Shaikh was the first Project Director who was hired at Higher Education Commission (HEC) in February 2003 after being transferred from the Ministry of Information Technology. He has a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from University of Southern Colorado, USA and a Masters in Business Management from the Harvard of Asia i.e. Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.
He carries a diversified exposure of Project Management, General Management & Human Resource Development with 30+ years of local & international experience. In his previous position at Computer Research (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, he was working in the capacity of General Manager Projects and Human Resources. Lately, he was working as a high performing team player and a coach at the HRD Division of HEC and has somehow mastered the art of Change Management.
He has delivered the following courses and lectures internationally & locally:
- Anger Management
- Change Management
- Public speaking, Reading and Creative writing
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Project Management
- Time Management & Stress Management
- Event Management
- Netiquettes – Managing Excellence
- How NOT to write a resume?
- Presenting your best self to employers?
A social nonconformist, a voracious reader, an inspirational speaker, and a fiery writer; Shaikh to date has authored over 110 articles, critiques and short stories on his writing space on SCRIBD (www.scribd.com). He has published 4 peer reviewed research papers in Pakistaaniat (an OJS journal in the US – www.pakistaniaat.org), 3 peer reviewed research papers in Criterion (a Pakistani journal – www.criterionquarterly.com) and 3 International Conference papers in USA, China and Pakistan respectively. He has also peer reviewed 6 research articles so far for different International journals.
A born Sufi, initiated as a Hasani & Hussaini Faqir @ the age of 7, a Baghdadi Shaikh from the paternal side; a Yusufzai Pakhtun from the maternal side and a Haji too; Shaikh has taken Bayat in the Naqshbandi and the Qadri Sufi orders in the early 80’s and in the Mevlevi order in Konya, Turkiye in May 2017. He can surely be reached on:
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