Office of the President

President's Profile

Ibrahim Hasan Murad

President ILM Trust,
President UMT

An exceptionally gifted, emerging visionary leader with multifarious traits that are ideally suited for a global educationist, innovator, and social-entrepreneur. A dedicated philanthropist who is leading a PKR 9+ billion scholarship fund for educational and socio-economic uplift. With a compassion for amelioration of the human condition towards a better society, he is firmly committed to:

Universal Access to Education
Youth Development
Social Change and Social Mobility
Human Capacity Development

Ibrahim Hasan Murad continues to provide educational services to around 100,000 students from the kindergarten to PhD level. He is the youngest university president in the world. His leadership and focus on thought leadership has helped UMT rank as the number 1 private sector university in Pakistan in THE World University Rankings 2023, the top Pakistani private university in THE Asia Rankings 2023, and the best university in Pakistan in THE Young University Rankings 2023.

He holds a vision strongly rooted in integrity and believes firmly in unlocking the potential of the people for shaping a better future for all. For Ibrahim Hasan Murad, leadership is synonymous with service – service to people.


Master in Educational Leadership and Management
University of Warwick, United Kingdom Bachelor in International Business

University of Coventry University, United Kingdom
Courses on Economics, Cross Cultural Business, Organizational Behavior, Religion,

Political Science and IT
University of Western Ontario, Canada


Ibrahim Hasan Murad is passionate about contributing towards and serving the cause of Pakistan through advancement of knowledge that leads to bringing about economic breakthroughs. With multiple leadership roles under his belt, Ibrahim Hasan Murad aims to provide opportunities to the youth of Pakistan for a powerful future ahead.


Transport, Mines & Minerals, and Livestock and Dairy Development
Government of the Punjab

Livestock and Dairy Development accounts for 15% of the province’s GDP. Punjab produces 62% of the country’s milk, 43% of beef, 32% of mutton and 75% of poultry. The Ministry is responsible for animal health, breed improvement, research, vaccination, extension services, providing capacity building programs for livestock farmers and vets, and handling public complaints through a toll-free helpline. Furthermore, they work towards preserving and developing livestock genetic resources and manage livestock production at government farms located on 75,000 acres.

The Transport Department focuses on legislation, transport policy, and planning. He oversees the 250 million ridership operation, regulation, and establishment of the Mass Transit Systems in the province like Orange Line Metro Train and Metro Buses in Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi. The department handles route permits, fare, traffic speeds, parking, and halting places. They conduct inspections of public service vehicles, manage compensation in accident cases, and administer policies regarding student concessions and nationalization of road transport. Additionally, they oversee the certification of roadworthy vehicles, maintain public bus stands, and manage budgetary and administrative matters.

Mines & Minerals Department is responsible for $6 Trillion in assets, conducting legislation, policy formulation, and planning related to the development and exploration of mineral resources like clay, limestone, salt, iron ore, copper and etc. collect rents, royalties, and fees from concessionaires, rehabilitate mining areas, and enforce environmental standards. Additionally, they digitize and disseminate mineral data, promote mines and minerals development, and ensure the welfare of mine workers. The department also plays a crucial role in marketing minerals.


Executive Committee of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC)
Punjab Disaster Management Committee for Floods
Resource Mobilization Committee for Punjab’s Budget

Former Minister

Local Government and Community Development
Government of the Punjab

The minister oversaw an Annual Development Program worth Rs 100 Billion, Foreign Funded World Bank Projects worth $1 Billion, 118 cattle markets, parking services, street lights in addition to offering a wide range of vital services – including but not limited to the providing urban or rural infrastructure, zoning and master planning, land use control, water supply, sanitation and conservancy, classification, declassification or reclassification of commercial or residential areas and markets, provision of death, birth, marriage certificates, maintenance and development of expressways, bridges, flyovers, public roads, streets, foot paths, traffic signals and pavements.


