Muhammad Dawood Sultanzoy

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Daoud Sultanzoy
محمد داوود سلطان‌زوی
Mayor of Kabul
Assumed office
1 April 2020
PresidentAshraf Ghani
Member of the 2002 Loyal Jirga
In office
11 June 2002 – 19 June 2005
PresidentHamid Karzai (acting)
Personal details
Kabul, Kingdom of Afghanistan
Alma materKabul University
ProfessionPolitician, Pilot
Military service
Battles/warsSoviet war in Afghanistan

Mohammad Daoud Sultanzoy (Dari: محمد داوود سلطان‌زوی‎), is an Afghan presenter and politician currently serving as Mayor of Kabul. He was previously elected to represent Ghazni Province in Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.[1] He is a Pashtun from the Ghilzai tribe. He is fluent in English, and prior to his election he was an airline captain for United Airlines. He is noteworthy for promoting women's right to vote.


Daoud Sultanzoy was born in 1956 in Kabul. He graduated from Kabul University with a bachelor of science in engineering management in 1973. He trained as a pilot at the Pan American World Airways Training Center and the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Training Center. He held an aircraft Airline Transport Pilot diploma( equevelent to MA/MS) and was certified to fly more than eight types of jet aircraft with more than 32000 hours of flying worldwide.[2]

Sultanzoy fought against the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the early 1980s, during the Soviet–Afghan War. After he was wounded, he returned to the United States, where he became a pilot and in management for United Airlines. He actively participated in Afghan political and civil circles during the 1980s and 1990s.[2]

Sultanzoy returned to Afghanistan following the US led invasion in 2001, and was elected as a member of the 2002 loya jirga. He was later elected as a member of the Wolesi Jirga for Ghazni province in the 2005 parliamentary election. During his term he served as the Chairman of the Committee for National Economy, Rural Development, Agriculture and NGOs. He also took part in numerous Presidential delegations to countries such as Germany, France, Pakistan,India,Russia,Iran,China the US and many other European and Asian countries.[2]Gave lectures and seminars in European think tanks in Germany, France, Italy, The Eu, India.

More recently, Sultanzoy hosted a show on Tolo TV,[2] and ran in the 2014 Afghan presidential election.

Also senior advisor to President Ghani. Headed the Afghan Airfields Economic Development Commission ( AAEDC).

On the 1st of April 2020, he was appointed as the Mayor of Kabul by the President Ashraf Ghani.


  1. ^ "Province: Ghazni". Navy Postgraduate School. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Daoud Sultanzoy". .:: Elections 2014 ::. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.