Summary CV

Summary CV


  • To develop a world class institution of higher education through its impact on society, industry and economy

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ph.D (1994) and MS (1989), Electrical & Computer Engg. Dept, UT Austin, Texas, USA.· 
  • MBA (1987) from IBA and BE-Elect from DCET/NED.
Mar 09 – PresentDirectorL2L Academy, Ahsan Memorial (AEF)
Mar 24- PresentVice ChancellorSalim Habib University
Mar 21 – Dec 23Vice ChancellorZiauddin University, Khi
Feb 19 – Feb 21RectorInstitute of Business Management, Khi
Apr 13 – Feb 19Dean CBM and CES, Project Leader CMSInstitute of Business Management, Khi
Jul 00 – Jul 06Director and Architecte-Patterns Software Solutions
Jul 95 – Dec 00Deputy Director/Assistant ProfessorCenter for Computer Studies, IBA

Education Management and Leadership


  • Developing a culture of funded and sponsored projects for collaborative learning and sustainability
  • Design of innovative governance structures for centralized and decentralized HEIs
  • Design and institutionalization of innovative experiential learning and PBL programs

Strategy Projects  

  • Design of RCM framework for distributing responsibility among revenue & non-revenue generating centers
  • Developing centralized controls for an overly decentralized multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, spreadout institution
  • Developing a devolved culture of leadership initiatives in an overly centralized bureaucratic institution
  • Integration of medical education system with semester system
  • Led enhancement of IT capacity and scalable processes for sustainable growth at ZU, IoBM, KIET
  • Strategically enabled growth of intake in new programs at ZU, IoBM, KIET, and IBA (CCS)
  • Established post-graduate quality control structures for supporting MS/PhD programs at ZU, IoBM & KIET
  • Enabling accreditations for engineering, business, tibb, law, veterinary, pharmacy, CS, Education n other programs
  • Led the establishment of KIET Campuses & College of Computer Arts
  • Led the implementation of LMS for online classes at KIET (2009-13) and IoBM (2019-21)
  • Launch of innovative programs such as BCA, BS Entreprenruship, Social Entreprenurship, Business & Psych etc.


  • Process design for national accreditations bodies & international accreditations such as AACSB
  • Integrated design of QEC and MIS for automatic collection of quality data with existing resources
  • Institutionalized quality controls for capstone/final projects/thesis and funded projects


  • Design of support processes and structures for MS/PhD research for creating societal & industry impact
  • Enabling of research culture and culture of self-development among the faculty members


  • Implementing frameworks for industry engagement in academic programs creating positive word of mouth
  • Developing a framework for Social Advocacy Projects for micro-businesses setup by students


  • Led the startup of ePatterns Software House and its operations for over 6 years.
  • Enabled 20+ entrepreneurial ventures of students Entrepreneurial Development Center
  • Development of entrepreneurial programs for social and business ventures

School Education Leadership and Experiential Learning

  • L2L (Learn to Learn) Academy, an innovative school based on PBL since 2010
  • Startup of an NGO Ahsan Education Foundation at Ahsan Memorial
  • Change management of schools to fully PBL mode.
  • Frequent speaker at school education conferences and seminars around the countr: School Education Blog

Research and Trainings

MS/PhD Supervision and Research Groups:

  • Research in Leadership, HRM, Marketing and Strategic Management
  • Energy Security
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and social leadership and social entrepreneurship
  • Ontology and big data based analytics
  • Higher education and school education research: Experiential Learning and PBL
  • MIS Research in ERP designs, data warehouses
  • Software Engineering Research
  • Telecommunication engineering research
  • Qualitative Research methodologies such as action research

Leadership Training Workshops

  • Conducted strategic Vision workshops for Timelenders at Khi, Lhr, Isb and Madinah
  • Conducted workshops for developing career visions, leadership and motivation for students and faculty
  • Conducted a series of workshops and talks on educational paradigms

Industry/National Recognition

  • Session Chair at over 20 conferences and Program Director of 5 national/international conferences
  • Keynote Speaker, Invited Speaker at over 50+ national/international conferences/Seminars
  • Represented Pakistan at AFACT, member of various national level task forces, institutional boards
  • Head of E-Commerce working group of MoST in developing national IT policy and action plan

IT and Software Engineering Management


  • Architected 3 generations of an ERP product having accounting, HR, SCM, WIP and other modules
  • Design of tools for multi-version management and roll out of the ERP
  • Design of a state of the art ontology based suite of software engineering tools for ERP development
  • Applied CSE research in a unique ERP product idea. Its IP sold for a partnership stake in a company

CMS                       · 

  • Architected/implemented university ERP/CMS with ledgers, registration, examination, academics, admissions  etc.
  • Integration of the university CMS/ERP with Moodle online classroom LMS management system.
  • Led the implementation of CMS for registration, examination, academics for Ziauddin Univ and IoBM
  • Led the development/implementation of KIET-CMS for registration, examination, academics, finance etc

MIS/IT Consultancy

  • Consultancy for Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Oxford University Press, KIET etc.
  • Implementation consultancy for an ERP products for over 30 companies in trading and manufacturing
  • Consultancies for EPB/TDB, MoST etc. Trainings for CBR/FBR, AGPR, HBL and other organizations.

Engineering Management

  • Business Process Engineering of industry processes of 30+ organizations
  • Redesign of Process Workflows of business and educational institutions

Multi-dimensional Skills

Multi-processing:Ability to work on a large number of projects simultaneously
Creativity:Ability to generate innovative and out-of-the-box solutions
Leadership:Leading organizations and departments for new paradigms/processes
Team Building:Developing strategic project teams of dedicated and committed professionals
Change Mgmt:Motivating employees and overcoming change resistance
BPR/Change Mgt:Ability to identify the weaknesses, reengineer processes, manage change
Modeling:Ability to construct abstract representations for complex phenomena
Presentation: Regularly invited to speak at conferences, seminars, as keynote/session chairs
Interpersonal:Ability to build a consensus by reconciling several point of views
Writing: Preparing convincing proposals, feasibility studies, policies, procedures
Cognitive:Ability to identify relationships among disparate pieces of information