KARACHI - National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik, has won “CIO of the Year” award from Teradata Inc, says a press release.

A panel of judges consisting of eminent computer scientists, IT experts and technology gurus have selected Malik for the award for his contribution in transforming NADRA from an identity card issuing authority to a profitable international business organisation. It is rolling out cutting edge biometric technology solutions which result in good governance.

KPMG audited the competitive award selection process. William Martin, Consul General of United States of America, handed over the award to Malik in an extravagant event held in Karachi on Saturday night.

Tariq Malik, who is presently working as Deputy Chairman NADRA, has transformed the organisation in last four years through a mix of reform initiatives and innovative technological solutions, his citation read.

Apart from bringing a revolution in its service delivery to common man, he has also led the process of adoption of innovative payment systems like Watan Cards and Pakistan Cards for flood affectees; design and delivery of the financial inclusion under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) initiative; and restructuring of NADRA on modern corporate lines including a complete overhaul of its financial architecture.