Shaukat Ali Khan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Central Asia.. As part of executive management he is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of IT services, including leading and innovating seamless operation of IT systems and digital transformation. Shaukat is responsible to build on the UCA’s IT vision to plan and introduce appropriate information technology systems, so that the institution optimizes benefits from emerging technologies. He is responsible to ensure that the IT strategy meets, and supports the growth and business strategy of UCA across all three countries – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic.
Shaukat joined UCA from Copenhagen Denmark, where he was working at Novo Nordisk HQ Copenhagen as a Head of l IT Production infrastructure of global production facilities. He was providing leadership to the team of Senior Architects, Specialists, project managers, consultants and operational experts. Additionally, he was responsible to define and implement a long term strategy and road-map for the Production infrastructure.
Earlier, he was responsible for the network infrastructure of Novo Nordisk, which serves more than 43,000 employees in over 80 countries worldwide.
Prior to Novo Nordisk, he was working at UNICEF HQ IT Center in Copenhagen, where he was responsible for the IT operations.
He has done his Master of Science in Computer Science (MS-CS) with emphasis on IT management and strategic change from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. In addition, he is a Harvard Business School certified Dynamic Manager and Leader, equipped with the tools and best practices available in leadership, strategy development, project management, change management, decision making, career management and difficult interactions.
Shaukat started his professional working experience at Siemens Engineering Company and have management experience with multi-national companies like Lockheed Martin and the Marriott Hotel.
Moreover, he has received more than 30 national and international awards for participating in various events. His book ''Technological and social issues in the development and deployment of facial recognition biometric systems'' has been published and it's available on Amazon and other leading retailers.