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Usman Khan


Mr. Mohammad Usman Khan started his professional career in banking and investment consulting in London, UK. In the UK, he advised large institutional clients on financial matters including financial strategy, asset allocation, manager selection and corporate governance. After spending 6 years in investment industry in the UK, he moved to Pakistan where he joined Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as a faculty in the Economics Department.

He has been lecturing at LUMS since 2006 and has headed the Development Policy Research Centre (DPRC) at LUMS for two years. He won research studies over US$1,000,000 in the inception stage of the centre. His work in Bangladesh comprised trade analysis within the SAARC region, while his work in Nigeria, involved working with the State Government of Kano to design a development strategy aiming improvement in key sector value chains, mainly agriculture, and enhance the role of the private sector.

He has also worked with Indian Council for Research and International Economic Relations (ICRIER) on normalising Pakistan – India trade. Mr. Khan’s research interests include policy and strategy in development sector.