Mr. Umer Abbas Mela
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Umer Mela joined the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) in 2011. After serving the initial period of service in field assignments with the Government of Sindh, he was posted as Community Welfare Attaché (CWA) at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Barcelona, Spain for a period of three years. Upon joining the Government of Punjab in 2019, Umer was posted in the Finance Department before being appointed Deputy Secretary (Cabinet), S&GAD. He subsequently re-joined Finance Department as Deputy Secretary (Resources & Admin) in June 2021 until his transfer to IDAP in November 2022.
Mr. Mela holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University, which he gained after completion of his undergraduate degree in International Development & Economics from McGill University.