Celebrating Excellence - IBA honors Distinguished Alumni at Reunion 2018

Celebrating Excellence – IBA honors Distinguished Alumni at Reunion 2018

April 24, 2018: The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi held its annual Alumni Reunion 2018 for all batches on Tuesday at the IBA City Campus, Karachi. The theme of this year’s Reunion was “Celebrating Excellence” where the IBA honored its venerated Alumni whose achievements, both within and outside the country, helped strengthen the IBA’s resolve towards being the top institution of higher education in Pakistan and promote an enlightened image of Pakistan.

Dean and Director, IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Alumni Representative on the Board of Governors of the IBA, Mr. Shahid Shafiq, Associate Deans, IBA Management & faculty and Alumni from 1966 to date, attended the event.

The IBA has the privilege of being the only business school that has produced more CEOs than any other university in Pakistan. Currently, amongst the top leading banks in Pakistan, IBA graduates take the lion’s share in managing these esteemed organizations. Moreover, amongst the top MNCs and FMCGs, alumni of IBA are holding the top most position.

The President of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shaukat Aziz and Governor Sindh, H.E. Mr. Muhammad Zubair are part of the illustrious and long list of alumni who have made it to the echelons of power in myriad industries and sectors.

The award ceremony commenced with welcome address from Mrs. Malahat Awan - Head of Alumni & Corporate Relations, IBA Karachi who emphasized the role of alumni in the welfare of its alma mater. She announced the commencement of a need-based scholarship from Alumni and encouraged the audience to give back to society through educating needy students.

Celebrating Excellence – IBA honors Distinguished Alumni at Reunion 2018

Mr. Shahid Shafiq asserted that the educational institutions are recognized from the achievements of their alumni and the idea behind the event was to re-engage the senior alumni whose equity and expertise could help the IBA achieve its vision of being in the Top 100 universities of the world. He announced that to engage the young alumni, the IBA is in the process of developing an online job portal which could allow the alumni and students to explore career opportunities and enable recruiters to choose their potential employees.

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal spoke proudly about IBA’s alumni network which is not only strong in number but also strong in quality. The IBA has survived and grown in strength and reputation for 62 years. He stated that the IBA today is dedicated to the idea of not only attracting meritorious students but attracting them from the far flung areas of the country and once they become a part of this institution, the IBA would like to support them with the help of its Alumni network.

A ceremonial cheque of Rs. 2 Million was handed to the Dean IBA by the representative of the Class of 1997 for Syed Ahmed Scholarship Fund in memory of their departed classmate. This amount was the first tranche from the commitment of Rs. 6 million for talented yet financially challenged students.

Later, the awards were distributed to around 20 prominent alumni which included Mr. Zahid Bashir, Chairman, Patients' Aid Foundation, recently conferred with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for public service, Mr. Salman Alvi, an acclaimed singer, recently awarded the Pride of Performance, Mr. Mohsin Nathani, recently appointed as the CEO, Habib Metropolitan Bank and many more.

The evening concluded with a dinner followed by musical Performances by renowned artists.

Celebrating Excellence – IBA honors Distinguished Alumni at Reunion 2018