Management

   

Faisal Yousaf
Director General (IT Operations)

Faisal Yousaf, a business growth visionary and a strategist IT expert, holds a good 13 years of insightful experience in the industry. Yousaf after completing his formal education in Computer Sciences started working at Netsol as a Software Engineer. Later, in January 2004, he joined the Punjab Government services as a Project Director. Today, as the Director General (IT Operations) at Punjab IT Board, Yousaf has tremendously helped the industry flourish in Punjab through his devoted and skillful management; directing the Operations and Maintenance of Arfa Software Technology Park is yet another feather in his hat.

   

Rizwan Rashid
Director General (IT)

Mr. Rashid has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Information Management, Systems and Technology. He has worked in myriad industries - oil and gas, semi conductor manufacturing and design, ICT for development  assistance and IT service delivery. The bulk of his experience has been with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where he served first as a Sub-regional Information Manager and later as the Regional Information Manager for Asia Pacific, covering twenty-five countries. He has worked in large multinationals like Schlumberger, Norsk Data and Intel on the one hand and well known Pakistani entities like LUMS and Techlogix on the other. Mr. Rashid has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET, MS in Computer Engineering from the US and MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK. He is a bibliophile, loves traveling and is a certified scuba diver.

   

Sajid Latif
Director General (e-Governance)

With over 17 years of experience in both Private and Public organizations, Sajid Latif brings with him extensive knowledge and understanding of how the Government functions. His guidance and mentorship helps us find our way through complex governmental procedures smoothly. He holds a Master in Computer Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and has also been in the academia as a visiting faculty in various colleges.

   

Waqar Naeem Qureshi
Director General (IT Solutions)

Waqar N. Qureshi is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of local and international experience in IT management, software development, and large-scale rollout of globally-proven ICT solutions. He has successfully spearheaded several important information technology initiatives for Education, Health, Transport, Livestock, and Agriculture sectors - including the provisioning of e-citizen services, automated fare collection systems, and m-governance applications.
 
Prior to joining PITB, he has held leading IT management positions at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, United Technologies Carrier, UAE, and Vroom Technologies, USA. He has a double-major in computer science and economics.

   

Burhan Rasool
General Manager (IT)

Burhan Rasool is a FAST-NUCES Alumnus having e-Governance expertise added with Software Project Management background. He heads the Software Engineering Unit of more than 100 techies, devising software solutions for multiple departments like Health, Education, Agriculture, Police, Anti-Corruption & others. He received the Innovation Hero Award from the Chief Minister Punjab, for his role in developing the (smartphones based) Monitoring Platform that helped a great deal in controlling the dengue epidemic in 2012. In August 2016, he was honored with Young Development Leader Award by Federal Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan.
 
He is currently focused on Police Reforms project.
 
   
Nadia Riaz
Chief Finance Officer / Secretary to Board

Nadia Riaz comes from a diverse academic and professional background. Her professional experience expands over a time span of ten year. She has been a part of some of the best local and multi-national organizations. After graduating from UET Lahore, she diverted her expertise towards the finance industry upon completing her MBA degree with majors in Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her areas of work and interest are corporate finance, risk management and private equity. Today, she is benefitting Punjab IT Board with her intuitive proficiency as the Chief Financial Officer.
 

   

Ata ur Rehman
Director (Development & Procurement)

As Director at PITB, Ata is heading Development & Procurement wing. He holds Master degree in Business Administration with concentration on Technology Management. Ata brings with him more than a decade of experience working with Federal Government and donors such as the World Bank and DFID. Ata has helped us to reform our procurement process and manage development portfolio of ADP schemes worth 10 Billion rupees.

As a public management professional, Ata has got extensive knowledge and experience of public procurement and public sector projects funded by international development organizations. Besides leading Development & Procurement team; he is also working on E-procurement project, aimed to automate Government procurements at state level in collaboration with PPRA and the World Bank.
 

   

Irtaza Hashmat
Director (Audit)

Irtaza Hashmat is leading the Internal Audit wing of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Government of the Punjab as Director Audit. He is performing advisory role for multiple projects executed by PITB related to various departments of Government of the Punjab. Hashmat has diverse experience of working in public as well as private sector, of more than 13 years in the field of Audit and Finance. He is an Associate Forensic Auditor (AFA), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), Certified Forensic & Audit Analyst (CFrA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and partly qualified Cost & Management Accountant.
Besides managing the Internal Audit Wing, Hashmat is also looking after the legal wing of PITB in coordination with legal advisors of PITB.

