Khalil Hamdani is the former Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development. He has worked in the field of foreign investment for the past 20 years, including overseeing investment advisory assistance to developing countries, and the UNCTAD programme on investment policy reviews.
His career with the United Nations includes serving as Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, and Secretary to the UN Committee for Development Planning.
He is the co-editor of the book, The New Globalism and Developing Countries, the former editor of The Journal of Development Planning, and the author of a number of articles and reports.
He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a national of Pakistan.