Biography of Dr. Daud S. Saba

Dr. Daud Saba serves as Afghanistan’s Minster of Mines and Petroleum. In this role, he focuses on executing on the country’s goal of sustainable development of mineral and petroleum resources and the building of robust extractive industries in Afghanistan. He has nearly 30 years of leadership experience within both the public and private sectors. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the CEO of Afghanistan Strategic Resources (ASR), a management consulting firm focused on Afghanistan. Prior to ASR, he served as the Governor of Herat province for 3 years, a role he was appointed to. Previously in his career, he held roles at International Relief and Development (IRD) and United National Development Program (UNDP), among several other NGO’s and governmental organizations. He began his career in academia, serving as lecturer and researcher. He holds an undergraduate and master degree from Kabul Polytechnic University and a Ph.D. in Geology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University, India. 





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