IBACEE – PGD Programs – Convocation 2017
On December 16, 2017, the Center of Executive Education (CEE),
IBA, Karachi commemorated second annual convocation for its five
batches of 2016 Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Supply Chain
Management, Human Resource Management, and Healthcare
The audience for this ceremony included families of the PGD students, faculty members, students and other distinguished personalities including Dean and Director of IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal; Director of Center for Executive Education, Dr. Izhar Hussain; Our esteemed Chief Guest Founder and CEO of Indus Hospital, Dr. Abdul Bari; and the Guest of Honour, Territory Senior Partner and Chairman of A.C Ferguson, Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi.
The event commenced with the National Anthem and recitation of
Holy Quran, followed by an address by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean
and Director IBA. Welcoming the esteemed guests, Dr. Farrukh
profusely expressed his gratitude to the Guests, Dr. Abdul Bari
and Mr. Syed Shabbar Zaidi. He then praised the efforts of
graduates of Post Graduate Diploma Program for spending weekends
at IBA despite the busy schedule as working professionals and
also thanked graduates family members for the support during the
course of studies. Dr. Farrukh congratulated to the diploma
holders, and recognized the efforts of the hardworking students
and in the end wished them luck for their future endeavors.
Dr. Farrukh's address was followed by an address by the Guest of Honor Mr. Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, who appreciated the efforts of IBA, saying that he feels relieved that there are institutions such as IBA, which are continuously striving to provide qualified personnel to the Industry. He further emphasized the importance of these diplomas. He congratulated IBA on a successful journey towards all three postgraduate diploma programs. He also appreciated the graduates for having the courage to keep studying even where they were working.
Following his address, diplomas were conferred to students by
the Dean and Director, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal and the academic
program directors Dr. Rameez Khalid, and Ms. Nyla Ansari and
ex-academic director Dr. Minhaj Qidwai, for their respective
programs. After which the honorable guests presented Medals and
Shields to the high achievers to celebrate outstanding
excellence in their respective disciplines.
The Valedictorian speeches of the overall Position Holder from PGD Healthcare Management Program left the audience in tears of joy. Speech of valedictorian was given by the overall top position holder of PGD Programs Ms. Iffat Swamir. She commented that “I am proud and humble to be in a company of so many amazingly talented and aspiring individuals. We must be tomorrow’s positive images. Our actions must make a statement and send a clear message”
The honorable Chief Guest Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, then addressed the audience emphasizing on the importance honesty, faith, and dedication and in the end counseled the new diploma holders to keep working hard in their respective fields.
The ceremony ended with the closing remarks and vote of thanks by the Director Center for Executive Education Dr. Izhar Hussain, who treasured the courage of the graduating students, saying that, "We have tried to make this diploma as good as possible, It is now your duty to use the knowledge learned here in your practical field.”
For details on PGD programs: http://cee.iba.edu.pk/