Thursday, September 10, 2009
Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, (H.I., S.I.) President, Aga Khan University has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from McMaster University, Canada. During a distinguished professional career with the Aga Khan Development Network of over four decades, he has been the Managing Director of the Industrial Promotion Services, Pakistan and has also served on the boards of several governmental, professional and research organisations, including the Pakistan Medical Research Council.
He received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1998, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2002 and the award of Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Officer in the French National Order of Merit), from President Jacques Chirac of France, in recognition of his “tireless and fruitful contribution in the service of Pakistan and in the field of education”.