Khalid Tinasti, PhD, is the Executive Secretary of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. He also serves as Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University. Before joining the Global Commission’s Secretariat as a Policy Analyst in 2013, he worked as an independent consultant for UNAIDS, WHO, the Graduate Institute and others. Prior to that, Khalid worked as a Press and Communications Officer in the office of the Minister of Urban Cohesion in France, and as an Administrative Officer in Gabon. Khalid holds a PhD in political science and held research fellowships at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland). He is the author of scientific papers and policy research reports with a focus on public policies, democracy and the role of elections, and international drug control mechanisms.