About Trainers

Saqib Raza

Saqib Raza

Saqib Raza is a savvy professional with more than a decade experience of Startups, Startup consultancy, Digital Marketing, Technology architecture, Data center analysis and management, Strategic analysis, Project Management, Enterprise Planning, Business Process Re-engineering and Social Media. He occasionally gives lecturer at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of formal education.

His corporate exposures include Banking and Finance, Healthcare, Telecommunication, Education, Non-Government Organizations, FMCG and Government sector.

Saqib Raza is also the CEO of a Software development Company named“F5 Digital”.

He had also worked with - IBA Entrepreneurship Society (IBAES) as Mentor for “Discover” and judged 1st “Startup weekend Karachi”.

He is known for a personable approach to clients and co-workers as well as for delivering and advanced solutions to small and medium-size businesses.
Innovative and driven, excellent coordinator and organizer, responsible and efficient, with proven strong leadership, relationship building, problem-solving, planning, teambuilding and management abilities. Resident "go-to" person and resident expert for analysis and solutions. Recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse staff, structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings.

Sameen Shahid

Sameen Shahid

Sameen Shahid has completed her Bachelor's degree from McGill University in Canada, and her Masters from Harvard University in USA.

She is currently completing her second year of training as a counselor. She has experience teaching junior and senior school students.

Sameen was the Project Manager of the Zara Sochiye media campaign for education reforms.

She is passionate about transforming the education sector and believes that this can most effectively be done by improving the capacity of teachers to engage with students.

Sameen is currently associated with skills development program as teachers trainer, conducting workshop on building emotional intelligence & optimism.

Karima Merchant

Karima Merchant

Karima Merchant is a highly qualified individual in the field of education and teaching with versatile experience of teacher training and academic supervision at renowned schools. She has more than 7 years of teaching experience and has briefly taught in London and Birmingham as well.

Ms Merchant holds a double Master's degree, with distinction, in Arts of Education and Teaching from University of London. Prior to that, she did BBA from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi which is a source of tactful decision making for her when it comes to being an educator. She currently holds the position of an Academic Coordinator at Haque Academy.

Karima strongly believes in professional development. Amongst the numerous online courses that she has done from renowned universities, one that was of particular interest to her was a blended learning course she recently completed on the 'Science of Early Child Development' from AKU-IED (in collaboration with Red River College & University of Toronto).

Besides all this, Karima has written several articles and has also conducted research on 'collaborative methods of learning' and 'Perceptions of students, parents and teachers on the implementation of STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program) and has presented the same at international conferences.

Karima Merchant is currently teaching Skills Development of Teachers courses especially targeted towards Early Childhood Education.

Muhammad Asif Jaffer

Muhammad Asif Jaffer

M. Asif Jaffer is IBA faculty member & is an SAP certified application consultant. He has academic and professional credentials like FCMA, ACCA, MA (Economics) and MS Computer Sciences.

Asif Jaffer is currently pursuing his PHD from Grenoble Ecole De Management/MT Ghaziabad.

Mr. Jaffer has conducted several training courses related to SAP at the Center for Executive Education, Institute of Business Administration. He has trained executives in SAP ERP Financials, Human Capital Management in SAP & Supply Chain & Material Management in SAP.

Mohsin Adhi

Mohsin Adhi

Qualification: MSc. Finance & Financial Law, SOAS, University of London

MBA Finance

Professional Courses:
Financial Modeling (IBA, Pakistan)
Case Method of Teaching (LUMS, Pakistan)
Futures – An Introductory Guide (Chicago Mercantile Exchange, USA)
Legal Process Outsourcing (Law Wave, India)

Mohsin Adhi has gathered more than 10 years of professional experience from the corporate sector which is still ongoing. His corporate exposures includes projects like delisting and buy back of securities, research and analysis of securities, interexchange arbitrage, media representation, etc. Mohsin Adhi has also established and led successfully an institute in Karachi producing more than 2,500 alumni. His diverse corporate exposure also includes lubricants sector where he is a partner in industrial lubricants supplies. In addition to this he is involved in strategic planning of emerging field of educational toys in Pakistan. His exposure as a consultant includes Organization Strategic Development, New Product Development and Change Management.

