Background for Hamed Wardak

Hamed Wardak is a founder of Fedayeen-e-Sol, founding vice-president of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, and President and CEO of  Ludus Athletics.  Born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in Pakistan and the United States, Mr. Wardak has a great deal of insights about Afghanistan and about how the United States can help and support life there.

He received a BA in Government and Political Theory at Georgetown University in 1997, where he was the Valedictorian of his class.  After this, he was elected as an American Rhodes Scholar and he read for the M. Phil. And M. Litt in Politics at the University of Oxford.

Following his studies, Mr. Wardak worked in mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in New York and California.  From 2002-2003 he was the Afghan Finance Minister’s Private Envoy to the U.S.

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