Prof. Dr. Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi was born in Maraith, in 1935. He migrated to Karachi, Pakistan in 1950.
Following his master's degree from the Yale University in 1961, he earned his doctorate from the Princeton University in 1966. After finishing his post-doctorate research from Harvard University in 1970 he carved a career pathway that is studded with high portfolios, challenging responsibilities and distinguished accomplishments. Besides holding many high level positions, Syed Nawab Haidar Naqvi has also been Director, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, and until recently Senior Economic Advisor, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Rector (Designate), Kausar University of Sciences, Islamabad.
Citation in Who's Who in the World, 5th Edition (1980–81).
Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991). A Distinguished Civilian Award for Academic Excellence (in Economics).
ECO Award for outstanding performance in the field of Economics (1992).