Other Key Assignments
- Managing Director of the UP State Cement Corporation (November 1991 to December
1993), a state government owned enterprise with annual production capacity of 2.5
lakh tonnes of cement.
- Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University from December 1986 to June 1989. This is
a premier University fully funded by the federal government.
- District Magistrate in two districts for around four years. Was the principal
government functionary in the districts, responsible for maintenance of law and
order and implementation of government programs and schemes for socioeconomic development
conducted the Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the year 1985.
- Chief Development Officer of a district from August 1982 to May 1984,
responsible for implementation of all rural development programs in the district.
MSc, Social Policy & Planning in Developing Countries (1991)
London School of Economics, London UK
The major areas of study were, (a) Social Policy, Planning & Participation, (b)
Social Planning for Rural Development, and (c) Gender, Development & Social Planning.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (1976)
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
The two-year program focused on disciplines of Communication, Accounting, Mathematics
& Statistics, Organizational Behavior as well as functional areas of Management
such as Finance, Personnel, Marketing and Production Management. Specialized in
Born in January 1956 in Allahabad, India, Mr. Usmani is married to Dr. Farah Usmani,
who works at the United Nations in New York, and has two adult children - Faraz,
who joined the PhD (Environmental Policy) program at Duke University in July 2014
and Sabah who completed her engineering degree from New York’s Columbia University
in 2013. Impeccable personal and professional integrity.