Massoud Wardak is a trade and economics expert supporting ACE’s work with the Executive Committee on Private Sector Development (PriSEC). Massoud has nearly 10 years of experience working in projects in the public, private, and development sectors.
Massoud began his career as a Finance Officer, first with a local Afghan non-profit, followed by Afghanistan’s Ghazanfar Bank. He would later serve as advisor for several regional development projects, including with the Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and Adam Smith International. In 2016, Massoud was recruited to lead the Policy & Coordination Department of the Afghan National Insurance Company. In this role, he was responsible for preparing the company’s strategic short and long-term plans, developing company policies, and performing analysis existing revenue streams.
Massoud returned to the public sector for a risk advisory consultancy with the Ministry of Finance’s Revenue Department, before spending a year in Kazakhstan implementing value chain marketing strategies. In 2018, Masoud joined ACE in order to support the high-level economic development work being undertaken by PriSEC.
Massoud received his Bachelor of Economics degree from the Allahabad in 2010, specializing in International Finance, followed by a Master of Economics degree (from the same university) in 2012.