University of Damascus, 1948-1951, Law/ Economic. University of Dijon, France, 1952, Diplome d'Etudes Superieures Public Law, 1953, Diplome d'Etudes Superieures Economic. University of Paris, 1955, Doctorat d'Etat Public Law & Economic.
Spoken languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian.
Director, External Rel Division, World Food Programme since 1987. Director, External Relations & General Services Division, 1983-1986, Director, Resources Management Division, 1978-1983, World Food Programme, Rome. Chief, Regional Operations Service for Near East, North Africa & Europe, Agr Operations Division, 1974-1978, Chief, Regional Bureau for Near East & North Africa, Field Programme Development Division, 1970-1974, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome.
Chief, 1967-1970, Field Planning Officer, 1963-1966, North Africa & Near East Branch, Project(s) Management Division, World Food Programme, Rome. Director of Technical and Economic Assistance, Ministry of Planning, Damascus, Syria, 1960-1963. Lecturer, Fey of Law & Fey of Commerce, University of Damascus, 5560.
Member Society for International Development.
Spouse Birgit Petersson, National of Sweden.