Dr. Farrukh Iqbal
Dr. Farrukh Iqbal is currently the Executive Director of the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan, having taken up this assignment in August 2016. Dr. Iqbal has worked with the World Bank in Washington DC for thirty-three years. For most of this period, he was involved in analysis and policy dialogue related to economic policy issues, initially as a technical specialist and later as a manager. He has worked primarily on countries in East Asia (for 18 years) and the Middle East and North Africa (for 13 years). His areas of interest and responsibility have covered: fiscal and monetary management, trade and competitiveness, small and medium enterprises, local government development, human development, and poverty analysis and strategy. His last managerial assignment with the World Bank was as the Country Director for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).