Institute of Business Administrtion
IBA Banking & HR Alumni Discuss the future of work with Mr. Jamal Nasir, Chief HR Officer at HBL

Saturday June 03, 2023: Over 70 Banking & HR alumni came together for the industry specific reunion at IBA City Campus. Hosted at the city campus, with panoramic views of downtown Karachi, guests had a chance to engage with Mr. Jamal Nasir, Chief HR Officer at HBL, Mr. Mohammed Sohail, Alumni Representative on IBA's Board of Governors and Ms. Malahat Awan, Director of IBA Alumni affairs, Resource Mobilization and corporate affairs.

Ms. Malahat welcomed everyone to the event and thanked them for joining IBA that day. She informed the audience about IBA's new initiatives of launching chapters around the world and conducting more industry specific events for alumni to come together and grow their networks. Mr. Sohail spoke a few words to welcome the guests and shared his vision to make the community more engaging and cohesive under his role as the IBA BoG member. Ms. Yasmin Zafar, patron of the IBA Alumni and Placement Society and IBA alum & faculty, talked about the importance of alumni helping each other succeed.

Mr. Jamal Nasir addressed the alumni about the future of work and the changing role and innovation that AI, data and tech was playing in the Banking and HR sector. He encouraged Pakistanis to have a learning mindset otherwise they would be left behind as the world advanced before us. Answering questions from the attendees, Mr. Nasir talked about how companies can create a culture of growth and learning and also how they can retain talent by providing market benchmarked compensation and growing the talent pool locally and globally.

The event brought together bankers and professionals from 40+ companies and had alumni as far back as the batch of 1977 attending the event. IBA aims to continue hosting such sessions and invites alumni to connect with the Alumni Affairs office to share their ideas for future events.