Review Committee

Ahmad Timsal

Designation: PhD Scholar, Associate Lecturer
Institutional Affiliation: Lancaster University Management School, UK
Having worked at multinational IT companies like IBM for several years, Ahmad’s research interests revolve around the ‘use of technology’ for specific purposes by human participants. After switching to academia in 2014, he has keenly observed his students using various forms of learning technology during their studies. He was fascinated by the variation in the ways, in which technology is being used by these students – particularly in a traditional (instruction-led) learning environment. These variations can give some interesting insights about the ‘influence’ technology can have on teaching and learning practices, in this part of the world. His doctoral research study is about exploring students’ experiences of using learning technology, within their classroom environment, in the context of a Business School.

Dr. Nisha Malhotra

Designation: Senior Instructor (Tenured)
Institutional Affiliation: University of British Colombia, Vancouver
Malhotra, is Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from University of Maryland. She is a Senior Instructor at Vancouver School of Economics and Lecturer at Department of Economics, University of British Columbia.

Dr. Arfan Shahzad

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Institutional Affiliation: University Utara Malaysia
Dr Arfan Shahzad holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (BCS) from AIOU University in Pakistan, a Master of Science (Information Technology) Degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia; and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from University Utara Malaysia. In the corporate world, Dr. Arfan Shahzad was working in R & D as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Malaysia. He was handling the project of ICT Infrastructure since 2006 to 2012 with of value of 2.5 million (Malaysia Ringgit per years). Moreover, He was participating as a team member of other projects such as MOHE (Ministry of Higher Education), JPNIN (Jabatan Perpaduan Negara Dan Integrasi Nasional), and USIM (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia). In addition, he has published more than 10 articles in international peer-reviewed and indexed journals and serving as an editorial board member of some international journals. Currently, he is appointed as a consultant of R &D on ICT Infrastructure.

Maaida Hussain Hashmi

Designation:  PhD Scholar
Institutional Affiliation: Lancaster University Management School, UK
Maaida has won the faculty development scholarship from the Comsats Institute of Information and Technology, Lahore .She is currently a PhD Economics student in the Lancaster University, UK. She is working as a Lecturer of Economics in the Management Sciences department of CIIT Lahore. She holds a M.Phil (Development Economics) degree. She has the specialization in the field of development economics with an interest in the area of poverty and food security. She is currently doing research on the efficiency of the education institutes of Pakistan.

Dr. Muhammad Arif Saleem

Designation: Assistant Professor
Institutional Affiliation: Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Arif has specialization in the areas of qualitative research and marketing. Within marketing his major is in tourism marketing and minor is in strategic marketing. His areas of research include entrepreneurship, SMEs and value chain in tourism. In addition to teaching and research he delivered research based training and consultancy to corporate sector in Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Javed Anjum Sheikh

Designation: Assistant Professor
Institutional Affiliation: University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
A researcher and Certified Knowledge Manager who has more than a decade of international teaching and research experience. My primary interest is teaching with an eye towards industry practitioners.

Asghar Ali

Designation: Lecturer
Institutional Affiliation: Department of Management Sciences, Virtual University of Pakistan.
Mr. Asghar Ali is currently working with Virtual University of Pakistan as Lecturer in Department of Management Sciences. He has more than 6 years of diversified experience working with PGC, PU and ILO in collaboration with SBS, Pakistan as a consultant. He is a Ph.D Scholar at Institute of Administrative Sciences, PU. He has earned MS degree in Entrepreneurship & SME Management from Government College University and M.B.E degree (Gold Medalist) from University of the Punjab, Lahore

Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Designation: Professor
Institutional Affiliation: Nova Southeastern University Florida, USA
Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba is a Professor of Management, Human Resources Management, and International Management. Bahaudin has been serving as a faculty member, director, and/or department chair at the Huizenga College since 1996. Bahaudin was given the prestigious annual “Faculty of the Year Award” for the 2011 and 2005 Academic Years at Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Each year, one faculty is honored with this great award for his or her contributions to the university, contributions to his or her field of teaching specialty, and for scholarship in the areas of management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Bahaudin has been a speaker in many national and international conferences and gatherings, including ‘The Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education” (CANQATE) in Jamaica; IACBE (United States); the Association for Tertiary Institutions in the Bahamas (ATIB) in the Nassau, Bahamas; and the Society of Afghan Engineers (SAE), Society of Afghan Architects and Engineers, and Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dr. Irfan Butt

Designation: Assistant Professor
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Irfan Butt received his PhD from Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada. He is currently based at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada. Prior to that, he has taught at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. His research interests include manufacturing and marketing interface, consumer behavior, and digital marketing. His research has been published in several academic journals including International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Global Business Advancement, and Journal of Teaching in International Business. He has also presented his work at several academic forums such as American Marketing Association, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and Australia-New Zealand Marketing Academy.

Irfan has taught a number of marketing and research courses at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. He has a particular interest in advanced methodology for academic research. He also specializes in business simulation as a teaching pedagogy.

