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Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)
Business education is crucial in driving the global economy forward by equipping the workforce with essential business acumen. Graduates with expertise in finance, marketing, operations, and other business disciplines help their employers make sound decisions, fostering increased productivity, innovation, and competitiveness across various sectors, from small businesses and startups to multinational corporations. Consequently, preparing business graduates with the right skills and practical exposure is paramount.

Advisory setups such as a corporate advisory board (CAB) are essential for higher education institutions to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. These boards typically consist of C-level executives, accomplished entrepreneurs, industrialists, and former alumni, offering a wealth of industry experience and insight.

The formation of a Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) facilitates collaboration between industry and academia, offering substantial benefits to both sectors. For the industry, it provides access to the latest academic research and the expertise of researchers to develop innovative solutions for current challenges. The CAB offers critical feedback on curriculum relevance for the academic department, ensuring that educational programs align with the evolving business landscape. Additionally, it creates valuable opportunities for student internships and job placements, providing mentorship and training opportunities for faculty and students.

To capitalize on these benefits, the Department of Management Sciences at COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, has formed a Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) w.e.f. February 2024 consists of the following members.

S.No Name Sector Designation & Affiliations
01 Dr. Imran Khan


Higher Education Associate Professor/Head of Department

Department of Management Sciences

CUI, Abbottabad Campus

02 Mr. Haji Iftikhar Ahmed

(External Member)

Industry CEO – Global Star Granite & Marble Industries, Abbottabad

IS Granite Industries, Marble City, Hub Balochistan

Member, BoD, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Small Industries Development Board (KP-SIDB)

03 Mr. Wahid Siraj

(External Member)

Education/Social Sector Principal – Modernage Public School & College, Abbottabad

Director – EQUIP Pakistan

Executive Director – Pak-Irish Rehab Centre, Abbottabad

04 Dr. Mobashar Sadik

(External Member)

Corporate CEO

Institute of Financial Markets Pakistan

Building No. 9A, 2nd Floor Adjacent Hotel Faran, Shahrah-e-Faisal Rd, PECHS Extension Block 6 PECHS, Karachi

05 Mr. Kalim Ullah Jan

(External Member)

Corporate Senior Vice President – Treasurer Accounting Department

Ion Bank

251 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT  06770, USA

06 Mr. Noor Khan


Industry CEO & Director

EXPO Globe International Private Limited

ABK Recycling Private Limited

ARK Enterprises

SDK Rubber

07 Dr. Yasir Bin Tariq

(Secretary – CAB)


Higher Education Associate Professor/In-Charge ILO

Department of Management Sciences

CUI, Abbottabad Campus

Organizational and Industrial Collaborations

The Department of Management Sciences has signed numerous MoUs with various organizations to create opportunities for students and faculty, bridging the gap between industry and academia. Additionally, the department benefits from campus-level and university-level agreements. Below is a list of department and campus-level MoUs.

S.No Name Type Location Level
1- Moon Creations Internships/Training Courses/Research Collaboration Muzaffarabad Department
2- Toyota Abbot Visit/internship Abbottabad Department
3- Agri tech Hazara Phosphate Visit/internship Hattar Department
4- Center for Communication (CCP) Visit/internship Islamabad Department
5- SimlexMed Internships Abbottabad Department
6- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) and Tech Valley Google Education Services 5000 Google Career Certificates Scholarships Abbottabad Campus
7- National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, Islamabad Technical and Vocational Education and Training Islamabad Campus
8- University of Haripur National Academic Collaboration Haripur Campus
9- Institute of Management Sciences National Academic Collaboration Peshawar Campus
10- Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FCCI) National Collaboration Faisalabad Campus
11- Hazara University National Academic Collaboration Mansehra Campus
12- Mashmoom (Pvt.) Limited, Hattar District Haripur National Collaboration Haripur Campus
13- Tech Valley Pakistan National Collaboration Abbottabad Campus