Mr. Tariq Puri, Chief Executive Officer, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, has to his credit the distinction of serving the Federal Government for the last 37 years with versatility of experience both in Government and Corporate Sector. He acquired extensive hands on experience of multilateral and bilateral trade and investment negotiations and remained proactively engaged with foreign investors in attracting investments into Pakistan.
As Federal Secretary in his role as top policy maker at the Ministry of Labour & Manpower and Ministry of Investment / Board of Investment, he led with an outward looking vision and contributed in introducing contemporary concepts and out of box solutions for national issues.
As Pakistan’s Chief Trade Negotiator to the 27 States European Union & World Customs Council in the capacity of Minister (Economic / Customs / Trade) at the Pakistan Mission at Brussels campaigned for greater market access, lifting of anti-dumping duty on bed linen export, economic assistance, custom co-operation and other related matters.
As Chief Executive / Vice Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) led a successful effort in achieving a quantum jump in the promotion and facilitation of the exports of Pakistan besides serving as a key member of the team responsible for the Trade Policy formulation of the Ministry Commerce.
He interacted with Trade and Industry of Pakistan in different capacities thus acquired a comprehensive understanding of the issues encountered by different sectors of the commerce, trade, industry and investment for finding appropriate solutions.
NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS:
Federal Secretary, Ministry for Labour & Manpower, Islamabad.
Federal Secretary, Ministry for Investment & Board of Investment, Islamabad.
Minister for Economic, Customs & Trade to the European Union & WCO.
Chief Executive / Vice Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau now TDAP.
Consul General of Pakistan at Hong Kong (Head of Mission).
Consul General of Pakistan at Istanbul, Turkey (Head of Sub-Mission).
Director General (Textiles) Textile Quota Management Department, Karachi.
Director General, Export Promotion Bureau, Punjab
Executive Director, State Life Insurance Corporation
Controller of Imports & Exports, Islamabad.
CORPORATE BOARDS:
President, Board of Trustees, Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI), Karachi.
Chairman, Governing Body, Workers Welfare Fund, Islamabad.
Director State Life Insurance Corporation, Karachi.
Director, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Karachi.
Director, Pakistan Re-insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Karachi.
Director, Alpha Insurance Limited, Karachi.
Member, Board of Governors, Pakistan School of Fashion Design, Lahore.
EDUCATION / TRAINING ABROAD:
MBA from University of Louvain, Belgium (French as medium of instruction).
LLM from University of Brussels (Specialization in EU laws).
Executive Leadership Program at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
MA LLB Dip. in Int. Affairs from University of Punjab, Lahore.
Fluent in French, Turkish and German.
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