Dr. Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga

Designation: Central Academic Staff
Institutional Affiliation: Open University, UK
Dr. Aqueel Wahga is associated with The Open University since October 2012; first as a PhD student (2012-2017) and after that as a Central Academic.

Professional memberships:

  • Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), Member
  • British Academic of Management (BAM), Member
  • Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN), Member

Kabir Salihu

Designation: Research Student
Institutional Affiliation: University of Lancaster, UK
Mr. Kabir’s research interests revolve around the determinants of tactical redistributive policies in the developing world. He aims to analyze institutional and political incentives structures in public service delivery process within developing countries. Kabir’s field of interest includes

* Political/Public Economics
* Micro-econometric theory and practice
* Applied micro-economic theory

Khurram Shahzad

Designation: PhD Scholar
Institutional Affiliation: RMIT University, Australia
Khuram Shahzad is an academician, researcher, management consultant, and development (monitoring and evaluation) expert. He has five years of corporate as well as eight years of teaching/research experience. He is associated with Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an independent consultant. He has provided consultancy services to ADB – for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Industrial Cluster-based Development Initiatives called “Common Facility Centers” in Pakistan – and SMEDA, Govt. of Pakistan for the quantitative and qualitative data analysis of monitoring and evaluation reports of its cluster development initiatives.

Although, he has published in both basic and applied areas, but he is more passionate about policy/action-based research through the inclusion of Experimental and Mixed Methods, in the areas of Institutional Capacity Building and Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Management, Industrial Development, Knowledge Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

Khaliq ur Rehman Cheema

Designation: PhD Scholar
Institutional Affiliation: Wuhan University of Technology
Mr. Khaliq Ur Rehman is PhD (Enterprise Management) candidate at School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, China. He is pursuing his PhD in Entrepreneurship with the special focus of resileince and compasssion. He has several research paper publications on his credit, including national, international and impact factor journals. He is an active member of editorial/reviewer board of international Conferencesand journals including Academy of Management annual conference. Mr. Rehman has research expertise in conceptual and qualitative Research. His research interests include Entrepreneurship, SME Management Organization Theory, Organizational Psychology, and Management.

Dr. Jawad Syed

Designation: Professor/ Dean
Institutional Affiliation: Suleman Dawood Business School, Lums
Dr. Syed obtained his PhD in Business from Macquarie University, Australia in 2008 and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK. He also attended Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His PhD research inquired into the relational perspective of cultural diversity management in Australian organizations. Prior to that, he received a Masters of International Business degree from the Western Sydney University, Australia.

Dr. Syed is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK and Programme Chair of European Academy of Management’s (EURAM) Gender, Race and Diversity in Organizations (GRDO) Special Interest Group. He is a director of the Global Centre for Equality and Human Rights (GCEHR) and coordinator of the South Asian Academy of Management (SAAM).

Dr. M Nishat

Designation: Associate Dean
Institutional Affiliation: IBA Karachi

Dr. Osman Khan

Designation: Associate Professor
Institutional Affiliation: Iqra University Islamabad

Dr. Saranjam Baig

Designation: Director Center for CPEC
Institutional Affiliation: Karakoram International University
Besides directing the newly established “Center for Research on CPEC” at KIU, Dr. Baig is also chairing the Department of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics and Politics from Claremont Graduate University in Greater Los Angeles. Development Economics and Policy is his major concentration in economics whereas in politics, his specialization is public policy. Saranjam has been teaching economics and public policy as an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne, California for last two years.  He also holds an MA degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University in the US and an MS degree in Development Studies from the University of Glasgow, Scotland UK.  Dr. Baig also writes editorial columns, although intermittently, for Daily Dawn, a leading English newspaper in Pakistan.

Dr. Waqar Akram

Designation: Associate Professor
Institutional Affiliation: Sukkur IBA University
A young budding Economist with specialization in Development Economics and research area is related to Rural financial markets, rural livelihood, food security, agriculture marketing and agri-business and rural energy choices in for environmental sustainability.

Dr. Attaullah Shah

Designation: Assistant Professor
Institutional Affiliation: IMSciences
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar is a prestigious educational institution in the public sector where Dr. Attaullah initially served as lecturer from 2004 to 2008 and was promoted as Assistant Professor in 2009. He is an HEC approved PhD Supervisor as well.

His subjects of interest in teaching and research are Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Strategic Financial Management, Investment Analysis, Financial Markets and Institutions, Computer Applications in Finance, Critical Review of Literature.

Dr. Noor Muhammad

Designation: Assistant Professor, HOD Management
Institutional Affiliation: Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS)

Dr. Irfan Hyder

Designation: Dean
Institutional Affiliation: Institute of Business Management, Karachi
Prof. Dr Syed Irfan Hyder has a wide experience in academic leadership, consultancy, entrepreneurial ventures, trainings, research and in the design and implementation of innovative programs and as a motivational speaker. He provides consultancy for entrepreneurial and personal visions, students/parental counseling and school education. He is currently Dean CBM and CES of IoBM.

Dr. Irfan Hyder did his MS (1989) and PhD (1994) from University of Texas at Austin. He also has BE (1985) from NED, Karachi and MBA (1987) from IBA, Karachi.