   

Muhammad Waseem Bhatti
Director (Citizen Facilitation Services)

Muhammad Waseem Bhatti is a Computer Science graduate with a Master’s degree in Software Engineering. He is a Certified Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) & Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant (Purchasing).

He has 16 years of managerial experience in Program Management, Information Systems Planning, Development, Implementation, Procurement, Contract Management and Vendor Management. He has successfully managed and delivered many Enterprise Scale Projects.

Currently, he is working as Director (Citizen Facilitation Services) and being Project Director (Citizen Facilitation & Service Centers) leading PITB’s flagship project Establishment of Citizen Facilitation & Service Centers across Punjab.
 

   


Nabeel A. Qadeer
Director (Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development)

Nabeel is a Project Manager by profession, with over ten years of managerial experience working in the areas of management information systems, business analysis and project management. He excels in organizing & managing various functions of a business, aligning and integrating them to work more efficiently, using the power of technology.

He has co-founded a software development & consultancy firm with offices in two major cities of Pakistan, and a client base spanning across the Middle East, Asia and United Kingdom. Nabeel has been involved as a Project Manager with numerous SMEs across Pakistan helping them streamline and automate their business processes.

Presently, Nabeel is leading the Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development wing, Punjab Information Technology Board, Government of Punjab as Director; he heads Plan9 (Pakistan’s largest tech incubator), Plan9 TechHub (co-working space for freelancers) and PlanX (technology accelerator).

He is Certified PMP (Project Management Professional), has a Masters in Business Management from University of Strathclyde (Glassgow) and a Bachelors in Computer Sciences from FAST National University (Lahore).

   

Nisar Ahmed
Director (Administration)

He is having 20 years of vast experience in administration and senior level management. He is Experienced and skillful in the Start-up and Leadership of New Organizations with management experience in the strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, resource allocation and leadership of administrative field, maintenance, training and logistics. He has been handling the procurement, control, management and supervision of operations and maintenance of entire fleet of transport. He has been involved at different levels in close coordination, building government relations, media projection, planning and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects.

   
Saflain Haider
Director (e-Government Applications)

Saflain Haider, a graduate from Kingston University, holds an extensive experience of managerial roles at leading enterprises of Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Haider, an innovator and out of the box thinker, maintains a track record of successful projects throughout his career. He has been leading the e-Government Application team at Punjab IT Board with his profound strategic planning, corporate branding, project management and business analytical skills since April 2010. E-government has flourished from this visionary’s leadership, being the reason for his promotion from Joint Director (e-Governance Applications) to Director (e-Government Applications).

   

Saima R. Shaikh
Director (Training and Development)

Saima Shaikh, a Master’s in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), holds a diverse working experience of 15 plus years in both corporate and education sector. She started her professional career as an entrepreneur laying the foundation of LumenSoft Technologies. Later she diverted towards academia and headed the Computer Science Department of Kinnaird College for Women. During her strong academic career, she also worked as an Adjunct Faculty at LUMS. Further, she has been delivering lectures on ICT and e-Governance to Senior Civil Servants since 2001.

In June 2010, Saima Shaikh joined Punjab IT Board she showed great devotion and massive leadership skills which resulted in her promotions. She has successfully led some key projects like Punjab Law Portal, the establishment of Microsoft Innovation Centre in Lahore, and Oracle certifications through IT Training Academy. Besides many other major projects, Saima Shaikh, today, is managing the Online Web Presence of Punjab Government departments; the Social Media Team; various IT trainings, conferences and workshops; and numerous development projects of the Punjab Government. The Hajj Management and Monitoring System is also among the various jewels in her crown.

   

Sajjad Ghani
Director (IT Infrastructure)

Sajjad has more than 13 years experience in IT industry with an extensive expertise in Designing and Implementations of an Enterprise IT Infrastructures, Datacentre with best of the breed and cost effective solutions. He has hands-on experience of IT Systems, Business Process Automation, Cloud based Infrastructure, Dynamic Datacentre, Security Infrastructure tools & technologies, Enterprise Monitoring solutions,and information assets for diverse companies and organisations.

