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Our Leadership

At FLI, we have a truly global team of highly qualified international citizens with expertise in a wide variety of markets from the East to the West. We have a diverse group of over 100 dynamic individuals with strong tri-sectorial leadership, multicultural and multilingual backgrounds from across the world that make up our team.



Maryam Atmar is the founder of MAIH Group, an experienced business manager, professional investment consultant, entrepreneur and philanthropist with over 12 years of experience. Having worked with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, Ms Atmar has invaluable expertise in real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual fund, and hedge fund investments. She is currently a board member of the British Afghan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and Afghana Foundation. She is fluent in English, German, Dari and Pashtu. She has a B.A. in Psychology (cum laude) and professional qualifications in Accounting and Management Banking from the American Institute of Banking Investors.


Mr Zia has a strong background in business, civil society, philanthropy, social and cultural affairs of Afghanistan. As an expert on Afghanistan tribal, political, and business affairs, Mr. Zia has served as an advisor to Afghan Government ministers and has been involved in numerous projects to promote civil society, democracy and is a known figure nationally for his conflict resolution skills in Afghanistan. He has been instrumental in implementing educational and capacity building projects in some of Afghanistan’s most remote and dangerous regions and was the lead for implementing the ‘Beggar Women’ Project, offering Afghan women shelter, food, and training in handicrafts. Prior to joining MAIH Group, Mr. Zia served as the Executive Director of the Afghan Craft Carpet Company, the Afghan Watan Construction Company, Hewad Education, Agricultural & Rehabilitation Organization (HEARO) and President of the Eastern Afghanistan Carpets.


Dr Hotak comes from a longstanding background in healthcare, community development, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. Dr Hotak is a strong tri-sector leader with extensive experience in the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Prior to joining MAIH Group, Dr. Hotak has worked in National Health Services in United Kingdom, has led many community organizations,has been a keen philanthropist and serial entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Central and South Asia Business, British Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Afghan Business Association UK and Afghana Foundation. He is national and internationally renowned speaker on Afghanistan in the media, conferences and seminars. Dr Hotak holds an MBChB in Medicine from Leeds Medical School and certificates in International Organization Management, Smart Business Growth, Globalization and Leadership.


Our Philosphy

    We are committed to providing the men, women and children of Afghanistan state of the art and world class education, training and services relevant to the needs of our changing society

What Our Students Say

    “I joined FLI’s 100 hour program, within 3 months, I was able to communicate with my local colleagues, it is indeed a fantastic program.” Brain from NRC

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