Former IBM Executive Amer Hashmi appointed as Chairperson STZA – Special Technology Zones Authority.
Prime Minister Imran Khan formally appointed global strategist and IT executive Amer Ahmed Hashmi to lead Special Technology Zones Authority.
Former IBM Executive Amer Hashmi appointed as Chairperson STZA
The government set up new authority to focus on the growth of scientific and technological ecosystem in the country.
It set ups that primarily through fostering the development of technology zones and high-tech industrial parks.
Moreover, it would contribute to the acceleration of evolution of a national system of innovation, according to the Ordinance promulgated for the establishment of STZA.
President Dr Arif Alvi signed the ordinance on Dec 2, while the cabinet division issued notification for appointment of Amer Ahmed Hashmi on Dec 9.
With it headquarters in Islamabad, the STZA – the federal body would help promote global competitiveness of the domestic technology sector.
Furthermore it will provide institutional and legislative support for attracting foreign direct investments in the high-tech sector.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan preside Board of Governors of the STZ Authority.
Hashmi possesses diverse global experience
As a global strategist, IT executive, and entrepreneur, Amer Hashmi possesses diverse global experience in organizational leadership with companies like IBM and MCI System house.
He was the founding CEO of Si3 – Pakistan’s pioneering technology outsourcing firm that helped stimulate IT systems integration in public and private organizations in Pakistan.
His work has been featured in Forbes Asia, Businessweek & Financial Times UK.
Hashmi spent the last 10 years building knowledge ecosystem in his capacity as Advisor and Chief Strategy Officer at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST).
He also served as Chairman of Executive Committee of NUST Science & Technology Park.
Moreover, he served as founding President of the Global Think Tank Network (GTTN).
A graduate of York University, Toronto, Hashmi trained in several technical and specialized programs including an executive leadership on ‘Innovation for Economic Development’ from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.