ORIC – EMEC – Meeting of Leadership Advisory Council

IoBM hosted its second Leadership Advisory Council on April 6, 2019, at Shahjehan S. Karim (SSK) Center for Excellence. The agenda of the meeting was to brief and discuss with the council the functions of ORIC & EMEC and current and future plans for industry-academia linkage of IoBM. The following participants attended the council meeting:

  1. Talib Karim / President / IoBM
  2. Tahir Jawaid / Chief Executive Officer / Hub Power Services Limited
  3. Najeeb Agrawala / Chief Executive Officer / 1LINK (Guarantee) Ltd.
  4. Yacoob Sattar / Chief Executive Officer / Pakistan State Oil
  5. Farhan Essa Abdullah / Chief Executive Officer / Dr Essa’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre
  6. Farid Iqbal Siddiqui / Deputy Managing Director, Technical Services /Pakistan Petroleum Limited
  7. Bashir Makki / Director Human Resource / Atlas Group
  8. Sikandar Malik / Director Human Resource / Pakistan Security Printing Corporation
  9. Muhammad Raza / IoBM Alumni / SEVP- Group Head – Customer Support / Meezan Bank Ltd
  10. Farhan Ahmed / IoBM Alumni / Head of External Communications & Public Affairs / Standard Chartered Bank
  11. Abrar Hassan / IoBM Alumni / Independent Consultant
  12. Irfan Hyder / Rector / IoBM
  13. Amanat Ali Jalbani / Acting Dean CBM / IoBM
  14. Javaid Ahmed / Senior Fellow Strategy & Innovation / IoBM
  15. Ekhlaque Ahmed / Head of Marketing Department & Assistant Professor / IoBM
  16. Zehra Habib / Senior Fellow Education / IoBM
  17. Samra Javed / Head of EMEC & Advisor to President / IoBM
  18. Kamran Ahmed Bilgrami / Head of Corporate Trainings EMEC / IoBM
  19. Midhat Nadeem / Senior Project Coordinator EMEC / IoBM
  20. Faiza Hassan / Project Coordinator EMEC / IoBM
  21. Farah Habib / Officer – Office of Graduate Studies and Secretary BASR / IoBM


Mr. Talib Karim chaired the meeting. He welcomed distinguished guests from the industry. In his opening remarks, he stressed the need for the industry-academia linkage and the benefits of such linkages. He thanked the participants for sparing time for the meeting. He briefed participants about the history of IoBM, its programs, faculty, students and the global alumni network.

After the participant’s introduction, Mr. Kamran Bilgrami presented the current and future plans of ORIC and EMEC. He briefed the council about the challenges of industry-academia linkage and how both can work together for the mutual benefits by overcoming these challenges. He presented plans of ORIC & EMEC to bring capacity building through open programs, client-specific programs, summer school, diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma Programs. He also briefed participants about the recent projects by IoBM with the industry and local and global collaborations for sector-specific programs.

The council members emphasized the importance of faculty development, capstone projects, and capacity development of the professionals working in their respective organizations. The participants also