Professor Dr. Shahida Wizarat is Senior Professor College of Economics and Social Development (CESD) at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM). She did her Masters from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA on a Graduate Fellowship by the Rotary Foundation of the Rotary International. She did her PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia on a British Council scholarship. Dr. Wizarat's areas of interest are industrial productivity; profitability; concentration; economic policies; international financial institutions; debt management; privatization and liberalization; food security; political economy; natural resources, conflict and growth. She has authored three books, The Rise and Fall of Industrial Productivity in Pakistan (OUP), Fighting Dependence: Proclaiming Sovereignty for an Enslaved Pakistan (LAP) and Fighting Imperialism: Liberating Pakistan (CRS). 

She has authored more than 80 research papers published in international and national journals and newspapers. Dr. Wizarat has been visiting faculty at the Naval Staff College formerly at Karachi, Air War College Karachi, Command and Staff College and Southern Command Quetta and National Defense University, Islamabad. She has served as editor of the Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics and Professor, Director of the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), Chief Editor Pakistan Business Review and Director Research IOBM. 

She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange. She is member editorial board, Journal of the Institute of Far East -Russian Academy of Sciences and member editorial board, Asian Economic and Financial Review (AEFR), Asian Economic and Social Society (AESS) and JISR-MSSE SZABIST. She is member and President Rotary Club Karachi East 2020-21. She is a member of the Technical Oversight Committee of the Population Council.