Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan assumed charge of the post of Secretary, Finance Division on 10th January, 2018. A civil servant with 35 years of experience in Public Administration, he has served the federal and provincial governments in various positions. Mr. Khan holds a Masters in Public Policy from Concordia University, Quebec. Before joining Finance Division, he served as Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Secretary Interior and Secretary, Climate Change.
Mr. Khan has served as Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. He was Secretary Finance for the Government of Sindh during 2012-13. Prior to that, he remained Home Secretary to the Government of Sindh for three and a half years.
He also had the opportunity of serving as Consul General and Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Montreal, Canada and as Programme Coordinator for International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva. In between he was Director General for the Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) in 2004 – 2005. He represented the Government on the Board of Directors of the Sindh Bank Limited and the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited.
In the initial years of his service he served as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Sindh.