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Adnan Qaiser

Adnan Qaiser began his professional career as a commissioned officer in the Pakistan army and took early release as a Major. Through his military experience, he developed a thorough understanding about national politics as well as regional geopolitics. Moving to international diplomacy, he joined the Japanese embassy in Islamabad where he quickly rose from Public Affairs advisor to executive assistant to the Japanese ambassador, while simultaneously heading Protocol Affairs, the positions he held during some of the most turbulent times in Pakistani politics and neighbouring Afghanistan in the post-Soviet era. Upon immigrating to Canada in 2001, he worked as advisor to the Iranian Ambassador and the political and economic sections at the Iranian embassy in Ottawa handling some of their sensitive diplomatic issues with Canada. Since 2008, Mr. Qaiser has been engaged in public and social sector development projects in Pakistan funded by UN agencies and international donors and now also works as a freelance consultant. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Pakistan Military Academy, an honours diploma in business administration from Everest College and a project management certification from Algonquin College.

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