Mr. Shamail Ahmad Khawaja, Federal Secretary Ministry of Water Resources (2018-2019)
Mr. Shamail Ahmad Khawaja belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service, a recipient of the most coveted President of Pakistan Gold Medal for his best all round performance at the Civil Services Academy, an alumnus of the Universities of Punjab (Pakistan), London & Singapore and an awardee of UK Britannia Chevening Scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Kings College London and London School of Economics.
Mr. Khawaja has accumulated diverse experience of public sector management over a period of three decades, while serving on several important field, staff and policy making assignments in the Federal and Provincial Governments as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Divisional Commissioner; Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab; Director General of Attached Departments; Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Additional Secretary and Secretary to the Government of Punjab in various departments, Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab and now Federal Secretary, Water Resources Division, Government of Pakistan.
He was conferred with a “Leadership Excellence Award” by the Chief Minister Punjab in recognition of his meritorious services as Administrative Secretary for promoting IT/e-govt. practices in the Excise and Taxation of the Government of Punjab.
He also holds the distinction of having attended the 43rd session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) at Geneva, Switzerland besides having attended numerous training/study events at the UK, France, Germany, Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal and China.
Besides, on the invitation of DFID & IGC UK, he had participated in two consecutive annual conferences at the London School of Economics as one of the panellists in 2009 & 2010 regarding a JV between the KSG, Harward University & Punjab Excise & Taxation Department on HR & Governance Reforms in the Excise and Taxation department. He also led an official delegation to Turkey as Additional Chief Secretary, Government of the Punjab forge a bilateral cooperation and assistance in November, 2016 in transforming Healthcare System in Punjab, which culminated into linking an MoU/Agreement between the two Governments during the state visit of President of Turkey to Pakistan in the ensuing month.
He had been a regular guest speaker at different academic and civil services training institutions of Pakistan.