Dr. Ghufran is Associate Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has worked as the director of MBA and PhD Programmes at SDSB.

He teaches the subjects of leadership, change management, negotiations, and career dynamics in the MBA and Executive MBA programmes. He also teaches advanced statistical analysis in the PhD programme and market research and consumer analytics in the MBA programme. He has directed a number of executive education programmes for the private, public and social sector enterprises.

He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from IAE Aix, France. He did doctoral research at INSEAD France for three years as a full-time visiting PhD and was later associated with the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) as a senior research fellow. He has received training at IGLC in leadership development and executive coaching.
Ghufran has twelve years’ experience in managing human resources and quality management functions in the corporate sector in Pakistan. He has been deeply involved in managing significant changes in organisational culture and structure. His academic research, teaching, and executive training interests are directly related to and driven by the real organisational and leadership issues and concerns.

Research Interests:

Dr. Ghufran specialises in leadership, ethics, culture, and human motivation. His research has been published in top-ranked journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review.