Foundation Faculty

Our Faculty

Saima Rana

Saima is a post-secondary Business Management instructor for over 14 years with specialization in the design industry with a focus on entrepreneurship, marketing and merchandising of textiles, jewelry and fashion. She has been engaged with Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design (PIFD) and Beaconhouse National University (BNU) for over a decade and more recently her alma mater Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Some of her roles being that of an instructor, juror, thesis supervisor and product developer. Her expertise lies in developing her own course outlines and then executing them with case based teaching. Saima is a ISW (Instructional Skills Workshop) certified instructor and has also worked on a UNESCO/Kfit project on imparting management skills to Creative and Cultural Industries in Pakistan. She has also served in capacities of a management consultant and a research associate in her early career. She has co-authored case studies in her research role at LUMS prior to her active teaching career. Saima is an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan is a Design Thinking coach with expertise in business solutions that enable enterprises to transform and grow revenue with cloud adoption. Since 2015, Mr Khan has been helping startups at NICL (formerly the LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship) develop creative solutions to complex problems. He has mentored 130+ startups who have collectively raised $15M+ in funding and created 1000+ jobs. Mr Khan is a Sr. Global Director, Enterprise Transformation and Design Thinking at SAP and founding partner at Innovation Skills Institute. He holds an MS in Engineering/Marketing Management from Santa Clara University and an MS Electronics Engineering from Northrop University.

Dr Zain Khawaja

Dr Zain Khawaja is an Assistant Professor for Social Media, Digital, and Integrated Marketing Communications at LUMS. Dr Khawaja is also a trainer at the Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC), LUMS and a senior consultant at Decision Science Digital Consulting. He is an expert in delivering participant-centered programmes. Dr Khawaja holds a PhD in Media and Communication Studies from Florida State University.

Dr Khudeja Iqbal Ali

Dr Khudejah Ali is an Assistant Professor at LUMS and a specialized trainer in the area of marketing and advertising research, marketing communication, and persuasive messaging in advertising. She holds a PhD in Media Communication from the University of Miami.

Dr Adnan Zahid

Dr Adnan Zahid is an Assistant Professor at Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), and also an instructor at Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC), LUMS. He has proven expertise in sharpening the marketing skills of executives and helping them identify customer-centric marketing strategies for growth. An entrepreneur himself, Dr Zahid is a founding partner of Johnny & Jugnu, a popular burger joint with three locations across Lahore. Dr Zahid holds a PhD in Marketing from the CASS Business School, City University, UK.

Dr Syed Aun Raza Rizvi

Dr Syed Aun R. Rizvi is an Associate Professor of Finance at LUMS. He is also a faculty member at the Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC) at LUMS where he trains companies with analytical techniques, helping them understand financial markets and their role in raising capital. Dr Aun Rizvi holds a PhD in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, Malaysia.

Dr Ussama Yaqub

Dr Ussama Yaqub is an Assistant Professor at LUMS and an experienced professional in the areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. He consults with businesses on micro-segmentation and leveraging technology to achieve commercial revenue and growth targets. Dr Yaqub holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from Rutgers Business School, New Jersey.

Dr Omair Haroon

Dr Omair Haroon is an Assistant Professor at LUMS and also a faculty member at the Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC) where he has led several trainings centred around delivering essential concepts for financial analysis, interpreting financial statements and understanding financial implications.  Dr Haroon holds a PhD in Accounting from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Rai Saleh Azam

Rai Saleh Azam is the founding partner of Azam and Rai Advocates and Legal Consultants, a leading Pakistani law firm recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and the Asia Pacific Legal 500. He is also an adjunct faculty member of University of Management and Technology and Punjab Law College where he teaches undergraduate and graduate students.

Mr. Azam specializes in many different areas of law including banking law, corporate and commercial law, contract law, labour laws, arbitration and dispute resolution, energy, telecommunication, real estate, international trade, investment (foreign and domestic), media, and intellectual property law.

Mr. Azam advises on the investment climate and regulatory framework in all major investment sectors of Pakistan and domestic and cross-border company formations, corporate restructuring, M&A, joint ventures, commercial transactions, registration and licensing, negotiation and drafting of contracts and legal aspects of corporate and commercial strategies.

Ahmed Uzair

Barrister Ahmed Uzair is a UK qualified lawyer and a partner at AUC | LAW. His areas of interest include investment law, technology related challenges and cross-border transactions.

Over the years he has worked with incubators, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. He has also worked with Securities Regulator of Pakistan (SECP) on startup-focused changes to company law and regulations and assisted the SECP in Equity Crowdfunding Regulations.

He routinely writes and has published papers and articles in The Nation, Pakistan, the Counsel Magazine, Karachi, and Pakistan Law Digest. At Cardiff Law School he chaired the first Welsh Model United Nations Conference on eradication of the AIDS epidemic from third world countries. He is also the co-author of a book, ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution Review,’ published by Law Business Research, London. He is a fellow at the Continuing Legal Education Initiative of Pakistan which aims to raise the overall standard of the legal profession. He regularly lectures on technology law.

Hassan Shah

Hassan Yousaf Shah has 23 years of experience with multinational companies including Pepsi International, Shell Pakistan, DHL and has also consulted for big names in the corporate world. He has worked with multi-lateral donors including the Asian Development Bank, the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (formerly DFID) and the Government of Punjab on different reforms projects as well. He is a graduate of LUMS, holds CFA charter, a Chevening Scholar with an LLM degree. He is a practicing lawyer and focuses on regulatory framework, litigation, and constitutional petitions.

Muhammad Mansha Sukhera

Muhammad Mansha Sukhera is the founding Partner of Sukhera Law Chamber and has 28 years of experience in taxation, environmental, corporate, and constitutional law, along with forensic audit investigations and related fields. He has also consulted with large corporations, NGOs and various government bodies. He is a Member of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Pakistan Tax Bar Association and a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He is also a former President of Lahore Tax Bar Association (2015-16). Mr. Sukhera spearheads the Tax Bar Academy and has been involved in training young lawyers and accountants in the field of tax for years.

Mehr Saleem

Mehr Saleem is the founding partner of Saleem, Alam & Co. She has over 15 years of experience in representing major corporations in complex corporate, commercial and financial matters crossing several jurisdictional boundaries. Apart from her general corporate and commercial practice, she has worked extensively with clients in Financing and Projects, Cross Border Structured Financing, Telecommunications, Securities and Capital Markets, Foreign Investment, International Joint Ventures, Banking and Finance, Employment and Labour Laws, and regulatory matters.

Ms. Saleem has advised a wide range of local and foreign investment companies seeking to work in Pakistan including venture capital funds on their investment in various local tech companies. To this end, she has drafted and negotiated share purchase agreements, share subscriptions agreements, joint venture/shareholders agreements, sale of Intellectual Property assets agreements and put/call option agreements. She recently represented various startups including a premier technology solutions company, a private licensed credit information bureau in Pakistan, a digital healthcare services provider, and a smart vending solutions company. She is also retained counsel to tech startups including a mobile technology-based insurance distributor in Pakistan.

Ms. Saleem is a law graduate of the University of London. She holds a post-graduate professional diploma in law from the Inns of Court School of Law, London, and is a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London. She has also completed diplomas in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution and Mediation & Conflict Management from Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation).