On December 7th, 2021, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) organised a Christmas concert to celebrate the holiday spirit. The concert was attended by a diverse audience including Honorary Dean SDSB, members of faculty and staff, representatives from civil society, and young students from The Salvation Army. The event began with a brief speech by the Honorary Dean, Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, who lauded the spirit of LUMS that celebrated inclusivity and prioritised high standards of education to build a better society. This was followed by a musical performance by musicians from LUMS. The Chief of the Salvation Army concluded the evening by sharing his thoughts on peace, harmony and inclusiveness in society. One of the core values of the Centre of Business and Society (CBS) at SDSB-LUMS is celebrating inclusiveness and diversity. This collaborative effort was one part of a broader aim to create an inclusive platform for all communities at LUMS and beyond.
University of Baltistan Delegation visits SDSB
Lahore University of Management Sciences recently entered a partnership with the University Of Baltistan, Skardu. This includes an exchange programme of 150 students from both universities, as well as research and teaching collaborations in Green Energy, Water Management and Entrepreneurship. On Friday, 17 December, 2021 a delegation from the University of Baltistan visited Suleman Dawood School of Business for a tour of the facilities. The delegation visited various offices at SDSB and was briefed on operational activities by representatives from respective units. The delegation also met with faculty members to discuss instructional strategies, co-teaching, and course creation to facilitate transfer of knowledge, expertise, experience, skills, and resources in both directions. The visiting delegation included.
Guest Speaker Session: Mr. Faisal Sheikh
On December 16, 2021, MBA students attended a guest speaker session featuring Mr. Faisal Sheikh, partner at Bain & Company. Mr. Sheikh is based in Bain & Company's Middle East office. He is a core member of Bain's EMEA Consumer Products practice, as well as a core member of the firm's Family Business practice. His diverse management consulting experience includes strategies that work for leading businesses. He also has extensive experience in working with consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, both as an operator and an advisor. Mr. Sheikh holds an MBA from Cornell University in the United States.
Conversations with Changemakers: Mr. Julien Harneis
On Monday, November 29th, 2021, a "Conversations with Changemakers" series session was held at Suleman Dawood School of Business – LUMS. Mr. Julien Harneis (UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan) was hosted by Honorary Dean SDSB, Dr Alnoor Bhimani.
Dr. Bhimani introduced Mr. Harneis, highlighting his education at Cambridge and INSEAD, and a 30-year career in the development sector, including Africa and Indonesia. Mr. Harneis began the session by remarking, "I think what is interesting about Pakistan is the diversity of the challenges in the country. You look at what's going on in a rural part, and you'd have one vision of what Pakistan is - if you go to Karachi, you're getting a completely different vision. So, you've got a country with huge economic potential that produces brilliant, educated people. Pakistan is not your average middle income developing country with a tight set of problems; it is a country that has a huge diversity of challenges. Furthermore, I think my experience in different scenarios and contexts is to bring a certain amount of understanding about how you deal with different types of development challenges and help the UN be supportive to Pakistan.”