Dr. Ali Cheema Appointed Vice Chancellor, LUMS
LUMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Ali Cheema has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the university. He will commence his term on January 3, 2024.
Dr. Ali Cheema serves as an Associate Professor of Economics and Politics at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences and is also the Director of the Mahbub Ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS. He joined LUMS in 1999 and served as the Chair of the Economics Department from 2004 to 2010.
He is a co-founder of the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), a Senior Research Fellow at IDEAS Pakistan, a co-lead academic of the International Growth Centre’s Pakistan programme, an Invited Researcher at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP).
Dr. Cheema has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, and was a founding member of the Stockholm Challenge Award-winning portal, Relief Information System for Earthquakes, Pakistan (RISEPAK). He has also served on high-level provincial and federal government task forces and commissions, including the National and Punjab's Provincial Finance Commissions. Alongside, he is also a serving director of the Kashf Foundation and the State Bank of Pakistan.
Dr. Cheema's remarkable achievements will take LUMS further in its global vision for excellence.