Directors

Our directors provide unmatched technical expertise in the areas of finance, project management, business communication, monitoring and evaluation,  research, legal consulting, and policy analysis. With international qualifications from the United States, the United Kingdom and Pakistan, our directors are hands on and highly motivated experts with a long history working closely with our leadership. Nearly all of our directors have master’s degrees and extensive Afghanistan experience across a diverse set of industries.

Feroz Rafiq, Senior Audit Director

Mr. Feroz Rafiq (LLM, ACCA, CeIO) is the Senior Audit Director at Afghanistan Holding Group. He has more than 10 years of professional work experience in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Mr. Rafiq’s experience includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (a company with over US$500M of assets and over 6000 employees), where he was in charge of the financial and administrative functions of the company, negotiations with donor organizations and the evaluation of new power generation projects; Managing Partner of Synergy Management Consultants where he was responsible for dealing with clients, supervising projects and strategic planning; Audit Supervisor at KPMG Afghanistan Ltd., where he performed the audits of banks, manufacturing companies, non-governmental organizations and government entities.Mr. Rafiq received his Master’s degree in International Commercial Law from University of Westminster UK, his Chartered Accountancy qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK, and his Certified Integrity Officer qualification from the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy. He is fluent in Pashto, Dari, English and Urdu.

Yasir Shakoor, Senior Financial Director

Mr. Yasir Shakoor (ACPA) has more than six years of professional work experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mr. Shakoor’s experience includes serving as the Internal Audit Advisor and Lead Trainer for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance’s Internal Audit Department (World Bank Audit Training Project), where he developed the legal framework for the application of the internal audit procedures and its implementation for all Afghan government entities. He also led the two-year World Bank Certified Accounting Technician(CAT) building the capacity of more than 70 mid-level employees of MoF working in various different departments. He was the audit supervisor for Rafaqat and Babar- a leading accounting firm in Pakistan and was involved in various statutory and internal audits of private sector companies and the public sector. He has been an ACCA and CAT lecturer in various educational institutes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mr. Shakoor is certified Associate Certified Public Accountant (ACPA) and is completing his ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certificate. He is fluent in English, Pashtu, Urdu and Dari.

Hakimullah Shakoor, Financial Director

Mr. Hakimullah Shukoor (BA, ACPA) is a Financial Director for Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG) working in the AFS division of the company. Mr. Shukoor has more than three years of professional experience in private and public sector.

Mr. Shukoor earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Pune University of India, his Certified Public Accountant certificate from the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Pakistan and is currently completing his ACCA certification. He is fluent in Pashto, Dari, and speaks Turkish and English.

Sher Shah Rahim, Director of Technology

Mr. Sher Shah Rahim, is currently a student at the American University of Afghanistan. While attending University, working to gain real-world experience and help to pay for University costs. Extensive professional hands-on experience in the field of Information Technology and Social Media; an action- oriented web-developer.
Highly motivated, great attention to detail and timeline management. Mr. Rahim’s portfolio includes establishing, managing and taking projects to success from the ground worth $1million. Mr. Rahim is fluent in English, Pashto, Dari and speaks Urdu/Hindi.

Obaidullah Baha, Senior Government Liaison Officer

Mr. Obaidullah Baha (DIT, BBA) is a Senior Government Liaison Officer at the Afghanistan Holding Group. Mr. Baha has more than ten years of professional experience working with various, public and private, organizations in Afghanistan.

Mr. Obaidullah Baha has successfully completed his Diploma in Information Technology from Quetta, Pakistan and Bachelor in Business Administration from Rana University Kabul, Afghanistan. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto, and speaks English and Urdu.

Abubakar Samoon, Finance Director

Mr. Samoon is a Chartered Accountant, a business financial analyst and a lecturer. He has been working in Pakistan till end of 2013 before he travelled to Afghanistan to pursue his accountancy career further. Mr. Samoon has worked as a lecturer in Kardan University for 2 years in Diploma and Bachelors programs. Prior to joining Afghanistan Holding Group, Mr. Samoon has worked in Afghanistan Banks Association. During his tenure with the Association, he successfully managed to secure a grant of over 20m AFN and have dramatically redesigned the association’s finance system. He has extensive knowledge of Afghanistan’s banking system, deep understanding of global financial management best practices as well as demanding experience in teaching/lectureship. Mr. Samoon is now the Finance Manager for Afghanistan Holding Group and a part-time lecturer in American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) for ACCA & CMA.

Mr. Samoon holds a Bachelors (BSC Hons.) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University-UK (OBU), is also an ACCA Affiliate and he is currently on his way to become a CFA (USA) Charter holder. He also holds the recognition of being first Afghan mentor for ACCA-OBU BSC. Hons partnership program. Mr. Samoon is fluent in Dari, Pashto, English and Urdu languages.

Najibullah Shukoor, Project Management Director

Mr. Najibullah Shukoor is working as Project Management Director for Afghanistan Holding Group. Mr. Shukoor has completed his Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from Sudershan College of Management and Research in India, and has completed his Masters’ degree in Business Administration from business school of eLearn Ever Academy, Swedeen. Partially completed his BA in Political Science and Public Administration from American University of Afghanistan. He has also received numerous training programs inside and outside of the country Mr. Shukoor has more than 10 years of professional work experience in both private and public sectors in Afghanistan. He has worked as Agribusiness Development Officer, and Institutional Capacity Building Specialist with DAI in the USAID funded project IDEA-NEW, Capacity Development and Training Director with Afghanistan Civil Service Institute on the USAID funded Project ACSS, Training and Quality Assurance Consultant with Deloitte in USAID funded project ACSS, Program Coordinator with BearingPoint in USAID funded project CDP, Training Coordinator with World Bank funded project in Ministry of Education, External Relations Officer and Voter Information Center Supervisor with UN in the first parliamentary elections in Afghanistan and Project Assistant with BBC World Services Trust since 2005. Mr. Shukoor is specialized in project management, operations, capacity development and monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Shukoor is fluent in Pashto, Dari and English.

PARWIZ SAYEDZADA, OPERATIONS & Procurements Director

Mr. Parwiz Sayedzada (DBA, BBA, and MBA), is a Director Of Operations & Procurement for Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG). Mr. Sayedzada has more than Eight years of professional experience in private sector. Mr. Sayedzada received his Diploma in Business Administration from National Institute Of Management and Administration (NIMA), however He awarded with two years diploma by the University of Jyvaskyla Finland In accounting section, finished BBA In Maiwand Institute Of Higher Education.
Mr. Parwiz Sayedzada almost finished his MBA in SWISS UMEF University Of Afghanistan and currently working in his Thesis. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto, English and speaks Urdu.

 
 

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