Abdul Malek Halimi was born in 1974 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He completed his baccalaureate from Habibia High School in the year 1989. Mr. Haleemi did his bachelor's in business administration from Kabul University Faculty of Economics in 1995. He did his Master's in development management from Institute of Development Research and Development policy, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany in year 2006.
In 1995, he joined Kabul University Faculty of Economics as an associate professor. Since 2006, he headed the Department of Economics, National Centre for Policy Research at Kabul University. During 2007-2008 he was the Deputy Director of “Research Magazine” of Kabul University. Further he served as member of advisory board “Center for International Private Enterprises” CIPE since 2010. Mr. Halimi has also been member of the BMA Supervisory Board between 2014-2016. Since January 2016, he has been the Chairman of BMA Board of Supervisors.
Moreover, Mr. Halimi has conducted research and produced papers in investment for private sector, economic and social impact of privatization, trade and transit relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, India’s role in reconstruction of Afghanistan, private sector investment, consumer rights and its prospects in Afghanistan, human capital and its role in economic growth of Afghanistan. Mr. Halimi developed guidelines related to the preparation of dissertation reports for faculty students. His contribution in introducing scientific research methodology in Afghanistan especially Afghan universities is of greater value.