Azfar has twenty five plus years of diverse experience in public and private sector as well as an entrepreneur. He started his professional journey from United States where after finishing his education from MIT he briefly taught there and also worked for various multinational companies in ICT domain before deciding to come back. In Pakistan he was the founding member and CEO of two startup technology companies, one in the software and other in the internet / telecom domain. Later, he decided to join the Civil Service of Pakistan and is now part of Pakistan Administrative Service. His public sector career spans over eighteen years including field assignments and secretariat positions in planning & development, finance, and social sectors in NWFP & Punjab provinces.
He sits on the boards of the Universal Service Fund and is also the Regional Chair in Pakistan for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His passion is to use his IT and Telecom experience in public sector to improve service delivery and create an impact in the life of common citizens.
He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and an MBA from LUMS, Pakistan. He is also member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society USA and Eta Kappa Nu, National EE & CS Honor Society USA.