FACULTY OF CESD (College of Economics & Social Development)


The Dean


Dr, Mohammad Ali Shamim, Dean of College of Economics & Social Development, has a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Paris, France and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleu, France. He has over 45 years experience of working in different organizations, to name a few, the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, the IFC and the World Bank. His geographical work exposure spans North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition, he has taught in a Business School. His last assignment was working as the Managing Director & Chief Executive of a cement plant project.



Commerce and Professional Studies


Mohamed Aslam Dossa, Head of the Department of Commercial and Professional Studies, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant (England). He has held senior management positions in Pakistan, England, Tanzania and Canada, besides having over 10 years of teaching experience. He was part of the ICAP team for development of the Code of Corporate Governance adopted by SEC Pakistan, and has been a member on ICAP’s Public Sector Committee. He is currently President of the Rotary Club of Karachi South.



Abdul Jabbar Kasim, Senior Fellow, Commercial and Professional Studies, brings a rich blend of corporate, professional and academic experience. Besides heading listed leasing companies as a CEO and member board he has taken seats as nominee director on various Corporate Boards. He obtained his B.Com from University of Karachi and went to IBA Karachi to earn his BBA (Hons) and MBA degrees. His main emphasis during the last several years is on Corporate Governance and Best Business Practices and Corporate Affairs. His articles on the said subject appear in the Daily Dawn and Business Recorder. He joined IoBM as a full time faculty in October 2011.



Sartaj Qasim, Assistant Professor, Commercial and Professional Studies did his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, in 1979 and FCMA from U.K. in 1992. He has over thirty years of experience in international aviation financial management. He has been posted in the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia and visited several countries in Europe, America and Asia on official assignments. In addition to his academic qualifications, he holds several airline industry qualifications from IATA including the IATA/
UFTAA International Travel Consultant Diploma. He takes keen interest in training and staff development and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, U.K. He has conducted several training courses in airline finance and accounting.



Ghulam Murtaza Korai, Lecturer, Commercial and Professional Studies holds an MBA degree in Finance from IBA University of Sindh, Jamshoro, LL.B from SM Govt. Law College University of Karachi, and ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English) from Cambridge ESOL UK. He is also doing his LL.M from SM Govt. Law College University of Karachi. His research interests are in the areas of Company Law, Corporate Governance and Intellectual Property Rights. He has five years of teaching experience at ICAP affiliated Institutes. He has undergone various training workshops in the field of Corporate Law.





Dr. Shahida Wizarat, Head of the Department, Economics and an MS/PhD Coordinator, is an independent economist and has been involved in research, teaching and administration. Her areas of interest are industrial economics focusing on industrial productivity, its determinants; concentration and profitability; development economic issues; economic policies; debt and its management. She is the author of forty five research papers and articles published in journals of international repute in Pakistan and abroad. She has organized, attended and read papers at several international and national conferences. She earned an MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA and her Ph D in Economics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. She has served as the Editor of the Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics and Director of the Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange. She is also on advisory boards and research councils of several organizations and universities. She has authored over forty five publications within the country and abroad.



Muhammad Ajaz Rasheed, Assistant Professor in Economics, earned his MPhil in Economics from the Institute of Business Management, an MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Center (University of Karachi) and MSc (Statistics) from the University of Karachi. He has 20 years professional and teaching experience in the area of Statistics, Economics and Computer Science. He has taught at the University of Karachi and University of Balochistan. He has worked with Social Policy and Development Center as a researcher. His research primarily focuses on Macro-Economic Modeling and Monetary Economics. He has published research papers in national and international journals. He has also contributed to the Sindh Economic Survey. He has been a member of FPCCI’s standing committee on research and development from July 2005 to June 2007.



Mirza Aqeel Baig, Assistant Professor in Economics, has an MPhil in Economics from the Institute of Business Management, MAS in Applied Economics from AERC, University of Karachi and a Master’s degree in International Relations. He has over ten years teaching experience and has taught at various business institutions before joining IoBM. He has actively been involved in teaching, research and administration. His primary research interests are in the areas of Monetary Economics, Econometrics and Macro Economics. He has published many research papers in reputed journals of Pakistan. He has read papers at national conferences. He has also worked as project economist and coordinator on different research projects funded by HEC and FPCCI.



Ch. Sohail Ahmed, Senior Lecturer, holds an MSc (Statistics) from KU, MPA from IBA, and MAS (Economics) from Applied Economics Research Center, Karachi. He also holds PGD (Computer Science) from the University of Karachi. His research primarily focuses on International Trade and Econometrics. He is pursuing his MPhil Degree in the area of International Trade. He has served for 18 years of at various public and private academic institutions.



Syed Ghayyur Alam, Senior Lecturer in Economics, holds an MA in Economics from the University of Karachi as well as Master of Applied Sciences (MAS) in Economics from AERC, University of Karachi. His research interests include Macro Economics and International Trade.



Qazi Muhammad Adnan Hye,Research Fellow, Economics has an M. Phil (Economics) from the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi. He also has an MAS (Economics) from the AERC and Master’s degree in Economics from Islamia University, Bahawalpur. He has 38 publications to his credit out of which 15 are ISI indexed and 34 are in international journals, while four are local publications. He has published in The Journal of Risk Finance (UK), Chinese Management Studies (UK), China Agricultural Economic Review(UK), Middle Eastern Finance and Economics (USA), Banking and Finance Letters (Turkey), Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy (Romania), Asia- Pacific Business Review (India), South East European Journal of Economics and Business (Sarajevo), World Applied Sciences Journal (Iran), African Journal of Business Management (Africa), African Journal of Agricultural Research (Africa). He has also read papers at various conferences.



Sadia Mansoor, Lecturer in Economics, holds MAS Economics from the Applied Economics Research Center (AERC) and M.Sc Economics from the Quaid e Azam University(QAU), Islamabad. She has been working with IOBM for last one and a half year. Also has experience of two years working as lecturer and Economist in different Private academic Institutions. Sadia Mansoor is currently doing her M.S Economics from IOBM and her area of interest and research is Financial Economics. She did her M.Sc thesis on
Determinants of Suicide in Pakistan” under the supervision of Dr. Eatzaz Ahmad (Professor, QAU)which had been ever first empirical study in Pakistan on the finding determinants of Suicide in Pakistan.



Irfan Lal,, Research Fellow in Economics is currently enrolled in MPhil Program at IoBM. He has done MAS from Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi and Master’s in Economics from University of Karachi.



Sabeen Anwar, Research Associate (Economics), holds MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Center (University of Karachi) and MSc (Hons) from the University of Karachi. She has two international publications. Her M.Phil (Economics) is in progress at IoBM.



Alamgir Khan Kakar, Research Associate is MPhil from IoBM and Master in Applied Science (MAS) in Economics from Applied Economics Research Center (AERC), University of Karachi.



Zia Ullah, Research Associates holds Masters in Applied Sciences (MAS Economics) from the Applied Economics Research Center University of Karachi. MSc in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. His research areas include International Economics and Macroeconomics.





Dr. Nasreen Hussain, heads the Communication, Education Department and the PhD program. She has a PhD in Education and brings to academia over 30 years of diverse teaching, administrative, research, and consultancy experience. She has edited two books as well as written articles and book chapters. Her two books were published by the Oxford University Press and the Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, UK. Dr Hussain is the External Moderator for the University of Cambridge and has received British Council, Hornby Trust, USIS, Aga Khan University and Aga Khan Development awards to pursue her academic career and research projects. She has completed a number of research projects at national as well as international levels in diversified areas. Her forte is in qualitative research methods with a special focus in field research. Inter alia, her specialization includes educational research, teacher education and development, curriculum design, and materials development.



Dr. Shahida Mohiuddin, Associate Professor of Education Department holds PhD in Education from Hamdard University and an M.Phil in Education from Karachi University. She has also done B.A Hons (first position) and M.A in Psychology from Karachi University. She had completed a diploma program in Muslim Civilizations from The Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) and as an educationist served the insitute for thirty seven years. She has presented her research papers in various national and international conferences and few of them were published journals. Her practice of Early Childhood Development 0-3 years selected by Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood as best practices of Asia Pacific and published in its journal 'Connection' Volume 5. Currently she is also a Vice Principal and Teacher Trainer of Creek High School and Creek College and there with the team of teachers and management she is creating a Community of Learners.


Samra Javed, Assistant Professor and Manager, Entrepreneurship & Management Excellence Center (EMEC), holds a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Government College, Lahore and an MPhil in Social Sciences. She has also completed In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching, which is an advanced English language teaching certification awarded by Cambridge, ESOL. In addition, she has worked as the Academic Coordinator of the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers. She has been involved in research on various aspects of teaching and learning. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Sciences with specialization in Education.




