Drs. E. (Ehsan) Turabaz (1959) has lived in the Netherlands since 1981. He is currently Manager International Sales with Inter IKEA Systems B.B., the owner and worldwide franchisor of the IKEA concept. Additional to this function, mister Turabaz occupies a varieties of positions, including Honorary Consul General of Afghanistan in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He studied Law and Politics at the University of Kabul, Afghanistan. Subsequently, he studied Politics and International Relations at the Free University in Amsterdam and University of Leiden. Ehsan Turabaz is the founder of the Netherlands-Afghanistan Business Council and since 2006 president of this Council.