Shiraz Ahmed

Management & HRM Department

Assistant Professor

Counseling Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays: 11:00 am to 01:00 pm

shiraz.ahmed@iobm.edu.pk

Shiraz is a Leadership Development Consultant, Business School Faculty, Linkedin & Tribune writer, Trainer and Executive Coach. He has worked with professionals of US, UK, Australia, Singapore, ASEAN region and Africa. He has spoken and facilitated sessions to foreign diplomats, Global CEO, Business Leaders and functional heads. He regularly meets and interviews CEOs and functional heads for his upcoming book!

Shiraz has trained and taught numerous business professionals from Fortune-500 companies. He has also coached and mentored managers from junior to senior positions; Shiraz has helped organizations in resolving ‘Future Leaders’ challenge through his coaching and mentoring sessions. Few managers were able to raise to senior management positions.Shiraz has been trained by foreign faculty of British Council for their Global Leadership Development Program. He is also an IFC-Business Edge (world bank), British Council and USAID, Trained Management Trainer and a Certified HR Professional as well. He is also the Managing Editor of Marketing Review, published by Marketing Association of Pakistan.

Currently, Shiraz is Associated with CIRRUS, and provides Leadership Coaching to Senior Managers in Pakistan and ASEAN region

  • PhD(In progress)
  • MPhil
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2011-to date, Assistant Professor, Department of management, Institute of Business Management, Korangi, Creek, Karachi

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

15+ years experience of Training, Teaching, Coaching in Corporate and Development sectors.

  • Citizen Voice Project – USAID
  • Leadership Development Program – British Council
  • AME Leadership Acceleration – CIRRUS
  • Leadership
  • HRM
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Training and Development

RESEARCH PAPEREMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN KARACHI’S PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY 

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
  • Global Leadership Development Program – British Council
  • Strategic Visioning – British Council Pakistan
  • Train the Trainer – British Council Pakistan
  • Train the Trainer – Business Edge IFC World Bank
  • Trainer the Trainer – Citizens Voice Project USAID
  • Certified HR Professional
  • PGD Public Administration – Karachi University
PRESENTATIONS
  • Shiraz has spoken on various occasions on Leadership, Future of HR and How Leaders Engage team
  • He has conducted workshops on Leadership, Negotiations skills, Decision making skills, Interpersonal skills, Winning presentations, Train the trainer, Effective supervisory skills, Facilitation skills, Competencies for HR professional and communication skills.
  • Shiraz has also conducted workshops for British Council Pakistan, IoBM, USAID, Shell, ICMAP, NED University and many others
INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENTS

GUEST SPEAKER SESSIONS

Following business executives spoke to my Leadership and HRM class as guest speaker

  1. Syed Nadeem Ahmed – CEO Searle
  1. Dr Abdul Bari – CEO Indus Hospital
  1. Amir Iqbal – Bayer Pakistan
  1. Wali Zahid – CEO Skill City
  1. Ahsan Mehanti – CEO Arif Habib Commodities
  1. Farid Zafar – Head HR Dubai Islamic Bank
  1. Dr Sitwat Hussain – Group Head HR HBL AG Zurich 
  1. Ali Habib – Group Head Marketing UBL
  1. Himra Mursil – Head HR BASF Pakistan 
  1. Muhammad Farhan – Head Corporate Communication Standard Chartered Pakistan 
  1. Naukhez Arslan – Head HR Siemens Pakistan
  1. Farrukh Rasheed – Head HR HUBCO 
  1. Shahid Nadeem – Head Finance and Trade Deutsche Bank 
  1. Zafar Aziz Osmani – CEO Excelerate 
  1. Junaid Javaid – Head of Sales TPL Holdings
  1. Hadi Hassan Ali – Manager Compensation & Benefits Engro foods
  1. Asad Bhatti – HR Business Partner, Multinet
  1. Sumera Rafi – Product Specialist, ABL
  1. Abbas Sajjad – Head Marketing & Sales Atlas Asset Management 
  1. Ahmad Ali Zia – Head HR Muller and Phipps
LEADERSHIP COACHING | CIRRUS INTERNATIONAL

I have been selected / recruited by on international Training & Leadership Development firm CIRRUS to coach their clients on Leadership from Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, and East Asia. These professionals work for Fortune 500 company.

I Coach following Senior Managers on Leadership:

  1. Executive Director commercial banking
  2. Financial controller
  3. Head Corporate Communication
  4. Head Retail banking
  5. Head Client Acquisition
  6. Head HRBP

Additionally, I am also providing Leadership coaching to CRO (Chief Risk Officer, Standard Chartered) Thailand region.

BLOGS

Most of the guest speaker session were covered and maintained at my two blogs, where students make comments regularly:

  1. shirazahmed.wordpress.com 
  2. shirazwasif.blogspot.com
LEADERSHIP INTERVIEWS

I have conducted following executives’ interviews for my Leadership Research:

  1. Shazad Dada – CEO Standard Chartered Pakistan
  2. Amir Iqbal – CEO Bayer Pakistan
  3. Moin Malik – CEO Agility
  4. Salim Chinoy – CEO Ernst & Young Pakistan
  5. Rana Azfar – CEO Novonordisk Pakistan
  6. Khalid Mansoor – CEO HUBCO
  7. Ahmed Ghulam Hussain – Director Sales and Marketing APAG
  8. Jehangir Piracha – CEO Engro power
  9. Dr Sitwat – Group Head HR HBL AG Zurich
  10. Evelyn D. Abrogena – Head HR efu Life Assurance
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP for CORPORATE

I have conducted 3-day ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop in collaboration with ICMAP, which was attended by 10 plus participants, among them following were some senior executives

  1. Deputy Commissioner – SINDH Revenue Board
  2. Deputy Commissioner – SINDH Education Board
  3. SEVP – Meezan Investment
  4. Head of Accounts – Bayer Pakistan
  5. CFO – ICMA Pakistan
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP for USAID

I have conducted several workshops on Leadership Module for ‘Citizens Voice Project’ by USAID. This workshop was attended by mid-senior executives from NPO and NGO across Pakistan.

MARKETING REVIEW | MARKETING ASSOCIATION of PAKISTAN

I have published two quarterly magazines for Marketing Association of Pakistan, titled

  1. Marketing Leadership
  2. VUCA Marketing
HONORS and AWARDS
  • Shiraz has spoken and facilitated sessions to foreign and local diplomats including Ministers and High Commissioners.
  • Spoken and facilitated Leadership sessions to CEO’s, Vice Chancellors, Deans and Regional Directors
  • Trained, Taught, Coached and Mentored over 30,000 people
 Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

 CBM Building, Room no 318, Academic block, Institute of Business Management

Korangi Creek, Karachi Pakistan – 75190

 (+92-21)111-002-004

 Ext – 503

shiraz.ahmed@iobm.edu.pk