After receiving his post-graduate degrees in Civil Engineering at Stanford University, Dr Anwar accumulated extensive environmental and social development management experience in the United States, Canada and South East Asia before relocating to China. His professional activities in the past 19 years have included consulting with governments, industry and international lending institutions for major projects.
Dr Husayn Anwar founded and managed the first professional environmental consulting firm to be established in the People's Republic of China. Dr Anwar was originally invited to China by Professor Qu Geping, the former Administrator of China's EPA (NEPA) as a Senior Foreign Expert at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and advisor to the government on international environmental policies and cooperation.
In his 19 years of professional experience - of which over 11 years has been in China - Dr Anwar has accumulated significant experience in building government-industry alliances, developing practical understanding of environmental and social development issues in China, project planning, management, financing and facilitation; negotiation; and major project implementation. Since his arrival in China he has directly undertaken or managed teams that have completed over 1,500 projects in many of China's provinces and Autonomous Regions.