Academy of Distinguished Alumni

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David Wilkes

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1984

A Pakistani born immigrant with a dream and vision for a better life, Ali Khataw is now the President and CEO of Encotech Engineering Consultants. Mr. Khataw is very active in the community giving his time to more than a dozen business and community organizations. He focuses his passion on bringing people from all walks of life together and giving back to the community.  

As a testament to his experience and his community involvement, Mr.Khataw is the recipient of the 2016 Engineer of the Year Award presented by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Travis Chapter

Additionally, his love of travel and photography led him to photophilanthropy. Mr. Khatawdonates his photographs to auctions supporting local charitiesThe concept of his photography website is to encourage charitable contributionsAli donates all proceeds from his photography to organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.

In 2018 Mr. Khataw and his wife Nahid created an endowed scholarship to help students of the University of Texas Dell Medical School at Austin.