A passionate advocate for an equitable, multilateral, and resilient world, Khurshid Alam’s (Bangladeshi) work spans over 25 years in 50 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.
He contributed significantly to advancing the theory and practice of climate and disaster resilience and played a critical role in responding to numerous international crises. His career combines an array of leadership, consulting, and brief media roles. Before his UN career, he was the Managing Director of ThinkAhead Limited, a UK-based consulting company; and at ActionAid in various roles i.e., International Tsunami Programme Director and Global Policy Advisor, based in the UK.
Prior to joining UNDP Bhutan, he was Bangladesh Country Office’s Assistant Resident Representative and Head of Inclusive Growth and Resilience Portfolio with an annual delivery of $50 plus million combing eight practice areas.
A frequent keynote speaker, he authored three books and numerous journal articles – and has been engaged in major inter-governmental processes. He is a self-proclaimed post-humanist and futurist – who believes in planetary health first philosophy. He loves collecting arts and antiques – is an admirer of world music, politics, and history.