Nov 3rd, 2013
New Delhi, India — Mr. Tabrez Ahmad, Secretary General, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) has been appointed Chair of the Public Policy Section of Indian National Bar Association (INBA).
Mr. Ahmad has over 20 years of diverse experience in legal practice, business development and public policy. Tabrez was Director IP at Microsoft Corporation, researched on IP at George Washington University in USA and led multiple departments at FICCI. At FICCI, he actively contributed to double taxation and withholding tax treaties, H1B visa, IT act, national telecom policy, number portability, innovation policy, data protection and privacy, IP laws etc. Mr. Ahmad also promoted Indian industries in Japan, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Oman, and ASEAN countries with federal ministers and PMO.
Tabrez is also co-chair of IPR committees of ASSOCHAM. He did MCA from Bharat University-Chennai, MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-New Delhi and LLM from George Washington University-Washington DC.
Mr. Ahmad thinks that India needs greater transparency and inclusiveness of stakeholders in the policy, law and rule making processes. All stakeholders even with divergent views and positions have to work together. The enactment process should be comprehensive, futuristic and avoid cubical views between ministries, states and center. The public policy section of INBA has members from non legal background too, contributing to the nation building.
The INBA, a voluntary, non-political organization, seeks to provide an opportunity for Indian lawyers to interact with lawyers from other jurisdictions around the world to 1) enable their Indian clients to be effectively represented abroad and for clients of lawyers from other jurisdictions to be effectively represented in India and 2) provide an opportunity for lawyers from other jurisdictions to learn about the Indian legal system and for Indian lawyers to learn about the legal systems in other countries. http://indianbarassociation.org/public-policy-section/