Karachi: IUCN Pakistan has appointed Mahmood Akhtar Cheema as Country Representative. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema brings with him over 20 years of experience in natural resource management and more than 15 years of experience with IUCN. He had been entrusted with the Acting Country Representative IUCN Pakistan role twice previously in 2006 and most recently in 2012. Cheema headed IUCN’s Islamabad programme office for more than six years.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and a Master of Science in Agriculture Extension from University of Reading, U.K
Among numerous affiliations, he is a Founder Member and Member of Board of Directors of Human Resource Development Network HRDN; Member Board of Directors of Energy Conservation Fund, Pakistan; Member of Board of Directors of Mountain Areas Conservancy Fund; Member Environment Donor Coordination Group; Member Advisory Group on Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change Islamabad Pakistan; and Member of the Expert Panel on Environment, Pakistan Technology Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan.