Dr. Amir Ullah Khan is a noted Indian economist working as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he holds a PhD in Commerce and Business Studies from the Jamia Millia Central University at New Delhi. Additionally, he is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat.
An erstwhile officer of the Indian Civil Services, Dr. Amir has worked as a researcher for the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the UNDP at Project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy). Besides these, he has worked in various capacities with EU, British High Commission, OXFAM, Ashoka Foundation, USAID and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
A committed educationist, he has also been the Academic Head of Indian School of Finance and Management, and the Executive Director and Editor, Encyclopedia Britannica.