IoBM hosts Alumni Reunion Dinner in Dubai

The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi, organized an Alumni Reunion Dinner in Dubai on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Novotel Dubai Al Barsha. This memorable event brought together IoBM alumni from various sectors residing in the UAE, allowing them to reconnect with former colleagues and reminisce about cherished experiences at the Institute. Established in 1995, IoBM has over 14,000 alumni working in Pakistan and abroad, especially in the Gulf States, North America, Australia, and other countries.

Gracing the occasion with their presence were Mr. Talib S. Karim, President of IoBM, and Ms. Sabina Mohsin, Vice President of the Foundation for Higher Education (IoBM’s parent company) and Chief Advisor, IoBM. The Master of Ceremonies was Ms. Mahira Zakiuddin (IoBM graduate: BBA 2005, MBA 2006).

In his address, Mr. Talib S. Karim highlighted the enduring mission of the late Founder President of IoBM, Mr. Shahjehan Syed Karim, to educate students who can contribute to society after graduation. He called for the establishment of the IoBM Endowment Fund - UAE, designed to support strategic initiatives, provide scholarships and financial aid, and promote innovation and research. He also proposed the creation of the IoBM Alumni UAE Chapter to engage with alumni in the region and outlined various future projects aimed at enhancing the Institute's current status.

Mr. Bashir Janmohammad, Chancellor of IoBM, recognized the efforts of IoBM’s late Founder President, Mr. Shahjehan S. Karim, in establishing IoBM and hailed him as a visionary leader. He added that IoBM alumni are the backbone of the Institute and should continue contributing to IoBM and society.

Mr. Salman Beg (MBA Executive from IoBM’s first batch – 1995), who is the General Secretary of Global Outreach and Engagement for the IoBM Alumni Association, encouraged IoBM alumni to maintain strong connections and collaborations with their peers to ensure the growth and flourishing of the alumni network.

Syed Faraz Ali, Manager of the Alumni Office at IoBM, presented the vote of thanks. He emphasized the importance of such gatherings in fostering greater engagement within the IoBM alumni community worldwide. The evening concluded with a mesmerizing musical performance.