Name : Shamshad Akhtar
Designation : Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific
Profession : Development economist
Political Affiliation : None
Career : Shamshad Akhtar is a Pakistani Development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, an office equivalent to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, prior to that she served as the as the 14th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan being the first woman to assume this position.she was Vice President at the World Bank overseeing Middle East and North African region. In addition, she serves as the United Nations Sherpa for the G20.