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Ahmad Mukhtar

Ahmad Mukhtar has 20 years of experience in public, private and international development sectors, working on national and international/multilateral assignments in the areas of international economic and trade policy, commercial diplomacy, bilateral and regional trade issues and implementation of trade and investment policies. At present, he is working with the United Nations in Geneva. Previously, he worked for the Government of Pakistan and represented Pakistan in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland during 2006-2011. He has also led the multilateral WTO-DDA negotiations on Domestic Regulations for Trade in Services as Chairman of the WTO Working Party on Domestic Regulations (2010-2011). He has also worked for different international development partners including the USAID, EU, DFID and ADB in different parts of the world. In terms of educational attainments, he has a very rich and unique combination of educational and professional qualifications in Economics (M.A and PGD, PhD in progress), Law (LL.M and LL.B), Public Policy (MPP), Accounting/Finance (FCMA, PFA), and Biotechnology (PGD). He has completed various professional trainings and courses and also delivered many such courses, workshops and lectures globally. He is founding member of the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats, London (ACCD), member of American Society of International Law (ASIL) and Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).