Dr. Qaiser Shehryar Durrani


Dr. Qaiser Durrani is a Professor, former Dean (SEAS) and Rector of GIFT University. He also heads University Research Counsel as well as its Curriculum Committee. He is currently a member of different academic bodies and selection boards of various Universities in Pakistan. Dr. Durrani has published his research work at various journals and conferences. His area of research is in Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering. He has worked as Principal Investigator on a number of projects which were funded by organizations like ICT R&D fund, FAST-NU, and IT Industry. Dr. Durrani has a rich teaching, management as well as software development experience from places like FAST-NU, CresSoft, George Washington University, and Inter-American Development Bank.

Dr. Muhammad Ziad Nayyer

Director Industries, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Dr. Ziad Nayyer is Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS). Currently he is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, GIFT University. He holds PhD degree in Computer Science from COMSATS University. His general area of interest is Computer Networks and particular research work has been is in Cloud Computing. He has a number of impact factor publications at prestigious international journals and has also contributed in writing book chapters. During his academic carrier, he supervised various projects, Thesis and workshops. Dr. Ziad has a rich hands-on experience in developing and managing labs and servers at the University level. During his academic administrative carrier that spanned over 3 years as Head of Computer Science Department, Director Industrial Linkages and Dean, he worked on various strategic, planning, and policy documents and also worked closely with HEC, NCEAC and PEC.

Anas Zia

Manager Industry Linkages, GBS

Anas Zia is currently working as a lecturer in GIFT Business School, GIFT University Gujranwala Since 31 OCT 2018 to date. He also worked for four years as Lecturer at the University of Sargodha Mandi Bahauddin Campus starting from November 2014 to 30 OCT 2018. Moreover, he also worked for 01 year as an Admin officer at the University of Sargodha Mandi Bahauddin Campus.

Zeeshan Rasheed Butt

Manager Industry Linkages, School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

Zeeshan Rasheed is a Lecturer and former Program Coordinator in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, GIFT University. He is currently a member of various social organizations and forums in Pakistan. Zeeshan has taken initiatives for establishing online cross border conversation with different educational institutions in neighboring countries. His area of research is historical and cultural development of ethnic groups. Zeeshan has a vast experience of exploration as a tourist and travelogue writer. He has been a part of management in a public private venture of a national university for about 5 years. He has both teaching and management experience and is also a writer of various books. Being a professional lawyer, he practiced in criminal, family and labor laws, and also worked as a Special Public Prosecutor.

Muhammad Fawad Noori

Manager Industry Linkages, SFADA

As an international fashion designer, fashion choreographer, stylist and fashion researcher Muhammad Fawad Noori presented various lectures on various platforms including fashion design universities locally and globally. With over 16 dedicated years in the fashion & design field, he has done many international projects and also has lots of international achievements. After studies he worked as Manager Product development & Head of sampling department in Gulf Nishat Apparels Ltd. deals with, G.V, GAP, Levi’s Brands and worked as Design Consultant for SDC PAKISTAN (Lahore region) for Society of dyers & colourists, Head off. Bradford UK spent 10 years with SDC is a great learning and exploring the international market in colour and design and on his enthusiastic services he is the youngest person in the history of SDC who took BRONZE MEDAL AWARD BY Society of dyers & colourists SDC UK Bradford on enthusiastic services for SDC Pakistan as Design Consultant. Currently, Muhammad Fawad Noori is working with GIFT University (Gujranwala institute of future technology) in Gujranwala, Pakistan as Assistant Professor in SFADA (School of fine arts, Design & architecture) since December 2007 and Creative design head of GSFW by National Fashion League Hungary Association (NFLH, Hungarian abbreviation: NDL) NFLH & GSFW (Global sustainable fashion week)since March 2016. Also, he is appointed coordinator of international faculty at AND academy of Art & Design SriLanka & board of directors at CFF Creators Film Festival New York USA. Recently appointed as Vice-Chair of IFAN International fashion & Arts Network South Korea & China & International Director at The Korean Society of Fashion Business, Seoul, South Korea.

Maaz Zafar Cheema

Research Associate, GIFT ORIC

Mr. Maaz Zafar Cheema is a Research Associate in the office of research, innovation, and commercialization (ORIC) at GIFT University. He carries a graduate degree with a specialization in marketing. He has more than five years of industry and academic experience, including teaching, corporate sales, and business development. During his academic tenure, he has been a part of different student bodies which encouraged students to apply their marketing knowledge to help brands achieve their goals. He has also presented research papers at national and international conferences with research themes on sales force performance, emotional intelligence, and consumer behavior.