Mr. Ajmal Qureshi has served as Representative (status of Ambassador) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China with multiple accreditations to Mongolia and North Korea. Preceding his assignment with United Nations, he was Director/Joint Secretary of the Rural Development Academy, Peshawar. He has also served in the diplomatic service as Pakistan's Consul General (Head of Mission) in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Qureshi was also a senior fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has worked extensively in the public sector and government organizations in senior management positions. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Boston University. He is recipient of Boston University's 2007 Most Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Qureshi sits on the Board of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. He is Senior Advisor and honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, PR China. His major research focus is on food security in China. He is also Adjunct Faculty at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.