With an MSc in Anthropology, Iftikhar Khalid has an impressive career of more than 25 years. He has served nationally as well as internationally as Country Director/Lead for many disaster and humanitarian assistance related organisations, such as Oxfam Novib and Oxfam International, Agency, and ActionAid International. He has also served in programme development and implementation capacities for the Islamic Relief, IUCN, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Trócaire, Economic and Social Council for Overseas Research (ESCOR, UK), Bird Life International, and World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Disaster preparedness and response have been the core areas of his work throughout his career.
He has recently reverted back to the consulting career.