The Technology of Leadership – M.A. Mannan

A lecture on ‘The Technology of Leadership’ was recently delivered by Mr. M.A. Mannan at DHA Suffa University. Mr. Mannan, who is the Ex-President and CEO of TCS Holdings, Dubai Islamic Bank and Ex-Chairman of PSO, shared about some global best practices, case studies, and the dynamics of the technological landscape, highlighting the opportunities for youth and working professionals in the light of his own professional experiences. He also shared his valuable insights on the subject and how the technology influences today’s leadership roles and styles in the present world of big data, IoT and artificial intelligence.

The speaker addressed an auditorium full of entrepreneurs, industry professionals, subject matter enthusiasts, students from other universities, and related private and government bodies. The lecture was arranged by the Professional Development Centre of DHA Suffa University as part of the Professional Lecture Series.

Pakistan Stock Exchange: Learn to Invest

Mr. Faizan Ahmed (Research Analyst at Optimus Capital Management) and Mr. Riz Khan (CFA)
Topic: Pakistan Stock Exchange: Learn to Invest
Date: April 25, 2019.
Time: 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm.
Venue: DHA Suffa University, Karachi.

Please sign up here to attend:

About DSU Professional Round-Up:
The DSU Professional Round-Up is an open platform for information sharing, intellectual discourse and networking, where we invite industry experts to share their knowledge on a business topic that industry professionals may benefit from. Corporate professionals, academia and students from other universities are all encouraged to attend these lectures being held at the DHA Suffa University Campus in DHA, Karachi.

About the Session:
In this roundup, Mr. Faizan Ahmed and Riz Khan will guide us about how and when to invest in the Pakistani stock market along with the common problems and challenges that are faced while investing. It would be a unique learning and persuasive experience committed to direct the participants to reach literacy in the field of investments in the Pakistani Stock Market.

About the Speaker:
Mr. Faizan Ahmed is a Research Analyst at Optimus Capital Management (Private) Limited, Research Division. Prior to this, he served as Senior Analyst at JS Global Capital Limited, Research Division. He covered cements, fertilizers, OMCs sector at the firm.

Unlock Your Leadership Skills

Are you unaware about your inner leader? Are you still exploring the foundation blocks of leadership? Contrive the Leader within you using the theories of mind sciences, define the qualities of your HERO and draw an action plan through an interactive time with us.

Speaker: Ms. Anila Javaid (Director Business Innovation at AJ Enlight, Chief Executive Officer at 7tnine Developments)

Topic: Unlock Your Leadership Skills
Venue: DHA Suffa University, Karachi.
Date: March 30th, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

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*this lecture has an investment of 1500 PKR. Students, industry professionals, subject matter enthusiasts & lobbyists, students from other universities, related private and government bodies, are all encouraged to attend.

About the Session:

In this roundup, Ms. Anila will guide us about Leadership traits together with guided meditation, hypnosis and coaching. It would be a unique learning and inspirational experience committed to direct the attendees to reach enlightenment and state of perfect understanding to unlock their true potential.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Anila Javaid is an entrepreneur and a global business engineer. She has done MBA (Management), LLM (International and European business law). She has set up and managed businesses in many countries, delivering successful departments and companies. She worked with global business brands strategizing and implementing business diversification and expansions in different parts of the world. She has trained and Inspired entrepreneurs and enterprises to optimize revenue/profits and processes. Cultivating success through theory and mindfulness. She is also a lifestyle coach and mentor practicing mindfulness using the techniques from meditation, hypnosis and energy work leading to un-leasing and redirecting human potential. Affiliated with International gateways for businesses through AJ Enlight and supporting youth and women empowerment in Pakistan with different bodies. A Business evangelist and Social activist.

About DSU Professional Roundup:

The DSU Professional Roundup is an open platform for information sharing, intellectual discourse, and networking, where we invite industry experts to share their knowledge on a business topic that industry professionals may benefit from. Corporate professionals, academia and students from other universities are all encouraged to attend these lectures being held at the DHA Suffa University Campus in DHA, Karachi.

Financial Skills For NonFinancials

Managers & Senior Executives of any organization are responsible for leading processes and teams, and for making routine / frequent decisions that impact the organization’s success. Decision making is highly influenced by the organization’s financials.
This workshop will provide participants with necessary understanding of the financial terminologies and concepts that would help them make sound assessments and business recommendations. It will also provide basic understanding of the Accounting process and enhance their ability to analyze the impact of any decision that they make and its projected impact on the financial
performance of the organization.

