Khalid Rahman is one of the pioneers of the Institute. Initially he served as Director and later assumed position of Director General. His vast experience in research, training and management has contributed significantly into turning IPS a dynamic think-tank. He has conducted over 400 seminars and roundtables organized by the Institute. Masters in Economics, he has been involved in organizing both the research and training programs of the Institute. He is also invited by various research and training institutions as Master Trainer. The main focus of his research has been on the national and regional politics, Religious Education Institutions and China. He has 19 publications (written/Edited) and a number of papers to his credit. He is also editor of the IPS Journal ‘Policy Perspectives ’. He is on the boards of a number of social and development organizations and contributes frequently on current affairs.