Research Fellow Mozammil Shinwari

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Former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) (Dec 2011 - Aug 2016). He also served as Acting Minister for the period of 5 months in the start of the National Unity Government in 2015. Mr. Shinwari has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the American University of Afghanistan. Mr. Shinwari brings 11 years of highly specialized experience in the fields of international relations, regional cooperation, and international trade, bilateral and multi-lateral negotiations of trade agreements, public finance management and budget formulation. During his work with the government, Mr. Shinwari was the main representative of the government of Afghanistan for Trade, Mr. Shinwari has successfully represented Afghanistan in numerous bilateral, regional and international conferences and forums related to South Asian Association for Regional Economic Cooperation (SAARC), the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). Mr. Shinwari does not just set out ambitious goals, he motivates people to deliver. Mr. Shinwari is fluent in Pashto, Dari, English, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu.





Mr. Shinwari held several key positions before being promoted as Deputy Minister. Director General of the International Trade of the MoCI from October 2009 to December 2011, Advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Budget Formulation and Policy Manager at the Ministry of Finance. Beside his professional work, Mr. Shinwari is an adjunct Lecturer at American University of Afghanistan, where teaches Business.

Critical achievements under the leadership of Mr. Shinwari includes the following:

  • Chief Negotiator for Afghanistan in Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) 2010.
  • Chief Negotiator for Afghanistan’s WTO Accession.
  • Chief Negotiator for Afghanistan in bilateral negotiations with USA, EU, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Norway, Thailand and South Korea in WTO.
  • Chief Negotiator for Afghanistan in Cross Border Transport Agreement with Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Trade Policy Focal Point for Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)