University of Management and Technology (UMT)

Pakistan’s Premier General Research University, Ranked 1st in Private Sector by QS & Times Higher Education UK, 900 faculty including 300+ PhDs educating 25,000 students, 58% of which are on a scholarship. Over 120 degrees offered through 19 Schools and Institutes.

Member, Advisory Board

Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, UK

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education is an educational institution based in Leicestershire, in the United Kingdom. Specializing in Islamic subjects, the institute runs part-time and full-time courses, awarding BA and MA degrees. The institute is accredited by the British Accreditation Council, reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and registered with the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Board Member

Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad

Established in 1979, IPS is an autonomous, not for profit, civil society organization, dedicated to promoting policy-oriented research, dialogue, human & technological development for better governance. IPS provides a forum for informed discussion and dialogue on national and international issues. The contributions and the overall impact signifies the importance of pragmatic research on policy issues. The Institute highlights the role of think-tanks in modern democratic polity.

Executive Director

An Islamic Mutual Fund listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, a housing project in Islamabad, Faisalabad & a small power plant in South Punjab.


Academia Magazine

The Academia’s mission is to be the go-to magazine for reputable, credible and professional guidance and insight into the country’s education sector. We aspire to help students, parents, educators, including teachers, professors and administrators, policy makers and other stakeholders form truly informed opinions.

Chief Executive

868 Holdings Pvt Ltd

A boutique diversified real estate investment firm at the forefront of innovation and success in the industry. With a passion for identifying unique investment opportunities, we specialize in a wide range of real estate assets, from residential and commercial properties to hospitality and mixed-use developments. At 868 Holdings, we prioritize sustainable and socially responsible investments, fostering positive impacts on communities while maximizing value for our investors. We are on a journey of growth and prosperity as we continue to shape the future of real estate investment.

Chief Administrator

Institute of Leadership and Management Trust

200+ TKS schools and 70+ ILM Colleges in 90+ cities across Pakistan educating 75,000 students.

Former Chairperson

Pakistan Olympic Association Education Commission

Development of Olympic Values Education Strategy & capacity building of all sports associations, advocacy for quality physical education in the national curriculum.


CM Punjab's Advisory Council on Governance 2019-2020

A technocrat-based forum to render collective advice on Planning, Growth Strategies, Institutional Reforms & Public Service Delivery

Chairman ILM Fund

Making Higher Education accessible for all. Awarded scholarships to 25,000+ individuals from across Pakistan amounting to Rs 9 Billion through personal sources.


Young Philanthropists of Pakistan

Promoting empathy, generosity, & giving among next generation business leaders.


Sitara-o-Hilal Foundation

Promoting the spirit of sacrifice and service to the nation amongst youth aged 6-12.


The Free Internet for Students Movement

Launched a campaign addressed to the PM which resulted in massively discounted internet packages for students.


Manshurat & Sama-o-Basar Publishers

Publisher of audio, video and print content that focuses on spiritual and character development

Executive Chairman

Institute of Knowledge and Leadership - IKL

Led the startup in Dubai providing consulting and talent development in leadership and strategy to GCC Governments and Large Corporations across MENASA.


Arts, Culture, International Affairs, Aviation, Competitiveness, Islamic Golden Age & Renaissance, Automobiles, Fitness, Futures Studies and History, Industry 4.0, Research, Innovation and Development, Architecture and Planning, Personal Excellence and Continuous Development, Fashion and Lifestyle, and Blue Economy

  • The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York, USA
  • The Association of Talent Development Annual Summit in Denver, Colorado, USA The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • The Middle East HR Summit by Informa, UAE
  • Deans and Directors Conference at National Business Education Council International Business
  • Conference and Exposition Panelist at launch of Microsoft Spark Panelist at Punjab TEVTA Skills Summit
  • Chief Innovation Officer, Institute of Knowledge and Leadership, Dubai, 2015-2020