Ahmed Abdel Latif is currently Chief, Office of the Director General, IRENA, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Previously, he was Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property at ICTSD (2007-2015). As an Egyptian career diplomat he worked at the Permanent Mission of Egypt in Geneva (2000-2004) where he was a delegate to the TRIPS Council and to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He has taken an active part in international debates on intellectual property, innovation, development and public policy. He holds an LL.M in Public International Law (LSE), a BA in Political Science (American University in Cairo) and the Diplôme of Sciences Po-Paris.