Dr Faheemul Islam

Principal Consultant

PhD (Management & Strategy), Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

M.B.A. Majoring in Marketing, National University of Singapore (NUS)

M.B.A. Majoring in Finance, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

B.Sc. Engineering (Electronics), University of Engineering & Technology

Trainings, Certifications, Memberships

  • Affiliate of the Harvard Business School’s Micro-economics of Competitiveness (MOC) network since 2006
  • Member The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) based at Harvard University
  • Member American Society of Competitiveness (ASC).
  • Ex Member Planning Commission of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan
  • Member, Board of Governors, Pakistan Institute of Management
  • Architect of National Industrial and Trade Policy, National Textile Policy, National SME development master plan


  • Adjunct Professor at JAMK University’s School of Business and Services Management, Finland.
  • Professor and Associate Dean of Karachi School of Business and Leadership, an Associate Professor
  • Director of the MBA Program at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Consulting assignments include:

  • As Member of the Planning Commission worked on a number of national development projects, private sector development, economic sector policies and programs.
  • Worked on establishing Centre of Excellence for Journalists, funded by US State Dept.
  • National study on ‘Developing a Regional Social Investment Exchange Initiative’ for Asian Development Bank.
  • Design and feasibility of ‘Supply Chain Management of Health Commodities’ training program for USAID DELIVER PROJECT.
  • Strategy formulation for Jaffer Agro Services.
  • Comprehensive consultancy for development of Research Department at KASHF Microfinance Bank; Area Research Framework for establishing Bank’s branches; New Product development Framework; Research Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Impact Assessment Study of National Training Program for Microfinance Clients – funded by USAID.
  • Participated in research at University of Bristol, UK on evaluating performance of the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA’s) Tele centers in Pakistan.
  • Supervising PhD research on evaluating Pakistan Telecom Policy PTA’s policy effectiveness.
  • Launch and initial management of the National Assessment and Institutional Strengthening Program of USAID for Government of Pakistan and Civil Society Organizations.
  • Launch and delivery of Strategic Brand Management Program for Henkel Group Saudi Arabia & Middle East in Dubai
  • Strategic Capacity Building of Telecom Service Providers in Pakistan
  • Comprehensive profiling of Pakistan’s textile and clothing sector – for Asian Development Bank
  • Way forward and policy initiatives for development of Pakistan’s textile and clothing sector – for Asian Development Bank
  • Baseline study and Leadership and Management Development of Health sector organizations – for David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Leadership Development in Microfinance Organizations – for Citi Foundation
  • Strengthening of CSR initiatives of organizations in Pakistan – for LUMS
  • A number of Economic Growth Projects in Pakistan – for major Development Organizations
  • Potential for value-addition and financing needs of Pakistan’s horticulture sector – for Competitiveness Support Fund CSF; USAID/Ministry of Finance
  • Investigating export potential of Pakistan’s dairy and livestock products – for CSF/Ministry of Finance
  • Capacity building of a number of major organizations in Pakistan, Singapore, Finland, Qatar.
  • Profiling of industry clusters and small-business networks.
  • Assessment and capacity building of NGOs.

Area of Expertise

Strategy, International Business & Competitiveness

  • Micro Economics of Competitiveness
  • Competition; Firms, Clusters and National Development
  • Competitiveness Drivers of Industry Clusters and Regions Economies
  • Crafting Competitive Business Strategy
  • Strategic Business Management
  • International Business Management
  • High-Tech Management
  • Blue Ocean Strategy Formulation
  • Aligning Corporate Strategy through Balanced Scorecard

Marketing and Branding

  • Principles of Marketing (Marketing Management)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Building Sustainable Brand Equity
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Technology Marketing
  • Consultative Selling of Technology Products

Entrepreneurship; Leadership and Organization Development

  • Developing Future Leaders
  • Leadership in Health Organizations
  • Leadership Program for Microfinance Managers
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Organization Development
  • Growing and Developing New Enterprises
  • Management of Social Enterprises