Ahmad Fahim Didar

Ahmad Fahim Didar

Ahmad Fahim Didar

Ahmad Fahim Didar is founder and Executive Director of Aghaez Professional Services (AGHAEZ) a management consulting firm focused on development of entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in Afghanistan.
Mr. Didar holds a MBA Degree in Information System and has 16 years of professional experience. Mr. Didar has worked with different National and International, Government and Private sector organization in higher executive capacities, his major employment experiences include Senior Software Programmer in Ministry of Finance, Director of National Agriculture Information Systems in Chemonics Inc., Director of Information Management System in Ministry of Agriculture, Chief Marketing Officer of Afghanistan Commercial Bank and Executive Director of Toyota Motor Corporation Distribution in Afghanistan. Mr. Didar is among the leading entrepreneurs of Afghanistan who is putting strong efforts to contribute in economic development of country through Startups, he manages these efforts under a program named Afghanistan Startup Revolution; the program has four components of nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindset in Youth, Inspiring Youth to start Startups, availing Required Facilities for Startups and Advocacy to create an Enabling Environment for Startups. As part of AGHAEZ endeavors; Mr. Didar is currently managing Silicon Valley based Startup Grind in Afghanistan, he is one of the leading organizers and sponsors of TechStar’s Startup Weekend in Afghanistan, he has founded Startup Valley – Afghanistan Business Incubation Center, he has co- founded impACT – a Global Social Entrepreneurship Movement, he one of the core members of leading an Advocacy Dialog in Government for introduction of Afghanistan’s first Startup Policy and he publishes Afghanistan’s Startup Ecosystem Report. Mr. Didar is the one of the core founding members of advocacy association for startups - Startups and Emerging Entrepreneurs Network (SEEN). Mr. Didar is also passionate about being part of expandable startups as investor or team member, thus he is now involved in a number of startups including “Café Lampaka” a catering startup in Kabul and “Sakhawat” a Global Zakat Collection and Distribution Platform.


Ahmad Waleed Khaliqi

Mr. Khaliqi is expecting his bachelor's degree in Computer Science in mid-2017 from a leading private university in Kabul. He is certified in MCITP and has academic qualifications in CCNA, CCNP and CCIP. He has Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) and Diploma in Accounting (DIA). While doing his degree courses, He is also a full time employee of Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture as an IT officer and has several years of professional experience with his current employer Bakhtar News Agency as senior IT officer and web Administrator. He writes articles for media and has great skills in online/offline journalism and blogging. Mr. Ahmad Waleed represented NITPAA and Afghanistan at India School of Internet Governance and ICANN 57 in Oct-Nov 2016 in India. Mr. Ahmad Waleed joined NITPAA back in 2015 as a regular member but, in a short period of time he was able to make it to NITPAA executive board. His passion for ICT, and commitment, dedication and immense achievements in executive board were visible to all and soon he was appointed as chair of NITPAA Public Awareness Committee by NITPAA leadership. In an early election by NITPAA main and executive boards’ members Mr. Khaliqi was elected as president of NITPAA for the year 2017.

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