About “Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad”

October 22, 1959

Dr Naushaba Hasan Murad

Ibrahim Hasan Murad (Son)
Mariam Murad (Daughter)





Professor Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad was a renowned scholar of organization and management. He was an entrepreneur, educationist, writer, researcher, influencer, policymaker, and a social reformer. He was the founding Rector of the University of Management and Technology, Pakistan functioning under ILM Trust. A management scholar by training, Professor Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has provided various national and international organizations, government institutions with guidelines and management consultancy to grow up more professionally and respond to emerging challenges in academia, economy, media, political geography, and social structure. He has played a pivotal role in organizing a joint platform of all business schools in Pakistan as founding chairman of Association of Management Development Institutions of Pakistan (AMDIP) from 2002 to 2006.

Dr Hasan was a man of Vision, Innovation, Communication, and Inspiration. Dr Murad’s efforts for cultivating and promoting business education in Pakistan have been widely appreciated by the business organizations, industry, and the Government of Pakistan as well.

The educational, administrative, professional credentials and diversified experience of Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad ideally place him in a global leadership position in any inter-governmental and inter-organizational environment. The inspiring and visionary leadership that he has offered in several entrepreneurial ventures is a convincing evidence for his impeccable capacity to rise to new horizons with lasting innovations.


Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad did his Bachelors in Civil Engineering in 1982 from NED University, Karachi and did his MBA in 1986 from Washington State University, USA. He later on did his PhD in Management Sciences from University of Wales, UK in 2001.


Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad held 30 years of practically diverse experience in the field of Higher Education. The most outstanding achievement of Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad is the setting up of a large scale multidisciplinary university in the private sector known as University of Management and Technology (UMT), 75 Colleges (ILM College), 200 Schools (The Knowledge School) and a sub campus of UMT, with a total enrollment of more than 50,000 students currently.

Dr Murad has been awarded with Dean’s Merit Award throughout all the semesters in MBA at Washington State University. He was awarded membership of Beta Sigma Delta, the National Honorary Society of Business and Economics of USA. Dr Murad has also been awarded with Best Faculty Award by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1992.


Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad was born in Dhaka (East Pakistan) in a very learned and elite family famous for their political and philanthropic activities. His father Mr Khurram Murad was a Civil Engineer and MS in Engineering from the world top MIT University – USA. He has hold prestigious positions as professional like Director General Islamic Foundation, UK. His incredible work was to lead the project of Khanna Kabbah’s flooring and other architect. Dr Hasan completed his initial schooling at Dhaka before going to Karachi (West Pakistan) to complete his education. He was an outstanding student throughout his academic career and ranked among the top students of the school/ college.


  • Founding Rector, University of Management and Technology
  • Founding President, ILM Trust
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, ILM Trust & UMT
  • Chairman, ILM Colleges Network
  • Chairman, The Knowledge School Network
  • Founder, Institute of Knowledge and Leadership (IKL), Dubai
  • Chairman, NBEAC
  • Chairman, Mizab Engineering
  • Chairman, Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ)
  • Chairman, I-Ways International, Lahore
  • Chairman, First IBL Modaraba, Pakistan
  • President, AMDIP
  • Member, AMDISA, India
  • Member Executive Board, International Association of Universities (IAU), France
  • Member, Board of Governors, TEVTA
  • Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad
  • Member, Board of Governors, Tricastmedia Pvt Ltd
  • Member, Board of Governors, International Business Forum, Turkey
  • Member, Sub-committee, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC)