Management Team


Mohammad Saber Khostwal

(Vice President Admin & Finance)

Mr. Mohammad Saber Khostwal has been working with AISA since May 27, 2014.

Mr. Khostwal holds more than 15 years experience working with government and non-government organizations. Prior joining AISA, he has worked with Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the positions of Advisor to the Minister and General Director of Oil Shirkhan Bandar- Afghanistan.

He has completed his Master’s degree from Hertzen State University of Russia on 1991.


Mohammad Aziz Bahram

(Vice President, Industrial Parks).

Mohammad Aziz Bahram started his career from Research and Policy Department of AISA in 2007 and he rejoined AISA in November 2012.
Mr. Bahram has wide experience in Proposal Writing, Project Planning, Project Development, and Managing Grants. He has worked as Senior Project Development Officer/Proposal Writer at Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, and Martyrs & Disabled of Afghanistan. After that, he has occupied various positions at the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock as a Land Clearance, and Planning Deputy Director, Land Lease Deputy Director as well as Land Inventory and Registration Acting Director.
He is graduated from Kabul University with a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Economics. He also holds a diploma in Project Management and has received national and international trainings related to investment promotion skills.

Hamidullah Shafaq

(Documentation & Archive Unit Manager)

Hamidullah Shafaq has been working with AISA since 2004. Mr. Hamidullah Shafaq has vast experience in Financial Management, Business Management and Administration, Accounting, and Microfinance. As a Dari and English language teacher, he taught at Kabul Military High School and has worked in various national and international organizations. He is graduated from Kabul University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in languages and literature and a Diploma in Business Administration from Kardan Institute.

Maliha Shah

(Human Resources Director)

"Miss Maliha Shah is a dynamic personality working with AISA since 2010 and has been balancing between the decision makers and takers very smartly and smoothly since .
Miss Shah has very rich experience of over 8 years in the areas of HR, Branch Operations, Retail Banking & Customer Service at a senior level in a short span of working life. She started her career with a state owned Bank & because of the ability & competence was elevated to the position of Deputy Branch Manager of the Main Branch of Bank Millie Afghan (BMA). After that she joined AISA and completely re-engineered the HR Policies and with every other department co-created a holistic system. Then she gave the impetus & new direction to HR in AISA in her present role as the Director (HR) of the Organization.
She did her Bachelors(BA) in IR & Public Administration followed by Masters (MBA)in HR & Administration both from India."

Mohammad Samim Naeemi

(Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mohammad Samim Naeemi has been working with AISA since 2010. Mr. Naeemi has more than five years of professional experience in Finance Management and Accounting. He has served at Central Bank of Afghanistan as a Financial Risk Manager for a year where he has assessed different Commercial banks. Mr. Naeemi completed his higher secondary School in Kabul and studied for two years in Kabul University - Faculty of Economics from where he was selected for a scholarship to India. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Finance) from Calicut University India and currently he is pursuing his Postgraduate program (MBA) in American University of Afghanistan.


Zabihullah Nadire

( Industrial Park Planning & Development Director)

Mr. Zabihullah Nadire has been working with AISA since 2009. Mr. Nadire has extensive experience in Economics Development Projects Management, Social welfare and rural development projects, Industrial Parks Development, Civil Engineering, Structure design and programs planning. He has served as lecturer and teacher of science. He is graduated from Kabul University in 2004 and got his honor of Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.


Sayed Masihullah Fakhri

( Investment Support Director)

Sayed Masihullah Fakhri is the director of Investment Support at Afghanistan Investment Support Agency. He has a BA in Economics and an MA in Economic Policy management, both from the prestigious University of Kabul. Before joining AISA as the Industrial Parks planning manager in 2013, he had a successful stint in the media industry having successfully fulfilled the responsibilities of economic analyst and business programs manager at 1TV, one of Afghanistan’s leading private TV channels. Born in 19990 in Kabul, Mr. Fakhri is fluent in Persian, Pashto and English and has appropriate access to information technology tools. He also shares his skills, expertise and theoretical knowledge with the youth by lecturing economics and business in private universities. He is an aspiring macroeconomist with a keen interest in current affairs and regular contributor in the broadcast media.

Mohammad Mustafa Jamal

(Research & Development Director)

Mohammad Mustafa Jamal is a pragmatic, research, and result oriented economic development professional. He has done his MA in Development and International Economics from Kingston University London, United Kingdom, and his BA in International Business from Dunya University of Afghanistan (DUAF), Kabul, Afghanistan, in a joint program with UMEF University, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Jamal has above nine years of professional work experience in private sector development, investment promotion, and managerial positions in national and international organizations. He Possess a comprehensive view of business enabling environment and investment climate in the country. He initially joined AISA in January 2011 and left for perusing his master’s degree in September 2014 when he was working as Chief of Staff. He re-joined AISA as Director, Research and Development in February 2016.

