Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Muhammad Akram Sheikh

Muhammad Akram Sheikh
Current Position Co-Chair & Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Think Tank Network (GTTN) & Founding Co-Chair, Corporate Advisory Council (CAC), NUST, Islamabad Phone No. 051-225 5061
Born in Phagwara, British India, in 05/06/1943 Year Elected 2012
Email [email protected]
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore: B.Sc. Engg. (Hons), 1962; SEATO Graduate School of Engineering, UK: Post Graduate Certificate in Soil Mechanics, 1963; The University of Leeds, UK: M.Sc. (Structural Engg), 1965; The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Ph.D., (Structural Engg), 1967.
Positions Held
Professor Emeritus, NUST; Advisor to the Army on Planning & Development in Nation Building & Welfare Activities, Islamabad, 2009-2015; Advisor, International Steels Ltd., 2008-2016; Federal Minister / Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan, 2004-2008; Executive Director, Higher Education Commission, 2003-2004; Federal Secretary, Ministry of Industries & Production, 2001-2003; Chairman / CEO, Engineering Development Board, 2002-2004; Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council, 2002-2008; Federal Secretary, Ministry of Water & Power, 2000-2001; Federal Secretary, Ministry of Communication, 1998-2000; Vice Chairman / Chief Executive, Engineering Development Board, 1995-2002; Chairman, State Engineering Corporation, 1991-1998; Chief Executive, Special Technical Cell/Experts Advisory Cell, 1989-1991; Managing Director, Pakistan Steels, 1985-1989; Managing Director / Chief Executive, Heavy Foundry & Forge Engineering Ltd., 1974-1984; General Manager/ Chief Engineer, PIDC, 1968-1974; Research Associate / Lecturer, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1967-1968; Post Graduate Fellow/ Teaching Assistant, 1965-1967; Design Engineer, WAPDA, Lahore, 1962-1964.
Gold Medal in B.Sc. Engineering, UET Lahore; Commonwealth Scholar in M.Sc., The University of Leeds, UK; The Institution of Engineers Pakistan Life Time Achievement Award, 2007; Public Service Award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Government of Pakistan, 2005; Ph.D Degree Honoris Causa by UET, Lahore, 2010.
Fellowships / Memberships
Member / Fellow, Institute of Engineers, Pakistan; Member / Fellow, Pakistan Engineering Council; Distinguished Senior Fellow, NUST (GTTN).
Research Area
Science and Technology-driven Economic Development; Engineering Goods Manufacturing; Management of Public Sector Large Organizations; Synthesizing Diverse and Conflicting National Requirement to Formulate Long-term Holistic & Integrated Strategic Plans, National Vision and Public Sector Policies; Co-Founder of China-Pakistan Trade, Transport, Energy and Industrial Corridor (renamed CPEC); Rapid & Sustainable Social, Economic, Strategic and Ethical Development using Knowledge Inputs.
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