Syed Tahir Raza

Syed Tahir Raza is serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) Punjab Social Protection Authority. He has professional experience of 25 years to his credit. Being a graduate from Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, his area of specialization is Local & Regional Development. He has also done MBA from University of the Punjab.
He has headed various public sector organizations such as Director General Public Relations, Director General, Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture, (PILAC), Director, Punjab Arts Council, Director, Punjab Jiangsu Cultural Center, Additional Secretary in a number of departments &as Executive District Officer (Finance & Planning) in the district Government.He represented Punjab Government at the UN General Assembly in a session on ‘Youth & Leadership’ in New York, USA, and participated in the inaugural session of Gandhara Arts Exhibition at Asia Society, New York. He attended a workshop on ‘Decentralization and Local Governments System’ arranged by ADB-2007, and did GRID International (USA) certificate course on Leadership-2005.