Mr. Ali Ahmad Yousefi is the current Chancellor of Kateb University and Chair of SDSN Afghanistan. Formerly, he worked in the position of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Head of Quality Assurance Department, and as a faculty member with the Faculty of Medicine at Kateb University. For one year, from 2014 to 2015, he worked with Ghalib University as acting Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs. With more than 7 years of working experience in higher education sector, Mr. Yousefi has worked with a team of faculty members and staff to further improve the quality of teaching and to integrate research into the university's structure by establishing 4 research centers. In result, Kateb University has recently been announced as the most prestigious university by passing the third phase of accreditation process and has become a member of the National Committee of Academic Program Review with the aim to improve the policies and design procedures regarding the Program Review Process in Afghanistan.
Mr. Yousefi has a Master degree in Organic Chemistry from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and a Bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry from University of Tabriz, Iran.