Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bilal Anwar is an International Climate Policy and Sustainable Development Professional with a reputation as a leading technical expert, with over two decades of diverse experience in the field of climate change. Since 17 January 2022, Mr. Anwar has been appointed as the CEO of the National Disaster Risk Management Fund, registered under Section 42 of the Companies Act, to provide funding to government and non-government entities, in undertaking risk reduction activities, against natural calamities and climate-induced risks, to make Pakistan resilient against disasters. His core areas of technical expertise are climate action, climate finance, disaster risk management, in which he has worked extensively on designing, operationalization of Climate Investment and Disaster Management Funds for Pakistan as well as internationally. He holds extensive management expertise in Climate Change and Carbon strategies in the corporate sector and program and operational management for donor funded based projects in several countries.
During his diverse experience in the field of climate change for over twenty years, Mr. Anwar has held a number of key positions at International Climate Change and Disaster Management institutions and assisted in mobilizing funds towards addressing its climate change and disaster related challenges.
His earlier experiences include as General Manager- The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, successfully rolling out the technical support and climate finance mobilization programs of worth USD 700 million in 15 countries.
Also setting up of international carbon regime of CDM in the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, in Bonn, Germany and served in the private sector in UK and USA.