Minister's Biography

 Shahzad Gul Aryobee, Appointed as the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies

Shahzad Gul Aryobee, the son of Wazir Gul, was born in Paktia Province in 1980. In addition to having completed his advanced education in the field of Business Administration, Mr. Aryobee has completed short-term professional courses in Computer Science, Information Technologies, PRINCE II, Project Management, Plans and Policy, and Programming for Results-Oriented Management.  Added to this comprehensive educational curriculum is his UN Certification in Language Proficiency.

Mr. Aryobee’s specializations include e-Gov, ERP, ICT Infrastructure, Cyber Security and Networking. Furthermore, he is accomplished in the Pashto, Dari, English, and Arabic languages.

Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee has been an active member of Afghanistan’s civil society and youth organizations since the time of the Transitional Government.

Commencing his career as the database manager at the offices of UNOCA/MIS in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Mazar-i-Sharif and Gardez in Afghanistan, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Aryobee was subsequently appointed in 2002 as Field Programs Officer at UNAMA/RRR in the Gardez regional office, a Project Management Specialist at UNDP/AIMS, the Project Development Manager at UNDP/AIMS, the Project Provincial Manager of Maidan Wardak Province for USAID/CPD, the Director of Coordination with the Government at USAID/CPD,  and lastly as the Planning and Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs in association with the World Bank’s CBR program.

In 2015, he was appointed as the General Director of Asan Khedmat at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance. In this short time frame, despite the recentness of the organization’s establishment, he was able to take effective steps toward E-services in Afghanistan.

During his official postings, enumerated above, Mr. Aryobee has played a significant role in attracting international assistance to Afghanistan while laying the groundwork for the implementation of major national projects in the country.

According to Order No. 1572 of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, dated 7 August 2017, Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee has been Appointed as the Acting and Nominated Minister of Communications and Information Technology, on the meritorious basis of the excellence of his performances in all his previous postings, as well as upon his notable academic accomplishments and the strength of his personal character.