Ahmad Jan Popal (MBA)

UNESCO Ambassador for Afghanistan
Ahmad Jan PopalEducation & Professional Development:  
  • Human Resource Management, 2011-2013 Theme: Human Resource Development & Management Institution: Sikkim Manipal University,
  Bachelor of Business Administration, 2007-2011 Theme: Major: Business management Minor: Human Resource Management, Business Risk management, Entrepreneurship. Institution: American University of Dubai, UAE   Diploma in Computer Application, 2008-2009 Institution; American University of Dubai, UAE  

Professional Development Training Program

Theme: Managing Staff Performance & Accountability, Time & Task Management, Constructing & Implementing Work Plans, Writing Reports & Documentation, Meeting, Planning, and Facilitation.  

Professional Experience:

  Founder, Director & CEO at Bost University, Helmand, Afghanistan 2012 – Present
  • Bost University is the top first private university in The university was established in 2012, and has reached the highest peak of success in a very short period of time.
  • Bost University has over 80 faculty staff and over 1500 students enrolled in six different faculties including Law & Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Medical, Education and Computer science. I am the founder and have been working as Executive Director and CEO of the university since its establishment.
  • Since its establishment, I have done all my best to utilize my management, leadership, sound communication and effective decision making skills to make it one of the best private universities in
  • During the aforementioned period I have developed the operational plan, helped prepare the staffing plan, recruitment and operational procedures to ensure proper and smooth operational support to the
  • Due to my communication skills, leadership and sound management, the university was able to open 3 new faculties within a very short period of time, and become the best private university in We have established a new record of success in admitting new students, and also have the record of well-managed university in the country.
  • Within this short period of time, the university has won more than thirty certificates from provincial and central government as well as from both houses of the national parliament. Provincial and central government,  houses
  of the national parliament, and the provincial council of Helmand have also honored me with numerous certificates and appreciation letters.
  • Recently the Bost University has own its ISO
 

Founder, Director & CEO at Bost Institute of Health Science, Helmand, Afghanistan

2013 – Present
  • Bost Institute of Health Science is an institute that provides short term and long-term education services to young generation of Helmand
  • Bost Institute of Health Science has over 25 faculty staff and over 350 students enrolled in six different faculties including Pharmacy, Nursing, Laboratory, Midwife, Physiotherapy and Dental. I am the founder and have been working as Executive Director and CEO of the institute since its establishment.
  • Since its establishment, I have done all my best to utilize my management, leadership, sound communication and effective decision making skills to make it one of the best private health science institute in
 

President  & CEO at Hewad Samad Company, UAE & Afghanistan

2011-Present
  • Hewad Samad is a company based in Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates, and it deals in export and import of goods including but not limited to engine oil, cooking oil, soft skin and armored vehicle, spare parts, carpets, furniture, home and office appliances. Besides managing and leading Bost University, I am also looking after Hewad Samad Company since
  • I am working as the CEO of the company and I am supervising over 40 personnel including country directors, provincial managers, sales officers, procurement managers, and finance officers in UAE and Afghanistan. In order to ensure a proper management, I travel to UAE twice a month, visit all the field and provincial offices at least once a month and conduct online business conferences with managerial staff every
  • Upon joining Hewad Samad, I managed to have its offices opened in Dubai, Sharjah, Kabul, Kandahar, and Herat to ensure a better and proper flow of commodities and goods. I was able to have Hewad’s own brand of engine and cooking oil, with an annual business of over 2.5 million USD. My networks in UAE, and proper communication skills also helped the company to launch its independent business of vehicle import to Dubai and then to Afghanistan from several European countries, Canada and United
  • Since 2011, due to my sound planning, and managerial skills, the company has increased its annual revenue to a greater extend and is counted among the biggest import and export companies in
   

