Ahmad Mustafa Nassery is the Head of Implementation Unit for the CARD-F program. He has diverse educational background and is certified Prince2 Project Management Practitioner with more than five years of work experience in the development sector. He is currently managing implementation of CARD-F projects in 14 provinces of Afghanistan.

Mustafa Nassery has pursued his Bachelor degree in Political Science and Finance (double major) at Manhattanville College in New York and graduated with Summa Cum laude (highest honors) in May 2011. Upon his return to Afghanistan, he started working in the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) for six months, where he was first exposed to development sector by closely working with the Minister and the ministry’s development projects and programs.

In 2012, Mr. Nassery joined CARD-F as the Finance Officer. However, soon after his potential was understood as a result of his outstanding performance, within six months, he was promoted to the position of Financial Controller, taking the overall financial management responsibility and ensuring financial transparency and efficiency of CARD-F. Through his work at CARD-F, Mustafa became very interested in doing development work. Therefore, he planned to pursue his graduate studies in development.

In September 2015, Mr. Nassery was awarded the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship to pursue his MSc in Development Management at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London, UK. Upon successful completion of his Master of Science (with Merit) in Development Management, he returned back to Afghanistan and re-joined CARD-F as the Senior Economist. Similarly, in April 2017, Mustafa started working as the Head of Projects Implementation Unit, after going through a competitive selection process.

Mustafa Nassery was awarded with various Scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies (International Leadership and Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships). Similarly, he has attended various formal training courses and workshops in leadership, project management, financial management and other technical areas both inside and outside Afghanistan.He enjoys working in the development sector as he is able to contribute towards making a positive impact in the lives of Afghan people, particularly rural communities.

Mustafa believes that our resilience-as a nation- shall remain strong to overcome the country’s current challenges because only Afghans, themselves, can make Afghanistan prosper in this journey. Mustafa Nassery aims and strives to be among the change makers that Afghanistan needs and seeks.

Implementation Unit Head

Ahmad Mustafa Nassery









CARD-F work has truly made a positive impact on the agriculture sector and lives of rural communities in Afghanistan. The high sustainability rate of our enterprises and high satisfaction rate of beneficiaries are clear indications of how successful we have been. The success recipe for CARD-F has been its unique approach (value chain based interventions) and proficient and high caliber team.  

CARD-F offers a dynamic platform that enables you to learn every day by facing various challenges. I think what makes CARD-F special is its friendly working environment, core values of transparency and accountability, and team spirit.