Komal Shakeel is an economist and a driven policy researcher with over eight years of experience. Komal has worked with key federal institutions in Pakistan including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reforms, Board of Investment, and CPEC Centre of Excellence, as well as provincial governments. Komal has worked with a hedge fund in the UK and assisted research projects focused on Sovereign Wealth Funds at Peking University, collaborating with ESADE (Spain). Her professional expertise within Pakistan is in the area of business regulation and regulatory reforms for entrepreneurship, investment, and economic policy. She has worked with key multilateral and bilateral development agencies such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA (Japanese International Corporation Agency), GIZ (German Cooperation Agency), and USAID. She has recently authored the first-ever Special Economic Zone Survey Report for Pakistan (2019). Komal has an academic background in Finance and Accounting as well as Social Policy, Development & Political Sciences from the London School of Economics. She has also been trained for advanced research in Quantitative Finance and Economics from Peking University, China.