Introduction

The newly appointed Chairman NADRA, Usman Mobin is the youngest ever Head of any leading Pakistani organization. He has completed many complicated national and international IT projects which have turned around not only NADRA, but

Usman Mobin


Professional Achievements


The newly appointed Chairman NADRA, Usman Mobin is the youngest ever Head of any leading Pakistani organization. He has completed many complicated national and international IT projects which have turned around not only NADRA, but also revolutionized the functioning of many other organizations.

He received his early education at Aitchison College, Lahore, Pakistan. Later he had completed a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering as well as a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

He was the architect of Pakistan’s Passport System that became the world’s first multi-biometric passport. Major achievements include the invention of fast phonetics-based search technique for searching multilingual identity databases such as Pakistan’s National Data Warehouse and the invention of an algorithmic technique for family tree linkage in National Database.

Usman Mobin has designed and implemented numerous international projects including Citizens’ Registration Project in Sri Lanka, Identity Management of Sri Lanka, Civil Registration of Sudan, Machine Readable Passports of Kenya and Drivers’ License of Bangladesh.

In Pakistan, he has deployed the National Identity Card System, Civil Registration System, Smart Card, and software for Benazir Income Support Programme, Watan Cards, Citizens Damage Compensation Program, Arms License Projects and the world’s first ever ICAO compliant multi-biometric passports.

Usman Mobin brought 12 years of experience in delivering high-quality citizens’ registration and citizens’ services projects around the world and while being the CTO of the organization since 2002. Over 200m people (3.5% of the global population) around the world have benefited from his work directly.

He received ID World, Special Award 'ID Talent Award' in 2007 for his excellence in the field of Technology. He received a Presidential Medal for 'Persistence in Excellence' and 'Tamgah-e-Imtiaz' in 2008 for Public Service.