Ahmadzai, HE Ashraf Ghani

The former Finance Minister and chancellor of Kabul University, Ashraf Ghani assumed the office of President of Afghanistan on 29 September 2014 after months of uncertainty following recounts in the elections. Previously, he had worked at the World Bank from 1991 to 2001. After the September 11 attacks, he engaged intensively with the media, appearing regularly on NewsHour, BBC, CNN and US National Public Radio. In 2013, he ranked second in an online poll of the world’s top 100 intellectuals conducted by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines.

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