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February 6, 2015

Youngest-ever head of any leading Pak institution

National

 
February 6, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Usman Mubin, 35, newly appointed Chairman Nadra, an MIT graduate, is the youngest ever head of any leading Pakistani organization.
Studied at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and having a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computers Science as well as a bachelors degree in the same subject, Usman has completed many complicated national and international IT projects which have turned around not only Nadra, but also revolutionized the functioning of many other organizations.
Usman graduated with a cumulative GPA of 5.0/5.0 in 2002. Before MIT, he graduated from Atchison College with the best A-level grades in the world and won the President’s Medal for best student in his class every year for 12 consecutive years.
In recognition of his services, Usman has been awarded numerous awards including Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in Public Service by the President of Pakistan in 2008. He will take over Nadra on February 9.
Usman Mobin has designed and implemented numerous international projects including Citizens’ Registration Project in Sri Lanka, Identity Management of Sri Lanka, Civil Registration of Sudan, Machine Readable Passports of Kenya and Drivers License of Bangladesh.
In Pakistan, he has deployed the National Identity Card System, Civil Registration System, Smart Card, and software for Benazir Income Support Programme, Watan Cards, Citizens Damage Compensation Program, Arms License Projects and the world’s first ever ICAO compliant multi-biometric passports.
The federal government appointed Usman Yousaf Mobin, Nadra’s Chief Technology Officer, as the authority’s chairman on Wednesday. The position fell vacant after the resignation of former Chairman Tariq Malik on 10th January last year.
The meticulous process has taken a year and resulted in the appointment of an officer who was member of Nadra’s pioneer team and developed whole of its technical system. Usman brings 12 years of experience in

delivering high-quality citizens registration and citizens’ services projects around the world and has been the CTO of the organization since 2002.
Over 200m people (3.5% of the global population) around the world have benefited from his work directly. The interior ministry placed an advertisement in the New York Times in May last year and also in many local newspapers. Around 150 candidates applied for the position of Nadra chairman by June 10deadline.
Subsequently, the ministry carefully scrutinized all documents submitted by the applicants and the best 30 were invited to interview in the first week of December in the interior ministry. The interview was supervised by a panel of five people, including two additional secretaries, from the ministry of interior. For the second round of interviews eight people were shortlisted; however, one of them withdrew from the race. This was the final interview on the 29th of December conducted by a 9-person panel chaired by the minister for interior.
Other members of the panel included two Nadra board members, secretary interior, chairman PTA, chairman Inspection Commission and additional secretaries from interior, law and finance.
Three candidates were finalized which included Usman Mobin, Umar Saif and Col. Talha. Eventually, the prime minister selected Usman Mobin because of his relevant experience in Nadra.