Shahid Ashraf Tarar, a Pakistan national, is an Executive Director at the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group (WBG) representing the constituency of Afghanistan, Algeria, Ghana, Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia since November 1, 2018. Mr. Tarar also served as Alternate Executive Director at the same ED office.
Before joining the WBG, Mr. Tarar was the Chairman of the National Highway Authority (NHA) in Pakistan. His career spans over 38 years in leadership positions in Pakistan, including: Director General of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Secretary Excise and Taxation of the Government of Punjab, Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Communications, and Head of Economic Section, Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles USA.
Mr. Tarar holds a degree in Economics from University of Peshawar and also studied Public Policy and Administration at National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Pakistan.