Abdul Ekram is the Trade and Investment Commissioner – South Asia, currently attached to New Delhi. He will be based in Chennai as post Manager from early 2021. Since joining Austrade in 2013, Abdul worked in number of industry teams and delivered high quality client services and led sector specific initiatives as Trade Adviser. He managed International Health team for about two years until April 2020 and led number of successful global initiatives to promote Australian lifesciences capabilities, especially clinical trials. He has strong understanding and experience of commercialisation pathways for health and MedTech solutions, challenges and opportunities in cross border trade and investment in various industry sectors. Abdul worked for number of public and private sector organisations involved in international trade and investment including City of Melbourne’s strategic engagement with Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Abdul migrated to Australia in 2000 as an international student and completed MBA degree from Victoria University, Melbourne. He is blessed with two sons and a supportive wife who happens to be an ex Austrader. He has strong interest in environment, community development, music and multicultural cuisine.