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Board of Governors

Hussain Dawood

Founding Chairman, Board of Governors,
Karachi School of Business & Leadership

Hussain Dawood is a Pakistani industrialist and ardent philanthropist. He chairs an array of profit and not-for-profit ventures namely Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. the group’s flagship holding arm with investments in foods and energy, Engro Corporation Ltd., the largest Independent Power Producer in Pakistan; Karachi Education Initiative, which funds the graduate management school Karachi School of Business & Leadership, and The Dawood Foundation, with its legacy of establishing various education and health institutions across the country.

His social responsibilities include Memberships of the World Economic Forum and its Global Agenda Councils of Anti-Corruption and Education. He was conferred the award “Ufficiale Ordine Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the Republic of Italy. Hussain Dawood holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.

   

Mubashar Hameed

Rector, Karachi School of Business & Leadership

CEO, Karachi Education Initiative

Mr. Mubashar Hameed was appointed by the board of Karachi School of Business and Leadership as the Rector on 23 April 2020. In addition to his role as Rector KSBL, Mr. Hameed serves as CEO of Karachi Education Initiative (“KEI”).

Mr. Hameed, a result-driven senior executive carries 32 years of experience, primarily in the USA, working for Fortune 1000 companies where he accomplished aligning global organizations with a strategic vision to realize growth and profitability objectives. He holds strong track record of driving fast-paced enterprise transformation initiatives, building digital capabilities, and bringing technology into the mainstream of a company’s business model.

Prior to joining KSBL, Mr. Hameed served as the Chief Digital Officer at Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency where he led a complete business transformation including restructuring of the agency into a digital business. He provided strategic and operational leadership for customer experience, product development, customer service and information technology organizations

Mr. Hameed began his career at GE where he progressed his career to the position of Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) across several divisions of General Electric including GE’s Security and Aero Energy in Texas, GE Capital in Connecticut and GE’s Aviation Division in Ohio. His leading role in managing these high growth businesses involved turnaround of breakthrough projects and leading Six Sigma, Digitization, E-Commerce and simplification initiatives.

As CIO at Moneygram International, a global money transfer company, Mr. Hameed led the transformation of the recently-acquired and long-neglected business into an organization delivering innovative products while lowering operating costs. At Fiserv, a Fortune 500 financial services company, Mr. Hameed led the initiatives that significantly increased the organizational delivery capabilities while simplifying a complex systems environment.

As an entrepreneur, he is the Founder & CEO of Caliber Vantage, the firm that offers career development and solutions to students, universities and organizations, to upgrade the workforce of the future.

Mr. Hameed holds MBA and BS in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, where he was inducted into the Eta Kappa Nu engineering honorary. He is a graduate of GE’s Management Development Program and is Six Sigma certified.

   

Hasan Irfan Khan

Director
Member Board of Trustees
Asifa-lrfan Foundation

Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan is an advocate admitted to practice before the hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan and has been practicing corporate, commercial and Intellectual Property law since 1993. He is an internationally acclaimed lawyer and is legal adviser to a number of ‘Fortune 100’ and ‘Fortune 500’ Companies in Pakistan. He is member of the Board of Governors, World Wildlife Fund (WWF Pakistan) and Chair, Human Resource Committee since June 2008, and Member Executive Committee since April 2010. Mr. Khan has been a member of the Board of Management, Punjab Institute of Cardiology for over 7 years; his last term ending June 2011. He is the Managing Trustee of the Irfan Family foundation, "Asifa-Irfan Foundation" which focuses on health, education, poverty alleviation, protection and conservation of the environment.

Mr. Khan has authored and co-authored key chapters for numerous legal publications of International repute. He has drafted proposed laws in the public health, pharmaceuticals and the agriculture sectors as well as Intellectual Property laws. He is also one of the five co-authors of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2000. He is a member of Patent Advisory Committee of Higher Education Commission, and has also been a member of numerous law related advisory committees to the Government of Pakistan.

Mr. Khan was visiting faculty at LUMS and the Punjab University Law College and has lectured at NIPA, Pakistan Staff College, Foreign Trade Institute and the Federal Judicial Academy Islamabad. Mr. Khan has delivered presentations and lectures at innumerable international and local conferences. He is member of the Lahore High Court and Supreme Court Bar Associations and many international associations such as INTA, ITMA, CPA, APAA, AIPPI, IBA, Law Asia.

