KARACHI: Muhammad Iqbal Tabish has been appointed as general secretary of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) with effect from August 19, 2020, said a statement.
FPCCI president Mian Anjum Nisar appointed Muhammad Iqbal Tabish as the Secretary General of the organization in accordance with rules and procedures laid out in Trade Organization Ordinance of Pakistan.
The appointment of Iqbal Tabish has been termed as a hopeful prospect for FPCCI in view of his wide experience of working with public and private organizations at national and international level.
Prior to assuming office of the Secretary General FPCCI, Iqbal Tabish has served in Ministry of Industries and Production as Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and Secretary General SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He has also worked as a Senior Economist and Head (R&I) at WTO Cell of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce and has been associated with FPCCI as Director (R&D) in addition to other important assignments.
Iqbal Tabish has a long term association with National and International organizations, which included Member, Economic Advisory Council (UNESCAP), Observer on World Banks’ Investment Climate Fund’s Program on Climate Resilience, Stakeholder Advisory Network-CIF, Steering Committee Member of Sweden Standards Institute (South and East Asia) and has been regular invitee to Expert Group Meetings on SAFTA, Honorary Secretary General, China-South Asia Business Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Yunnan and Sichuan Province of Peoples’ Republic of China and Member, Advisory Committee of SAARC Trade Portal Network of GIZ in addition to involvement in projects of UNDP and World Bank Group.
Scholastically enriched, Iqbal Tabish is a Ph. D Scholar in a leading university and holds M. Phil Degree in Management Sciences (Finance) along with Master Degree in the faculty of Economics as well as Business Administration.
He has contributed in the development of literature on trade, economics, intra-regional transport and connectivity, energy, climate change and author of several publications in the similar areas.