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Sohail Naqvi new LUMS Vice Chancellor

Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi

Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, the Rector of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) announced in the last week of May 2013 that the next Vice Chancellor of the university will be Dr. Sohail Naqvi who will assume office on July 1, 2013. Dr. Naqvi’s appointment follows the decision by the current Vice Chancellor, Dr. Adil Najam to step down at the conclusion of the academic year.

Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi has served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for 8 years. At the HEC he helped develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the revival of the university education sector of Pakistan. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering and extensive teaching and research experience both in the US and Pakistan, Dr. Naqvi has a number of patents to his credit and has also worked with startups bringing high-tech inventions to the market place.

Dr. Naqvi earned his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (all in Electrical Engineering) from Purdue University, USA. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, before returning to Pakistan in 1995 to join the Faculty of Electronics at the GIK Institute of Technology. He remained at GIKI until end of 1999 as Professor and Dean. He joined the HEC in 2002 and became its Executive Director in 2004.

Dr. Sohail Naqvi, in a message to LUMS, said "I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead one of the finest institutions of higher learning in South East Asia. The founding fathers and leaders of LUMS have provided a superb platform to build a great university and I feel privileged and excited to be here in Lahore, at LUMS at this time when Pakistan can begin to reap the rewards of its investment in the talented youth of this country."

Dr. Sohail Naqvi is from the 20th Entry and was in Haider Wing.


#2 munir mohsin syed 2013-07-02 16:12
Congratulations Dr S.Sohail Naqvi. You are pride of the Institution.Wish u success and blessings of Almighty.
#1 munir mohsin syed 2013-07-02 16:04