Prof. Dr. RABIA NOOR ENAM on being appointed as a member Independent Board of Directors, IGNITE

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Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Rabia Noor Enam, the Director of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), on her notable appointment at Ignite. Being recommended as Nominee representing the Scientific and Academic Community is a significant achievement.
Prof. Dr. Rabia Noor Enam’s appointment highlights her expertise, contributions, and recognition within the scientific and academic fields. This position allows her to cater to the interests of the scientific and academic community, contributing to decision-making and policy development processes.
As the Director of ORIC at SSUET, Prof. Dr. Rabia Noor Enam likely plays a vital role in promoting research, innovation, and commercialization activities at the university. ORIC typically facilitates research collaborations, supports the commercialization of intellectual property, and fosters an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship.
In acknowledgment of the achievements, the appointment of Prof. Dr. Rabia Noor Enam to this prominent position, showcases the university’s commitment to excellence in research and academic endeavors. Her expertise and contributions are likely to benefit both SSUET and the wider scientific and academic community.


Ignite National Technology Fund or simple Ignite is a non-profit company owned by the Government of Pakistan and administered by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication.
The Federal Cabinet has given its approval for the appointment of Directors to the board of Ignite Company through the distribution of a summary.
Information and communication technology research and development are the primary areas of focus for Ignite-National Technology Fund Company, formerly known as the National ICT R&D Fund Company.

According to the Research and Development Fund Rules, 2006 and the Company’s Articles of Association, the Board of Ignite Company is made up of thirteen directors. Among them, two are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ignite and the Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), five Directors are ex-officio office holders in the federal government, and four are nominees of various telecom industry stakeholders.
Six of the Board’s Directors had their three-year terms expire in July 2022, which prompted the process of new nominations. To evaluate the candidates and make recommendations for the six open positions, a selection committee was established.
On January 24, 2023, the committee—which was presided over by the secretary of the ministry of information technology and telecommunications—met and recommended a list of candidates to be appointed for three-year terms as board members, independent directors, non-executive directors, and corporate management executives. The recommended nominees include prominent individuals from both the public and private sectors. Notable appointments Prof. Dr. Rabia Noor Enam, Director (ORIC) Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology representing the Scientific and Academic Community.

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