Mohsin has also been a part of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) product development committee where conceptualization of products like Stock Index Futures (SIFC) and Cash Settled Futures (CSF) has been perceived. He has also served in few NGOs to contribute in social services through his expertise. His exposure towards training session comprises of topics related to Islamic Microfinance Opportunities and its Challenges, Portfolio and Investments Management, and other guest speaker session at various platforms.

Mohsin is a Board member at Alfa Adhi Securities (Pvt) Ltd. (TREC Member KSE and PMEX). His expertise has also been capitalized as Chief Strategist at Live Long (Pvt) Ltd. which exists with a vision to nurture generations through technological toys. Mohsin is also serving as treasurer at Pakistan Institute of International Law (PIIL). Moreover, he is also serving as the visiting faculty member at leading universities in Karachi.

Mohsin conducts training on Analysis of Financial Statements & Corporate Finance at the Skills Development Program.

Aysha Anas Iftikhar

Aysha Anas Iftikhar

Aysha Anas Iftikhar has an established track record of training design and delivery and brings quality content and high energy to her workshops. The innovative design of her workshops emphasize experiential learning.

Aysha is a gold medalist and position holder from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). She has taught diverse courses to both undergraduate and graduate students and supervised over 200+ research projects at the graduate level at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. She has published research papers to her credit and has received intensive training sponsored by the HEC.

A few of her clients include Higher Education Commission (HEC), Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR), Small and Medium Enterprise Authority (SMEDA), Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), SAMI Pharmaceuticals etc.

She is currently conducting trainings on Power Talking, Corporate Speaking Skills, & Marketing Research at the Skills Development Programs.

Maria Hassan Siddiqui

Maria Hassan Siddiqui

Ms. Maria Hassan Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor at Social Sciences Department, IBA. She has completed M.A. (Applied Linguistics), from London Metropolitan University, UK, M.A. (English Linguistics), and M.A. (English Literature) from University of Karachi and B.A. Hons. (English Literature), University of Karachi.

She is also patron of Dramatic Society at IBA. She has over seventeen years of Training Experience in various institutes including Allama Iqbal Open University, NIBAF and Commecs Institute of Faculty Training. She has been involved in teachers training and development.

She has taught courses in English Grammar and Composition, English Composition, Managerial Communication, Business Communication, Social Psychology and Self-Development, and Human Behavior.

She is also currently associate with Skills Development Programs conducting customized trainings on topics related to Business Writing Skills.

Rabail Qayyum

Rabail Qayyum

Ms. Maria Hassan Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor at Social Sciences Department, IBA. She has completed M.A. (Applied Linguistics), from London Metropolitan University, UK, M.A. (English Linguistics), and M.A. (English Literature) from University of Karachi and B.A. Hons. (English Literature), University of Karachi.

She is also patron of Dramatic Society at IBA. She has over seventeen years of Training Experience in various institutes including Allama Iqbal Open University, NIBAF and Commecs Institute of Faculty Training. She has been involved in teachers training and development.

She has taught courses in English Grammar and Composition, English Composition, Managerial Communication, Business Communication, Social Psychology and Self-Development, and Human Behavior.

She is also currently associate with Skills Development Programs conducting customized trainings on topics related to Business Writing Skills.

Fatima Hatim Anjary

Fatima Hatim Anjary

Ms. Fatima Hatim Anjary is a lecturer and corporate trainer for English Writing/Speech and Presentation skills. She has completed her Masers in Mass Communication and is currently pursuing her MPhil/PhD. She conducts training to excel in writings for both academic/corporate needs.

