Abdur Rahman Aleemi

Health & Hospital Management Department

Senior Lecturer







Abdur Rahman Aleemi is Senior Lecturer and Research Consultant to the MHM Research Cell (MRC) at the department of Health & Hospital Management at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi. He currently holds an M.Phil. from IQRA University and MBA from Virtual University of Pakistan in Finance. He is also pursuing his PhD in Business Management from IoBM, where his research interests fall in the area of Banking Regulations, Supervision and Stability. He is also a lead researcher in the area of banks’ Charter Value and Market Discipline.

Mr. Aleemi possesses more than eight years of diversified experience of industry and academia. He has served both in academia and industry at different positions for various projects and responsibilities. He is an experienced researcher and consultant in the field of Islamic and Conventional Finance, Economics, Management, Operations and Health Management. He has published several research papers in HEC recognized peer reviewed journals and has also presented his research work in several national and international conferences. Last but not the least, he is also leading Capstone Projects.

  • In Progress, Ph.D, Business Management (Candidate), Institute of Business Management.
  • 2014, M.Phil.(Finance), IQRA University Karachi.
  • 2011, MBA(Finance), Virtual University of Pakistan.
  • 2006, B.Sc.(Bio and Chemistry), University of Malakand.


  • 2008, DIT, BTE-Peshawar.
Academic Experience
  • August – 2016 till Date,  Senior Lecturer & Consultant MRC,  CBM, Institute of Business Management.
  • June – 2014 till April – 2016, Lecturer/Research Associate, Institute of Business & Technology-Karachi.
  • Spring – 2015 till Summer – 2016, Visiting Faculty,  IQRA University, Main Campus Karachi.
  • Spring -2015 till Summer -2016, Visiting Faculty, KASBIT, Main Campus Karachi.
  • Fall -2015, Visiting Faculty, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology.
Professional Experience
  • May-2010 – May-2014, Manager Finance and Operations, Sadaf Enterprises, Karachi.
  1. Occupational Allergies and Respiratory Health Problems in Spice Mill Workers.
  2. Pre and post nutrition care delivery in the mechanically ventilated patients of a tertiary care hospital with the implementation of feeding algorithm.
  3. Knowledge Attitude and Oral Hygiene Practices among Street children enrolled by Street-To-School Organization in Gharib Abad Karachi.
  • Research Methods, Quantitative Analysis, Economic Modelling, Corporate Finance, Analysis of Financial Statements, Islamic Banking & Finance, Banking Regulations, Financial Accounting.

Research Interests

  • Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Equity Pricing, Islamic Banking & Finance, Banking Regulations and Franchise Value, Behavioral Finance, Market Micro Structures, Market Power, Market Discipline Health Economics and Advance Quantitative Modelling.
Pedagogical Innovations
  1. Transformed the course Quantitative Analysis (Bio-Statistics) to be based entirely on SPSS tutorials and practical demonstration which enhanced the students’ analytical, inferential and data management abilities.
  2. Introduced EndNote/Zotero in Research & Survey Methodology to enhance the students’ understanding and management of their bibliographic content which will positively influence the scholarly outlook and quality of their research work.
  3. Introduced and emphasized on full-fledged (dummy) thesis as class projects to make sure the students are familiar with academic research and are ready for their final thesis.
5-8, May, 2018 Islamic Finance for Academicians IBA-CIEF
2018 SSK Faculty Excellence Program EMEC, by IoBM
2018 Introduction to Systematic Reviews EMEC, by IoBM
2017 Scaling Up Master class Marriot, by Terrabiz
Journal Publications

Manuscripts Unpublished/Under Review/ In Progress

  • Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Moderating Role of Directors’ Demographic Characteristics (Under Review).
  • Disciplining Islamic Banks: Evidence from Depositors’ Market Discipline (In progress).
  • Financial Leverage and Its Effects on Firms’ Investment Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan’s Banking Sector. (Under Review).
  • Challenges and Patterns of Seeking Primary Healthcare in Slums of Karachi: A Disaster Lurking in Urban Shadows. (Under Review).
  • The Saga of Development and the Quest Towards De-Development: Ethical Choices (Unpublished). 
  • Authentic Leadership and Job Satisfaction: Measuring the Mediating Role of Affective Organizational Commitment in Healthcare sector of Pakistan. (Under Review).
  • The Importance of Being First in Pharmaceutical Market (Under Review).
Conference Presentations
Research Supervision
  • Vijay Kumar (2014): Impact of Financial Leverage on Firms’ Investment Decisions: Evidence from Pakistan’s Banking Sector
  • Col. Muhammad Tariq (2014): Effects of Psychological Problems of IDPs of North Waziristan on Local Community
MBA/Capstone Projects

Umair Ahmed (2014): The Determinants of Customer Preferences towards Microfinance Services: A C Assessing Parental Perspective from Pakistan.

MBA Theses/Capstone Projects:

  • Sarah Ikram (2018): Pre and post nutrition care delivery in the mechanically ventilated patients of tertiary care hospital with the implementation of feeding algorithm.
  • Zara Khan (2018): Emotional Intelligence and Career Decision Making Self Efficacy
  • Sana Khan (2018): Relationship of Excessive Smartphone Usage with Sleep Quality and Musculoskeletal Pain.
  • Syeda Uzma (2018): Early Child Marriages: A Silent Human Right Issue.
  • Yamna Hasan (2018): Occupational Allergies and Respiratory problems in Spice Mill Workers in Pakistan.
  • Engr. Sania Tanveer (2017): Acceptance of the Use of Wireless Body Area Network for Healthcare in Young Generation.
  • Uzma Mustafa (2017): Prevalence of depression and associated risk factors leading to premature birth: The case of Pakistan.
  • Fauzia Shafi Siddiqui (2017): Effects of Overtime on Work-Life Balance of Pharmaceutical Employees.
  • Urwat Ul Wusqa (2017): Risk Factors Associated with Pathological Internet Use Among University and the Role of Cognitive Distortion: The Case of Pakistan.
  • Nida Shahid (2016): Occupational Hazards among Healthcare Workers in Karachi.
  • Hina Khaliqui (2016): Challenges and Barriers in Seeking Primary Healthcare Services in Slums of Karachi.
  • Hani Zahid (2016): Assessing Parental Stress in Raising Children with Special Needs: Perspectives from Pakistan.
Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

 CBM Building: Room No. 318, Institute of Business Management

Korangi Creek, Karachi Pakistan – 75190


 Ext – 329