Dr. Arshad Mahmood

Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology

Dr. Arshad Mahmood belongs to Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) with 28 years of high profile experience in public, corporate and multi-lateral sectors. He is currently serving as Federal Secretary in Ministry of Science & Technology while additionally working as Executive Director, COMSATS. Previously, he has served at Ministry of Finance as Additional Federal Secretary, dealing with Expenditures, DFIs & Banking sector apart from performing as DG,CDNS. He has worked as Secretary to the Government of Punjab in the Departments of Finance, Mines & Minerals, Public Health Engineering, Housing and Urban Planning apart from field assignments and serving at Chief Minister's Secretariat.

He remained as Head of Investment Banking in the Bank of Punjab and served as Chairman, Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Ltd. He has performed as CEO/Managing Director of multiple state-owned Companies/Corporations/Authorities. He has served as Chairman, BOD National Security Printing Company (NSPC) and remained on the Boards of Directors of PNSC, LESCO, CPGCL, CAA, NTC & others. He has been the first to be appointed as External Auditor to audit ‘Auditor General of Pakistan’.

He has proven track record of designing and structuring mega investment propositions, shaping public private partnerships, organizational alignment and restructuring, complicated procurements, financial syndications and brings diverse experience in capital market interactions. He has performed as Secretary to the 'Think-Tank' which operated under Federal Finance Minister apart from representing Ministry in SECP Policy Board meetings.

He has also served with UNDP, National Audit Office, London and State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Boston, USA. He is British Chevening Scholar and got his MSc. in Finance & Management from Cranfield University, School of Management, England. He is Hubert Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright) in ‘Finance & Banking’ from Boston University, School of Management, USA from where he also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management. He has received trainings in financial management at World Bank and IMF. He is graduate of Kind Edward Medical College, Lahore and takes interest in cosmology, classical music and golf. He has travelled to multiple countries for professional engagements.

Email: secretary@most.gov.pk
Website: most.gov.pk
Tel: +92-51-9203416, +92-51-9210208
Fax: +92-51-9205376

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