Farid Matuk is working in Iraq as international expert on statistics for the National Statistics Institute, in charge of a 5-year strategic master plan, since 2007. Before this assignment, Mr. Matuk was Chief Statistician in Peru from 2002 to 2006, where he leaded 1,800 civil servants with a US$ 13 million budget. From 2001 to 2002, he was in Yugoslavia as expert for the Central Bank on monetary and external accounts. As academic, from 1983 to 2000, he was professor of econometrics and applied statistics in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). On this period, he was also providing technical assistance, from 1994 to 1998, in Nicaragua to the National Statistics Institute and the Central Bank on price indices, economic census, and national accounts. Also in this period, he obtained his first experience as international expert in Bolivia, from 1988 to 1989, at the Central Bank on monetary statistics. He holds a Bachelor in History and a Bachelor in Economics from PUCP, and he did graduate studies on Economics at the University of Ottawa.