Dr Shahid Rashid

Executive Director

Dr Shahid Rashid has attained a Doctoral degree from Loughborough University, UK in 2009 with specialization in the field of Supply Chain Management. He did masters in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He attained a post graduate diploma in Certified Quality Professional (CQP) and secured an IRQA UK accredited ISO 9000 lead auditor certification. He has participated in a professional development Local Grad course from Loughborough University, UK.

He is a supply chain management and project management professional with over 16 years of extensive experience of working both in public and private sector organizations at national and international levels. After his PhD he is actively involved in teaching and research at different universities as visiting faculty.

Currently he is an Executive Director of Centre of Excellence of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CE-CPEC), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad. The CE-CPEC is envisioned as an apex research center to work as a think tank to reap the true spirit of CPEC portfolio; energy, infrastructure, Gwadar and industrial cooperation to support the broader initiatives namely Pakistan Vision 2025 and One Belt One Road (OBOR).

Before this, he was Deputy Director Supply Chain Management (SCM) in CPEC Secretariat, Ministry of Planning Development & Reform (Mo PD&R), Islamabad. The CPEC Secretariat is a country level center to coordinate with Federal and Provincial departments and Authorities and other stakeholders including there at China regarding the CPEC progresses, ongoing activities and future course of action.

Prior to this responsibility, he was General Manager and Deputy Project Director at National Development Complex (NDC), NESCOM, Islamabad heading a composite team of managers, engineers and staff to deliver Strategic Defence projects. During his working of more than 15 years at NDC, he has been an active member of the team to develop and transform the strategic defence products at par with the World.

At the beginning of his professional carrier, he joined Quality Management Systems 9000 (QMS 9000) as Consultant Engineer and provided consultancy and internal auditing for Quality Management System (ISO9000), Environmental Management System (ISO 14000) and Total Quality Management (TQM) to over 20 industrial and business enterprises of KPK province.

Dr Shahid was actively involved in research supervision and post graduate teaching at several universities including NUST, UET Taxila, UET Peshawar, Behria University and Iqra University. He contributed as a member of different study boards not limited to Board of Studies (BoS), Mechanical Engineering Department and Board of Advance Studies and Research (BOASAR), UET Peshawar. He is a resource person and Supply Chain Expert for NUST Business School (NBS) for their upcoming master programme of Supply Chain Management.