Dr. Bilal Ahmed

Designation: Director ORIC SZABIST
Email: dir.oric@szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: (021) 35821539-41 (EXT # 407)

Dr. Bilal Ahmed, Economist and earned Ph.D. in Economics from University of Karachi. Dr. Ahmed is a passionate researcher and professional in field of Industry-Academia Linkages through innovation and commercialization. He also worked as Director Research & Policy in FPCCI and having in-depth of trade, industry, and services and how academic linkages with industry can be capitalized into the welfare of society and business development in the economy.

He also worked as a consultant in local and global institutions including government projects in the field of Socioeconomic Research, Economics Freedom, Sustainable Development, Governance, Local Government, Decentralization, and Project Management — leaded tens of research projects which also includes diversified large-scale surveys. He also appears on national and international television on issues of economy and development.

Ms. Amber Nasreen Anjum 

Designation: Manager Research Operations & Development SZABIST Karachi
Email: amber.nasreen@szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: (021) 35821537 (EXT # 295)

Ms. Amber Nasreen Anjum is a specialist linguist with MS in Applied Linguistics & Ph.D Fellow of Applied Linguistics from University of Sindh Jamshoro.  She is a committed and progressive professional with 15 years of experience in Academics, Research, Administrative and Publication.  She has worked as Manager-ORIC and In-charge Directorate-ORIC of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nawabshah.

Ms. Amber found a courageous and determined lady in implementing the challenging tasks including extensive traveling to meet the quality of output.  She also worked on the development of policy drafting pertaining to research project review, linkages and grants bidding. She is activist of innovative research to promote the harmony of society particularly in the context of rural women and ignored communities.

Ms. Amber is the narrator of Knowledge Economy and aggressively working on the promotion of indigenous entrepreneurship to welfare the society and economy through shared progress and initiate the trickledown of sustainable development.

Ms. Zareesh Zahra

Designation: Research Associate in ORIC- SZABIST Karachi
Email: zareesh.zehra@szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: (021) 35823433 (EXT # 323)

Ms. Zareesh Zahra is an enthusiastic and vibrant professional in the field of Mass Communication especially inclusive progress and governance. She is serving as a  Research Associate in ORIC- SZABIST and completed her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Mass Communication from Federal Urdu University and her research dissertation was on “Media Diet Formulation, a Framework of Content Diversity.”

Ms. Zareesh also worked for leading TV Channels which includes GEO, ARY, and Dawn News; having professional experience of 8 years. She also worked voluntarily for an international NGO as Director Media and Publications. Ms. Zareesh has successfully organized national and international events i.e. conferences, seminars, workshops, and policy dialogs.

Besides this, Ms. Zareesh teaches and conducts the trainings on issues of qualitative and quantitative topics of research. In addition, she is a professional public speaker and particularly intervenes on mental health, gender equality, and socioeconomics issues.

Dr. Khansa Zaman

Designation: ORIC-Focal Person SZABIST Islamabad
Email: dr.khansa@szabist-isb.edu.pk
Telephone: (051) 4863365

Dr. Khansa Zaman is Assistant Professor, Manager Executive Development & External Relations at SZABIST Islamabad Campus with practical experience in educational, corporate, media and development sector. Her academic/administrative exposure, research experience, book publications, and research articles in international journals have enriched her with understanding of Marketing and Management. The practical experience in education and development sector has groomed her well to pursue the events, trainings, marketing tasks and agendas in real terms.

Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Kazi

Designation: ORIC-Focal Person SZABIST Hyderabad
Email: abdulghafoor.kazi@hyd.szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: +92-22-2782442-3 (Ext # 132)

Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Kazi is seasoned professional graduated from UTHM Malaysia and serving the academia in Pakistan from more than a decade in multidimensional ways. His expertise lies as Senior Programmer and System Analyst and Student advisor. Dr. Kazi is experienced as Livelihood Officer in the projects of Department For International Development (DFID-UK), European Union (EU), and Oxfam GB). HE also served as Project Manager for different projects in collaboration with (UNDP, UNICEF, ODA-Japan), awareness campaigns (Election Commission of Pakistan, UNDP and UNESCO); and as a Manager Monitoring Evaluation and Research (TroCaire and CARE Internationals).

Mr. Shoaib Ali Shah

Designation: ORIC-Focal Person SZABIST Larkana
Email: shoaib.shah@lrk.szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: (074) 4752890

Mr. Shoaib Ali Shah is a committed professional working with SZABIST since 2016. He is Masters in Quantitative Finance and Insurance from University of Turin, Italy in 2014. Mr. Shah is a published researcher, designated master trainer from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and eager to work to promote entrepreneurships.

Mr. Junaid Javed

Designation: Administrative Assistant ORIC- SZABIST Karachi
Email: junaid.javed@szabist.edu.pk
Telephone: (021) 35821539-41 (EXT # 407)

Mr. Junaid Javed is a multitasking individual. He is working in SZABIST since 2015. He had joined SZABIST as an attendant in Academics Department and switched to ORIC- Offices of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization in 2019. He is currently working in ORIC as an Administrative Assistant. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in commerce in 2019 from Karachi University.

Junaid has also completed his Certification in Information Technology with 1st division. He is one of the energetic, promising member of team ORIC. He keep record of office data and maintain files up to date. He is also in line with professional cable operating network and an expert of internet cable operation system.

Mr. Dilawar Hussain

Designation: Office Attendant ORIC- SZABIST Karachi
Telephone: (021) 35821539-41 (EXT # 407)

Mr. Dilawar is an active individual. He is working as an office Attendant in ORIC- Offices of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization. He is currently studying Bachelor in Arts from Allama Iqbal Open University. He completed his intermediate in 2018 from Jinnah Government College. He is very kind and potential member of ORIC office who always welcome everyone in the Director Office with his hospitality. He provides his best service in managing lunch, tea, and refreshments to the whole team ORIC.

Dilawar is also aligned with a side business, and he is an expert in Generator manufacturing with more than 5 years of experience. He has also completed his Certification in Information Technology (CIT) with 1st division. He is also a passionate rider and cyclist.