Secretary Finance Mr. Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh is a PAS officer from 20th CTP. He has more than 29 years of experience of working in a broad range of organisations both within the public sector as well as outside. Hamed has served in three provinces (Sindh, Khyber Pukhtunkhawa and Punjab) and Federal Government in various positions. He has extensive experience of working in the realm of public finance. His last assignment was Secretary, Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Government of Pakistan.
Mr. HamedYaqoob Sheikh has also served at key positions in the provincial hierarchy both at the provincial level as well as in the field including Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Finance, Commissioner Bahawalpur, Secretary Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab, Special Secretary Finance, Chief Economist at Planning & Development Department, etc. In his assignment as Finance Secretary Punjab, he saw through transitions of elected governments as well as local government system.
He has worked with international development partners as advisor and consultant in the realm of policy and governance reforms especially relating to public finance. He headed DFID/UKaid funded governance reform programme, titled Sub–National Governance Programme, in Punjab under which support was provided to Punjab government for transition to new local government system, PFM reforms besides running an innovation fund to test several service delivery models.
Mr.Hamed earned MBA from IBA Karachi and MSc Development Studies from School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), United Kingdom, on Chevening Scholarship. He was awarded Hubert Humphery Fellowship in 2013.