Karachi: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is the one of the leading country’s university, which featured prominently in the recent released compendium ‘100 Business Leaders of Pakistan’
The university Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali, Rector Abdul Razak Dawood, and Vice Chancellor Dr. Adil Najam are all featured in the list of 100; the first two as amongst the most prominent corporate leaders in Pakistan, and the third as a leading educational leader.
Dr. Najam was also featured as a leader in the education sector, along with others including Dr. Ishrat Hussain (IBA), Dr. Javed Leghari (HEC), Javed Jabbar and others.
The book was launched at the 3rd CEO Summit held in Lahore and organised by the publishers of the magazine ‘Manager Today’ whose editor, Ijaz Nisar, compiled the collection.
The launch was attended by nearly 500 people including many business luminaries. LUMS Rector and Chairman of Descon, Abdul Razak Dawood was amongst the speakers at the inaugural session which also included speeches from Asad Umer (former President Engro), Mohammed Ali (Chairman SECP), Sartaj Aziz (former Foreign Minister of Pakistan) and Mian Muhammad Mansha (Chairman MCB and Nishat Group).
Razak Dawood spoke in the context of the conference theme – Growth in Turbulent Times – and highlighted the challenges as well as opportunities for business in today’s Paksitan.am spoke in a panel on ‘Paths to Prosperity’. He highlighted the various initiatives at LUMS that are directed towards meeting the national challenges of growth in turbulent times.
In particular he highlighted four key challenges: Quality, Scale, Innovation and Opportunity. In talking about these he highlighted various initiatives at LUMS including its outreach and financial assistance programmes, its multidisciplinary approach to education, its adherence to quality and excellence, and its growing interest in fostering entrepreneurship.