CEO at Samat Millat Logistic Company, Afghanistan

2012-2013
  • Samat Millat Logistic Company is an Afghanistan based logistic company, which provides logistic support and services to different stakeholders including Afghan government, Afghan National Police, National Army, NATO, ISAF, and other national and international companies. I worked as CEO and supervised about over 40 personnel including managers, officers, assistants and security The company had more than 70 heavy duty
  trucks, over 30 personnel carrier soft skin and armored vehicles, over 150 drivers, 40 security personnel, and more than 100 support staff.
  • I supervised the implementation and delivery of the goods and services accordance to the terms of contracts with business partners throughout Afghanistan.
  • Due to my proper planning, supervisory and management, and sound decision making skills; the company achieved a three times greater business and more than 100% revenue in profit within one year. Due to my communication skills, I was able to secure more than thirty large scale contracts worth millions of USD from ANP, ANA, and NATO within a few months of my
  • With the help my creative thinking, proper management and better risk mitigation practices, I was able to reduce the operational costs from 100% to 53% with an even better implementation quality and employee benefits. In order to prevent corruption and mismanagement, I also introduced massive and result oriented reforms, a proper computerized system which required a relatively lower human capital, and ensured a transparent and professional operational
  • I developed and implemented risk mitigation strategies, served as the key contact point with GIRoA line ministries, attended meetings with the ANSF, government officials, NATO and ISAF representatives, implementing partners and donor organization to ensure quality implementation of the terms of contracts and a better coordination with government
 

General Manager of Helmand Bolan Construction Company (HBCC), Helmand, Afghanistan

2008-2010
  • Helmand Bolan Construction Company (HBCC) is a private construction company based in Helmand province, providing construction services in Afghanistan.
  • The company specializes in road construction, civil and military facilities construction, and has carried out hundreds of construction projects throughout Afghanistan. The company has constructed over 35 schools, 12 hospitals, several ANP small medium and large bases, Bost Airport, more than 300 kilometer of road in different parts of Afghanistan and several NATO military bases throughout
  • I worked for the company as the CEO, and supervised more than 50 senior personnel including managers, senior technical staff, finance, admin and logistic directors and project
  • Due to my proper planning, supervisory and management, and sound decision making skills; the company started and 13 projects simultaneously with a relatively greater business and more than 90% increased revenue in profit within the first four months.
  • Due to my communication skills, I was able to secure numerous large-scale construction contracts worth several millions of USD from different donor organizations within a few months of my
  • In order to improve the quality of the implementation, I arranged several capacity building trainings for the
  • In order to prevent corruption and miss management, I also introduced massive and result oriented reforms, a proper computerized system which required a relatively lower human capital, and ensured a transparent and professional operational system. I developed and implemented risk  mitigation
  strategies, served as the key contact point with ministries, attended meetings with the ANSF, government officials, NATO and ISAF representatives, implementing partners and donor organization to ensure quality implementation of the terms of contracts and a better coordination with government agencies.     Skills and Languages   Skills:  
  • Adaptability to change
  • Strategic thinking
  • Integrity
  • Punctual
  • Commitment to work and Job
  • Very good communicator
  • Being trustworthy and open
  • Vision
  • Develops and fosters diverse teams
  • Delegation
  • A positive mind set
  • High self-awareness and motivation
  • Hard worker & dependable
    Languages:    
Language Reading Writing Speaking
Pashto Excellent Excellent Native
Dari Excellent Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Arabic Very Good Good -
Balochi Very Good - Very Good
        Research and Writings: Following are some of my research and writings, besides the above topics, I have written numerous other articles and reading materials in English and Pashto on  matters of national and international importance.  
  • A Thesis: Re- Assessing Anti-Corruption Programs in Post Conflict Afghanistan .
  • Secure Shelters and their impacts on the issue of violence Against
  • The Role of Narcotics Production and Its Mafia in Destabilizing
  • Kashmir Issue: A potential Threat for Stability in South Asia? .
  • European Union and Afghanistan: Cross Cutting Issues and
  • Interfaith Dialogue and Peace-Buildign in Middle East and
  • Analyzing Indo-Pak Nuclear Program Through the Existing Theories of Nuclear Proliferation .
  • Re-Assessing the Counter-Narcotics Policies of the Afghan Government .
    Volunteer Activities: (Cultural, Social and Educational)  
  • Founder of Popal Welfare Trust
  • Chairman of Nann (Today) Youth Association, Helmand, Afghanistan
  • Founder of Bost Civil Society
  • Founder of Nann (Today) Youth Association
  • Member of Helmand Civil Society Coordination Council