Title: Program Operations Manager
Shakib Noori serves as Program Operations Manager at The Critical Mass. He comes with over 15 years of work experience in Project Management, Program Design, and Business Development. He previously worked as Director for International Capture at AMS, CEO of Roshan Telecom's owned Mobile Services, M-Paisa, Consultant at World Bank HQ’s IEG, and Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC.
Shakib’s academic record combines economics, international relations, and policy management, through a Master’s (M.P.A) in International Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University (New York City). Early on in his career, Shakib assumed high-responsibility appointments, beginning with his role as Director of Investment Promotion for the newly established Afghanistan Investment Support Agency in 2005. This position was of particular significance as it coincided with Afghanistan's efforts to welcome international investors, after enduring 30 years of civil strife. From 2007 to 2011, Shakib was employed as a Trade and Investment Policy Advisor at Adam Smith International.
In addition to his professional achievements, he has made strategic contributions toward several select causes. One notable example is his involvement with the ‘Goldozi’ project in Afghanistan which aimed to create job opportunities for women, in collaboration with FHI360 in 2018. Shakib is also passionate about capacity building, having trained and mentored numerous team members and clients within his various areas of expertise.