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Muhammad Tariq Malik
Mr. Tariq Malik was appointed as Chairman of National Database Management Authority (NADRA) by the Government of Pakistan on 11th July 2012 while he was already serving in the organization as Deputy Chairman.
Four years ago, Mr. Malik was voted to the strategic management role as Deputy Chairman by the board members of NADRA after successfully leading the Network Directorate of NADRA as General Manager. He also led NADRA Technologies Limited (NTL) in the capacity of the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Malik brings 20 years of experience in areas of strategic project management of Technology, system analysis & design, software development and business process re-engineering. This also includes strategic management experience in implementing high profile citizen centric technology solutions in Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh, United States of America, Canada, Germany and Bahrain. He is well-known in the project and technology management sector as a successful Chief Information Officer (CIO), Senior Consultant for information systems, speaker, writer, trainer and researcher of information technology in the public sector. Prior to joining NADRA, he worked as Chief of Technology in the largest county of the State of Michigan, USA.
Mr. Malik received his Master’s Degree in International Management from Heidelberg, Germany. He also holds M.Sc. degree in Computer Sciences from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. His studies took him to renowned institutions such as John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Stanford University, USA.
Since taking over as the Chairman of NADRA, Mr. Malik’s vision has brought various new policies and services that have improved the database registration system in the country and helped in getting more people registered as well. Per his vision, he has transformed Identity card to an entitlement document so that state can roll out social reform solutions like social protection, emergency relief, financial inclusion, poverty alleviation, branchless banking using Smart cards. That is why right after taking charge as Chairman, he launched it’s 3rd generation chip-based identity card called Smart National Identity Card (SNIC). The card is built according to international standards and is accepted as secondary ID on all international airports. It contains 36 physical security features and uses latest encryption codes making it the safest card in the world. Mr. Malik spearheaded “Reforming Electoral Rolls” project and led a team that ensured transparent Voters database by making use of biometric and information technologies in collaboration of Election Commission of Pakistan. In line with his vision “Every life Counts”, he devised a new policy for the registration of undocumented orphans, which ensures privacy and convenience for the orphans. Apart from this, he is also responsible for incorporating the provision of accidental death insurance within the new Smart NICs and also devised a comprehensive mechanism to enable pensioners to draw their pensions from any biometric system used by banks, post offices and other departments.
Recently, Mr. Malik won the ‘CIO of the Year’ award. Panels of judges consisting of eminent computer scientists, IT experts and technology gurus selected Mr. Malik for the said award by dint of his contribution in transforming NADRA from an identity card issuing authority to a profitable international business organization. It is rolling out cutting edge biometric technology solutions, which results in good governance.
Mr. Malik also won "ID People Award 2011" by ID World EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) in Abu Dhabi, "ID Outstanding Achievement Award 2009" by ID World Congress based in Milan, Italy and “Excellence Award 2003” for providing Citizen Centric technology services.
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Usman Y. Mobin
Mr. Usman Y. Mobin assumed the vital role of NADRA’s Chief Technology Officer in 2002. Educated at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA, he acquired Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Mr. Mobin is bestowed with a wealth of knowledge coupled with strong technical expertise which he has successfully applied to bring about revolutionary changes in various legacy systems at national and international level; gaining positive repute as a pioneer for contributing innovative state-of-art technology solutions. He is also well respected as the architect of Pakistan Passport System enabling the development of world's first multi-biometric electronic passport. Apart from this, a few of his major achievements include invention of remarkably fast phonetics-based search technique operative on multilingual identity databases such as Pakistan's National Data Warehouse and invention of algorithmic technique for family tree linkage in National Database. Mr. Mobin received ID World - Special Award “ID Talent Award” in 2007 for his excellence in the field of Technology, Presidential Medal for “Persistence in Excellence” and "Tamgah-e-Imtiaz” in 2009 awarded for Public Service.
| ||Chief Financial Officer |
Mr. Saleem Khan is working as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since September 2010. He is an officer Secretariat Group with more than 20 years experience of working with the Federal/Provincial Governments and International Organizations. His forte has been Administration and Financial Management. He has served in the Ministry of Interior, Cabinet Division, Wafaqi (Federal) Mohtasib Secretariat, Local Govt. Dept. and development Authorities. He did Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, New York, USA with specialization in Public Sector Management and Governance. He also holds engineering degree from NWFP University of Engineering. & Technology, Peshawar and Masters in Economics from University of Peshawar.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Naveed Jan Sahibzada
Mr. Naveed Jan Sahibzada joined NADRA as General Manager HR on June 04, 2007. He has a strong professional background and vast experience of working in the field of HR. He holds an MS degree in Human Resource management from London School of Economics (LSE), UK. He is a Chevening Scholar and holds Certification as professional in HR from HRCI, USA as well as Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK.