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Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed



Executive Director, Higher Education Commission, ISB

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Over 25 years of educational development and management experience at national and international level, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has assumed the charge of  the Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in April 2014. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of HEC for more than a year. Dr Mukhtar‘s had previously been appointed the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization deputy director general in Rabat, Morocco since February 2011.

He has a PhD from the University of California (1995), and has served as an operations and planning member at the HEC from 2005-2011. He has taken the initiative of Business Program accreditation in 2007. He was appointed as second Chairperson of National Business Education Accreditation Council in 2008.

His specializations includes teaching, policy development and introducing entrepreneurial approaches to education. He possess strong project management skills, including planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation. During six year tenure as Member (Operations & Planning) at HEC he has developed strategic plans for higher education reforms and ensured proper management, monitoring, utilization of funds and physical implementation of programs of the HEC. He also have supervised various projects and design strategies; liaising with the policy forums and decision makers; and also supervised masters and postgraduate students research projects. Dr. Mukhtar is also Editor-in-Chief, ISESCO Journal of Science and Technology. 

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