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Permanent Faculty

  • Dr. Hafiz Pasha

    Professor Emeritus & Head Center for Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    PhD in Economics, Stanford University, USA
    M.A., Cambridge University, UK

    Dr. Pasha has remained Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Vice Chairman of the Institute of Public Policy at BNU until 2013. He has served as Chairman of the Advisory Panel of Economists to the Planning Commission, Convener of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman of the Tax Advisory Council of Federal Board of Revenue.

    From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Pasha was UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of UNDP. Dr. Pasha has held a number of important public appointments including the Federal Commerce Minister, Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Deputy Chairman/Federal Minister of the Planning Commission, and Education Minister in three governments. He has also been the Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and Research Professor and Director of the Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi.

    Dr. Pasha has a M.A. from Cambridge University, U.K and PhD from Stanford University, U.S.A. He was awarded in 2005 the Congressional Medal of Achievement by the Philippines Congress.

    In 2012, he received the Engro Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the field of Social Sciences. He has published over 150 books and articles in the fields of governance, public finance, urban and regional economics, poverty and social development, industry, energy, economics etc.


  • Dr. Akmal Hussain

    Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business
    PhD in Economics, University of Sussex, UK

    Dr. Akmal Hussain has B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Sussex. He is currently Distinguished Professor at the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, and has earlier served as Founding Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at ITU. He has contributed papers as a panelist at conferences across the world, including Harvard University, Society for International Development, Rome and the UNDP. He has also done research for the World Bank and the ILO. He has advised governments in Pakistan on economic policy as a member of the Prime Minister’s Committee on Economic Policy, as an independent economist, during the period 1989 to 2001 and later in 2010-11. He has also contributed to policy discussions at Wilton Park UK and at consultative forums organized by the governments of the Netherlands and Japan respectively. More recently he has contributed to the international deliberations organized by the UNDP in Bonn, on Sustainable Development Goals, which contributed to the drafting of the SDGs document. He helped build organizations aimed at poverty alleviation and development at the village, district, national and regional levels. He was principal author of the UNDP Pakistan National Human Development Report 2003 and more recently the UNDP Report on Inclusive and Sustainable Development 2017. He has authored/co-authored or contributed chapters to 40 other books on Development.

    Email: akmal.hussain@bnu.edu.pk

  • Dr. Atif Hassan

    Professor / Head of HR & Management Cluster
    Excellence in Teaching & Research Program, George Mason University, USA
    Ph.D. in Management, Ifugao State University, Philippines
    Post-Doctorate in Business Management, AIMST University, Malaysia

    Dr. Atif is Professor in the School of Business at BNU. He has served as Dean, Hashoo School of Hospitality Management, Islamabad.

    He also remained associated with the University of Management and Technology as Director, School of Professional Advancement, and Chairman, Department of Management in the School of Business and Economics. Furthermore, he also remained associated with DHA Suffa University, Karachi as a full-time Faculty Member and Manager Foreign Collaborations.

    Dr. Atif has a Ph.D. in Management from Ifugao State University and Post-Doctorate from AIMST University, Malaysia. He also received Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Research Fellowship award in 2016 from George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

    He has 21 years of Teaching, Research, and Administrative experience in reputed Academic Institutions in the country and abroad. He also taught Strategic Management to the students of Kanagawa University, Japan. His areas of interest in Teaching and Research include Management, Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. Citations of his research contributions exceed the mark of 1500 to date.

    He is HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor in the area of Management Sciences.

    Email: atif.hassan@bnu.edu.pk

  • Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed Bajwa

    Associate Professor & Cluster Head, Accounting & Finance
    PhD in Financial Markets, AMSE, AIX Marseille University France, France.

    Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Bajwa has currently joined as a faculty member at the School of Business BNU. He completed his Ph.D. in Financial Markets from AMSE, Aix Marseille University France. Dr. Ishtiaq has over 20 years of experience in academia and industry. For more than nine years, he has worked as an Assistant Professor and program leader at the Banking & Finance Department, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudia Arabia. He was also the founder of several business community colleges in the eastern province of Saudia Arabia. Previously, he worked as deputy director in the Economic Policy and Exchange and Debt Management Departments of the State Bank of Pakistan, where he mainly remained involved in the exchange rate, money market, and reserve management activities. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. He has authored books chapters and several research papers. His area of interest includes financial markets, foreign exchange, and Fintech.

    Email: ishtiaq.bajwa@bnu.edu.pk

  • Dr. Izza Aftab

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business
    PhD in Economics, The New School, New York, USA

    Dr. Izza Aftab is an Economist by profession. She is a BNU Alumnus and did her doctorate in Economics from The New School in New York in 2016 on a Fulbright scholarship. She was previously associated with Information Technology University at Lahore.

    Dr. Izza's research interests include firm level innovation, economics of innovation, SDG, CPEC, BRI, structural macroeconomics and child protection. Dr. Izza has published numerous academic articles and book chapters. She regularly contributes to leading English dailies. Izza has also advised the provincial government on various economic policy.

    Dr. Izza is a member of the only team of researchers from Pakistan which won the prestigious Google Research Scholar Award 2020 for their winning project. She founded the SDG Tech Lab at ITU in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Development Program to find tech-based solutions to achieve SDG targets. Izza and her team use remote sensing and computer vision to detect slums in Pakistan's cities and document the level of development and deprivation in these parts of the society. Izza was the Program Director of Safer Society for Children set up in collaboration with the US Embassy to detect, report and prevent child sexual abuse in Pakistan with, The SSC conducted workshops with school students in Kasur and Sheikhupura, their parents and teachers and developed a free online course for awareness and preventive action by the society.

    Email: izza.aftab@bnu.edu.pk

  • Mr. Ijaz Hussain
    Head of Department of Management Sciences

    ACMA, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Karachi
    M.A (Economics), Government College University, Lahore

    Ijaz Hussain is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan and also a graduate from Government College University, Lahore. He joined School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Beaconhouse National University in 2007. He has 20 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in reputed academic and research institutions of both private and public sectors. His areas of interest include Economics, Accounting and Finance.

  • Dr. Ali Abbas

    Assistant Professor & Cluster Head, Marketing
    Ph.D. in Management Science, Turiba University Latvia.
    Masters in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Satakunta University, Finland.

    Dr. Ali Abbas is Ph.D in Management Sciences from Turiba University, Latvia and Masters in Business Management from SAMK, Finland. He has years of teaching experience in public and private HEIs of Pakistan of national and international repute. He has also been involved in Erasmus and pedagogy assignments at the University of Economics and Management, Prague (2017) and Poznan University of Economics & Business, Poland (2018). Dr. Ali has presented in multiple conferences across Europe (Poznan, 2017; Berlin; 2018; Kaunas, 2019; Riga, 2019). He has also completed a research course at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway. His research interests include the domain of Higher Education Branding, Entrepreneurship and Followership studies. He is also the HEC Approved PhD Supervisor.

    Email: ali.abbas@bnu.edu.pk

  • Dr. Usman Sattar

    Assistant Professor & Cluster Head, Business Intelligence
    PhD in Informatics - Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia.
    MS (IT Management) - University of Sunderland, UK.
    M.Sc. (Computer Science) - Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    M.Sc. (Physics) - University of the PUNJAB, Lahore, Pakistan

    With the cross-cultural experience of more than 20 years in the corporate/private sector from organizations both in Pakistan and the United Kingdom, Dr. Usman brings with his concepts and knowledge about the revolutionary field of Emerging Technologies in Business from abroad and is now considered among the breed of dynamic “Information System Academician, Trainer & Consultant”.

    Usman has conducted several trainings in his area of interest for national & multinational clients with respect to industrial focus. Apart from his 34 research publications, he is also an active editor of 3 impact factor journals. He earned PhD Informatics with specialization in Emerging Technologies from Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST), Malaysia, and a Masters’s in Information Technology Management from the University of Sunderland, UK. He is HEC approved PhD supervisor in the area of Engineering and Technology.

