Mr. Mohammad Azizi

Position: 
Program Director
Organization: 
Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
Region: 
Asia
Country: 
Afghanistan

Dr. Mohammad N. Azizi is a well-known technology economist and international development expert with track record achievements with the UN, USAID, World Bank, Government and Academia. He holds Ph.D from Okayama University and was former Fellow at Stanford University and UNITAR, Japan. He has over 15 years of professional experiences, managing projects in distinct sectors including information & communication technology and institutional development.  Currently Dr. Azizi serves Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS – www.aims.org.af) as Executive Director. Dr. Azizi is the team leader for the innovation support program and also serves as the Country Expert to the United Nations’ World Summit Awards. Mr. Azizi has served in different senior management and strategic positions. Before joining AIMS, he was the CEO with a consultancy & mining company.  At the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Azizi managed and operated the Afghanistan government budget valued over US$ 2 billion as the Director General of Budget Department. Since 1998, Dr. Azizi has been teaching in university the undergraduate and post graduate courses. He has served as Guest Professor at Kabul University and American University of Afghanistan. He is a skilled writer, editor and author of international development documents in a wide variety of sectors. He is multilingual and fluently speaks English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Urdu and Japanese. Mr. Azizi regularly represents Afghanistan in international forums and also appears on electronic media and discusses the issues related to national, regional and international affairs on Aljazeera, CNN, BBC, VOA and local media. He has visiting, working and living - country experiences in Japan, France, Germany, United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Norway, India, and Denmark.