The Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA Karachi Joins Forces with Special Technology Zones Authority

The Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA Karachi Joins Forces with Special Technology Zones Authority

May 17, 2023:The Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA Karachi Joins Forces with Special Technology Zones Authority to empower Pakistan's technology sector through professional development programs and research

The Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) and the Center for Executive Education at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi have inked an MoU aimed at fostering the growth and development of the technology sector in Pakistan. Recognized as a renowned institution specializing in high-level management education and training, the IBA's collaboration with the STZA promises to be a catalyst for advancing the technological leadership landscape of the nation.

Recently, the IBA Karachi has established a new office in Islamabad expanding its nationwide imprint. IBA's Center for Executive Education (CEE) is currently operational at NIBAF, Islamabad. This initiative has been warmly welcomed by Mr. Azfar Manzoor, Chairman of the Special Technology Zones Authority, and Mr. Javaid Iqbal, CCO STZA. Both officials expressed their enthusiasm for the IBA's decision to work with STZA.

During the signing ceremony, a delegation from the IBA led by Dr. Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director of the Institute, expressed their profound admiration for the vision and initiatives put forth by the Special Technology Zones Authority. The delegation included IBA's Dean Dr. Abdullah Zafar Sheikh, School of Business Studies, Dr. Asad Ilyas, Registrar IBA, and Mr. Kamran Bilgrami, Director Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA.

Dr. Zaidi reaffirmed his unwavering support and commitment to collaborative efforts in establishing a globally competitive knowledge ecosystem within Pakistan. By leveraging the strengths and expertise of both institutions, IBA aims to create an environment that fosters innovation, drives economic growth, and positions Pakistan as a leading player in the technology sector on the global stage.

Chairman STZA, Mr. Azfar Manzoor said, "The IBA-CEE will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality training and education to entrepreneurs, business leaders, and technology organizations across Pakistan. Furthermore, the center will assist these organizations in formulating intelligent business strategies to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness in the global market."

The partnership between the Special Technology Zones Authority and the CEE IBA Karachi represents a remarkable step forward in nurturing the technology sector Pakistan. It demonstrates a shared vision to empower entrepreneurs, equip business leaders with the necessary skills, and elevate the country's technology organizations to new heights. This collaboration is set to contribute significantly to the nation's progress by building a robust knowledge ecosystem and ensuring the competitiveness of Pakistani enterprises in the digital age.

About the Special Technology Zones Authority: The Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) is a federal organization created under the STZA Act 2021. The authority is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the technology sector in Pakistan. It serves as a regulatory body, creating an enabling environment for technology-driven businesses, fostering innovation, and attracting foreign investment. The STZA endeavors to position Pakistan as a global technology hub by establishing state-of-the-art technology zones across the country.

About the Institute of Business Administration, IBA Karachi: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi is a leading educational institution renowned for its excellence in business education and research. With a rich history spanning over six decades, the IBA is committed to nurturing talent, imparting practical skills, and developing future leaders who can drive growth and innovation in various industries. The IBA strives to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Pakistan through its high-quality academic programs and industry collaborations.

About IBA CEE: IBA Karachi has been offering Professional Development Programs since its inception in 1955, and the CEE was formally established in 2004. The CEE has a strong network of local and global faculty members and collaborations and currently offers capacity building programs in several cities for Enterprises, Public Sector Organizations and Family Businesses.