Sohail H. Naqvi
Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi is the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission where he has helped develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the revival of the university education sector of Pakistan.
The HEC is also responsible for operational funding of public sector universities, degree-awarding institutions and centres. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering and extensive teaching and research experience both in Pakistan and the US, where he was tenured at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Naqvi brought a wealth of teaching and research experience to the task of transforming the University Grants Commission of Pakistan to an autonomous ministerial level Higher Education Commission.
Dr. Naqvi has implemented an ambitious portfolio of programmes that have resulted in an explosive growth in research activity in the universities in Pakistan coupled with a tripling in the number of students, the launch of an ambitious programme for faculty development, significant enhancement of quality, standardization of programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level with clear quality related benchmarks, and the implementation of a comprehensive higher education quality assurance regime.