Mahmood A. Ayub

Senior Development Adviser

Dr. Ayub served as a director of the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) launched to support critical reconstruction and peace-building initiatives in crisis affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( FATA) and Balochistan.

Prior to this post he was a Senior Adviser for Central Asia, Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC) at the United Nations Development Programme. He joined the UNDP in 2006 as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative, Turkey. His expertise is in macroeconomic policy, private sector development, trade and capacity development issues. He has published widely on economic development issues, and speaks six languages (English, French, Spanish, Persian, Arabic, Urdu, and his mother tongue Pashto).

Prior to joining the UNDP, Dr. Ayub served for almost 30 years at the World Bank. His last assignment was as the Director of Strategy and Operations for Africa. At the World Bank, he worked in the research and strategy departments, but has also contributed many years in operations, including serving as the World Bank’s representative in Egypt, Yemen, Djibouti, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Bolivia and Senegal.