Dr. Farrukh Iqbal holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (1975) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, USA (1981). He was appointed as Director Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in 2016. Dr. Iqbal has more than thirty years of Research and Management experience in the World Bank across a diverse range of countries and sectors. He has worked in Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Iran, Egypt, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Dr. Iqbal has worked and published on various aspects of economic development including growth, poverty, small and medium enterprises, trade and foreign investment, health insurance, local government development, and political economy issues. He has published five books and numerous journal articles. His most recent analytic work concerns health and education issues in the Middle East and North Africa region. Dr. Farrukh Iqbal started his career as an economist before moving on to management assignments of which the last was as country Director for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.