Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII

The 23rd September 2022 was a great day for Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), IBA Karachi as the 11th and 12th batches of its Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CIE) under EDP, the flagship and premier program of IBA CED were graduated. The ceremony took place at the G&T Auditorium IBA main campus and 125 participants of which 50% were females attended the ceremony. As a pre-requisite, almost all participants have started new business ventures during or after this program.

Before the official commencement of ceremony, Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program coordinator EDP represented CED and briefed the audience about the ceremony proceedings. The ceremony officially started at 3:30 pm with a recitation of holy Quran followed by national anthem. All the recipients were excited and were well prepared. Acting Head IBA CED, Mr. Azad Ahmed in his welcome speech thanked all the audience and shared the entrepreneurial stories of these graduating students and their socio-economic impact so far. Later, the esteemed guests and faculty members were introduced followed by a showcase of a video presenting 4 month journey of both batches to the audience. The video was specially developed by CED team.

The ceremony was graced with the presence of Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director, IBA Karachi. While the chief guests of the evening were Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Rector GIFT Univeristy and Dr. Hasnain Walji, Executive Director, United Global Initiative. The other guests of honor included Mohamed Taki Jaffer, Trustee Jaffer Family Foundation- United Global Initiative, Mohamed Sadiq Jaffer, Trustee Jaffer Family Foundation- United Global Initiative, Muslim Raza Rawjani- Trustee Haydri Benevolent Trust, Ali Asad Hemani- Trustee, KNOW (Karachi Needy Orphans and Women), Mr. M. Mustafa Hemani, Pakistan Representative, The World Federation, Mr. Raza Peer Bahi, CEO KFC Pakistan and Imran Azeem Shell Tameer. The event was also attended by the esteemed faculty members of IBA including Dr. Kamran Mumtaz, Dr. Imran Khan and Ms. Annie Ahmed.

In his chief guest speech, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, lead faculty of EDP and briefly shared the experiences and achievements. Dr. Qureshi urged the graduating entrepreneurs to learn from the failures and to find the solutions to the real problems of the society. Later on, the certificate distribution started. The individual profile of every recipient was shared before receiving the certificate coupled with learnings he or she has gathered.

The ceremony ended at 05:00 pm followed by a group photograph and hi-tea. Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program Coordinator EDP and other team members were there to facilitate the recipients and for the smooth proceeding of the ceremony. Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed on behalf of CED thanked all the guests, participants and CED staff for the successful organization of this ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
Graduation Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Program Batch XI and XII
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