Ambassador (Retd.) Khalid Mahmood

Designation:  Chairman

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Ambassador (Retired) Khalid Mahmood is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Mongolia. Till becoming Ambassador, he mostly dealt with multilateral aspects of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy. He has served as First Secretary and later as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York. He has worked as Director General (UN) and later as Additional Secretary (United Nations, Asia- Pacific and Africa) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. He is also a Former Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Economic Cooperation organization (ECO).


He has represented Pakistan at several international meetings and conferences, notably UN General Assembly sessions, UN Security Council, UN Law of the Sea Conference, UN Council for Namibia as well as Summit and Ministerial meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement, OIC and ECO.


He is a former President of the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad, ex-President, Association of Former Ambassadors of Pakistan (AFA), former Member of the UN Peace-building Fund Advisory Group, New York, former member Board of Governors, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Islamabad and former Member Syndicate, Islamia University of Bahawalpur.


Currently, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood is Chairman Board of Governors, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). He is also a member of the Asian Regional Forum (ARF) for Experts and Eminent Persons Group, member Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Eminent Persons Group, Course Director (International Organizations) at the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad, President Islamabad Council of World Affairs (ICWA), and President Pakistan-Azerbaijan Friendship Association.


He has Masters in Political Science and LL.B from the University of Punjab, Lahore. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations. Prior to joining the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1964, he was a lecturer in the Government College Lahore.


Email: kmahmood@issi.org.pk


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