The Brief Biography of Ahmad Masood Latif Rai Deputy Minister of Policy and Program

Ahmad Mashood Latif Rai
            Ahmad Masood Latif Rai

Ahmad Masood Latif-Rai son of Khalilullah Latif Rai was born in Kabul Province in 1986.

He studied elementary school up to the 10th grade at Oxford School of Indus College, Peshawar, Pakistan, and completed eleventh and twelfth grades at the Peshawar College in Pakistan, in 2005.

 In 2006, he joined the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in information technology by winning a gold medal.

Due to his exceptional interest in continuing education, he obtained his master's degree in Informatics 1.3/5.0 German CGPA (equivalent to 94.7%) from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 2016.

Having more than 15 years of extensive experience with a proven success record in different organizations in IT Policy Development, Management, Project Management, Administration, Database Design, Software Development, Teaching and Information Security, he learned the ability to have the vision and conceptualize long term perspectives, ability to manage many tasks simultaneously with strong attention to details besides enhanced interpersonal and

Managerial skills.

In 2011, he worked as a professor in the Department of Computing and Information Science at the Faculty of Computer Science, Kabul Polytechnic University, and from May 2010 to September 2012, was the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and IT at Salam University.

From January 2012 to January 2014, he served as General Manager and MIS Manager, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF-Headcount), World Bank Project, Ministry of Finance, Kabul, Afghanistan.

From 2016 to 2018, after returning home from the master's program, Mr. Latif Rai has served as the head of Cyber Security and of the technical team of the Technical University of Berlin and the technical team of the Polytechnic University at the ITCC, Ministry of Higher Education.

From 2018 to 2019, he worked as the head of the IT department of the Afghanistan Payment System (APS) at Da Afghanistan Bank.

From September 7, 2009, to September 30, 2016, he worked as the head of government student affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education.

Using Higher Education Management System (HELMS) e-ID infrastructure for parliamentary elections, use of foundation system - voter approval system, establishment of Research, Innovation and Consulting Center (KPU-CRIC) at Kabul Polytechnic University, national cyber security for Standardization of information security in Afghanistan and student reform program to simplify student affairs in the Ministry of Higher Education and Universities are among the programs and notes that have been sent to the relevant authorities by Mr. Latif Ray for implementation after the approval of the leadership of the government and related institutions. He has also been awarded more honors by reputable national and international institutions for better performance his duties.

Ahmad Masood Latif Rai was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Information Technology, Communications and Science by Decree No. 759 of president dated 29/6/2020. He officially introduced to the Employees of this Ministry during a special ceremony.