He delivered more than 50 trainings to different organisations. He holds high level Datacentre (CDCP), Microsoft (MCT, MCITP, MCTS), Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3), Storage and Project Management Certifications and Trainings.

   

Adil Iqbal Khan
Joint Director (Development & Infrastructure)

Adil Iqbal Khan has 9 years industry experience of software design and implementation in service oriented, object oriented, data warehousing and distributed environments. He specializes in integrating large scale enterprise applications, ETL and software development. His areas of interest include requirements analysis, database design and solution architecture.

Currently, he is leading the software development and infrastructure team of Punjab Public Management Reforms Program (PPMRP) that aims at improving performance of Health, Education, Irrigation, Agriculture, Livestock & Dairy Development, Local Government & Community Development and Board of Revenue departments.

Prior to joining PITB, Adil worked as Data Integration Consultant at Teradata, Assistant Manager at Mobilink and Software Engineer at Techlogix. Adil holds BS(CS) degree from FAST-NU Lahore and MS(CS) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

   

Ali Mazhar
Joint Director (Technical)

Ali has 9 years of experience in the field of Project Management, leading technical and administrative management for end to end IT services and managing large scale projects of IT as Project Manager. His strongest skills lie in the areas of strategic planning, identification and resolution of key issues, process implementation and customer care.

He has previously worked with top organizations including Warid Telecom and Fatima Group. He is well versed with stakeholder management at CxO and functional levels. Currently, Ali is leading the technical team of PITB’s flagship project “e-Stamping” across Punjab. In addition to his experience, Ali has a solid educational foundation and a passion for service focused solutions.

   
Ahmed Adeel Sarwar
Joint Director (Human Resource)

Ahmed Adeel is a freshly appointed resource in the HR Department. This promising individual has more than 12 years of experience in the field of HR. This MBA (HR) from Pak Aims has been part of numerous prestigious organizations including Lahore University of Management Sciences – LUMS where he served for nine years. His expertise are in developing HR processes and embed policies and procedures into Information Systems. This dynamic personality seems to be a promising resource for the future of PITB.
 

   
Baddar Munir
Joint Director (Software Engineering)

Badar Munir has a vast professional experience which spans over a time period of more than a decade. He has also served as QA Team Lead and handled different teams for different iPad and iPhone applications and successfully delivered two applications to appstore. He holds a bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences. Over the years he proved to be a valuable member in the software engineering team, since he always went an extra mile to ensure the quality of all the projects assigned to him. Keeping in view his hard work and dedication, the competent authority decided to promote him to the position of Joint Director Software Engineering in PITB – NDP.

   

Kashif Farooq
Joint Director (IT)

Kashif Farooq, is an extremely promising individual with an educational background in computer sciences and physics. He has proved his worth as a leader of Learn.punjab which has flourished under his guidance. Till now he rendered his services to PITB as Senior Program Manager. His continuous efforts for making PITB a futuristic organization have earned him the position of Joint Director (IT).  His leadership skills and vision have made him a notable figure among the management of PITB.

   

Muhammad Nabeel Khan
Joint Director (Technical)
 
Mohammad Nabeel Khan is a versatile professional, SharePoint technical  lead and application architect with seasoned experience in full life cycle of application development. He has 9 years of extensive experience with the leadership role in the areas of SharePoint / software application development from scoping, designing, developing, deploying and supporting. He has broad understanding of enterprise scale business applications and portals development using several methodologies on Microsoft Platform (SharePoint 2013/2010,MOSS2007,.Net, SQL Server2008/2012,C#,Asp.net,JQuery and KnockOutJS).

Currently, Mr. Nabeel Khan is working as Joint Director (Technical) and being a SharePoint technical lead / architect leading the technical team of the project “Establishment of Citizen Facilitation & Service Centers” across Punjab.

   
Rana Abid Mehmood
Joint Director (Operations and Communications)
 
Rana Abid Mehmood is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) having Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of the Punjab. He has 11 years of industry experience both in public & private sector with over seven years of project management experience in Government of the Punjab. His areas of interest include Project Management, Information Systems Planning, ITC Solutions Designing & Implementation, Relationship, People and Operations Management. He has successfully managed and delivered many Medium & Large scale projects.
 
At PITB, Mr Rana Abid is working as Joint Director (Operations & Communications) in the project titled “Establishment of Citizen Facilitation and Service Centers."