Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Tabish

CEO Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation

Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Tabish has wide range of experience of working with both public and private sector organizations at National and International level.

He is currently serving Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) as it Chief Executive Officer. Before assuming this position, he served as Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Chamber of Commerce and Industry – the apex organization of SAARC mandated to promote economic cooperation in South Asia. He has served Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce Government of Pakistan as Senior Economist (Head of Research & Information cell of WTO Wing). He was also associated with Federation of Pakistan CCI as Director (R&D) and has established credentials as economist.

He has been associated with various international organizations in various capacities. He is member of Economic Advisory Council of United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and observer on World Banks’ Investment Climate Fund’s Program on Climate Resilience, Washington D.C. Besides, he is member, Steering Committee of Sweden Standards Institute for South and East Asia and had been regular invitee to Expert Group Meetings on SAFTA and Committee of Economic Cooperation Meetings of SAARC.

He has played an important role in promotion of economic cooperation between China and South Asia as honorary Secretary General of China-South Asia Business Council (CSABC) for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Yunnan and Sichuan Province of Peoples’ Republic of China and is associated with CCPIT as Advisor to CSABC in recognition of his services. He was also member Advisory Committee of SAARC Trade Portal Network of GIZ. In addition to that he is former Member of Board of Directors of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (July 2014-June 2016).

He holds M.Phil Degree in Management Sciences (Gold medalist) with Major in Economics and has obtained Master degree in Economics. Besides, he passed CSS Examination in 1999 (27th batch)

He is an expert on South Asian trade and Industry and has been involved in various projects of UNDP, World Bank and other international organisations and has represented Pakistan and South Asia on many international fora. He has contributed to literature on trade, economics, trade transport, energy and climate change and has authored several publications in these areas.