University Council

This elected council meets two or three times a semester and is comprised of deans, representatives from administration, staff, faculty, and students. The group continues to serve as a tangible representation of the University’s goals towards stronger, shared governance.

Alnoor Bhimani

Dean of SDSB


Dr. Alnoor is a Professor of Management Accounting, and the Founding Director of ‘LSE Entrepreneurship’ at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has also headed the Department of Accounting at LSE during his 30 years’ service at the institution. His academic work and research interests include management accounting in the digital economy, international comparative financial management, strategic finance, the socio-cultural analysis of accounting systems and aspects of globalisation, governance and financial management, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Dr. Alnoor is an advocate for quality education and innovation; an accomplished scholar and a dedicated teacher. At LSE, he taught the first course ever on Internet Entrepreneurship. He has authored over 100 publications including bestselling books in financial management, technology and digitisation. He is connected with tech-entrepreneurs and sits on business school Advisory Boards in Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Alnoor has been associated with SDSB in the capacity of an Advisor for the past few years; while being a part of the Advisory Committee of SDSB.

He holds an Undergraduate degree from King’s College London UK, an MBA from Cornell University USA where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has also obtained a PhD from London School of Economics UK. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant from Canada. In 2016, Professor Bhimani was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Economics and Business Administration by the University of Aalto in Finland. The degree was in recognition of his research leadership in management accounting and its impact on the research agenda and orientation of the field across Europe.

Sabieh Anwar

Dean of SBASSE


Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar is Professor of physics, Ahmad Dawood Chair and Dean at the LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering. He helped establish the physics department at LUMS and was among the principal founders of the School’s experimental facilities and curriculum. Ideas from his physics instructional laboratories have been replicated in ten Pakistani universities. He has played an important role in introducing innovative learning tools, mostly revolving around insightful homegrown physics experiments, in Pakistan’s universities. His lectures are interspersed with in-class live demonstrations and are widely viewed over the internet.

Sabieh’s research interests encompass spintronics, magnetism and optics. Sabieh has published around eighty research articles in international journals including Science, the Physical Review series, Optics Express, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is also Director of the upcoming National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, wherein the lab—the Laboratory for Quantum Technologies—aims at making new discoveries in quantum science and technology.

Sabieh is the General Secretary of the Khwarizmi Science Society which is focused on the popularization of science at the grassroots levels. The Lahore Science Mela curated by Sabieh has attracted more than fifty thousand visitors over a span of six days in three years. Prior to joining LUMS SSE in 2007, Sabieh was a post-doc in chemistry and materials science at University of California, Berkeley and a PhD student, as Rhodes Scholar, at the Oxford University. He is the recipient of the TWAS medal in physics for Pakistan in 2008 and the National Innovation Prize in 2015. He is member of the task force on the Culture of Science in the Muslim World, the National Committee on R&D constituted by the Higher Education Commission, and serves as Advisory Board Member of some Pakistani Universities.

Gulab Khan

Associate Professor, SOE


Gulab Khan acquired his PhD in 2013 in educational theory and policy from the College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, United States. He holds a master of science degree in chemistry and a master of education degree in educational leadership and management. With over 20 years’ experience in the field of education (K through higher education) in both private and public sectors, his professional journey in education dates back to 1999 when he joined the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES,P), a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as a substitute lecturer of Chemistry. At AKES,P, in his 16 years of association with the organization, he assumed different portfolios ranging from lecturer, principal, head of monitoring, evaluation and research, and manager academics. In 2015 he switched to higher education as an assistant professor at the University of Swat, a public sector university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he also assumed additional portfolio as the Director Advance Studies. In 2017, he moved to the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad. Afterwards, in 2018, Gulab joined Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SoE) at LUMS where he is currently working as an assistant professor. His research interests intersect at the nexus of education policy and practice on issues related to teacher quality, supervision, teacher status, educational leadership, and school improvement.]