Managing Director, Mustafa Kazem


Mustafa Kazem is the Managing Director of AGF and heads fundraising and strategic initiatives for Afghanistan and the MENA region. In addition, he leads the company’s investment, compliance, and reporting activities.

Mr. Kazem has over 15 years of experience in the investment management field, specifically in alternative investments, impact investing, and restructuring and workouts.

From 2007-2018, Mr. Kazem worked with SEAF, a global asset management company providing risk capital and advisory services to SMEs in emerging markets. While with SEAF, Mr. Kazem 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 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 EAG, which can provide introductions and solutions through its regional network.