   

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman

Director and Chair, HR & Academic Committee
President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has 843 publications in organic chemistry including 663 research publications, 18 patents, 103 books and 59 chapters in books.

Prof. Rahman was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006). He won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999). He has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by Cambridge University (1987), Coventry University (2007), Bradford University (2010), Asian Institute of Technology (2010) and many other universities. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK (2007).

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000 – 2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman (Federal Minister) of the Higher Education Commission (2002-2008). Successive Governments of Pakistan have conferred four civil awards: Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002). Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred the TWAS (Italy) Prize for Institution Building (2009) and the Austrian government conferred its high civil award (Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007) for bringing about revolutionary changes in higher education in Pakistan.

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman is the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, (OIC Ministerial Committee comprising 57 OIC Ministers of Science & Technology). He is President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

   

Munawar Alam Siddiqui

Director and Chair, Infrastructure Committee
Chairman, J.S Investments Limited

Mr. Siddiqui retired as an Air Commodore from the Pakistan Air Force in 2003. His last post was as the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Administration) at Pakistan Air Force Headquarters. For his meritorious services to the PAF, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).

He was commissioned in the GD(P) Branch of the Pakistan Air Force in 1974. He is a qualified flying instructor and has flown over 8000 hours on different aircraft including C-130, Boeing-707 and Dassault Falcon 20. He has served as a VVIP and Presidential pilot during his tenure of service and has held various key Command and Staff appointments in the PAF. He served as Director of Air Transport at Air Headquarters from 1996 to 1998 and commanded an operational air force base with over 8,500 personnel from 2000 to 2002.

Mr. Siddiqui holds an M. Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, an M. Sc. in Strategic Studies from Karachi University, a B. Sc. (Honours) in War Studies from Karachi University and B. Sc. Avionics from Peshawar University. He is also an alumna of the National Defence College.

He is Chairman JS Investment Limited and JS Air (Pvt) Limited and serves as Director on the board of Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, Hum TV Network Limited, Karachi Education Initiative, Karigar Training Institute and Fakhr-e-Imdad Foundation.

   

Professor Abuzar Wajidi

(Meritorious Professor) Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi

Professor Wajidi has been an Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi. He has held several other positions which include: Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration, Dean Faculty of Arts, Dean Faculty of Education & Chairman Department of Public Administration, at the University of Karachi. He has a teaching experience of 38 years, and has produced 30 PhDs and 3 M.Phil.s.

Professor Wajidi is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Managers, Pakistan, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, and his name has been inscribed on the Wall of Honour, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. He is President, Pakistan Chapter, Association on Employment Principles and Practices (AEPP), New York, US. He is also a Member, Journal of the Council of Employees Responsibilities and Right (CERR), AEPP, New York, US.

Professor Wajidi is, at present, a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Karachi. He specializes in the areas of Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Personnel Management, Comparative Public Administration, and International HRM.

   

Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi

Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Abbasi started legal practice as a Taxation & Corporate Laws Consultant in the year 1988 in the chambers of his illustrious father Professor Masood Ahmed Abbasi Advocate, one of the pioneers on tax side, whose law firm was established in 1949 under the name and style of M/S Abbasi & Company Advocates.

He was appointed as Legal Advisor to Income Tax Department, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Government of Pakistan in 2000. He was also appointed as Advocate on Penals of Custom Central Excise & Sales Tax Department, Government of Pakistan, Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan and House building Finance Cooperation, Government of Pakistan.

Justice Abbasi remained an Honorary Law Reporter of Pakistan Legal Decisions (P.I.D) and Pakistan Tax Decisions (P.T.D) until his elevation to High Court of Sindh. He has contributed several articles and research papers on Taxation Laws which were all published in Law Journals i.e. Taxation, P.T.D & English Daily Dawn. He was elected as Member Managing Committee of Sindh High Court Bar Association Karachi for the years 1998/1999 & 1999/2000. Also, he was elected as (un-opposed) Honorary Joint Secretary of Sindh High Court Bar Association Karachi for 2001/2002.

   

Mr. Parvez Ahmed Seehar

Secretary to Government of Sindh in Department of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities

Mr. Parvez Ahmed Seehar is the Secretary to Government of Sindh in Department of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities. Previously, he served as Special Secretary Education Department, Chief Program Manager in Sindh education reforms, and other positions for ten years.