She has over 8 years of teaching experience in well reputed universities like Ziauddin and IBA, and teaches English Language, Business English, communication skills and presentation skills courses. She understands the need to write and converse appropriately and effectively in English. Her teaching methodology incorporates vigor and optimism that makes learning easy.

She offers workshops and trainings for public speaking, presentation skill, effective communication, interviewing skill, soft skills and business writing.

She is also currently associate with Skills Development Programs conducting customized trainings on topics related to Business Writing Skills & Presentation Skills.

Dr. Shahid Raza Mir

Faraz Younus Bandukda

Faraz Younus Bandukda is a seasoned trainer in the field of Finance and Computer Business Applications. Faraz is currently the Chief Executive at Fortune Islamic Services (PVT.) Limited and is regarded as one of the leading Finance Professionals in Pakistan.

He has remained on board of the Index Policy Committee of the KSE-Meezan Index for 3 years since its inception after successfully initiating the idea of this index. Faraz also has to his credit the launch of Pakistan's first Islamic equity and commodity brokerage operations.

He has done his MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi & holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from FAST-NU.

He is also a CFA level III candidate from the CFA Institute, USA. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at various leading business schools.

She is also currently associate with Skills Development Programs conducting customized trainings on topics related to Marketing Financial Services and Microsoft Excel.

Barera Quadri

Barera Quadri

Barera Quadri has more than four years of teaching and training experience. In past, she worked with different renowned institutes including, DOW University of Health Sciences, Fatimiyah Education Network and Tabani's.

She is a Graduate in English (Linguistics). She is currently pursuing her MS Degree in Linguistics from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

She was also appointed as E-Marker for Agha Khan University-Examination Board. She's member of Cambridge English Teacher forum and keeps adding to her portfolio by participating in internationally offered courses and webinars by University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

She's certified language-skills-set trainer. She is a committed & self-motivated individual & having critical thinking, organizing & planning capability with good oral & written communication skills.

Akhter Mahmud

Akhter Mahmud

Akhter Mahmud is the Chief Branding officer – Brand Image. He brings with him 30+ years of corporate exposure from Pakistan mainly from multi-National Companies: Unilever, DHL, FedEX in senior marketing positions to corporate leadership.

Mahmud has been conducting training & development programs for Banks, MNCs, Local Conglomerates, IBP, PIQC and leading T&D organizations. Market research, training and consultancy projects for BBC, United Nations, Hoechst, Millat tractors, ICN, Agha khan health services etc & also an IBA graduate with a major in marketing, Mahmud is teaching at teaching at institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi since 2001.

He has also attended various seminars and conferences in US, Europe , Middle East and South East Asian countries on Branding, Brand based communications, Creativity in advertising & influencing consumer behavior through Neuro- marketing based communication.

Moiz Ahmad

Moiz Ahmad

Mr. Moiz Ahmad is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, holds a Masters Degree in Administrative Science and is a Certified Director.

Currently he is engaged in freelance professional work which includes management and human development consulting for educational institutions, running executive training programs, conducting training of Corporate Governance Leadership Skills program modules and teaching at the Institute of Business Administration as visiting faculty.

Previously, he has had several years of experience working both at corporate and not for profit organizations. His experience and involvement at not for profit organizations includes Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, where he served as an Executive Director for five year until 2010; Deputy Chief Executive at The Citizens Foundation and Director Finance at IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Moreover in the corporate sector, he has worked with Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Company Ltd and Mari Gas Company Ltd (formerly Esso Eastern Inc) as Chief Financial Officer after starting his career at Wellcome Pakistan Ltd and completing training from A.F. Ferguson & Co.