Shelina Bhamani, Coordinator, Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and Lecturer in Education and Social Sciences, holds a Master’s degree in Education. She has recently received certification in Science of Early Childhood Development from Red River University, Canada. She has also completed her Advanced Diploma in Human Development and Child Development. In addition to In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching, an advanced English language teaching certification, awarded by Cambridge University and an International Graduate Certificate of Education, Autralian Catholic University. Moreover, she is a recipient of gold medals and international travel/study grant scholarships. She has worked as project consultant on many national and international projects. She has been involved in research on various aspects of teacher education and early childhood development. She is currently pursuing her Research Degree in Education.



Center for Policy and Area Studies


Dr. Syed Imdad Shah, Senior Fellow with the grade of Professor is Head of the Center for Area and Policy Studies, has done his PhD in European Studies and MA in International Relations from the University of Karachi. He has published several articles of International repute and has been associated as Senior Scientist in the “CLIMA” Project of the European Union. He is a Salzburg Seminar Alumni from Austria, and has availed the European Union Scholarship in 2000 at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow Scotland, UK. He has a vast experience in research and teaching at the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi.



Dr. Sahib Khan Channa, Senior Fellow, has Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law, Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees from the University of Sindh and Post-Doctorate in Political Science from the Arkansas State University, USA. He has over 40 years of administrative, teaching and research experience, having served as Professor and Principal of some prestigious colleges of Karachi, besides holding various senior level positions in the Education Department, Government of Sindh. Recognized as a prominent historian/writer of Sindh by literary circles within the country and abroad, Prof. Channa has contributed a number of research articles to renowned research journals published by different departments/institutes of Sindh University. He has been a member of the Senate, Syndicate and Selection Board of the University of Karachi, also a member of the Senate of almost all the public universities of Sindh as well as member of the Board of Governors of all the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Sindh. Western, Central and South Asian political and strategic studies are his main research interests.



Dr. Bettina Robotka,Professor of South Asian History, holds a PhD from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany in the field of South Asian history and has 26 years of teaching experience in this field in Germany and Pakistan. Her research interest lies in the political system of Pakistan.



Urfi Khalid, Senior Fellow in Pakistan Studies, holds an MA in Physical and Political Geography from the University of Punjab, Lahore. Prior to her current assignment, she was associated with Institute of Business Management as visiting faculty since 1997. She was teaching at various levels in international institutions in the Middle East before joining IoBM. Her research focus is on gender issues in the economic development of Pakistan. Her research paper has been published in Pakistan Business Review, April 2011. She presented her paper on Gender Issues of Pakistan Textile Industry at the seminar on “ EU Trade Concessions to the Textile Industry of Pakistan” held at IoBM. She has attended various conferences and seminars held at Karachi University and IoBM.



Business Psychology





Dr. Nadia Ayub Ali, Head & Assistant Professor, Department of Business Psychology, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has taught both at College and University level as a visiting faculty at PECHS Govt Girls College for Women, School of Business Administration, University of Karachi, and in the Department of Commerce, Jinnah University for Women. Her research focuses on social problems, adolescents, organizational issues, personality, family and marriages, and Psychometrics.  She has worked on research project on Community Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University and Hospital. She has published twelve research papers in national and international repute journals and presented research papers in various international conferences. She has organized, “First National Conference on Application of Social Sciences in Pakistan”, also an Editor & reviewer of International Journal of Psychological Studies, Canada and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, USA. She is recipient of Group Study Exchange Program Fellowship 2011 for Pennsylvania, USA, hosted by the Rotary Foundation International.



Dr. Moses Chukwugi Ossai, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Business Psychology, holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He is a recipient of the 2010 Business Reports International Zik of Africa Award for Educational Leadership. He has over 25 years of administrative, teaching and research experience. He has published 20 research articles in reputable national and international journals in addition to 2 books titled: “Psychology of Education” and
“Theory and Practice of Guidance & Counselling” besides numerous papers presented at academic conferences. He has served as Counsellor, Personnel Manager, Principal, Tutor, Senior Lecturer, Acting Dean of Education and Acting Provost at reputable Organizations and Institutions of Higher Learning such as International School, University of Lagos, Netarcomms Nigeria Limited, Delta State University Secondary School and Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar, Nigeria. His area of research interest is
Personality Type, Study Habits, Examination Anxiety, Attitude towards Cheating and Examination Behaviour. He is currently leading 3 other researchers to develop an “Examination Behavior Inventory” with research grant from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) of Nigeria. Presently, he is on Sabbatical Leave at IoBM.



