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SBE Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2016

School of Business and Economics (SBE) organized Advisory Board meeting on 15th January 2016 at University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore.

Rector UMT, Prof. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad emphasized upon innovative approach of SBE-UMT to fulfill demand of industry by introducing new programs/modules in SBE. Dean SBE, Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kalim presented SBE vision and recent fantastic achievements by our respected faculty members and alumni of SBE. She also shared SBE recent partnerships and memberships with renowned international institutes and accredited bodies along with the collaborations with local industry over the past few years.

Five members from SBE Advisory Board attended the session including:

  1. Mr. Sohail Yousuf, CEO MDS Foods (Operator of Hardee’s Int’l)
  2. Mr. Abrar Ahmad, CEO Shafi Reso Chemicals
  3. Mr. Tauqir Khan Lodhi, CEO Aries Logistics and President Global Research Facilitation Centre (GRFC)
  4. Mr. S.M. Aqib Irshad, Head HR, FINCA Microfinance Pvt. Ltd
  5. Mr. Faquir Ullah Sabir, Representative from The TAQ Organization

All members supported the idea of strengthening collaboration between academia and industry. They also emphasized on the development of industry need based MBA programs.

Advisory Board members at SBE discussed a wide range of contemporarily pertinent topics ranging from problems and issues in the industry to developing joint courses in SBE to familiarize students about myth and realities of industry. In order to stand by its theme and inculcate a sense of mutual partnerships between academia and industry all members assured their support for SBE-UMT in future. Dean SBE shed light on the importance of having more such meetings in the future to take this discussion further for developing mutually agreed modules in SBE. In the end, she thanked all members on providing varying perspective of collaboration between SBE and industry.

The session ended with a formal dinner and networking session in high spirit with Industry leaders.

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