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With an extensive background in technology implementation and telecommunications policy making & regulations, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah is serving as the Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) since 2013 and also holds the charge of CEO, National ICT R&D Fund Company since January 2016. Prior to becoming the Chairman of PTA, he served at the highest technical management position in the Pakistan’s Ministry of IT & Telecommunications as Member Telecom.
Dr. Shah has led some of the most high profile undertakings in Pakistan’s telecommunications industry, including the undertaking of the PTA regarding spectrum auction and subsequent launch of 3G/4G and growth. Dr. Shah is a strong proponent of using ICT to create smarter societies. Combination of his very strong intellectual and technical rigor with his leadership roles, has given him unique and un-paralleled perspective to become a global ambassador for unleashing the power of ICTs. Dr. Shah is a Senior Member of IEEE and has more than 100 publications in International Conferences and Journals.