Ishrat is a Trade Policy Consultant in the Trade and Markets Division of FAO. She supports the organization’s analytical and capacity development activities on trade at the national, regional and global levels. Her work is focused on analyzing trade policies in relation to the development of agricultural markets, food security and employment outcomes, and multilateral and regional trade negotiations.
Prior to joining FAO, Ishrat worked as a management consultant with KPMG in the Strategy and Operations practice, where she worked with both private and public sector clients to address issues of industrial performance, competitiveness, and the development of small and medium enterprises. She has also worked as an economist with the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture.
Ishrat holds a Masters in Food and Resource Economics, and a Bachelors in Science, both from the University of British Columbia in Canada.