Ms. Sharifa Khan is a government officer and presently working as Director, WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce. She joined in the BCS (Administration) Cadre in 1991 and served in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dhaka DC office and BPATC under various capacities. She also serviced in the USAID supported Agro-based Industries and Technology Development Project (ATDP) on lien from 1995-2000. She has been working in the WTO Cell of the Ministry of Commerce since February, 2002 and is deeply involved in trade negotiations. She is a part time faculty member in the Civil Service College, Dhaka for the Masters Programme in Poverty Alleviation. BCS Administration Academy, EPB, DCCI, BFTI and BPATC on trade and development. She also attended a number of training programmes in home and abroad on project management, market analysis, trade negotiations and agriculture productivity analysis. She stood first in the MATT Programme of the Government of Bangladesh. She published about 20 articles in national and international journals. She obtained the first Begum Rokeya Model in 1988 as the best student of Rokeya Hall of Dhaka University. She did her second Masters degree from Australian National University. Her home district is in Tangail.