Speaker Ishrat Hussain at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Ishrat Husain


Ishrat Husain is a former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and served as Dean and

Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. Dr. Husain had a distinguished career at the World Bank for two decades and was a member of the Mahathir Commission that developed Vision 2020 for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Husain is currently a member of the Middle East Advisory Group of the IMF, member of the President Advisory Council of the IDB, Convener of the Economic Advisory Council, Ministry of Finance and Member of the Advisory Council to the Minister for Planning, Development, and Reforms. A graduate of the Executive Development Programme—jointly sponsored by Harvard, Stanford and INSEAD— he was also Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Pakistan. Dr. Husain is the recipient of the 2013 Hilal-e- Imtiaz Award and the highest civilian award, the Nishan-e- Pakistan. His publications include Pakistan: The Economy of an Elitist State and Economic Management in Pakistan.

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