He has attended several courses including the "training of trainers" workshops on Corporate Governance Board Leadership and IFC Bank Governance Program, Advanced Management Program from the University of Pittsburgh and Managerial Grid program. He is passionate about human and institutional development and is involved in voluntary capacity with The Citizens Foundation, The Garage School and is a member of the "Board of Governors" at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

Dr Rameez Khalid

Dr Rameez Khalid

Dr. Rameez Khalid, CQSSBB, PMP, is Assistant Professor in Management Dept. at IBA Karachi. He holds a PhD in Project Management from INPT, France. He is the Program Director of PGD in Supply Chain Management at IBA. He has also served as a consultant for Operations, Quality and Project Management in various companies. He is a Lead Assessor in OHS & QMS

Dr. Rameez is serving at Center for Executive Education, IBA trainng executives in subjects related to Project Management, Cost of Quality & Supply Chain Management.

Syed Shakeel Ahmed

Syed Shakeel Ahmed

A multi-dimensional experienced management professional, served MNC's like Upjohn Pharmacia, 3M Health, B Braun Pakistan over a period of 30 years in Sales, business, training & HR management. Core focus was on achieving organizational goals through enhancing people effectiveness.

His diversified exposure has taken him to Learning and development assignments that range from Personal Development, effectiveness to managing & executing Leadership, Developing Problem Solving & Decision Making abilities to Team Building & Motivation techniques. His assignments have also included:


Program Conducted:

  • HEC sponsored Capacity building courses in Human Resources' for Public Universities at IBA Karachi.
  • Management Leadership program at IBA Sukkur
  • Training Consultant for Employers' Federation of Pakistan on ILO capacity building programs.
  • Certified Trainer for B Braun Pakistan sales team skills development.
  • Conducted program on "On the job Coaching" & "Counselling Skills".

Profile Summary

  • Training & HR Consultant for Employers' Federation Of Pakistan (ILO Constituent)
  • Trainer for IBA (HEC program on Capacity Building in HR)
  • Trainer for IBA Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT)
  • Visiting faculty for IBA PGD Course in HRD
  • External Trainer for B Braun Pakistan/ Highnoon Lab in Skills development area for sales team.
  • Freelance trainer for healthcare pharma & Consumer industry on selling, managing (Supervisory Skills) & Soft Skills.

Past Career:

Director HR & OD Allmed Group of Companies & Head of HR & Training B. Braun Pakistan.

Zafar Ahmed Siddiqui

Zafar Ahmed Siddiqui

Mr. Siddiqui has an MBA degree from The Institute of Business Administration. He also holds a degree of M.S. in Marketing Communications from Chicago. He has more than 30 years of experience with the F.M.C.G. sector both in the field of Sales, Marketing and General Management.

He was associated with Gillette for 15 years in Pakistan and Overseas. His last assignment with Gillette was as Chief Executive for Gillette Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., and Area Director for Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal & Maldives.

Mr. Siddiqui is also on the Board of Engro Foods Limited, Inbox Business Technologies (Pvt.) Limited, Mind Sports of Pakistan & Zulfiqar Industries Limited

Mr. Siddiqui has over 27 years of teaching experience at the following colleges and universities: Institute of Business Administration, College of Business Management, Baharia University, University of Illinois Chicago, & Moscow State University.

He is also a member of Rotary Metropolitan, Management Association of Pakistan, & Marketing Association of Pakistan.

He has conducted numerous workshop and training courses for various companies. He was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development at IBA with the collaboration of Babson College, Boston.

Mr. Siddiqui is currently Professor of Practice, IBA

Farhan Uddin Raja

Farhan Uddin Raja

Farhan Uddin Raja is a research fellow. He is currently enrolled for his M.Phil. English (Applied Linguistics) program, University of Karachi. He completed his M.A. English (Applied Linguistics) from University of Karachi and since then he has been serving as a language teacher at various reputable institutes. He has been part of University of Karachi for more than three years, Pakistan Air Force- Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET), and Institute of Business Administration (IBA).

His teaching experience includes teaching; Functional English, Business English, Written Discourse, Advance Interactive English, Business Communication and Technical Report Writing at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and several other institutes. He enjoys training students for communication skills especially for understanding tactics of interviewing skills and handling meetings. He particularly enjoys training people in Public Speaking and has organized numerous competitions of Debates and Public Speaking.

