Wanting to acquaint himself with colleagues at LUMS, the Vice Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad and the Honourary Dean of the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, the SDSB faculty and Deans of the LUMS Schools met at an informal meeting where the ‘surprise’ start to the gathering was an entertaining musical performance by LUMS freshmen. The students sang a medley of popular film tracks from the 60s and 70s, which the crowd enjoyed a lot and some even sang along!
Dr. Ahmad shared his vision for the Business School and LUMS in his address to the gathering. He thanked Dr. Bhimani for accepting the role of leading SDSB and starting his inspiring, witty address on a humorous note, said that we should be grateful for the SDSB acronym as it is ‘shorter than SBASSE and MGSHSS!’
He appreciated the transition of the Business School to its present stature from its humble beginnings. Reflecting on his discussion with Dr. Bhimani on the outstanding accomplishments of the SDSB he commented, “Our message is actually quite simple. You guys took LUMS to the nation and its time to take LUMS to the world.”
He shared his experience that he has been lucky to have studied and worked at various national and international organisations and looking back as he tries to figure out what was the common thing about these great organisations, he said that reputation is key, especially for a university. He added that LUMS is now a household name and a national treasure and that this kind of accomplishment in such a short span of time is incredible. He also expressed his pride at having the chance to contribute to the development of this great institute.