing company in the UK. Kazem holds a BA in Development Studies and Politics from SOAS, University of London, where he also co-founded SOAS Afghan Society and served as President from 2015 – 2016. Kazem is...

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Fereshta Omar

Based in London, Fereshta Omar is part of the Human Resources (HR) team at Accenture, a global consulting firm, and managing ~500 employees within the Financial Services operating group. She has extensive experience in coaching employees on career progression, professional development, and disciplinary procedures. She has a BSc in Psychology...

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Farhad Timuri

Farhad has extensive entrepreneurial, investment and corporate advisory experience. He is a mentor to a number of early-stage companies globally and has a successful track record of investing in new ventures. He also acts as an independent advisor to corporate and charitable organisations. Farhad has served as the Managing Director...

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Lina Amir

Based in London, Lina is an experienced advisor/advocate in the voluntary sector with a passion for Human Rights and access to justice. Lina has a law degree from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice. Her interests include Goju Ryu Karate, fitness and...

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Suliaman Zaheer

Based in London, Suliaman works in program management. He has experience in structuring of major infrastructure transactions using M&A, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and other project finance models. He is one of the founding members and the ex-President of APn. He has served as a member of the UCL Union Executive Committee and...

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Hamina Mehraj

Based in London, Hamina has worked in the Education (teaching) and Professional Services sector for three years She has a BA in English Literature from Brunel University.

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Barin Sultani Haymon

Based in London, Barin Sultani Haymon has a background in the nonprofit sector, having served in a variety of functions at organisations across the US and the UK. Recently, she has been involved as an independent researcher on projects dealing with social and economic issues in Afghanistan. Her experience in...

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Quhramana Kakar

Quhramaana Kakar is a leading figure in Afghanistan working for womens empowerment in the areas of leadership development through political participation in peace-building and Womens Economic Development. She works hard to represent the most vulnerable and deprived group of Afghan women and youth. She aims to provide leadership to those...

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Kabul, Afghanistan


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Najlla Habibyar

Based in Kabul, Ms. Najlla Habibyar is the Co-Founder and Development Consultant of Ark Group, overseeing strategic business development initiatives. With a deep passion for supporting others and helping them fulfill their professional goals, Ms. Habibyar initiated the Artisan Toolkit to support artisans improve the quality of their products and...

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Farshid Ghyasi

Based in Kabul, Farshid is the CEO of NETLINKs and Afghanistans largest jobsite www.jobs.af. He has previously worked at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Deputy Project Manager in Information and Communications Technology. His specialties include: ICT Strategy & Policy Planning, eGovernance, eCommerce, ERP, CRM, Financial Management, eLearning, Mobile Government,...

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Jamshid Hashimi

Jamshid is founder and chair of the board of trustees at CodeWeekend , the first and biggest computer science community in Afghanistan. He has a degree from Dokuz Eylul University of Turkey in Computer Engineering and has nearly a decade of work experience in the field of technology development and...

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Ateeq Nosher

Ateeq is responsible for Policy & Strategic Planning at the Office of the H.E. President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He previously served as the CEO of Apex2 Consulting, as Chief Economist & Director General of the Monetary Policy Department at the Da Afghanistan Bank and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at...

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Javid Hamdard

Based in Kabul, Javid is the Chief Operating Officer of NetLinks. He has worked with several national and international organizations at various senior technical and advisory capacities including Office of the President of Afghanistan, The United Nations, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Adam Smith Institute, and Internews-Europe. As an advocate of...

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Matiullah Rahmaty

Based in Kabul, Matiullah works as a member of the Public Relations team, responsible for Communication and Web, at the Institute Francais Afghanistan (IFA). He has previously worked as a Translator at the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) and as an English Teacher at Thunder High Institute. Mati is fluent...

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Karim Naimy

Based in Kabul, Karim is working as a Lead Software Developer at CodeZone and as IT Manager at the Italian co-operation of Afghanistan. He has developed more than 10 websites and Management Information Systems. He is studying Computer Engineering in Kabul Polytechnique University.

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Washington DC, USA


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Dr. Hamdullah Mohib

Before being appointed Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib served as Deputy Chief of Staff to H.E. The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The role included oversight of the spokesperson’s office, the office of correspondence and diplomatic communications, protocol office, petitions office, and the Presidential secretariat....

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California, USA


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Najla Ayubi

Currently serving as a Women Peacemaker at Institute for Peace & Justice (at the University of San Diego, California USA), Judge Najla Ayubi is a lawyer and former judge and has extensive experience in judiciary, elections, human rights and womens empowerment. She is a civil society and human rights activist...

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