Press Release

Press Release: Announcement of New CEO

Date: 2021-06-17

Kabul, Afghanistan: The Board of Directors of Harakat – Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hojatullah Fazly as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fazly succeeded Mr. Noor Alam Hakimyar, the previous CEO who has moved to the Board of Directors as its new member.

Mr. Fazly is an international political economist and a development practitioner. His research interests span the fields of global political economy, international relations and development studies. Mr. Fazly has served in different senior level capacities in the past for international organizations such as UNDP, World Bank, USAID, and SID in the Netherlands. Mr. Fazly has extensive leadership experience from the private sector industry and has demonstrated his ability to building successful organizations and businesses, he has been a professional in the areas of private sector development, economic growth, governance, and institutions building.

As Harakat enters into a new phase to focus on new strategies with its donors and partners to diversify its engagement with the Afghan and international stakeholders, the Board of Directors of Harakat is honored and very pleased that Mr. Fazly has accepted the position of CEO and is confident that he will be a force in developing and driving Harakat forward – in a very exciting but also challenging time.

The Board of Directors trusts that under the leadership of the new CEO, Harakat will be able to expand the scope of its activities and contribute to results in strengthening the country’s private sector and economic development.