Hamed Wardak

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Hamed Wardak is CEO of Ludus, a lifestyle apparel brand at the forefront of the active wear fashion industry, being socially and environmentally conscious. Wardak is also, according to his own blog on the Huffington Post, "an Afghan-American and one of eight founders of the Campaign for a U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership (CUSAP), a nonprofit organization of American and Afghan citizens, guided by a vision for achieving sustainable security and prosperity in Afghanistan. He is also a founder of Fedayeen-e-Sol, a broad-based and multi-ethnic civil society movement aiming for national and governmental reform in Afghanistan through non-violent means, and the founding vice-president of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce. His father is Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Defense Minister of Afghanistan." [1]

Official Biography

Hamed Wardak's official biography, accessed on December 24, 2009, reads in part that he is, "the founding vice-president of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce. Hamed is also President and CEO of NCL Holdings, LLC, a global professional services company that has been instrumental in projects generating local employment in Afghanistan. His father is Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Defense Minister of Afghanistan. ... Mr. Wardak was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Pakistan and the United States. He speaks Dari and Pashto and lives between Washington, DC and Kabul. From 2004-2005, Mr. Wardak was a Managing Director for International Operations with Technologists, Inc., a US Government contractor that became active in Afghanistan under his leadership. In that role he generated $44 million in design-build contracts in Afghanistan through his business development efforts with USAID and the Department of Defense, exponentially increasing the company’s annual revenue of $1 million. In 2002-2003, he was the Afghan Finance Minister’s Private Envoy to the United States. Early in his career, Mr. Wardak worked in mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in New York and Palo Alto, California. His assignments ranged in value from $200 million to $1 billion, and included Avaya’s acquisition of VPNET and Veeco Instruments’ acquisition of Applied Epi. Valedictorian of Georgetown University in 1997, where he earned a BA in Government and Political Theory. Elected an American Rhodes Scholar and read for the M. Phil, and M. Litt. in Politics at the University of Oxford." [2]

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  1. Huffington Post Hamed Wardak, blog, undated, author not stated, accessed May 19, 2011
  2. http://cusap.org/?page_id=197

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