Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi
Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi is the 31st head and 4th Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore. He completed his PhD in Economics from University of Oxford, UK and has done M.A. in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands. He did his MSc from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and B.A. from Government College, Lahore.
He was a Professor of Social Gerontology at Seoul National University, Korea and professor of International Social Policy at University of Southampton (UK); Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science and Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford, the UK. He was Director Research at the UN-Affiliated European Centre Vienna (Austria); Senior Economist at OECD in Paris (France) and Civil Servant at the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions in London.
Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi research spans measurement of active and healthy ageing, the well-being of older persons and those with disabilities and data on ageing and older persons. Since 2012, he has led the research work of the Active Ageing Index Project for European Commission/ UNECE and the Global AgeWatch Index project for HelpAge International. He helped develop Age UK’s Wellbeing in Later Life Index, during 2015-2017. He has recently completed projects on constructing the AAI for China and Korea (for the EU-China project in Beijing); on human rights of older persons (for British Council in Islamabad) and on dementia in Pakistan (for Age International UK). He is currently a Steering Committee member of the ASEM Global Ageing Centre in Seoul and a Core Group member of the UN Titchfield City Group on Ageing... Read More
Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq
Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization
Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq, an acclaimed bio-technologist, is the 2nd vice Chancellor of the GC University, Lahore, Pakistan. Prior to his current appointment, he has served as the Dean Faculty of Science & Technology and Director, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology at GC University, Lahore. Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq earned his MSc in Botany and PhD in Industrial Microbiology from the University of the Punjab. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship for Postdoctoral research at the Cornell University, New York, USA in his area of specialization. He has established an Institute of Industrial Biotechnology at GC University, Lahore where students carry out research at MPhil and PhD levels.
Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq has extensive research experience which is reflected in his 253 national and international research publications. He successfully completed 12 research projects sponsored by various national research organizations, such as PSF, PAEC, HEC, GCU & Ministry of Science and Technology while two other research projects are in progress. 157 students have completed their PhD, MPhil and MSc level research dissertations under his supervision. Besides this, he has organized, attended and read papers in 40 national and international conferences, seminars and symposia.Read More
Business Incubation Centre
Muhammad Usman is a highly professional business executive with global experience in Chemicals, Printing, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and diversified experience in corporate strategic planning, operations management and entrepreneurship. More than 12 years of experience globally with a successful track record for entrepreneurship, at national & international level, from grass to fork having full operational command on idea to brand management, feasibility to incubation, planning to production, purchasing to sales, sourcing of a Component to Assembly line. Expertise in identifying gaps, visualizing opportunities, developing and executing business plans. Training and mentoring entrepreneurs and startups with sharing ideas and experiences and assist them towards entrepreneurship.