Mr. Jamal was awarded with the prestigious Chevening Scholarships, the UK government scholarships scheme, for doing his master’s degree in the UK in 2014. He also participated in International Visitor’s Leadership Program (IVLP), the US States Department professional exchange program, for a thorough exposure to the US SME ecosystem and NAFTA practice in early 2014.

Mohammad Naeem Nizami

(Internal Audit Director)

Naeem Nizami has been working with AISA since 2012, Mr. Nizami has done MD from Nangarhar University in 2005 and has completed post graduation Diploma in Project/Financial Management, beside this, Nizami has attended several training sessions on Financial Systems, Audit/Fraud Detection etc. internally and aboard. Mr. Nizami has extensive experience of more than 13 years in Private Sector Development & Economic Initiatives. Starting his career from Managing an IT & Management Institute in year 2000 & later on as Regional Manager with AREEBA/MTN Telecom, as Branch Manager with Nangarhar Investment Cooperative Institute, Regional Manager with UNFPA & prior to the current employment as Regional Director with Asia Foundation with one of its country wide project "Performance Based Governors' Fund" for 3 years.

Hedayatullah Rahmati

Zonal Director Kandahar

Hedayatullah Rahmati has joined AISA in year 2010, after completing Afghan Turk International High school in Kandahar got a scholarship of India and has successfully completed B.A (Bachelor of Arts) Major in Economics in Jamia Millia University New Delhi.
Hedayatullah also completed a one year diploma course in Financial Accounting along with some short-term management courses there in India, he has also taught temporary courses of Management and Business Communication in two management institutes in Kandahar.
Prior to AISA he was perusing his job in a private bank, when he joined AISA he was selected as Deputy Zonal Director in Kandahar and later on promoted to the position of Zonal Director (Kandahar).

Mohammad Eisa Ahangar

Regional Manager Khost Province

Mohammad Eisa Ahangar has been working with AISA since 2007.

Mr. Eisa Ahangar previously has worked with national and international Organizations in different capacities: Admin officer at IRC, Admin Assistant at UNOPS, Monitoring and evaluation Manager at DHSA, Khost Governorship at Khost Passport Dept.

He is graduated from Islamic University, Science Faculty in 1373 and has Diploma in English Language.

Shafiq Ahmad Ahmadi

West Zone (Herat) Zonal Director

Shafiq Ahmad Ahmadi has been working with AISA since 2006.

He is graduated from Herat University, Faculty of Economics (B.A) in 2005

Mr. Shafiq Ahmad has participated Business Communication short-term course at EDI, India in 2008 and also participated International Leadership Visitors Program (IVLP) at Washington DC in 2015.

When he joined AISA he was selected as Deputy Zonal Director in Herat and later on promoted to the position of Zonal Director West Zone (Herat Province).

Mohammad Arif Hairat

(Zonal Director – North East Zone)

Arif has over four years experience on Private Sector Development, SMEs, Policy Making, Economic Policy Analysis, Research, Project Management, HRM & PR. He worked with Harakat – AICFO for two years; as the Senior Project Manager and successfully led, managed & completed five national level projects, including; Licensing Reform Project, Afghanistan National Trade Policy, Strengthening Public Private Partnership Project, Consumer Protection Project and Afghanistan Building Codes Project. He also worked with GIZ in the capacity of Economic Advisor, during his tenure in the post; he conducted a research to provide a Manual for the new traders willing to do cross border trade with Tajikistan. Beside technical experience, Arif has been involved with academic activities as well, appearing as the lecturer & guest lecturer in Economics Faculty of Kunduz University & some private universities on economic related topics since 2010. He is an ICCR scholar & holds bachelor in Economics from Fergusson College, India & two Masters’ Degree (MBA + M.A) from Andhra University, India. Arif also holds a high diploma in International Relations & National Security from JRVGTI- Pune University. He was awarded as The Best National Student by Symbiosis University & received appreciation letter from Afghanistan Embassy based in India; as Outstanding Afghan Student studying in Pune University in 2010. Arif started his career in AISA as the Regional Manager for North East Region in 2010; he resigned in Nov 2011; to get his master degree. Arif joined AISA team again and has been working with the organization as the Zonal Director for North East Region since January 2016.