Mr. Assadullah Zamir serves as Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock. In this role, he focuses on achieving the country’s goal of restoring Afghanistan’s licit agricultural economy through empowered human resource, agricultural production and productivity, natural resource management and improved physical infrastructure and market development. He has more than 14 years of leadership within both the private and public sectors, with a specific focus on development, agriculture, and natural resource management. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Zamir held the following government positions: Finance Advisor with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development; Senior Advisor with the Ministry of Education; Director General of Programs for the Ministry of Agriculture; and Senior Policy and Program Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Mines. Additionally, he has held senior roles within several NGOs, including the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Mr. Zamir has two Master’s degrees, one in Economics from California State University and one in Management from Preston University, Pakistan. He holds three professional certificates: one in Strategic Management from the Institute of Management and Administration in England, one in Natural Resource Management from the University of Oxford, and a third in Strategic Economy from the American Management Association (AMA).