- Chief Executive Officer
As the founding Director of AiD Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Abdul Rashid Khan has managed the company's growth since inception. He is the recipient of a "gold medal and Quaid -e-Azam award" for his academic performance in under graduate work for his BSc. Civil Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. He subsequently completed his MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA, one of the leading Universities in the World. As accomplished leader, Mr. Rashid has diversified interests and capacities that now span a wide range of development work in the "Engineering and Social sectors.
He brings over 20 years of diverse experience in Planning, Design, Implementation, Management and Evaluation of multi-sectoral Development projects. Over the past ten years he has provided extensive technical and management support to large bi-lateral and multi-lateral clients including the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, IFAD, ADB, SDC and DFID. The diverse work experience has led to a high level of exposure and experience in cross cutting issues in institutional development/capacity building, social development, gender and the environment.
He brings a demonstrated management capacity; strong multi-sectoral background, interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and proven track record of high quality work. Working in senior positions, Mr. Rashid has had an extensive exposure to policy level work in the public sectors and donor environment; and is fully familiar with all aspects of development planning, implementation and program management. He has lived and worked in the US, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and East Africa and has played a key role in the planning and implementation of major development projects in Pakistan.
Mr. Rashid has closely worked with multi-sectoral teams of international consultants, policy makers in the public sector, development practitioners in the civil society as well as local communities. He has also led and supervised large teams of professionals in the public and private sectors and has successfully administered large projects. Having worked at senior levels, he is fully familiar with national and international practices in development, the policy and institutional context in a number of countries as well as the unique challenges of working with Pakistani institutions. Mr. Rashid's international experience includes a multi-year assignment in the United States and several short term Evaluation I project assignments for IFAD and USG funded projects in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, East Africa, Central Asia I Caucuses and Afghanistan.