He is actively involved in research and has contributed many research articles to Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized Journals. His publications include:

  • Farhan Raja. "Adapting prescribed tertiary level ELT textbooks in Pakistani Classrooms." Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Karachi
  • Farhan Raja. "Spoken Communication Skills taught at English Language Institutes as a second language." Journal of Research (Humanities), University of Punjab
  • Farhan Raja. "The representation of truth from different perspectives through Critical Discourse Analysis" Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Karachi
  • Farhan Raja. "Bilingual Education System at primary schools in Pakistan." Journal of Research (Humanities), University of Punjab
  • He also presented a paper at Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers.

"Exploiting prescribed English Language textbooks (ELT) in Pakistani Classrooms to enhance students' reading comprehension skills", International Conference of ELT World organized by SPELT, 2010. Venue: Bahria College, Karachi.

He has completed Cambridge Teachers' Training Program for assessing Business English Courses of Cambridge at Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA).

Students feel very comfortable with him because of his very cooperative personality and student centric approach of teaching. Farhan is currently teaching Advance Interactive English, Public Speaking, and Business Correspondence in IBA's Skill Development Program. The courses' participant mix range from students to senior level positions. Farhan has trained more than 1300 executives and students. Majority of the executives who have attended these courses are from mid-level positions. His participants' feedback has always been excellent and is on average in the range of 4.2 to 4.8.

Syeda Faiza Hassan

Syeda Faiza Hassan

Syeda Faiza Hassan is currently pursuing her MS in Applied Linguistics. She is a Graduate in English (Linguistics). She's member of Cambridge English Teacher forum & keeps adding to her portfolio by participating in internationally offered courses & webinars by University of Cambridge and Harvard University. She's also Master Trainer with British Council for training teachers of English.

Ms. Faiza has presented papers and talks at different institutions and platform. She has presented paper on "Written Communication Skill as focused in textbook of Matriculation-Karachi Board. She has conducted workshops on Academic Writing Skills at Bahria University and presented on a talk on "Communication Skills for Graduates" at PAF KIET. Besides she has also conducted workshops at the forum of SPELT on "Effective Presentation Skills. She is regularly invited for talks at different universities and institutes.

She's a certified language-skills-set trainer. Faiza has been teaching Communication Skills, Business Communication, Functional Grammar and Functional English at tertiary level at several renowned institutions of Karachi. She has completed Cambridge Teachers' Training Program for assessing Business English Courses of Cambridge at Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA).

She has worked previously as an Editor and Content Supervisor at Geographic Society Pakistan & Electro Computer Warehouse. She has to her editorial credits books like "Economic Fundamentals of Pakistan" & "Economics for HSSC Students". She has also designed curriculum of "English for Specific Purposes" for Business English for BBA. Earlier to that she worked at University of Karachi where she taught English and Communication Skills. She also taught at Tabani's School of Accountancy for over two years where she taught functional English to students of Chartered Accountancy.

She enjoys teaching Presentation Skills using PowerPoint & Prezi, Pronunciation, Accent Neutralization, Creative Writing and Grammar. She has conducted workshops on Academic Writing Skills & Creating Writing Skills.

Currently, she's associated with Center for Executive Education at IBA Karachi. At present, Ms. Hassan teaches Interactive English & Grammar for Professional in IBA's Skill Development Program. Interactive English course is the most popular course. Faiza Hassan has trained more than 1000 individuals (Mid-Level executives, small business owners & students). Participants' feedback of these courses is very overwhelming ranging from 4.5 to 4.8

"It was indeed a great experience at IBA, learning about new grammar structures which were unknown to us and their expression and usage in multidimensional context in written discourse. On the other hand I would mention it that the way this course has been conducted by Ma'am Faiza was fabulous. The friendly environment made the class interactive and productive to learn without remaining a single doubt in minds. I personally found the course coordinator friendly, having good command on subject content, excellent delivery style, clear language and creative." - Arshad Baig, Gahkuch

Shabih Haider

Shabih Haider

An experienced teacher & corporate trainer, Shabih Haider with very long & diversified teaching & Industry experience, brings with him experience of conducting trainings on varied areas of Finance, Management, Sales & Mathematics for Center for Executive Education of IBA.

