The programme titled "Leadership Skills for Top Management (LSTM)", is currently underway in Karachi. This initiative is an outcome of the MoU signed between ISB and IBA on April 13, 2012, aimed to bringing world class executive education programme to Pakistan.
The programme has been designed for CXOs, business heads and government officials to home their leadership skills and first among the planned series of programmes aimed at the business leaders in Pakistan. The programme is among ISB's most successful executive programmes in India, having been delivered to more than 1,000 senior leaders in the last 11 years, a press statement stated.
Announcing the programme, Deepak Chandra, deputy dean, ISB said, "We are delighted to announce the commencement of our first executive education programme in Pakistan in association with IBS. As Asia rises into global economic prominence, it is critical that countries in the region and the business leaders seize he opportunity. We are confident that the ISB's strong international linkages and understanding of emerging economics will help in grooming high performing business leaders and policy makers from Pakistan and equip them with global best practices that will enable them to lead the country in its next phase of growth."
Dr Ishrat Husain, Dean and Director, IBA said, "Pakistan can benefit immensely from its proximity to India which has established world class institutions of higher learning. The collaboration with the ISB will expose the Pakistani corporate managers to leading scholars and practitioners from the world and help in acquiring new knowledge and tools. Hopefully, this exposure will equip them to play a critical leadership role in the future."
The programme has been will received by Pakistani business leaders from both the industry and the government.
According to a programme participant, Mr. S Talpur, general manager, operations, Pakistan Stat oil, "I am excited about being part of first of its kind program in Pakistan. With the increased economic growth and opportunities, business leaders like us are requires to return to the classrooms and continually re-learn, refresh and re-asses various of leadership and strategy."
All the forthcoming programmes planned under the ISB-IBA partnership will draw from ISBs network of faculty from around the world and share cutting-edge insights on various themes such as family business, entrepreneurship, business leadership, strategy and related areas.
This programme marks another milestone for the ISBs Centre of Executive Education (CEE), which has reinforced its position as one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia.
In line with IBAs objective to be ranked among the top 10 Business Schools in South Asia and top 100 in the world, the CEE at IBA is collaborating with world's leading business schools.