Hamed Wardak was born in Afghanistan as the son of the then Defense Minister of Afghanistan, Abdul Rahim Wardak. Wardak spent most days of his childhood in Pakistan and the USA. From the beginning of his childhood days, Wardak showed unique intellectual gifts. Throughout his career, he has made good use of his intellect and creative thoughts. This has helped him aim high and succeed in his endeavors. Many of his friends and family believe that he is often one step ahead in all aspects.
The Early Years
He is an arbiter of taste in elite educational opportunities. He had bagged the prestigious Rhodes scholarship owing to his excellent academic performance. After completing his tenure at Georgetown at the top of his class, Hamed Wardak returned to his native. At this point, the Afghan Civil War was in its third decade of fighting. He then tried to see if he could employ the contacts and opportunities that the United Stated allowed him, to in turn benefit his home country. As time passed, he moved to the USA and started work as Managing Director for International Operations for Technologists, Inc. He operated as a contractor for the US Government by engaging in business development efforts in conjunction with the US Department of Defense and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also founded Campaign for a US-Afghanistan Partnership (CUSAP) which was formulated as a non-profit endeavor for sustainable and secure prosperity for Afghanistan and its citizens.
Into Music Production
Apart from his amazing business ventures, Wardak has recently begun producing techno music with the stage name Valen of Wicked. It is noticed that his music is raw, passionate and thought-provoking. He explains the meaning behind his stage name as Valen is a symbol of honor and courage, whereas Wicked is a symbol of the darkness every human goes through. He makes sure to stay active in his research and constantly learns and adds to his professional skills. The trend in electronic music incorporating diverse cultural sounds excites him to the core. Hamed Wardak and Valen of Wicked can be followed on Instagram.