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Amir Ullah Khan Glocal University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amir Ullah Khan is an economist working as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He graduated in Electronics Engineering from the Osmania University. He then studied at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He has a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, Delhi, for his work on ‘Intellectual Property Protection and the IT Industry’. He is currently the President of The Glocal University, Saharanpur. He is also the member of the Advisory Council and the Academic Council at the Glocal University.

In 1993, he joined the Indian Civil Service after which he worked for four years with Project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy) of the UNDP and the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He headed the Academic Unit at the Indian School of Finance and Management, where he taught Economics and Management between1997 and 1999. Subsequently, he worked as Executive Director and Editor, Encyclopaedia Britannica India and as Deputy Secretary General at the PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI). 

Amir teaches at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in Delhi. He is also the visiting faculty at the Bangalore Management Academy, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and Fore School of Management, New Delhi. 

He is also on the Advisory Board of World Development Forum, an upcoming forum that aims to bring together citizens' groups, development organizations, businesses and governments, to a common platform to produce evidence-based politically actionable guidance and unlock greater value, through human enterprise.