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Chief Executive Officer - Pakistan

Company Name

Job Functional Area

Job Title
Chief Executive Officer

Job Location

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Degree Title
Engineering, ICT or Allied Discipline

Minimum Experience
10 Years

Posted on
Dec 01, 2019

Last Date to Apply
Dec 15, 2019

Job Description

Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom
Government of Pakistan
Ignite National Technology Fund

Ignite is incorporated with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, under Section 42 of Companies Act, 2017 (previously Companies Ordinance, 1984), by the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Government of Pakistan. Ignite funds startups and innovative projects that utilize 4th industrial wave tech to solve local problems and target global opportunities in health, education, energy, agriculture, telecom, finance and other verticals. Our network of incubators across Pakistan nurtures startups and engages them with investors and corporations, among which some startups have graduated with notable success. Our digital skills training program,, employs an online training platform and Al predictive analytics to provide marketable skills at scale. Applications are sought from dynamic individuals with credentials and vision to head this Company.
The position reports to the Board of Directors and is for a period of 3 years.

The candidate must:
possess a graduate degree from a well-reputed institute or such other professional qualification relating to engineering, ICT, or allied discipline, or
be a member of a recognized body of professional accountants, or
be a recognized businessman or professional with a postgraduate degree in business administration or public administration or finance or commerce or marketing or equivalent.

The candidate must possess demonstrated experience of not less than ten (10) years:
in governance or business administration or public administration or finance or commerce or marketing or any other field commensurate to the job in significant organizations with a commercial orientation, or
as chief executive or at a senior management level in similar organizations that have commercial attributes, or
at senior positions in relevant professional areas, or
in community or professional organizations, or
at the level of member of governing body of a professional institute or as a head of department.

Required Skill-Set
The candidate must have:
Excellent people management skills and have the ability to work with both senior academicians and top industry leaders.
Excellent communication skills required to interact with senior government officials, political leaders and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience of providing vision, leading and managing multiple teams of top professionals and delivering concrete and measurable results in a demanding corporate environment.
Demonstrated experience of evaluating and applying emerging technologies to transform businesses and deliver sustainable competitive advantage.
Experience of industry/academia, research & innovation and collaboration/ commercialization would be a distinct advantage.
Experience in technology-based entrepreneurship or innovation or incubation or startup funding or managing startups.

Pay Package & Facilities
The organization offers a congenial professional environment and an excellent remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualification of the candidate.

Apply Instructions for this Job

Candidates meeting the above requirements and the requirements of Public Sector Companies (Appointment of Chief Executive) Guidelines 2015 available on should apply on prescribed application form along with mandatory documents via email to: Apply instructions for Chief Executive Officer by 11:59pm - Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Detailed job description is available at:
Candidates who have applied for this position against the advertisement published on 27 October 2019 need to apply afresh.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

HR Department
Ignite - National Technology Fund
6th Floor, HBL Tower, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad
UAN: 051-111-Ignite, Tel: +92-51-9215360-65, Fax: +92-51-9215366

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