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Ms. Khaleda Atta
Commercial Attaché

As Commercial Attaché for the Economic, Trade & Investment Department of the Afghan Embassy in Washington, D.C., Ms. Khaleda Atta handles economic policy issues between the U.S. and Afghanistan and serves as the primary liaison between the Embassy and the American private sector. Additionally, she counsels US businesses on trade and investment opportunities in Afghanistan as well as licensing and registration. Through business events and public speaking engagements, she promotes awareness of the Afghan economy and business opportunities, and advocates for the opening of US markets toward Afghan products.

Atta has worked previously as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, focusing research on the Middle East. She has also worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Afghanistan & Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces. Ms. Atta has an M.A. in International Policy Studies with a specialization in International Trade & Development from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA and is also a graduate of the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California with a BA in Communication with a Media/Public Relations emphasis. Ms. Atta serves as a Board Member of a number of humanitarian, civic and Afghan community organizations. She was a past President of the Society of Afghan Professionals (SAP) and has been writing for afghanmagazine.com since 1997. She speaks English, Farsi (Dari), Arabic & Spanish. Ms. Atta was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lived in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington D.C.

Email: atta@embassyofafghanistan.org
Ext: 8029

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