Ch. Usman Ali is a Senior Consultant at RCS and head of RCS’s Asia Team. He has over eighteen years of experience in a broad range of areas related to public and private sector development. He is a results-oriented expert in competitiveness assessment and promotion, training, international/local finance, real estate & investments, business planning and linkages, total quality management in manufacturing and services, resource mobilisation, governance, environmental issues, value chain development, food security, agriculture & rural development. He has led multidisciplinary technical assistance teams of experts in over 50 major projects in Asia, Africa and in the Americas. He is a leading expert in artisanal and small scale mining, alternate livelihood, human security, conflict resolution, conflict minerals and has advised various governments and organisations. He is proficient in English, Urdu, Punjabi, other regional languages and has intermediate Spanish.