Pic-Shahid Mahmood

Shahid Mahmood
Secretary, Privatisation Division /
Privatisation Commission
Ministry of Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs,
Statistics and Privatisation


Mr. Shahid Mahmood is an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service and presently working as Special Secretary Finance. He assumed the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Privatisation Division/Privatisation Commission on March 28, 2017.

He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1984 and over the course of his career, has held various Secretariat, Field and Staff assignments.  In joining the Privatisation Division on additional charge basis, he is also concurrently working as Special Secretary, Finance.  He has held field assignments of Assistant Commissioner (1987-91) in Mansehra, Pattan and Islamabad, Deputy Commissioner, Sialkot (1998-2000) and Chief Commissioner, Islamabad (2009-10). Staff jobs include; Additional Secretary (External Finance)/Special Assistant to Finance Minister, Government of Pakistan (2013-15), Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Punjab (2013), Director General, Lahore Development Authority (2008-09) and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing, China (2002-06). In the Secretariat of Government of the Punjab, he has held assignments of Secretary Planning & Development, Secretary Mines and Minerals, Secretary Tourism & Resort Development, and Special Secretary, Finance Department.

His work experience with International Agencies includes:

  • Senior Advisor to the Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, representing Pakistan on the IMF Executive Board.
  • Chief Negotiator for Pakistan in the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • Focal Point for World Bank sponsored study on Punjab Government’s Public Expenditure Review, which led to structural adjustment program for public sector reform.

 He holds Master’s degree in English Literature from Government College, Lahore (1982), and Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Statistics from the same institution.  He has attended 94th National Management Course at National School of Public Policy (2011), 90th Course in Management, NIPA Lahore (2006), IMF Course on ‘Financial Programming and Policy’ held at IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA (2001) and IMF Regional Course on “Macro Economic Impact on the Budget” held at LUMS, Lahore (2001).