Ashraf Ghani Height, Weight, Age, Political Journey, Wife, Biography & More
Bio Real NameAshraf Ghani Ahmadzai NicknameNot Known ProfessionPolitician PartyIndependent Political Journey • Upon returning to Afghanistan after 24 years in December 2001, Ghani left his posts at the UN and World Bank to join the new Afghan government as the chief advisor to President Hamid Karzai on 1 February 2002. • In 2003, Ghani was regarded the best finance Minster in Asia by Emerging Markets. • In January 2009 an article by Ahmad Majidyar of the American Enterprise Institute included Ghani on a list of fifteen possible candidates in the 2009 Afghan presidential election. • Ghani registered the Candidacy on May 7, 2009, in the Afghan presidential election, 2009. Ghani's campaign emphasized the importance of a representative administration; good governance; a dynamic economy and employment opportunities for the Afghan people. Unlike other major candidates, Ghani asked the Afghan diaspora to support his campaign and provide financial support. • In Afghanistan Presidential Election 2014, Ashraf Ghani received 56.44% of the total vote and became the President of Afghanistan. Biggest RivalAbdullah Abdullah
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Ashraf Ghani has served as finance minister of Afghanistan and as Chancellor of Kabul University.
Ghani has worked even with World Bank before returning to Afghanistan in 2002.
His wife Rula Saade is from Lebanon. Ghani and Saade met when they were studying in American University Beirut and they married later.
Ghani has served as a teacher in many Universities around the World. He was invited to teach at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, and then at Johns Hopkins University from 1983 to 1991. He has also attended the Harvard-INSEAD and World Bank-Stanford Graduate School of Business’s leadership training program. He served on the faculty of Kabul University (1973–77), Aarhus University in Denmark (1977), University of California, Berkeley (1983), and Johns Hopkins University (1983–1991).
In 2013, he was ranked 50th in the list of World’s top 100 intellectual persons conducted by Foreign Policy magazine and second in a similar poll run by Prospect magazine.