Former Minister of Agriculture under President Hamid Karzai. He was replaced with Muhammad Asif Rahimi on October 11, 2008.
Below is a brief biography distributed by the Office of the Spokesperson of the President when Rameen was initially appointed as Minister of Agriculture.
Obaidullah Rameen was born in 1952 in Baghlan Province. He was a student of Khost and Fereng High School for Primary and Secondary Education and graduated from Baghlan High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Kabul University in 1976 and studied for a year at the Agriculture Promotion Bank. He was an inspector at the Agricultural Bank from 1975 to 1977, a Director of the Banks’ Cooperative from 1981 to 1983 and a Director in the Agriculture Promotion Bank from 2001 to 2004. He was also the Director of Center of Traders and Craft workers nongovernmental NGO and the acting Director of Agricultural Unity of Afghanistan.