Dr. Akhtar Nazir is a civil servant from Pakistan Administrative Service. He has a wide range of administrative experience over the course of thirty years. Prior to joining as Secretary ECP, he served as Secretary Senate Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Balochistan. He has also held leadership positions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and the Federal Government. 

He holds an MBBS from King Edward Medical University and an MPA from Harvard University. He has successfully completed numerous courses related to his field with the most significant ones being Edward S. Mason Program at John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA, Senior Management Course at National School of Public Policy Lahore and National Security Course at National Defence University Islamabad.