He also led the reform support unit, planning and conducted first meeting of Sindh Education Development Partners’ Coordination (SEDPC) Forum. Mr. Seehar has also supervised the Diagnostic Testing (of Language, Mathematics and Social Studies) and Standard Achievement Testing (SAT), of students. Furthermore, he also looked after the first ‘merit-based’ recruitment of teachers in Sindh, through Third Party, Supervision of Donor-funded Projects and initiatives; e.g. ‘Districts That Work (USAID); ‘Missing facilities to schools’, School Management Committees, Girls Stipend Program, Girls Education Project.

In addition to being a practitioner, he is also has an academic and a scholar. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in public sector management in Pakistan. He brings in rich comparative perspectives due to his professional visits to USA, UK, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Philippines, etc. Moreover, he has also been invited for talks on many seminars, policy dialogues and panel discussions as a key panelist, speaker, or to conduct sessions on his skills & expertise.

   

Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi

Vice Chancellor of NED University of Engineering and Technology

Sarosh Lodi is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor of NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. He is the professor at Department of Civil Engineering, NED University. Mr. Lodhi has previously served as the Dean, Chairman, Registrar and Managing Representative ISO in the same University. His research interests include Higher Education, Civil Engineering and Engineering Education. He has served as principle investigator and co-principle investigator for various research projects, related to Civil Engineering. His is also currently working on a research project on Constitutive Modelling of Ferrocement Elements

   

Mr. Rizwan Masood Raja

Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer at Engro Corporation

Mr. Rizwan Masood Raja is the Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer at Engro Corporation. Rizwan’s experience spans over 25 years. He was with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) for over 15 years and, prior to that, with Jaffer Group for 9 years. He has held multiple senior roles within HR with a focus on Retail Banking, SME Business, Financial Crime Compliance & Talent Acquisition, across strategic markets such as in Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan and South Korea.

Prior to his HR career, he managed businesses P&L and finance for Jaffer Group’s companies based in Pakistan. Before joining Engro, Rizwan was serving as the Managing Director and Head of HR for Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Greater China and North Asia, at SCB. Always driven by new challenges, Mr. Lodhi was instrumental in developing and delivering projects on strategic workforce planning, leading multiple Transformation projects related to client-centricity & digitalization for Retail Bank, and being part of the Global HR transformation’s design team.

One of his key achievements was the successful build-up of the Virtual Bank in Hong Kong; a first for SCB globally

   

Mr. Mir Muhammad Nasir

Co-founder of Inbox Business Technologies

Accounting can be divided into several fields including financial accounting, management accounting, external auditing, tax accounting and cost accounting. Accounting information systems are designed to support accounting functions and related activities. Financial accounting focuses on the reporting of an organization’s financial information, including the preparation of financial statements, to the external users of the information, such as investors.

Currently, Professor John is focusing his research on individual investor behavior and company incentives to better understand how disclosure affects stock returns and to uncover possible mispricing. Nevertheless, John is conducting an new way of examination of analyst access to information, and he is investigating market reactions to natural issues and the impact that would occur on individual firms.

   

Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed

Dean, KSBL
Associate Professor, Finance & Accounting
PhD, Mississippi State University, USA, MBA (IBA Karachi)

Dr. Zeeshan is the Dean and an Associate Professor at KSBL. Prior to joining KSBL, he was heading the undergraduate program at Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS.

Dr. Zeeshan has over 20 years of diverse experience in teaching, training, consulting and research. After completing his MBA from IBA Karachi, he worked as a management consultant with Ferguson Associates, an affiliate firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He completed his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University, US in the discipline of Finance. Professionally – the two most respected professional qualifications in Finance and Accounting respectively.

His two-decade-long experience as an academic comprises teaching and training using a variety of pedagogical techniques (including case method) at top business schools in Pakistan including KSBL, IBA and LUMS. He has also been influential in shaping the curriculum for business education at these schools.

There are several areas in which Dr. Zeeshan has designed and conducted executive training workshops. Some notable mentions are Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Corporate Financial Management, Management Development Program, Understanding Corporate Financial Statements, Islamic Finance, and Accounting for Executives.

Dr. Zeeshan also serves on the Board of Institute of Financial Markets Pakistan (IFMP) SECP, CPD Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan (ICAP) and academic council of IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF).

Specialization & Research Interests:
Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Leadership, Islamic Finance, Microfinance, Capital Markets, Personal Excellence and Business Ethics.