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Nomination Paper for Director

Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication
Government of Pakistan

Nominations for the Position of Board of Directors of
Ignite – National Technology Fund

Ignite is a non-profit, public sector Organization. It was constituted under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 (repealed by Companies Act 2017) as National ICT R&D Fund on 20th November 2006. It has been established to transform Pakistan’s economy into a knowledge-based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable and effective digital initiatives through synergic development of industrial and academic R&D resources as well as to build innovation eco-system in

Ignite – National Technology Fund is governed by its Board of Directors, which consists of representatives from the Federal Government, Telecommunication Industry, Scientific & Academia Community and a Corporate Management Executive. The Ministry of IT & Telecom hereby invites nominations for six (6) vacancies on the Board of Directors of the Ignite:

S.No. Position No. Category Desired Level of Nomination
i. Representative of Fixed Line Operators 1 Independent CEO
ii. Representative of Cellular Operators 1 Independent CEO
iii. Representative of Data Service Providers 1 Independent CEO
iv. Representatives of Scientific & Academic Community 2 Independent Dean/VC/HoD
v. Corporate Management Executive with management experience at a senior position in multinational or international companies 1 Non-Executive Director CEO/Country Head

It is mandatory for all nominees to comply with Fit and Proper Criteria for directorship as prescribed in Public Sector Companies (Corporate Governance) Rules 2013 and Associations with Charitable and Not for Profit Objects Regulations, 2018. It is also pertinent to mention that the nominees mentioned at S. No. i to iv shall be categorized as Independent Directors and they must comply with the independence criteria as stipulated under Companies Act 2017 and Rules. Concerned organizations/companies are requested to submit nominations of representatives accordingly.

The Federal Government reserves the right to accept or reject any nomination pursuant to a specific category in its sole judgement without assigning any reason. Procedure for nomination and appointment of Board of Directors is defined in the Articles of Association of the Company. Necessary form may be acquired from the Ignite’s website at:

Nominations along with CVs, duly approved by the competent authority of relevant Company/Organization, should reach the undersigned latest by November 17, 2022.

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Company Secretary
IGNITE – National Technology Fund
Ministry of IT & Telecommunication
3rd Floor, Telecom Foundation Complex, 7 Mauve Area, G-9/4, Islamabad
Phone: 051-9107441-6, Fax: 051-9107447
Email:[email protected]