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Dr. Javaid R. Laghari is a consultant in Higher Education. Previously he was Chairperson of the Higher Education Commission. He has also served as Coordinator General of COMSTECH, the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technology Cooperation – which is the organization of OIC comprising S&T Ministers of 57 Islamic Countries. He was also an elected Senator in the Pakistan Parliament, founding President of a leading private university SZABIST, and former tenured full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SUNY Buffalo, NY.

His strengths include all functions pertaining to Higher Education and Research, including but not limited to: Academics and Research, Human Resource Development, International Linkages, and Development of Knowledge Economy through Science, Technology & Innovation, Technology Transfer, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, and Science & Technology Parks. His other expertise includes High Energy & High Powered Systems and Cutting Edge Technologies.

Dr Laghari was elected Senator in the Pakistan Senate in Feb 2006. He officiated as Acting Chairman Senate in April 2009, and resigned from the Senate in July 2009 to become the Chairperson HEC. As Senator, Dr. Laghari served on the Senate Standing Committees on Water and Power; Information Technology; and Information and Broadcasting.

Dr. Laghari was also the Founding President and Project Director of SZABIST, a multi-campus university which he established from scratch in 1995, and within 6 years, the University was ranked among the top Business and Science & Technology Institutes in Asia by BusinessWeek, Asia Inc, AsiaWeek and CNN-Time Inc

Prior to joining SZABIST, Dr. Laghari was the Director of Graduate Studies and Tenured Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA. SUNY is the largest public research university in the north eastern United States. During his tenure at SUNY, Dr Laghari published over 120 research papers and presented over 70 papers at International Conferences. He acquired over $ 5 million in research funding and established the Space Power Institute at SUNY. Dr Laghari performed sponsored research for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Naval Research Lab (NRL), the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), the Strategic Defense Initiatives (SDI), Hughes Aircraft and the Boeing Aerospace Company.

Dr. Laghari has also attended the NATO Advanced Study Institute in UK in 1991; and the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Italy in 1983 (only top 100 scientists from NATO countries are invited to attend these Advanced Institutes in Europe).

Dr. Laghari was the Chairman of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering, USA, and has organized many International Conferences and chaired numerous Sessions and Workshops in the United States. He has also served as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee on Radiation Effects, and as the Representative on the United States Activities Board on Man and Radiation. Dr. Laghari is the author of the IEEE Standard 775 - 1993 and has published two Book Chapters and a Monograph in the United States.

Dr Laghari has delivered over 37 keynote lectures, 117 Chief Guest addresses, 61 invited lectures, 47 interviews published and over 88 TV interviews. He has also published three books on Leadership.

Dr Laghari is a Senior Member of the ACM (USA), Senior Member of the IEEE (USA), and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award, 1987, the IEEE Award for Leadership and Dedicated Services, 1994, and the coveted national award 'Tamgha-e-Imtiaz' conferred by the President of Pakistan in 1998.

Dr. Laghari is listed in the American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.