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Chairman Board of Governor
Chairman Board of Governor

Muhammad Mahmood Rai
Secretary IT and Telecom

Muhammad Mahmood epitomizes visionary leadership and transformative impact, with over 27 years of experience at the forefront of Pakistan's development landscape rendering his services in strategy and policy level roles across diverse sectors, ranging from education, natural resource management, energy to infrastructure. His illustrious career also encompasses uplifting the Pakistani economy by leading fruitful collaborations with prestigious bilateral and multilateral donor agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, ADB, and the World Bank.

His academic journey mirrors his commitment to excellence, having earned both the Australian Award (Scholarship) and British Chevening Scholarship, leading to his attainment of a Masters in Public Policy Analysis and Economics from the esteemed Australian National University, and another Masters in Development and Governance from the University of Sussex, respectively. These experiences have endowed him with a unique skill set that has been instrumental in uplifting the knowledge economy of Pakistan. Renowned for his strategic thinking and eloquence, he has proudly represented the country at global workshops, conferences, and seminars held by prestigious institutions such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the World Bank Institute.

Mahmood's forward-thinking ethos fuels his innovative endeavors, such as pioneering AI-based education systems and technology solutions for farmers, earning global acclaim for their impact and effectiveness. His contributions have garnered esteemed accolades, including the Tamghae- Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan and an Innovative Recognition from the Gates Foundation.

Currently serving as Pakistan's Federal Secretary for IT and Telecom, he is shaping the country's digital future by promoting IT exports and e-governance. Driven by a passion for leveraging technology for societal advancement, Mahmood continues to inspire and pave the way for a technologically progressive Pakistan.