Biography

Imran Zarkoon

Imran Zarkoon

Pakistani

Imran was born and completed his early education in a tribal area in the district Kohlu of Balochistan, and then moved to the cities of Lahore and Islamabad for his undergraduate and master’s degrees respectively. Imran joined the civil service in 2007 and has experience working on a range of different development and operational assignments. Most importantly, he served as Director General of Disaster Management and Emergencies, leading the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic in the province for two years. Imran is flexible in his approach to working with different communities regardless of language, religious or cultural barriers. He has an in-depth knowledge of civil service structures in South Asia, and of the role of Pakistan plays in the region. Imran has expertise on ethnic and sectarian based politics in the region and his policy interests lie in how to incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning into the public sector. After the MPP, Imran hopes to work on civil service reform in Pakistan using modern technology to enhance maximum public service delivery while providing a proper mechanism for accountability and monitoring.