FiberCore director becomes vp of Afghanistan
11 July 2002 -- Hedayet Amin-Arsala has resigned from the Board of Directors of FiberCore Inc to assume the position of vice-president of Afghanistan.
11 July 2002 -- Hedayet Amin-Arsala has resigned from the Board of Directors of FiberCore Inc - which is headquartered in Charlton, MA, USA but makes fibre and preforms in Jena, Germany and Campinas, Brazil - to assume the position of vice-president of Afghanistan.
Amin-Arsala has been a director since 1999, but had been serving as the Minister of Finance and Deputy Chairman for the Afghanistan Interim Government until the recent appointment of the new government in Kabul. FiberCore's CEO and president Dr Mohd Aslami is also of Afghan origin.
As a replacement FiberCore has nominated private investor Zaid Siddig, who was a founding partner and director of SpecTran Corp (an optical preform and fibre manufacturing company, subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies) from its inception in 1981 until 1991, and a director of FiberCore from 1994-97.