Dr. Kamran Shams

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Dr. Kamran Shams joined Civil Services of Pakistan in 1991, through taking the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination in 1990, only to resign from the prestigious Civil Services in 2005. Dr. Kamran held many important positions during his career; he worked in the Federal Secretariat, Establishment Division, and Ministry of Industries and Production. He remained Deputy Director, at Civil Services Academy, worked as Additional Director at the Directorate of Training and Research (Customs, Sales Tax), he worked as Secretary, Human Resource Management at the Central Board of Revenue (CBR) and was part of the team responsible for the restructuring of HR format of CBR.

After resigning from Civil Service he joined Habib Bank as Head of HR-Retail Banking Group, he joined HBL at a time when the bank was being privatized and major structural and strategic changes were planned and implemented. He also worked as Human Resource Consultant with Canada Pakistan Basic Education Project, a project of (CIDA) Canadian International Development Agency.

Dr. Kamran Shams is also amongst the founding directors of Akhuwat, an Interest Free Microfinance institution working for the poverty alleviation in Pakistan. Akhuwat with a loan portfolio of more than Rs. 14 Billion and an outreach of more than 750,000 families in more than 230 cities, through a network of more than 350 branches, is the largest program of its type in the world.

He is also on Board of several civil society organizations such as Red Crescent Society and Fountain House.

Currently he is working as CEO of the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, a flagship program of Government of the Punjab with an endowment fund of Rs. 12 billion for providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the less privileged but talented youth.