Dr. Linah Askari,Assistant Professor Psychology, Department of Business Psychology is a psychologist with vast academic and professional experience of behavioral, organizational, clinical and business psychology spanning over 18 years. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Karachi and was awarded gold medals both in MSc Psychology and Post Magistral Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the University of Karachi. She is a recipient of ‘Star Laureate Award’ in 2006 from ‘Who’s Who in Pakistan’. She has introduced the latest ‘Attitudinize Psychotherapy’ recognized internationally through paper presentations at conferences and research publications. She is also the co-editor of “Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context”



Dr. Sehar Hassan, Assistant Professor, Business Psychology, holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Karachi. She has published 12 research papers out of which 2 were published in International Journals, like Indian Journal of Social Sciences and Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association. She has also written a few chapters for two books “Pakistan Earthquake 2005 – The Day, the Mountains Moved’ and ‘Wars, Insurgencies and Terrorism – A psycho- social perspective published by Oxford University Press. She holds full time teaching experience of approximately 1 year initially as Lecturer and then as Assistant Professor at Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. She has a part time clinical experience of 9 years and as visiting faculty for two years at PECH College and at Jinnah Post-graduate Medical College, Karachi. She has a special interest and training in the field of Trauma Psychology and has also designed and introduced Disaster and Emergency Management training courses.



Sadia Aziz. Ansari, Senior Lecturer in Business Psychology earned her Master’s degree from the University of Karachi. She also holds a Post- Magistral Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Bahria University, Karachi. Her academic and research potential brings her to IoBM, where she continues to engage in research projects. Her research proposal entitled “Glass Ceiling at Call Centers in Pakistan” was funded by ILO. She has presented research papers at national and international conferences. In addition to that, she has more than two years of clinical experience at various reputable organizations. Her research primarily focuses on psychological assessment and development, employee attitude, positive psychology and emerging issues in applied psychology. Her current research projects focus on reward and compensation in the telecom industry, Karachi, and cross- cultural validation of Ryff’s Scale of Psychological Well-being.



Islamic Studies / Philosophy Unit


Asad Shahzad, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies /Philosophy, has earned his MA in English Literature from the University of Karachi. He has received intensive training from SPELT under Cambridge University. He has taught at several educational institutions before joining IoBM. He writes for different newspapers on religious, political and social issues. He has presented several papers at national conferences on the topics of Unique Equilibrium of Free-Will and Determinism in Rumi’s writings and “The Impact of Fantastic Advertisement of Consumer Goods on the Mental Health of Society” His paper “Iqbal’s Idealist Critique of Hawking’s Materialist Concept of Time” was published in Iqbal Review, April 2008 issue; and “Incoherences in Konrad Lorenz’s Concept of Aggression” in PBR. Currently, he is involved in research in the area of the philosophy of globalization.



Media Studies


Ejaz Wasay, Senior Fellow, and Head of Media Studies, holds an MBA in Marketing from IBA and BSc in Chemistry, Zoology and Botany from Adamjee Science College. He has working experience of 34 years in which he has been associated with companies like UBL as Head of Marketing Services & Corporate Communication, SSGC as Head of Corporate Communication, Orient McCann-Erickson as Executive Director for 5 years, Gillette Pakistan, Gillette du Brasil & Gillette Middle-East in various capacities as
Marketing Manager, Senior Brand Manager and as Marketing Director. He has teaching experience of 8 years in which he taught at IBA, HIMS and IoBM as visiting faculty for the last 6 years.



Shahida Kazi, Senior Fellow and Head of Department of Media Studies and Media Management /Advertising. She is an MA in Journalism from the University of Karachi. She has worked as Professor and Chairperson, Mass Communication department, Karachi University and Jinnah University for Women. A pioneering woman journalist, she has also worked in the Daily Dawn, and Pakistan Television Corporation as Senior News Editor. She is the author of three books and a large number of research articles. She has also guided a number of PhD students.



Sabeen Jamil, Junior Lecturer, Media Studies, holds an M.A in Mass Communication from University of Karachi and is pursuing MBA in Advertising and Media Management from IoBM. She has worked as a journalist at a leading English language newspaper and has been contributing for leading newspapers and magazines including The News, Dawn, Express Tribune and Newsline for three years now. She has been associated with a private university as a faculty before she joined IoBM in September 2011.