Arif is heading the Family Business Initiative at LUMS. Previously he had spearheaded the SME Pulse Initiative as well as the Textile Productivity Initiative. He was also the Director of the Entrepreneurship Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (ESMEC) for almost a decade. Arif has been a consultant to a few Pakistani businesses in the area of Family Business, Productivity Improvement and Inventory Management. He has also been consultant/academic advisor for a couple of universities, where he helped in developing and implementing new systems for faculty evaluation and development, in addition to upgrading the curriculum and facilities. He has taught in the MBA program as well as several executive programs in the areas of Operations Management, Decision Making, Supply Chain and Retail Management, and Family Business. Arif has published papers in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, The Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Computes & Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Malaysian Journal of Small & Medium Enterprises. He has also written/supervised over fifty case studies.