Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey is the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) and has been steering the Aadhaar(The 12 Digit Unique Identity number being given to Indian Residents) project in India since its beginning in 2010. Over the last seven years, he has closely worked with central and state governments, banks, oil companies and other stakeholders to enable use of Aadhaar platform in programs such as Direct Benefit Transfers, financial inclusion, and E-governance. Dr. Pandey has played a key role in drafting of Aadhaar(Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, and Regulations for implementation of Aadhaar Act. He is an officer of Indian Administrative Service having over 33 years of experience at various positions in Government of India.
Dr. Pandey is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. In 1998 he went on to join University of Minnesota where he obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science. In 2009, he was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals by the University of Minnesota for his outstanding leadership accomplishments in his professional career.