Kamal Malhotra "has been with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) since August 1999 and is currently UNDPs Senior Adviser on Inclusive Globalisation. In this capacity, he heads the Bureau of Development Policy’s trade policy work and team. His portfolio also has overall responsibility for UNDPs policy work on the global dimensions of debt, capital flows and development finance. As part of his work, he is currently leading a UNDP Trade and Sustainable Human Development project and was the lead author and coordinator of the book Making Global Trade Work for People (Earthscan, London and USA, 2003), which was published and launched in January of 2003.
"Mr. Malhotra has approximately twenty years of development work experience in both the North and the South. He was Co-Founder and Co-Director (1995-1999) of Focus on the Global South, a leading policy research and advocacy organization based at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Earlier in his career from 1988-1995, he was Director of the Overseas and Aboriginal Program of Community Aid Abroad (OXFAM Australia), while before that he was Director of International Extension, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Philippines where he was from 1982-1988.
"He has degrees from the University of Delhi in development economics, from the Indian Institute of Management in business management with specializations in economics and finance, and from Columbia University, New York in international and public affairs with a specialization in economic and political development.
"Mr. Malhotra has published over 70 papers and articles on development policy issues and the multilateral system. He is the co-author, co-editor or a major contributor to a number of recent books, including Democratizing Global Governance (Palgrave-Macmillan, UK and USA, 2002), Global Finance: New Thinking on Regulating Speculative Capital Markets (Zed Press, London, 2000) and Reimagining the Future: Towards Democratic Governance (La Trobe University, Australia, 2000)."