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Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan

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Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Visiting Professor, Stanford University

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After working in Silicon Valley for five years with some leading computer systems companies and a stint at teaching at Stanford University, Dr Hassan joined LUMS in 1987.

Dr Hassan has over two decades of extensive experience in the higher education sector. At LUMS, Dr Hassan has served in many capacities besides his teaching and research, including Associate Dean, Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice chancellor (2002-08). After completing his second term as VC of LUMS in June 2008, Dr Hassan has returned to his role as a Professor in the SDSB at LUMS. He has been elected as Speaker of the Faculty Council. During his six year tenure as VC, LUMS expanded by a factor of more two in all dimensions (academic programmes, faculty, schools and infrastructure) and formulated its vision to become a broad based research university. Launch of the National Outreach Programme (NOP), through which bright students from the under privileged sections of our society are groomed and developed to join LUMS on full financial support, is a key highlight of Dr Hassan’s term as VC of LUMS. Now almost 20 of students at joining BSc at LUMS at are from NOP.

Dr Hassan has many papers, book chapters and cases to his credit. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the global world. He has been a keen student of how organizations utilize technology and develop processes for transformation. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Management and Journal of Global Information Technology Management.

Dr Hassan has many papers, book chapters and cases to his credit. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the global world. He has been a keen student of how organizations utilize technology and develop processes for transformation. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Management and Journal of Global Information Technology Management.

Besides consulting for many leading local companies and international organizations, like UNDP and World Bank, he has also served on the boards of organizations like PTCL and NTDC. He has also been an active volunteer in many professional organizations like Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA (IEEE), International Management Development Association (IMDA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Dr Hassan regularly delivers lectures at various national institutions like National Defense University and National Management University (previously Administrative Staff College). He is actively involved in helping a number of Pakistani and Indian educational institutions improve their systems and processes as a mentor and accreditation peer reviewer.

 

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