About Us

Name : Dr. Areej Aftab Siddiqui

Function : Assistant Professor

Email : areej@iift.edu


  • Ph.D. on Impact of FDI and Exports on Sectoral Growth of Indian Economy from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • Masters of International Business (Gold Medallist) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • B.A. (Hons) Economics from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
  • National Eligibility Test (NET) in Management conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Certificate in Strategic Sourcing from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, USA (2015)
  • Certificate Courses from NLPA, USA (2017)
    • Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Excel for Purchasing Professionals
    • Supply Management Contract Writing
    • Savings Strategy Development
    • Expert Purchasing Management
    • Basics of Smart International Procurement
    • Executing a Global Sourcing Strategy
    • Procurement KPI's & Business Acumen
    • Services Contracting
    • Supplier Development Program

Areas of Interest / Specialization

  • Export Documentation and Procedure
  • International Trade Operations
  • Global Sourcing and Procurement
  • International Trade Logistics

Work Experience

  •     Ms. Siddiqui is presently associated with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade as an Assistant Professor
  •     Prior joining to IIFT, she was a Lecturer at Amity International Business School, Amity University


  • Research Papers
    • Foreign Institutional Investment Flows and Indian Financial Market: Relationship and Way Forward, Vision: The Journal of Business PerspectiveSeptember 2012 16: 175-185, Siddiqui, A.A. and Azad,  N.A. http://vis.sagepub.com/content/16/3/175.abstract
    • FDI and Growth in the Service Sector in India: Empirical EVidences  , Asian Profile (2016), 44:5, 471-484, Siddiqui, A.A., Jain, A and Ahmed, S. http://www.asianresearchservice.com/AP%20Vol.44,%202016.pdf  
  • Structured Learning Material/ Books for Universities
    • Co-authored with Dr. Ram Singh the book itled “ Exim Finance” for Sikkim Manipal University, Bangalore, India (2012)
    • Contributed Chapters for Structured Learning Material “Apparel Merchandising & Trade” to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi (2012)
    • Contributed Chapters for Structured Learning Material to Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2013)
    • Edited chapters on International Trade and Commerce for Uttrakhand Open University, Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India (2014)
  • Book Review
    • The Preferential Liberalization of Trade in Services: Comparative Regionalism by Pierre Savué and Anirudh Shingal, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014 published in FOCUS WTO (2014)
  • Research Project at IIFT
    • Study of Export Potential Strategy for Maharashtra (2015)

Professional / Academic Affiliations

Managing editor of FOCUS WTO, IIFT Journal since 2014-18