Prior to becoming the Vice Chancellor of LUMS, Dr. Naqvi served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission for eight years, where he helped develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the revival of the university education sector of Pakistan. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering and extensive teaching and research experience both in the US and Pakistan Dr. Naqvi has been deeply involved over the past decade in spearheading higher education reforms in Pakistan. Dr. Naqvi has a number of patents to his credit and has also worked with startups bringing high-tech inventions to the marketplace. He is currently the Founding Rector of University of Central Asia.
Former Office Bearers
Prof. Adil Najam served as the Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University from November 2007 through August 2011, and he remains a Professor of International Relations and of Geography & Environment. He is currently Dean Emeritus and Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. Prof. Najam was a co-author for the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); work for which the scientific panel was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public understanding of climate change science. In 2008 he was invited by the United Nations Secretary General to serve on the UN Committee on Development (CDP). In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the 2011 Human Development Report of the UNDP. Prof. Najam has taught at Boston University, MIT, University of Massachusetts and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human well-being.
Dr Durrani joined LUMS with a highly accomplished research, teaching, and academic administration career spanning over twenty-five years. He served as chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for six years and as Associate Dean of Engineering for three years at Rice University, Houston. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Founding Director of the Rice Global Forum. Dr Durrani has a PhD degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MBA from the University of Houston. He received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.
Dr Hassan has over two decades of extensive experience in the higher education sector. At LUMS, Dr Hassan has served in many capacities besides his teaching and research, including Associate Dean, Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice chancellor (VC) (2002-8). After completing his second term as VC of LUMS in June 2008, Dr Hassan has returned to his role as a Professor in the SDSB at LUMS. He has been elected as Speaker of the Faculty Council. During his six year tenure as VC, LUMS expanded by a factor of more two in all dimensions (academic programmes, faculty, schools and infrastructure) and formulated its vision to become a broad based research university. Launch of the National Outreach Programme (NOP), through which bright students from the under privileged sections of our society are groomed and developed to join LUMS on full financial support, is a key highlight of Dr Hassan’s term as VC of LUMS. Now almost 20% of students at joining BSc at LUMS are from NOP.
Dr. Wasim Azhar has taught at Wake Forest University, Swarthmore College, Kean University and the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. He has also worked as Marketing Analyst for Exxon Corporation in the USA. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), American Marketing Association, American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS), American Mathematical Association and MENSA. His research interests include issues in business policy, marketing strategy, and negotiation dynamics. Dr. Azhar received his Ph.D. and MSc from the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from Wake Forest University, and MSc from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.
Born 1941; PhD Uppsala, Sweden 1973; Institute of International Business 1976-1996;Governmental Committé on Foreign Direct Investment 1978-1981; Associate Dean, Lahore University of Management Science 1986-1988; Professor Stockholm School of Economics 1988-1996; Rector Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga Latvia 1993-1996; Project Leader University of Gothenburg 1997-1998; Project Leader Chalmers Technical University 1998-2000, Gothenburg; Professor School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg 2001-. Doctor honoris causa, University of Oulu, Finland, 2013.
Mr. Javed Hamid worked in the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) from 1979 to 2006. He was a member of the management group of IFC and for the last nine years, he was the Regional Director responsible for IFC’s business in East Asia and the Pacific Region. During this period, he was the chief architect of IFC’s investment strategy in China. Before that, Javed held various senior positions in IFC, including manager of IFC investments in Middle East and Central Asia, and Lead Economist of IFC’ Economics Department. Javed took a leave of absence from IFC from 1984-88 and directed the establishment of the first privately financed university in Pakistan, LUMS. He has a BA (Hons) degree in economics from Cambridge University, England, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Javed sits on the Boards of several companies, including an insurance company in Pakistan and a bank training institution in China. Javed is also the chair of the International Advisory Board for the Karachi Business School for the Karachi Education Initiative.