2-Nahid Sarabi Deputy Minister for Policy
Ms. Naheed Sarabi is the Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance.
ompleted her primary education in Kabul. Her family migrated to Pakistan during the Taliban regime.
After the fall of the Taliban, Ms. Sarabi returned to Afghanistan and briefly joined the Kabul University Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences. She received a scholarship form the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to continue her studies in India.
She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University and an M.A. in Development Management from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
In 2013, Ms. Sarabi returned to academia. This time as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. She received her second Masters in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University, USA.
Naheed Sarabi began her civil service career the in 2007 at the Afghan Presidential Palace where she was in charge of presidential correspondence and research programs. She has worked as Senior Coordination and Partnership Advisor for the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), which is the agency responsible for sub-national governance. As a Senior Policy Advisor to the Office of the Deputy Minister for Policy in Ministry of Finance, Ms. Sarabi worked with a team of experts who helped in the development and oversight of the strategic development framework for Afghanistan, the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF).
She served as the Director of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) from 2010-2013. During her tenure as Director of ANDS, she oversaw the preparation of Implementation Plans for the ANDS and its twenty-two National Priority Programs (NPPs), and assisted in establishing the monitoring framework for these NPPs.
She was a member of the core organizing team for the Tokyo Conference 2012 and Brussels Conference 2016. She also served as Director General for Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting at the Office of Deputy Minister for Policy.
3-Mr. Abdul Habib “Zadran” Deputy Minister-Administration Senior Advisor to H.E. Minister of Finance on Cost Saving in Security and Defese Sector Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan
Mr. Abdul Habib Zadran has broad experience in Management, finance, accounting, procurement, banking and donor relations, having filled a number of roles for the Government of Afghanistan, donors and Private Sector. He is graduated from the University of Punjab, Pakistan and then obtained his Masters (MBA) with specialization in Finance. Perior to this, he has served as a business administrator for Siemens Afghnaistan, Chief of Staff and Director of Finance and Procurement for the Independent Board of Kabul New City and many other international companies and organizations as well as Head of Projects Devlepoment and Senior Advisor to Director General of Budget, Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan.
Mr. Zadran has also worked as the Leading Advisor of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and as the Chief Financial Officer for the Independent Board of Kabul New City development. To attract investment and support of Donors, Mr. Zadran has represented its relevant organizations in several international conferences, seminars and interacted with international donors (i.e. IMF, World Bank, JICA, ADB, USAID, KOIKA, IDB etc). His expertise in Public Financial Management (PFM) of the Government of Afghanistan is highly noteable.
In 2016, he was appointed as the Director of Large Taxpayers in revenue department of the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan. Considering his wide range of reforms which resulted in significant increase of the revenue of this department, he was promoted to the Director General position. The reforms and revenue increase continued and in 2018 the revenue reached a record high of 14.2% of the GDP of the Country.
Mr. Zadran is currently serving as Deputy Minister Administration and the Senior Advisor to H.E. Minister of Finance on Cost Saving in Security and Defense Sector.