With specific expertise and experience spanning 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G technologies and an extensive background in technology implementation and telecommunications policy-making & regulations, Dr. Shah is serving as the Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) since 2013, and has led some of the most high-profile undertakings in Pakistan's ICTs & telecommunications industry that has a worth of more than USD 21 Billion. Prior to becoming the Chairman of PTA, he served at the highest technical management position in the Pakistan's Ministry of IT & Telecommunications as Member Telecom.
He has also been elected as the Vice-President of the General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), and over the years, he has been a keynote speaker and a sought-after panelist on major global events sharing his insights on spectrum management, technical capacity-building, regulations, broadband policy, internet governance, cybersecurity, and the proliferation of digital services and applications.
Dr. Shah has led some of the most high profile undertakings in Pakistan's telecommunications industry, including the undertaking of the PTA regarding spectrum auction and subsequent launch of 3G/4G and growth. Dr. Shah is a strong proponent of using ICT to create smarter societies. Combination of his very strong intellectual and technical rigor with his leadership roles, has given him unique and un-paralleled perspective to become a global ambassador for unleashing the power of ICTs. Dr. Shah holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and he is a Senior Member of IEEE with more than 100 publications in International Conferences and Journals.