Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, TI is an academic leader par excellence. Dr. Athar Mahboob is currently the Vice Chancellor of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, a large public sector university of the southern Punjab region. Earlier, Dr. Athar Mahboob had been the Vice Chancellor of Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan in 2005 and obtained BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering both from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA (1992,1995). He has over 25 years of teaching, research and industrial experience in various prestigious universities and organizations in Pakistan and abroad.
Dr. Athar has great interest to see the growth of tourism industry in Pakistan and hence created Directorate of Sustainable Tourism at IUB to generate a framework & model for the other organizations of public & private sectors to follow in order to take lead to eventually promote tourism and forward a soft image of Pakistan to the world. The establishment of Department of Tourism & Hotel Management at IUB is also part of his vision to produce local professionals in the field who could be a part of the worldwide workforce of hospitality & tourism sectors..
Prof. Dr. Jawad Iqbal, working as Professor & Director, School of Business, Management and Administrative Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
He completed his doctoral degree from the University Technology Malaysia (UTM). His doctoral research was completed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Amran Bin Md. Rasli in the area of the knowledge based research collaboration for economic transformation.
His keen interest in the development & growth of tourism & hospitality sectors is evident from establishment of Department of Tourism & Hospitality at IUB. This successful program is attracting great attention from the inhabitants of Bahawalpur region.
He is the Patron of IUB-DoST and contributed in establishing state of the art directorate which is ready to lead the the country in the field of hospitality & sustainable tourism.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Rasheed is serving as Head of the Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Dr. Imran has published his research in the world leading research journals of tourism and hospitality fields.
His papers on tourism have appeared in ‘Tourism Management’ which is the world number one research journal of tourism and hospitality field having an impact factor of 10.97, the focus of research includes sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, locals’ hospitality, employee well-being in the hotel industry, and causes of high turnover rate in the hospitality organizations.
Mr. Salman Mahmood Qureshi has overall 32 years of experience of hospitality & tourism industry. He has worked top hotel chains of Pakistan such as Pearl Continental Hotels, Serena Hotels, Marriot Hotels & Best Western Hotels. Internationally he has also worked in middle management positions in Europe & Middle East.
He joined The Islamia University in 2008 and has been working as Chief Warden of all boys, girls & faculty hostels at this public sector university.