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Conferment of Professorship – Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Javaid

Nadeem Javaid
The Governing Board of Karachi School of Business & Leadership (KSBL), on the recommendation of the search committee chaired by Dr. Jawaid Ghani (Professor of Strategy & Marketing Research, KSBL and former Dean Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)), is pleased to appoint Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Javaid as Professor of Practice (Economic Policy & Business Strategy).

The School is pleased to bestow him the title for his relentless commitment and enormous contribution to economic policy making, teaching and research.

Dr. Javaid has the privilege of serving as 13th Chief Economist of the Government of Pakistan. His responsibilities included advising the highest decision making forums including the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC), National Economic Council (NEC) and Federal Cabinet. In his capacity as a Chief Economist, he supervised the preparation of the 11th and 12th National Five Year Plans besides finalizing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Long term Plan (2016-30). The rigorous CPEC negotiations between China and Pakistan spanned over two-year period. The result is an approved document delineating the aspirational goals of both nations and a framework of cooperation worth $60 Billion of Projects under Chinese flagship Belt and Road Initiative.

Also, Dr. Javaid served as an ex-officio Member of Economic Policy & Planning at the Planning Commission chaired by Prime Minister of Pakistan. He also served as Member Policy Board of Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue, Member National Accounts Committee and Member BoG CPEC Center of Excellence at PIDE University, Islamabad. In addition, he contributed as a member of the Working Group on Regulatory Reforms at the Economic Reforms Unit, Ministry of Finance.

Moreover, Dr. Javaid served as an Advisor to the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform. His advisory responsibilities included undertaking reviews, analyze policies and institutional structures, identifying challenges and recommend reforms for national development. In this capacity, Dr. Javaid has the honor of preparing the Vision 2025 of Pakistan as a lead author. Besides, the task involved developing a consensus among different stakeholders including line ministries and provincial governments, and devising an implementation and communication strategy.

Further, Dr. Javaid has taught Economic Policy, Innovation Strategy and Organization & Dynamics of Financial System to postgraduate students and executives at SDSB, LUMS, Pakistan and SKEMA Business School, France. Dr. Javaid has served as an Associate Dean and Program Director for the Executive MBA at KSBL. He is widely credited for launching a world-class Executive MBA Program at KSBL. He regularly contributes as a resource person in different capacity building trainings of senior Government officials at the National Institute of Management, National School of Public Policy, National Defense University and Air War College.

Previously, Dr. Javaid remained associated with the Group of Research on Law, Economics and Management at National Center for Scientific Research (GREDEG-CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France during his graduate studies. His PhD dissertation, “Financial System & Technological Catching-up; A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Wealth of Nations”, shed light on; how financing mechanisms affect the production and the exports of new or “new to the market” commodities? He has presented his research work at several peer reviewed international conferences besides representing the Pakistan in various National and International forums as head of delegation, keynote speaker, panelist and Chair in around a dozen countries. Dr. Javaid has published in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of South Asian Studies, International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics. In addition, his several other scholarly contributions are under review in reputed international journals.

In closing, the KSBL community warmly welcomes Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Javaid to the faculty folds as he rejoins on 1st November 2018.

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