Ahmad Massoud (Dari Persian: احمد مسعود born July 10, 1989) is the son of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud and is currently a prominent political figure in Afghanistan. He was appointed as the Massoud Foundation's CEO in November of 2016.
He gained deep experience in politics early by growing up at his father's side and witnessing his father's political/military decision-making process. Massoud was 12 years old when his father was assassinated, and until then, he was mentored by his father, who focused his son's education on literature, history, and ethics.
Massoud graduated from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2012. Afterwards, he attended the King's College London where he majored in Political Science and War Studies and received his bachelor's degree in July 2015. He is now pursuing a master's degree in International Politics from the University of London. Mr. Massoud has a strong interest in astronomy, literature, and soccer. Additionally, he has organized many events for the Massoud Foundation in Afghanistan and in London, especially key annual commemorations for his father on September 9, also known as Martyrs' Day in Afghanistan.