Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, SI
Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed was Chairman of the Higher Education Commission. Chairman of HEC with the status of Federal Minister. He completed his term as Chairman on April 15 th 2018. Dr. Ahmed was responsible for linking all national and international stake holders for the implementation of reforms initiated by the Government of Pakistan in Higher Education Sector. Before Joining HEC, as the Executive Director, HEC and later as the Chairman, Dr. Ahmed was Deputy Director General, ISESCO in Rabat, Morocco. As Deputy Director General, ISESCO Dr. Ahmed was responsible for the Directorates of Education, Science, Culture & Communication, ICPSR, CPID (Planning and Strategic Division) and ISESCO Regional centers. Persuaded ISESCO’s agenda in all OIC conferences, conventions, including Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers and also various ministerial conferences in specified various areas of ISESCO’s mandate. Dr. Ahmed was also responsible for preparing short-term and long-term programs including three year action plans for the ISESCO. He was also the Editor-in-Chief, ISESCO Journal of Science and Technology.
With a Bachelors & Masters of Science from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan and Master in Business Administration & PhD from University of California, Riverside, USA Dr. Ahmed has over 30 years of educational development and management experience at national and international level: including teaching, research, academic administration, policy development, linking educational research to industry / commercialization, introducing entrepreneurial approaches to education and a diverse range of educational development programs. His distinguished career enriched with diverse Academic, Research and Administrative Experience both in public and private sectors of higher education in Pakistan. Worked with numerous educational and other institutions in different capacities at national and international levels. Participated in different National and International conferences as speaker and session chairs.