Asim Shahryar Joins PSEB as its MD


Asim Shahryar Husain has joined Pakistan Software Export Board as its new Managing Director with immediate effect, said a statement issued by the board.

Asim is a technocrat and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in technology marketing and business planning.

Prior to joining PSEB, he remained CEO of COMSATS Internet Services for four years and is well known for successfully restructuring the struggling ISP. During his tenure COMSATS Internet services grew its revenues by 80%.

He has worked in senior and strategic positions at Siemens, Oracle, IBM, Market first, IONA, LMKR, Transworld, and Wi-Tribe. He holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University, California (1992) and an MBA in Marketing from Duke University, North Carolina (1998).

PSEB is currently undergoing tough time. It was headless for quite some time now and organization was virtually dysfunctional. Though Ministry of IT has put special focus on PSEB and it made special efforts to revive the institute but appointment of new MD is going to play a Vital role in taking PSEB back to track.

PSEB has said that newly appointed MD would be launching new initiatives to grow IT exports of Pakistan and to improve the perception of Pakistan as an attractive IT destination for outsourcing with a renewed push towards soliciting business for Pakistan’s talented IT industry.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Based on the past experience with PSEB for the last few years, next news will be: someone gets stay order from IHC to stop appointment of this new chairman due to irregularities in the recruitment process.

  • It is because of such negative thinking that Pakistan is where it is today. Some people would criticize everything regardless of the reality. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones at others. Look at his qualifications and experience first. Do you even know where Stanford is, much less its ranking in american universities? Think before posting negative stuff. It just reflects your own mentality.

  • agree with Mr. Shahid Saleem. Another attach organization of Ministry of IT,National ICT R&D Fund is running headless since last two years and all research projects are in vain because of lack of prioritization from ministry. PSEB is one of the organization where Directors are regular while MD is always on contract so no support from next tier even if MD wants to restructure or improve the systems of the organization.

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