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Zainab Ahmed is the Interim Executive Director at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) where she develops and executes the strategy for the Institute’s world class programming in international trade, international tax, and financial technologies and regulation – which includes communications strategy, fundraising support, administration oversight, human resources, and financial management.

Throughout her career, Zainab has worked in international program development and management. Prior to joining IIEL, Zainab was the Assistant Director at Hofstra University, where she worked as part of the core team to launch the INTO Hofstra University Partnership.

Zainab previously worked as a Business Development Manager, managing the international programs across NYC and Long Island; and as an International Programs Manager for a consulting organization, working closely with the CEO to monitor and expand programs across China, South Korea, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, and Singapore. She also worked in Seoul, South Korea, as a Cultural Programs Coordinator for the Korea Halal Association, creating business opportunities for companies interested in advancing into Halal markets.

Zainab received her bachelor’s degree in Asian and Asian-American Studies with a minor in Global Studies, and a master’s degree in International Business and Policy from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service. As part of her undergraduate study, Zainab studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.