​​Deans and Officers

The day-to-day activities, both academic and administrative, of Aga Khan University are overseen by the President and a number of key university officers.


Executive Com​mittee





Dr Carl A​mrhein

Provost and Vice President, Academic

He joined as AKU’s Provost and Vice President, Academic on October 8, 2017.​
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Al-Karim Haji

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer​​​​

He is responsible for the planning, financing, business development and financial affairs of AKU and its health care system across six countries.​ 
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Wasan Miglioranza

Vice President, Human Resources​​​​​​

The Vice President of Human Resources will provide strategic human resource leadership and development for Aga Khan University as it continues to grow geographically and programmatically.
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Dr Shawn Bolouki

Vice President, Health Services

He has over thirty years of leadership experience in healthcare, and has during that time achieved major financial and operational successes in acute-care hospitals and medical care centres ranging in size from 120 to 1200 beds.
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Academic Leadership





​Dr ​Alex Awiti

Vice Provost, East Africa​​​​​​​​

Dr Awiti is a transdisciplinary scholar, whose research intersects agriculture, ecology, education, society, population health policy and the economy.
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Dr Anjum Halai

Vice Provost, Asia and UK and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Professor Anjum Halai's appointment as Vice Provost (Asia and UK) became effective in November 2018.
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Dr Tashmin Khamis

Vice Provost, Quality, Teaching and Learning​​​​​​

Dr Khamis is the founding Director, of the Networks of Quality, Teaching and Learning, working globally across all AKU campuses.
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Dr Laila Akbarali

Interim Vice Provost, Student Affairs and Services & University Registrar​​​​

In early 2020, the University created the Office of Student Affairs and Services to bring a number of student services,​ under a single, University-wide, operation.
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Mr Peter Gatiti

Associate Vice-Provost & University Librarian​​​​

Peter Gatiti was appointed as the Associate Vice-Provost and University Librarian on 30th May 2019.
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Dr Fauziah Rabbani

Associate Vice Provost, Research​​​​

In her academic leadership role as A.V.P, Dr. Rabbani leads both health & social sciences research administration across all multi-country geographies where AKU operates.
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Dr Farhat Abbas

Associate Vice Provost, Special Projects

Reporting to the Provost, Farhat acts as an academic champion for selected fundraising and programmatic activities and initially will focus on strengthening and evolving the PGME programmes in Afghanistan and AKU programmes in Northern Pakistan.
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​Ms Farzana Karim-Haji

Associate Vice Provost, Global Engagement

Ms Farzana Karim-Haji joined AKU in 2001 to work on strategic planning and development of AKU's emergi​​ng international projects in Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
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Professor Lawrence Pintak

Dean, Graduate School of Media and Communications​​​​

Dr. Pintak is an award-winning journalist and scholar who has reported from 18 African countries and four continents. 
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Dr Farid Panjwani

Dean, Institute for Educational Development, Pakistan​​​​

Dr Farid Panjwani has a DPhil in philosophy of education from the University of Oxford.​ 
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Dr Joe ​Lugalla

Dean, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

The Dean, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of the Institute.
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Dr ​Leif Stenberg

Dean, Institute for the St​udy of Muslim Civilisations​​​​​​

Dr Stenberg received his PhD in Islamic Studies from the Lund University, Sweden in 1996 with the publication of his award-winning thesis entitled 'The Islamization of Science: Four Muslim Positions Developing an Islamic Modernity". ​
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Dr Adil H. Haider

Dean, Medical College, Pakistan​​​​

Dr Adil H. Haider is an alumnus of AKU’s MBBS programme, and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Dr Lukoye Atwoli

Dean, Medical College, East Africa

Dr Atwoli is a Professor in Psychiatry with extensive leadership, teaching, and academic research experience.
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Dr Rozina Karmaliani

Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan​​​​

Dr Rozina Karmaliani is a longtime prominent member of the Aga Khan University, AKU.
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Dr. Eunice Ndirangu

Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa​​​​

Dr. Eunice Ndirangu joined the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa (AKU-SONAM EA) in 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer.
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Professor Amina Abubakar

​Director​, Institute for Human Development​​​​

Amina Abubakar is a full Professor and Director for the Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University (AKU)​.
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Professor Charles Docherty​

Director, Centre for Innovation in Medical ​Education​​​​

Professor Charles Docherty, The Robert Buchanan Chair in Teaching With Technology in the Aga Khan University (AKU), has recently seen his role expand to become the Global Director of AKU's CIME.​
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Dr El-Nasir MA Lalani

Director, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research ​​​​​

Dr El-Nasir MA Lalani is the Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Translational Medicine with a cross appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pathology.
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Dr Shehzad Jeeva

Director, Examina​tion Board​​​​

The Director, Examination Board is responsible for promoting quality education in schools through examinations for secondary school and higher secondary school levels, training of teachers, and development of supplementary materials.
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Administrative Leadership​​





Richard Brow

Chief Development Officer and Interim Chief Communications Officer​​​​

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for advancing the mission and priorities of the University by developing mutually beneficial relationships with its diverse supporters, and by generating philanthropic and other financial support.
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Moez Narsi​​

Chief Internal Auditor​​​​

Moez joined AKU in December 2019 and leads the AKU Global internal audit team.
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Shaukat Ali Khan

Chief Information Officer​​​​

Shaukat Ali Khan is the Chief Information Officer at the Aga Khan University and Hospitals and responsible for all ICT systems and services across AKU's global portfolio of Hospitals, Medical Centers and University locations in Asia, Africa and United Kingdom.​
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​​Mr Nadeem Mustafa Khan

Senior Advisor, VP Health Services Office​​​

Mr Khan is responsible for coordinating strategies and actions relating to French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children in Kabul, Afghanistan as well as assist in new projects in health care.
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Sohail Kassamali

University General Counsel

The General Counsel is responsible to oversee the University’s legal matters nationally, internationally and advise accordingly.
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