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Beaconhouse National University

 

BNU's Leadership

BNU is supported comprehensively by a structured Board of Governors, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees comprising of eminent persons and philanthropists from Pakistan’s corporate sector and academic circles. Our leadership represents the best of the county's seasoned minds in terms of integrity, commitment and dedication to academic and philanthropic causes.

The Board of Governors steers the overall strategic vision of the university. The Boards of Directors of BNU and Board of Trustees have been instrumental in support of the financial health of the institution which includes financial assistance for acquisition of 32 acres of land for the new campus and auxiliary buildings, covering of the operational deficit and contributions for the newly constructed academic blocks at the new campus.

BNU has leveraged its networks and alliances to mobilize financial resources for the partial completion of infrastructure, financial assistance for deserving students from friends of BNU, South Asia Foundation and a student endowment fund with the courtesy of PEP (Promotion of Education in Pakistan) Foundation, New York. The transparency in dispensation of funds has inspired trust of donors and sponsors.

Board of Directors

  • Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri, CHAIRPERSON BNUF

    Mrs. Nasreen Manhood Kasuri, who serves as the chairperson of Beaconhouse National University Fund, is the founder of Pakistan’s largest school system, Beaconhouse School System. After completing her graduation from Kinnaird College, she studied Child Psychology at the postgraduate level at Punjab University. She holds a joint degree issued by the Universities of NYU (USA), LSE (UK), and HEC (France) in Business Administration (MBA). She has served on the boards of many governmental and non-governmental organizations. She was honored with Sitara-e-Eisaar in 2006 by the Government of Pakistan for her remarkable contributions in the philanthropic and humanitarian fields. She has also received Woman Power 100 award in London, which is awarded to the influential men and women from within the international Pakistani community.

  • Mr. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri

    Mr. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri is a renowned politician, senior Foreign Service statesman and a diplomat who has served as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007. He serves as the member of Board of Governors and Board of Directors at Beaconhouse National University. After completing his BA (Hons) from Punjab University, he went abroad for higher education and earned a tripos in Law from Cambridge University, and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration and Political Science from University of Oxford. He took French Civilization courses at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the University of Nice in France and lectured at leading American Universities in their South Asian and Political Science Faculties.

  • Mr. Kasim Mahmud Kasuri

    Mr. Kasim Mahmud Kasuri has been serving as the CEO of Beaconhouse School System since 2005. His contributions towards the development of education in Pakistan are commendable. He has been the driving force behind the international development of Beaconhouse group. Mr. Kasim Kasuri is involved in the establishment of TNS Beaconhouse, a progressive new school and also founded Beaconhouse-Informatics. He has represented Pakistan at various national and international summits and has the honor of serving as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Pakistan. He was nominated a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009.

  • Dr. Parvez Hassan

    Dr. Parvez Hassan is a renowned lawyer and senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He holds a Doctor of Law from Harvard University; a Master of Law from Yale University; and a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts from Punjab University. He has been honored with numerous national and international awards, including Global 500 Roll of Honor of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Elizabeth Haub Prize (1998). He has been recognized as one of the world leaders in Environmental Law. The 7th International Conference on Environmental Law - held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2003 - was held against the backdrop of 'A Tribute to Parvez Hassan'.  He received an Honorary Membership of IUCN - The World Conservation Union for ‘outstanding services to conservation of nature and natural resources’ in 2000.

    Dr. Parvez Hassan is affiliated with various international and national organizations and has extensive affiliations to the Government of Pakistan. He has written numerous articles on law, environment and national affairs which have been published in various law journals and other publications in the U.S., Europe and Pakistan. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.

  • Mr. Mueen Afzal

    Mr. Mueen Afzal holds Masters Degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics for the renowned University of Oxford. He is an extremely respectable and well-known member of a Civil Service of Pakistan and has served as Secretary Finance, Secretary Health and Secretary General in the Government of Pakistan. He was also honored with Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2002 for his remarkable public services.

    Currently, he is serving as a Chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Company and is an eminent member on the Boards of ICI Pakistan, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.

  • Mr. Shahid Malik

Board of Governors

  • Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri, CHAIRPERSON BNUF

    Mrs. Nasreen Manhood Kasuri, who serves as the chairperson of Beaconhouse National University Fund, is the founder of Pakistan’s largest school system, Beaconhouse School System. After completing her graduation from Kinnaird College, she studied Child Psychology at the postgraduate level at Punjab University. She holds a joint degree issued by the Universities of NYU (USA), LSE (UK), and HEC (France) in Business Administration (MBA). She has served on the boards of many governmental and non-governmental organizations. She was honored with Sitara-e-Eisaar in 2006 by the Government of Pakistan for her remarkable contributions in the philanthropic and humanitarian fields. She has also received Woman Power 100 award in London, which is awarded to the influential men and women from within the international Pakistani community.

  • Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Vice Chancellor BNU

    Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar is an ACA from England and a graduate of the University Of Oxford (PPE). He has served as the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan and Minister for Finance, Planning & Development, Excise and Taxation and Industries & Minerals Development, Government of Punjab (1999-2001). He had also held several other key positions including a member of the National Commission for Government Reform, Banking Laws Review Commission, Task Force on Education established by the Government of Pakistan and the British Government, Honorary Treasurer of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). He has also served as a Chairman of the Punjab Education Foundation that launched internationally acknowledged programs. Mr. Kardar has also provided consultancy services to multilateral and bilateral donors like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He is the son of former test cricket captain Abdul Hafiz Kardar. He has authored three books and contributes to journals and newspapers regularly.

    Mr. Kardar served as the member of Board of Governors, Beaconhouse National University and Beaconhouse Foundation before joining BNU as the 2nd Vice Chancellor.

  • Mr. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri

    Mr. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri is a renowned politician, senior Foreign Service statesman and a diplomat who has served as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007. He serves as the member of Board of Governors and Board of Directors at Beaconhouse National University. After completing his BA (Hons) from Punjab University, he went abroad for higher education and earned a tripos in Law from Cambridge University, and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration and Political Science from University of Oxford. He took French Civilization courses at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the University of Nice in France and lectured at leading American Universities in their South Asian and Political Science Faculties.

  • Mr. Kasim Mahmud Kasuri

    Mr. Kasim Mahmud Kasuri has been serving as the CEO of Beaconhouse School System since 2005. His contributions towards the development of education in Pakistan are commendable. He has been the driving force behind the international development of Beaconhouse group. Mr. Kasim Kasuri is involved in the establishment of TNS Beaconhouse, a progressive new school and also founded Beaconhouse-Informatics. He has represented Pakistan at various national and international summits and has the honor of serving as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Pakistan. He was nominated a ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009.

  • Dr. Parvez Hassan

    Dr. Parvez Hassan is a renowned lawyer and senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He holds a Doctor of Law from Harvard University; a Master of Law from Yale University; and a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts from Punjab University. He has been honored with numerous national and international awards, including Global 500 Roll of Honor of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Elizabeth Haub Prize (1998). He has been recognized as one of the world leaders in Environmental Law. The 7th International Conference on Environmental Law - held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2003 - was held against the backdrop of 'A Tribute to Parvez Hassan'.  He received an Honorary Membership of IUCN - The World Conservation Union for ‘outstanding services to conservation of nature and natural resources’ in 2000.

    Dr. Parvez Hassan is affiliated with various international and national organizations and has extensive affiliations to the Government of Pakistan. He has written numerous articles on law, environment and national affairs which have been published in various law journals and other publications in the U.S., Europe and Pakistan. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.

  • Mr. Mueen Afzal

    Mr. Mueen Afzal holds Masters Degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics for the renowned University of Oxford. He is an extremely respectable and well-known member of a Civil Service of Pakistan and has served as Secretary Finance, Secretary Health and Secretary General in the Government of Pakistan. He was also honored with Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2002 for his remarkable public services.

    Currently, he is serving as a Chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Company and is an eminent member on the Boards of ICI Pakistan, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.

  • Mr. Shahid Malik

  • Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

    Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudry is the Rector of Lahore School of Economics. He holds a Masters and PHD degree from McGill University. He has served at the Civil Service of Pakistan for almost fourteen years. He has taught Economics at University of Punjab and Lahore University of Management and Sciences. He has been working on the Public Sector Management Issues since 1985 and has been associated with a number of National Commissions on the subject. He has served as Deputy Chairman of the Pakistan Planning Commission 2000-2003.

    Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudry has authored many publications, eminent ones including, Agricultural Taxation in Pakistan, National Taxation Reform Commission, (1984), Asian Development Bank, (1985) and Fiscal and Budgetary Policies for Pakistan. Presently, he is also serving as Rector of Lahore School of Economics.

  • Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, Vice Chancellor, GC University, Lahore

  • Secretary Higher Education, Government of Punjab, Lahore.

    BNU Board of Governors also includes current Secretary Higher Education to Government of the Punjab or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary.