Amir Ullah Khan is the Chief Mentor at the Challenger Civil Service Academy and a development economist with a special interest in trade, health and education. Amir graduated in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University, then studied Rural Management at IRMA and got his PhD from Jamia Milla Islamia Central University. He joined the Indian Civil Service in the 1993 batch after which he worked for the Ministry of Finance, GOI and the UNDP at Project LARGE. He then took over as Executive Director and editor of Encyclopedia Britannica India.
Amir was then Director at India Development Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Business and Law at the Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Amir also was the founder Vice Chancellor at the Glocal University in Saharanpur UP and a member of the governing board at the Presidency University in Bangalore. Amir then served as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Amir Ullah Khan is now a member of the Sudhir Comission of the Government of Telangana. He was earlier member of the Kundu Commission of the Government of India. He teaches at the Indian School of Business, Foreign Service Institute, IIFT, NALSAR, NMIMS and the Manipal Institute of Technology.
Amir has consulted with the World Bank, CII, Planning Commission and USAID. He has authored a number of papers and books. His latest publication is titled “Education and Health, a focus on UP” that he has co authored with Dr Rajiv Kumar of Niti Aayog