OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS FOUNDATION

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Government Of Pakistan

Message by MD OPF

Overseas Pakistanis are the most precious asset of Pakistan. It is indeed an honour for me to look after them as head of OPF. It will be my top most priority to leverage all available resources both within and outside OPF to provide state of the art services to our overseas Pakistani community. With the active support and guidance of the (Board of Governors), we will try to revamp our service infrastructure and respond to the expectations of our community which is spread across the globe. IT solutions will be incorporated along with other innovative ideas to turn around our Housing and Education Services. We will also secure feedback of our overseas community for improving our services and for fulfilling their needs and requirements.

 

Dr. Amer Sheikh

Managing Director

Personal Profile

Dr. Amer Sheikh graduated as a medical doctor from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore in 1988. He then sat in the open competitive exam for civil service of Pakistan wherein he was selected for the Management Cadre. For the last 27 years, he has held various management positions in the Government of Pakistan, both in the field and Secretariat.

Education & Trainning

  • 1988

    M.B.B.S

    ALLAMA IQBAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, LAHORE

  • 1989

    M.A. (History)

    PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, LAHORE

  • 2000

    POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN PROJECT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

    WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS 

Professional Experience

For the last 27 years, Dr. Amer Sheikh has held various management positions in the Government of Pakistan, both in the field and Secretariat. He has served in the erstwhile Ministry of Labour, Manpower & Overseas Pakistanis from 2001 to 2005 dealing with Emigration and Overseas Pakistanis. He then served as Community Welfare Attaché in Libya from 2006 to 2009. He was last posted as Managing Director, Overseas Employment Corporation where he turned the Corporation around from a loss making entity to a profit earning organization. He joined Overseas Pakistanis Foundation as its Managing Director on May 08, 2018.