• An Overview of Financial Management
• An Overview of Accounting & its Branches
• Accounting – Tool for Decision-making
• Resources & Sources of Business
• Role of Financial Management

• Classification of Costs
• Understanding Financial Statements
• Budgeting, Forecasting & Variance Analysis
• CAPEX Planning & Investment Appraisals
• Analyzing & Interpreting Financial Statements

The Program will help participants in a clear understanding of Finance & Accounting including the Financial statements & will prepare them for better decision making in view of financial trends and impact of decisions on the financial performance & financial position of the organization that they are working for.

It is a skills-based workshop & offers a broad array of experiential learning opportunities too. This program offers an academic development in the skills necessary to eventually become a more effective business leader with a greater chance of career growth.

• C-Suite and Head of Departments
• Senior Managers
• Business Unit Heads
• Middle Managers
• Entrepreneurs / SME Owners / Partners & Directors

Faculty – Masoud Ali Khan
Mr. Masoud Ali Khan is a dynamic and highly accomplished C level executive having an excellent track record of conducting
in-house and on-request training & Human Capital development programs on Soft skills, Business Management, Finance &
Human Resources as a Passion from highly reputed International forums including the British Council.
He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (FCMA) as well as member of the
Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada, and has served at senior management positions in organisations of International
repute including Ernst & Young (E&Y), American President Lines (APL), MCB Bank, the Danone Group, Arif Habib Group & Tameer Group Dubai.
He has also been a Visiting Faculty member at various Universities & professional Institutes. Government of Dubai selected him as an Assessor for the prestigious Dubai Quality Award (DQA) in 2008; his team ranked Third in over 33 DQA teams. Through his highly interactive programs, Mr. Khan has been a key resource in bringing Change in the life pattern of a number of individuals thereby transforming them into a highly valuable member of the Corporate as well as social world.

Workshop on Real Estate Marketing

DSU Professional Development Centre recently conducted a workshop on “Real Estate Marketing”. Dr. Javeria (Ph.D. Construction & Architecture) and Mr. Azam Mairaj (Subject Expert and Author) facilitated the workshop. Giving a detailed insight on how Real Estate Marketing helps the integration of property management, development, and investments, the workshop covered buyer’s demographics, psychographics, and attitudes that are essential to marketing research, planning, segmentation and targeting. The program was attended by professionals from Paragon Constructions, DHA Karachi, DHA Bahawalpur, Defclarea, and various other prominent Real Estate Agencies in the city.


Workshop on Human to Human Marketing

DSU Professional Development Centre conducted a workshop on Human to Human Marketing. Ahmed Jamal (Trainer, Faculty DSU & IBA, CEO Mexim International) facilitated this workshop. Giving a detailed insight on how Human to Human Marketing creates an authentic connection between your brand and its customers, the workshop extensively covered topics like customer engagement strategy, and customer acquisition and retention approaches. Talking in detail about eCommerce and introducing the human element, the faculty leveraged their experience as marketer, distributor, and trader to introduce the participants to uncertainty and planning for possible futures and outcomes while planning the engagement strategy. The program was attended by professionals from Attock Cement, Engro Corporation, Master Motors, HBL, etc.

Workshop on HR Functions

Under the supervision of Ms. Tehseen Azhar, a workshop on Human Resource Practices was organized on October 25, 2018. Featuring Mr. Osama Alvi, who has around 15 years of professional experience in the field of HR and Compliance auditing. He is currently working as an HR consultant and Behavioral Trainer. The objective of the workshop was to provide an overview on HR functions in the light of practical approaches and current challenges as HR is becoming an important aspect in the modern era due to its new dimensions and emerging trends.

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

The 1st Faculty Professional Development Workshop was organized by Dr. Rida Ahmed Asst. Prof. & HoD, Department of Basic Sciences at DHA Suffa University from August 10, 2015 to August 28, 2015. This workshop was designed in line with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Master Trainers’ Faculty Professional Development Program. Important learning modules such as Research Methodology, Academic Writing for Research, Communication and Pedagogical Skills were discussed by experts and HEC trainers including Dr. Shakeel R. Farooqui, Prof. Dr. C. J. Dubach, Prof. Dr. Hamid Rafique Khattak, Mr. Abbas Hussain and others from various institutions of Pakistan.

Workshop on Nanotechnology

Departments of Basic Sciences and Mechanical Engineering organized the “1st DSU Workshop on Nanotechnology and Its Applications” on December 13, 2013. Eminent scholars Prof. Dr. N. M. Butt (Chairman, Preston Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, PINSAT), Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Chaudhry, (Director, International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences, ICCBS) and Dr. Muhammad Raza Shah (Associate Professor, ICCBS) spoke at the event. The speakers highlighted the importance of this emerging science and elaborated some of its applications in the fields of engineering and biological sciences. The workshop provided an excellent platform for participants to exchange ideas and learn about the emerging field of Nanotechnology.