  • Ms. Hafsa Tanveer
    Head of Economics Department

    MPhil in Economics, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan.

    Hafsa has done her MPhil in Economics from Lahore School of Economics (LSE). She holds an undergraduate degree of double majors in Economics and Finance from Lahore School of Economics. Her interest are in theoretical modelling, development economics and environmental economics.
    Email: hafsa.tanveer@bnu.edu.pk

  • Mr. Omar Naeem, CFA

    Assistant Professor, School of Business
    Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute, USA
    MBA, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
    B.E. Avionics, CAE, PAF, Risalpur
    Certified Director, LUMS, Lahore

    Omar Naeem, CFA has over 24 years of diverse professional experience in Corporate & Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Renewable Energy, Supply Chain & Trade Finance, Project Finance & Syndications, Transaction Banking, Marketing, Engineering Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Corporate Flight Safety, and Academia. He has worked in senior positions at a few of the country's top corporate institutions, including ABN Amro Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBL, Bank Alfalah, Askari Bank, Pak Iran Investment Company, and Pakistan International Airlines, PACRA Analytics & Lahore School of Economics. He is an Advisor and Business Development Coordinator at PFAN (hosted by UNIDO and REEEP), an independent director at Flying Cement Company, and the CEO at Finovania.
    Omar has also been associated with ‘Lahore School of Economics’ as visiting faculty where he taught several business/finance subjects including corporate finance, banking & credit ratings to MBA students. Additionally, he has also conducted various corporate training on Financial Modelling, Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance, Supply Chain Finance, etc.. He has also served on the board of the CFA Society Pakistan’s North Chapter as well as IBA Karachi’s admission interview panel. He has also successfully completed various consultancy/ advisory assignments for various local and international clients focused on company valuations, financial modeling, feasibilities and research reports, sector advisories, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, etc.
    His academic achievements include obtaining the ‘Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)’ charter in 2011, an MBA degree from ‘IBA Karachi’ in 2003 where he topped the Program, B.E. (Avionics) degree from College of Aeronautical Engineering, PAF Academy Risalpur. He is also an SECP-certified director from LUMS and a trained financial modeler. He is also a Ph.D. scholar at Universiti Teknology Malaysia (UTM).

  • Mr. Azeem Amin

    Senior Lecturer
    PhD Scholar, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.
    MSc, Digital Marketing, University of South Wales, United Kingdom.
    MBA, Marketing, Bahria University, Pakistan.

    Mr. Azeem Amin is a seasoned marketing professional and instructor with over 4 years of experience in designing and managing digital and traditional marketing efforts for various national and international organizations. Over the years, he has added immense value to academia by administrating business analytics, marketing, and other business development courses for universities and corporate organizations. Employing his industry experience, knowledge and exposure to the international markets, he has helped hundreds of students and professionals boost up their career growth in the rapidly evolving business environment. His teaching interests include: Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Market Research & Analytics, Advertising and Promotion, Sales Management, Brand Management and Entrepreneurship.

    Email: azeem.amin@bnu.edu.pk

  • Mr. Ahsan Ahmad

    Senior Lecturer
    Ph.D. Scholar, University of Malaya, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
    M.Sc Investment and Finance, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.
    M.B.A, Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore.

  • Ms. Sana Iqbal

    MS in Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.

    Sana has done her MS in Management Sciences with major in finance from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. She completed her BS in Business Administration (Finance) with distinction from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Her research interests include microfinance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
    Email: sana.iqbal@bnu.edu.pk

  • Ms. Fatima Malik


    M.A in Economics, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    M. Phil Development and Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Ms. Fatima Khalid


    MSc, Management for Business Excellence - Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick – Coventry, United Kingdom.

  • Supporting Staff

    • Ms. Zoha Siddique

      Program Coordinator

    • Mr. Muhammad Akhtar

      Lab Assistant

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