Speaker's Profile 

Iftikhar Uddin

Member, Pakistan’s National Assembly Standing Committee

Iftikhar Uddin in Member of Pakistan’s National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning Development and Reforms; the National Assembly Standing Committee on Industries and Production; and the National Assembly Task Force on UNs Sustainable Development Goals. He has been affiliated with Shore Bank International, MEDA Pakistan, and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa USAID JOBS Project. Over the years, he has undertaken analysis of Pakistan's Meat and Milk Value Chains, directed value chain development in dairy and embellished garments sectors in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan Provinces. He has directed Workforce Development initiatives in selected Value Chains across Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Province. He has experience liasing with implementing partners, donors (e.g., USAID), government line extension departments /agencies, Ministry of Technical Education and Skill Development Councils, trade testing and certification authorities. He has been associated with the development of five major value chains in Pakistan—dimensional stone (marble and granite), gems and jewelry, furniture, leather, and horticulture (commercial vegetables and orchards).