CEO Biography

Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashemi has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer for the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) on December 14, 2019. Mr. Hashemi used to work as Director General for the Legal Department of the Ministry of Justice of Afghanistan and leading formal justice development in Afghanistan. He is one of the top mining/commercial Lawyer of Afghanistan.

Mr. Hashemi has worked as the lead legal expert and Chief General Counsel for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan. He is a true professional with an outstanding education and great professional experience working on the most challenging projects at the Ministry of Mines of Afghanistan, he is a well qualified professional and is committed to his future career development in commercial and economic sector of Afghanistan.

Mr. Hashemi has graduated from Kabul University’s Faculty of Law and he has supplemented his undergraduate education with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Denver which has included work in International Transactional laws, Natural resources management laws, Mining law and policy, International Investment Arbitration, oil and gas law and expertise in negotiation of Natural Resources Agreements.

At the Ministry of Mines he has been involved deeply in all of the most important Issues, including building a comprehensive legal framework for extractive industry development, negotiating large mining and oil and gas contracts with investors, reviewing existing contracts, and serving as lead negotiator on TAPI, among other responsibilities. He was a steady hand at the MoMP, providing real professionalism to its work and impressing all who worked with him, including international lawyers from Mayer Brown, SRK and Curtis Mallet-Prevost.

He has a wealth of other experience that demonstrates his versatility, his professional capabilities, and his ability to work well with a wide range of people, he spent a year at the British Embassy in Kabul as a political officer; he was the Director of International Relations department and the Deputy Director for Parliamentary Committees Affairs at the Afghan House of Representatives; and he worked for the UNDP as a Project Officer.