Managing Director, Mustafa Kazem


Mustafa Kazem is a Managing Director at SEAF and heads fundraising and strategic initiatives for the MENA region. He also manages the company’s impact investment fund in Afghanistan, where he leads origination and structuring of debt and mezzanine investments.

Mr. Kazem has over 13 years of experience in the investment management field, specifically in alternative investments, impact investing, and emerging markets.

Since joining SEAF in 2007, Mr. Kazem has raised more than USD 168 Million of capital, and led direct investments into 34 early-stage companies across a number of key industries, including ICT, Industrial & Energy, Consumer & Retail, and Pharmaceuticals. He has served on SEAF’s Senior Management Committee.

Mr. Kazem holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

The AGF team is diverse and experienced, with broad and extensive knowledge and understanding of local market dynamics.

Providing the best assistance to SME owners means understanding the markets and business culture in which they work. AGF’s leadership is composed primarily of local Afghanis, who offer full sensitivity to state and regional dynamics. This executive bench derives further support from SEAF, which can provide introductions and solutions through its global network.