Hamed Wardak & Abdul Rahim Wardak

Clearly, the apple does not fall far from the tree with Hamed Wardak and his father, the current Defense Minister of Afghanistan, Abdul Rahim Wardak.

Abdul Rahim Wardak was appointed on December 23, 2004 by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  Prior to this, Wardak was the deputy Defense Minister to the former Mohammed Fahim.

Abdul Rahim Wardak works tirelessly, as does Hamed Wardak, to achieve stability between Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The elder Wardak has met with Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan; he has met with the NATO defense ministers and with U.S. General John Craddock.

His knowledge of his home country is highly respected, and he has clearly translated this knowledge and commitment to Afghanistan to his son, Hamed Wardak.

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Emerging Afghan Business Professionals

Hamed Wardak is one of a new generation of successful Afghan businessmen who are emerging from the war torn Afghanistan to take responsibility for the rebuilding of their country. Many of these young businessmen and entrepreneurs are known not only in Afghanistan, but also in the US and European business worlds.
The son of Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Defense Minister of Afghanistan, Hamed Wardak has continually enlisted his abilities and experience for the betterment of his country of birth and fellow Afghans. (Wardak was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and after growing up in Pakistan and the US he has returned to serve his country, living between Washington and Kabul.)
Wardak has worked together with USAID, the United States Department of Defense and other international concerns who have invested in Afghanistan’s future. He even served as the Afghan Finance Minister’s private envoy to the United States during the period 2002-2003.

Hamed Wardak: Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce

Hamed Wardak is the founder and CEO of Ludus Athletics, a company striving to help people develop their physical potential and to give back to their communities.

Wardak is the founding vice-president of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) that is the leading organization facilitating American-Afghanistan business, investment and trade ties. The AACC advocates for a free and open market economy in Afghanistan and it endeavors to establish and strengthen U.S.-Afghanistan economic relations. The AACC serves the interests of its members through a variety of programs geared at introducing the US business community to the wonderful opportunities available in the burgeoning economy and emerging market of Afghanistan.

Hamed Wardak, an Afghani-American, is the son of Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense, Abdul Rahim Wardak, who spends his time between the US and Kabul.