Ahmad Irfan Aslam is the Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme.
He is a counselor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO in Geneva where he is responsible for multilateral negotiations in Services, Intellectual Property and Trade Facilitation.
is also involved with bilateral negotiations on investment treaties.
Ahmad's research interests include global investment governance.
particular interest is examining the extent to which bilateral investment treaties (BITs) reform the trade regimes of partner states.
is also involved in researching controls on free mobility of capital in BITs and the policy space available to host states in ensuring health of the financial services sector.
Ahmad holds degrees in Economics, law and a Masters degree in international law and economics.
has previously worked at the WTO secretariat and as a partner at a law firm with offices in Pakistan and the UAE.
Macer Gifford is a Visiting Fellow in the Globalization and Finance Project at the Blavatnik School of Government
He is currently on sabbatical from Standard Chartered Bank where he was most recently Group Head of ALM and Regional Markets, with responsibility for both Asset and Liability Management and for the geographic management of Financial Markets globally.
In this capacity was intimately involved in the design of the British Government's
banking stabilisation package in response to the financial crisis.
Macer's twenty year career in Financial Markets has covered a wide variety of trading and management roles, from being a pioneer in developing the Non Deliverable Forwards market to running Global Markets Africa.
Macer joined Standard Chartered in 1994 from Citibank, where he started his career as a spot foreign exchange trader.
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School.
Macer's interests include cooking: he
has a Grand Diplôme de Cuisine et de Pâtisserie from the Cordon Bleu in Paris.