He has done customized as well as corporate & banking organizations, teaching experience of 15 plus years at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS), & Dow Institute of Health Management.

As an Electronics Engineer (NED) & an MBA (IBA), he also brings with him industry experience of about 30+ years in senior positions at Zelin, NESPAK, Alcatel Projects, Alcatel BSD, Prime Enterprise, & various research and consultancy experiences.

Currently Shabih Haider is Financial Controller, Company Secretary & Management Advisor at Biogenics) & Visiting faculty at IBA.

Hartmut Wellerdt

Hartmut Wellerdt

Hartmut Wellerdt is a renowned German Scholar. He worked with UNILEVER Germany (Food Business) for 25 years. He is Ex-Managing Director & CEO (Unilever Professional Foods). He also served 10 years with NESTLE Germany and Austria (Entire Portfolio) as Head of Nestle Food Services, Germany & Austria. He took education from University of Applied Sciences, Bremen (Germany).

Since the year 2000, he is engaged in teaching assignment as Senior Lecturer for Strategic Management, Marketing and Global Marketing at the University of Bremen/ Germany

He also has teaching experience in Pakistan with IoBM Karachi & IBA Karachi, IUB (Islamic University Bahawalpur), IIU (International Islamic University, Islamabad). He is Management & Marketing Consultant for companies in Germany, Austria, Turkmenistan, Switzerland and Pakistan as well.

Dr-Sajjad-Haider

Dr. Sajjad Haider

PhD, Information Technology, George Mason University, 2005
MS, Information Systems, George Mason University, 2002
MCS, Computer Science, University of Karachi, 1998
BSc (Hons.), Statistics, University of Karachi, 1996

Professional (Non-Teaching) Experience:

Predictive Analyst, Fannie Mae (USA), 2005-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, George Mason University, 2005-2006
Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, 2000-2005
Computer Lab Manager, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, 1999-2000

Dr. Sajjad Haider is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

He also holds a dual position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology, Sydney where he is a member of the Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab.

He is currently working on a National ICT R&D Fund research grant to develop data mining-based solutions to tackle money laundering and suspicious financial activities in the country.

His areas of Specialization includes Artificial Intelligence, Probabilistic Reasoning, Computational Intelligence, Decision Sciences, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Strategy Optimization, Systems Engineering, Knowledge Management

Abdul Salam

Abdul Salam

  • PhD (Economics) IN PROGRESS
  • MBA (Public Sector Executives), Institute of Business Administration, Karachi - 2012
  • MAS (Economics / Econometric), University of Karachi - 2010
  • MPhil (Statistics)
  • MSc (Statistics)

Mr. Abdul Salam is currently associated with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) from the last 11 years. Besides this, he is a visiting faculty at IBA Karachi.

He remained involved in teaching of Quantitative Tools for Research, Quantitative Decision Making, Statistics, Statistical Inference, Quantitative Economics, Econometrics, Time Series Modeling and Research Methods through SPSS, STATA and Eviews. He has also an exposure of teaching to the University of London International Programs.

On academic side, he has done M. Phil in Statistics from Government College University Lahore and earned master's degree (MAS) from Applied Economic Research Centre. He has also completed MBA designed for public sector executives from the renowned Asian institute, Institute of Business Administration (IBA).

In addition to academic soundness, he is actively involved in research and an author and Co-author of number of research papers. He has also a vast experience of supervising MS/ MBA level of students in their research projects.